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Former ASU transfer Jay-R Strowbridge has 15 pts, but Oregon falls to #9 Mizzou

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Marcus Denmon scored 19 points and No. 9

Missouri held on to beat Oregon 83-80 on Thursday night in a Big

12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series game.

Kim English had 12 points for the Tigers (6-1), who nearly blew

all of their 20-point halftime lead. Ricardo Ratliffe and Michael

Dixon added 11 points each for Missouri and Matt Pressey had 10

points.

E.J. Singler scored a career-high 19 points for the Ducks (4-3),

who trailed 44-24 at halftime but shot 62.1 percent from the field

and made 8 of 15 3-pointers in the second half. Freshman Johnathan

Loyd made two 3s in the final 14 seconds, the second of which cut

the Tigers' lead to 82-80 with 8 seconds to play.

But Dixon made 1 of 2 free throws with 5.3 seconds left, and the

Ducks missed on a last-ditch effort to tie the game as time ran

out.

Loyd, Jay-R Strowbridge and Joevan Catron all had 15 points for

the Ducks.

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