LAS VEGAS (AP) - Joseph Young scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Oregon pulled away for an 88-74 victory over Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.
The 342nd meeting between the Civil War rivals was their first in the Pac-12 tournament and carried plenty of implications for Oregon's NCAA tournament chances.
The defending tournament champion Ducks (23-8) came through after a shaky start, relying on their depth and superb second-half shooting to earn a spot in Thursday's quarterfinals against second-seeded UCLA.
Jason Calliste scored 17 points and Oregon hit 16 of 20 shots in the second half for its eighth straight win. The Ducks outscored Oregon State 46-6 off the bench and made 10 of 16 from 3-point range.
Angus Brandt scored 20 points and Roberto Nelson had 19 in what was likely their final game with the Beavers (16-15).
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