- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Moments after his potential tying shot was off the mark, Dillon Brooks said No. 24 Oregon was already looking toward its next game, rather than back at a 74-72 loss to Boise State.

Brooks scored 26 points, but missed after making a last-second drive Saturday night.

Oregon (7-2) trailed 67-50 with 6:47 to play before rallying. Brooks had already made 5 for 10 shots from 3-point range and was hoping to try one more.

But Boise State defender Chandler Hutchison had other ideas.

“(He) was really close to me, so I couldn’t pull up for a 3,” Brooks said. “I drove it, the big man stepped up and then no call. It was my time to finish it and tie the game up, but it didn’t fall.”

The Ducks lost for the second time in three games, both against Mountain West teams.

“We’re doing OK,” Brooks said. “We’ve got a quick turnaround with Irvine. We’ve got to bounce back and just finish it off.”

Oregon hosts UC Irvine on Tuesday night.

Anthony Drmic scored 19 points and Boise State (7-4) overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half.

James Webb III had 12 points and Mikey Thompson added 11 as the Broncos beat the Ducks for the first time in six tries. It was also Boise State’s first home win against a ranked opponent since beating No. 21 Utah State on Feb. 14, 2009.

“They can shoot it,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “They’ve got a lot of guys who can shoot it.”

Elgin Cook added 22 for the Ducks.

Oregon forced five turnovers and made four 3-pointers in the final 4:44 to pull within two.

“The last seven minutes we played pretty good, and we started the game pretty good,” Altman said. “But in between, they just outworked us.”

The Ducks made eight of their first 10 shots to take a 21-11 lead. Boise State responded with a 13-0 run over a nearly 6-minute stretch that gave the Broncos a 24-21 lead with 6:47 left in the half.

Boise State never trailed again.



Oregon: Leading scorer Tyler Dorsey missed his second consecutive game with a knee sprain he sustained during a Dec. 4 loss at UNLV. … Guard Dylan Ennis has yet to play this season because of an injury. … Guard Casey Benson has hit on the chin in the final minute against Boise State and did not return.

Boise State: Drmic moved into fifth place on the Broncos’ all-time scoring list. He passed Abe Jackson and now has 1,678 career points. Tanoka Beard (1,944) holds the record. … Coach Leon Rice started his collegiate coaching career at Oregon. He was a graduate assistant from 1988-90, then served as an assistant coach until 1992.


Oregon: Hosts UC Irvine on Tuesday.

Boise State: Hosts Bradley on Dec. 20.

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