Oregon handles Oregon State, 71-59

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Joseph Young scores 27 points to lead Oregon past Oregon State

Joseph Young scored 11 of his 27 points in the first five minutes of the second half to help Oregon pull away to 71-59 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Elgin Cook had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Ducks (11-3, 1-0 Pac-12 Conference), and Dillon Brooks had 10 points. Langston Morris-Walker scored 16 points to lead the Beavers (9-4, 0-1), and Gary Payton II had 12.

Young made two free throws and three of his five three-point shots as Oregon pushed a two-point lead to 44-35 early in the second half. The Ducks led by as many as 17 points on their way to their sixth consecutive victory.

Oregon's Jordan Bell proved effective off the bench with eight points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. He's now within three of the school's season record for blocks with 48 in only 14 games.

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