King, Pritchard lead Oregon past Sun Devils 79-51

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Louis King scored 19 points and Payton Pritchard had 18 as Oregon raced past Arizona State 79-51 on Thursday night.

Ehab Amin added 11 points off the bench for the Ducks (16-12, 7-8 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Oregon scored the first 12 points of the second half to lead 46-26 and never allowed the Sun Devils to get closer than 17 points the rest of the way.

The Ducks held the conference’s top scoring team to 28 points below its season average. ASU’s previous low was 65 points against Vanderbilt.

Remy Martin had 13 points and Rob Edwards 11 to lead the Sun Devils (19-9, 10-6), who had won three in a row. ASU’s top three scorers in Pac-12 play — Luguentz Dort, Martin and Edwards — shot a combined 9 of 34 for the game.

Oregon dominated ASU on the glass 44-26 behind Francis Okoro’s 10 rebounds. The Sun Devils came in as the conference’s best rebounding team.

Oregon ended the first half up 34-26 thanks to King’s 11 points and its 5-of-13 shooting from 3-point range. The Sun Devils had a 20-14 edge in points in the paint and missed several more chances at the rim, but they also were just 1 of 12 from the arc.


Arizona State’s loss handed Washington the outright Pac-12 regular-season title even though the Huskies lost at California, which snapped a 16-game losing streak. The Sun Devils still have a half-game lead over Oregon State and Utah for second place.

Oregon kept its slim chances for a Pac-12 Tournament bye alive with three games to go. The bigger concern for the Ducks might be avoiding an 8-9 matchup in the first round, with the winner facing champion Washington in the quarterfinals.


Arizona State: At Oregon State on Sunday.

Oregon: Hosts Arizona on Saturday night.