Richardson scores 18, triggers Oregon in Montana 87-47 rout | National sports



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Will Richardson hit 4 of 6 long-range shots and scored 18 points as Oregon shot 66 percent from the field in an 87-47 rout from Montana on Monday night.

Montana got two free throws from Robby Beasley III with 15:27 left in the first half to lead 11-10, but the Ducks responded with an 11-0 run. Isaac Johnson’s layup with 5 seconds left in the half gave Oregon a 46-24 lead at the break. The Ducks made it through the second half, beating the Grizzlies 41-23 in the final 20 minutes.

Oregon ended a two-game losing streak. The Ducks (4-3) had lost three of their last four games, with the three losses in double digits.

Richardson converted 7 of 10 shots from the field, 4 of 6 from long range, and the Ducks were 31 of 47 as a team. reversing 9 of 17 3-point attempts. De’Vion Harmon hit 5 of 6 from the field, including all three 3-point attempts, to add 14 points.

Lonnell Martin Jr. scored 12 points on 4 of 9 on 3 points and was the only player from Montana to achieve a double-digit score. The Grizzlies (4-3) were limited to 12 of 46 shots from the field (26.1%) and were passed, 41-15.

Oregon will face UC Riverside on Wednesday before opening Sunday’s Pac-12 home game against Arizona State.

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