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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mount St. Mary's 73 - Oregon 81

Maarty Leunen scored a career-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds to lift Oregon to an 81-73 victory over Mount St. Mary's at McArthur Court on Friday.

Malik Hairston added 23 points and reserve forward Frantz Dorsainvil had 10 points for the Ducks (9-3), who shot a season-high 63.3 percent.

Normally active Tajuan Porter (pictured), ended up with only 5 points, all in the second half. Earlier in the game, Jovean Catron injured his right foot and is questionable to make the trip to the Arizona schools next week when the Pac-10 season opens.

The game marked the first time since December 2006 that Oregon hasn't been ranked in the Associated Press poll.

The Ducks had been ranked for a school-record 21 consecutive weeks, but they lost their last two games on the road to Nebraska and little-known Oakland of Detroit.

The Ducks need to improve their defense, limit turnovers, and get off to better starts if they hope to do well in the Pac-10

Oregon will travel to Tempe to take on Arizona St. next Thursday. The game will start at 6:00 PM local time and is not televised.


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