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Joseph Young helps Oregon men improve to 12-0 with win over Morgan State

Joseph Young scored 24 points and No. 12 Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory against Morgan State on Sunday.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Joseph Young scored 24 points and No. 12 Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons with a 97-76 victory against Morgan State on Sunday.

Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0). Oregon started 13-0 in 2006-07.

Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9) and Anthony Hubbard added 15.

It had been eight days since Oregon defeated Brigham Young in overtime and the Ducks looked more rested than rusty after the long layoff.

Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and was a three-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.

The Ducks got there with a balanced and efficient scoring attack. Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7 for 15 from three-point range and 22 for 26 from the free-throw line.

Young, who had three three-pointers, was 9 of 13 from the field and Amardi made all but one of his nine shots.

Other Pac-12

At USC 82, Howard University 60

Byron Wesley scored 20 points, 14 in the second half, as the Trojans defeated Howard. USC (9-4) led 29-26 at intermission.

The Trojans turned things around in the second half, however, shooting 56 percent from the floor.

Solomon Mangham and Prince Okoroh had 11 points apiece for Howard (3-13).

At Stanford 79, Cal Poly 62

Stefan Nastic scored 20 points and Dwight Powell added 15 as Stanford muscled its way past Cal Poly.

Powell and Nastic gave Stanford (9-3) a big size advantage down low. Stanford held a 33-20 lead at intermission and a barrage of three-pointers in the second half put the game out of reach. Cal Poly (4-8) shot just 35.4 percent from the field.

Stanford guard Chasson Randle hit three three-pointers en route to 20 points.

At Oregon State 76, Quinnipiac 68

Angus Brandt returned from an injury to score 21 points and lead Oregon State over Quinnipiac. Brandt had missed the previous two games after hyperextending his knee. Roberto Nelson added 17 points for the Beavers (8-4) and Hallice Cooke scored 12.

Ike Azotam had 17 points and five rebounds for Quinnipiac (6-5), while Umar Shannon made five three-pointers on his way to 18 points. Ousmane Drame added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats.

Top 10

At No. 10 Wichita State 81, Davidson 70

Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Wichita State extend the best start in school history. Ron Baker had 15 points for the Shockers (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10. Tyler Kalinoski had 17 points for Davidson (4-9).

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