Boucher's double-double leads No. 22 Oregon past Montana (Dec 13, 2016)
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Chris Boucher had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds to lead No. 22 Oregon to an 81-67 victory over Montana on Tuesday night.
Dylan Ennis added 22 points for the Ducks (9-2), who won their seventh straight and extended the nation's third-longest home winning streak to 32 games. Payton Pritchard had 12 points.
Oregon took control of the game with a 9-0 run midway through the second half for its first double-digit lead. The Ducks shot 51.7 percent (30 of 58) for the game but struggled at the free throw line, hitting just 15 of 25.
Ahmaad Rorie, who played his freshman season at Oregon before transferring in 2015, led the Grizzlies (3-8) with 19 points. Michael Oguine and Walter Wright added 12 each.
Montana missed 10 of its first 11 shots but built a 21-14 lead when Oregon went 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal. The Ducks bounced back with a 14-2 run and never trailed the rest of the way.
Boucher led Oregon to a 40-34 edge in rebounds. It was his first double-double of the season and 10th of his career.
Montana is off to its worst nonconference start under third-year coach Travis DeCuire. The Grizzlies, who have finished 14-4 in the Big Sky the past two seasons, were picked for second by the media and fourth by the coaches.
Oregon's search for two solid halves against anything but an overmatched opponent continues with just two games left before the Pac-12 season begins. The defending conference champions continue to bring preseason All-America Dillon Brooks off the bench.
Montana gets its last shot at a nonconference road win at UC Riverside on Saturday night. The Grizzlies are 0-5 away from Missoula.
Oregon plays its only game away from Eugene during December when it faces UNLV in Portland on Saturday night. The Ducks host No. 2 UCLA to open Pac-12 play in two weeks.
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