Oregon outlasted No. 18 UNLV Friday night 83-79 and will now play No. 22 Cincinnati Saturday evening at 7:30 for the Global Sports Classic Title.
Oregon senior E.J. Singler and the Ducks take on No. 22 Cincinnati for the Global Sports Classic title.
Freshman Damyean Dotson scored the go-ahead basket with just 19 seconds left and then sank two free throws with six seconds left to ice it. Senior Carlos Emory added 16 points and 9 rebounds off the bench. Freshmen Ben Carter and Dominic Artis scored 12 and 11 points for Oregon.
Oregon and Cincinnati went back and forth with 21 lead changes and 11 ties. The win could be Oregon's biggest victory to date under Dana Altman. It was Oregon's first road victory on the road under Altman and the first since 2009-10 when Oregon upset then No. 17 Washington on Jan. 2nd 2010.
The earlier game Friday night put the Cincinnati Bearcats against Big-12 foe Iowa State where Cincinnati won 78-70. Senior guard Sean Kilpatrick scored a career high 32 points and scored 16 points from the free throw line. Kilpatrick also added five rebounds and five steals. Cashemere Wright had 14 points along with five assists and three steals. Titus Rebles scored a career high 10 points along with five rebounds.
Cincinnati and Oregon have only met one other time dating back to Dec. 17th, 2002 at East Rutherford, NJ as part of the Jimmy V Classic. Oregon lost the game 77-52.
G - Cashmere Wright 6-foot-0 SR 16.4 ppg, 3.4 apg
G - Sean Kilpatrick 6-foot-4 JR 22 ppg, 6.4 rpg
G - JaQuan Parker 6-foot-3 SR 9.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg
F - Justin Jackson 6-foot-8 JR 4.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg
C - Cheikh Mbodj 6-foot-10 SR 5 ppg, 5 rpg
G - Johnathan Loyd JR 5-foot-9 2.6 ppg 2.4 apg
G _ Dominic Artis FR 6-foot-1 10.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.2 spg
G - Damyean Dotson FR 6-foot-6 12.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg
F - E.J. Singler SR 6-foot-6 11.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg 3 apg
C - Tony Woods SR 6-foot-11 11 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2 bpg