Oregon dominated Washington State during their 17-point rout of the helpless Cougars.
Starting a game on a 9-2 run, the Ducks never let go of their initial lead.
Oregon extended the lead to 20 before halftime with the help of a 31-6 advantage in bench points during the first half alone.
On the game, the Ducks shot 9-for-16 from beyond the three-point arc and nearly 70 percent overall from the floor. This helped them overcome losing the turnover battle, 16-10. Besides scoring more points from beyond the three-point arc, they also won the battle in the paint, outscoring Washington State 44-28.
On December 31st, Oregon will face Washington and Washington State will match up against Oregon State.
Key for Oregon moving forward:
Don't get over-confident. That was a huge win, but the schedule gets a lot tougher than WSU.
Key for Washington State moving forward:
Start fast. The Cougars have struggled when playing from behind this year (Gonzaga, Oklahoma, New Mexico), so starting the game with a lead would be a big step in the right direction.