Oregon advances against LSU

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EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon men’s basketball team totaled a season-high for points in a 96-76 home win over LSU in first-round NIT action on Tuesday night.

The Ducks improved to 23-9 overall with the victory. UO is now 12-10 all-time in NIT games. LSU ended its season with an 18-15 record.

UO will face Iowa on Sunday, March 18, at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. That game will tip-off at 2 p.m. (PT) and be televised on ESPNU.

Five UO players scored in double-figures against the Tigers, led by Devoe Joseph who posted a team-best 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field. Joseph also added six assists to just one turnover in playing a team-high 37 minutes.

Garrett Sim had 15 points and four assists, while Tony Woods matched a career-high with 14 points going 6-of-8 on field goals.

E.J. Singler and Carlos Emory added 11 points each.

The Ducks recorded 20 assists to just eight turnovers. UO forced LSU to commit 17 turnovers, which directly led to 22 Oregon points.

LSU was led by Justin Hamilton who posted 21 points and nine rebounds. Ralston Turner scored 14 points, while Johnny O’Bryant and Andre Stringer had 12 and 10, respectively.

Oregon (23-9) will face Iowa (18-16) on Sunday at 2 p.m. (PT) at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.