Jan 15, 2004
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Jackson scored 24 points and reserve guard James Davis added 19 off the bench to spark Oregon to a 84-74 victory against Washington on Thursday.
Davis connected on 5-of-6 3-pointers, including four during a three-minute stretch of the first half that brought the Ducks back from their only deficit of the game.
Jackson, who also had seven rebounds and seven assists, scored 16 of his points in the second half. Ian Crosswhite also scored 14 for Oregon (7-4, 2-2 Pac-10) in the team's first game at McArthur Court since a win against Santa Clara on Dec. 17.
The victory reversed a two-game losing streak for the Ducks, while the Huskies (5-8, 0-5) have lost five straight.
Davis gave the Ducks a lift in the first half after a sluggish start put them in a 16-12 hole early on.
The senior, who started 32 games last season, made 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to put Oregon up 21-18.
Andre Joseph continued the Ducks long-range hot streak with a 3-pointer of his own.
Then Davis followed with his fourth 3-pointer of the half to give Oregon a 27-24 lead with 9:31 to play before the break, a lead it would never relinquish.
Up 64-56 with just under eight minutes remaining, the Ducks went on a 12-2 run to put the game away. Jackson scored eight points during that span, while Davis added another 3-pointer.