National Basketball Association
Oregon 90, California 56
When: 11:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
# Bill Vinovich, # Nate Harris, # Gregory Nixon
Payton Pritchard's 20 points and nine assists helped No. 13 Oregon roll to a 90-56 win over California Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
The Ducks (23-7) ran their Pac-12 record to 12-5, pulling into a tie atop the conference standings with UCLA. Anthony Mathis added 17 points, Will Richardson overcame an ankle injury to score 13, and freshman Addison Patterson added 13, a career high for the freshman in a conference game.
Patterson saw increased playing time in the absence of Chris Duarte, who is expected to be out through the Pac-12 tournament next week after having surgery for a broken finger.
Oregon assured itself of a first-round bye in the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas, as the Ducks can finish no worse than second place. The top four teams in the standings get a bye to the quarterfinals.
Matt Bradley's 15 points led the Golden Bears (13-17, 7-10), whose two-game winning streak ended. California is currently in the eighth position in the conference as the regular season winds to an end Saturday.
A 21-0 Oregon run in the first half did in the Bears, who went from being down 25-18 with 7:26 left to 46-18 at the 2:24 mark.
The Bears cut the lead to 15 at 58-43 and trailed 60-43 near the midway point of the second half, but Pritchard sank a difficult corner 3-pointer and Patterson hit another, putting the Ducks in front 66-43 with 9:47 left.
Mathis scored 12 of his points after halftime.
Oregon made 12 of 17 from beyond the arc, with Mathis making 5 of 6. The Ducks entered the game leading the conference in 3-point shooting and 3-point makes per game at 8.5.
The Ducks shot 59.6 percent for the game and improved to 16-0 at home this season.
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Top Game Performances
Matt Bradley 15
Payton Pritchard 20
Paris Austin 3
Payton Pritchard 9
Andre Kelly 7
C.J. Walker 6
Paris Austin 4
||Free Throws Made
Addison Patterson 6
Paris Austin 1
Addison Patterson 2
Matt Bradley 1
C.J. Walker 2
Team Stats Summary