Mike Moser

Elgin Cook leads Oregon past BYU, 87-68

Elgin Cook leads Oregon past BYU, 87-68

MILWAUKEE — This was one sweet homecoming for Elgin Cook. The rest of the Oregon Ducks made themselves at home, too.

Cook scored a career-high 23 points and the seventh-seeded Ducks pulled away for an 87-68 victory over No. 10 seed BYU in the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

Joseph Young had 19 points for the Ducks (24-9), who had to stage a big comeback to beat the Cougars 100-96 in overtime in December. There was no comeback needed this time, with Oregon turning away every charge by BYU in the second half.

2014 NCAA tournament bracket

Led by Cook, a Milwaukee...