- Associated Press - Sunday, February 16, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s Mike Moser said good shooting is contagious, and that certainly was the case during the opening minutes of the Ducks’ 93-83 win over archrival Oregon State on Sunday.

The Ducks started the game shooting a blistering 12 of 16 from the floor and led 31-12 after a Jason Calliste 3-pointer at the 10:39 mark. Oregon went 7 for 7 on 3-pointers during the stretch, with Moser making three.

“For a while there, we were 100 percent. You just didn’t want to be that guy to miss,” said Moser, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

“Taking good shots, good shooters were shooting the ball, good passes. Just knocking it down,” said Ducks point guard Johnathan Loyd.

Joseph Young scored 25 points for Oregon (16-8, 4-8 Pac-12), which had five players in double figures.

Eric Moreland led Oregon State with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Roberto Nelson scored 18 for the Beavers (13-11, 5-7 Pac-12). Oregon State now has lost three in a row.

“You can’t play any game, let alone the Civil War game, where you start the game off and give them a 19-point lead,” said Oregon State coach Craig Robinson.

After falling behind early, Oregon State responded with a 15-3 run, making it 34-27 after a Nelson breakaway lay-in with 5:13 left in the half.

But the Ducks pulled away again and took a 45-35 advantage into the break.

In the second half, the Beavers twice trimmed the lead to two points, the latter when Hallice Cooke sank two free throws to make the score 72-70 with 5:11 remaining.

“That’s a lot of character there,” Robinson said. “That’s not just basketball. You have to know how not to give up and keep chipping away and sticking with your game plan to make that kind of comeback.”

Missed shots and offensive fouls on two straight possessions doomed any hope of a comeback for the Beavers, and the Ducks went on a 9-0 run capped by another Calliste 3-pointer with 2:51 left.

“We just wanted to find a way to stop them and rebound down the stretch,” Moser said.

“When they got it back to a two-point game, our guys struggled a little bit with that, but we had some guys make some plays,” said Oregon coach Dana Altman.

Oregon made 12 of 14 free throws in the final 2 minutes to seal the game.

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