No. 4 Oregon overpowers Valparaiso 76-54

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Chris Boucher had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 4 Oregon to its 27th consecutive home victory, 76-54 over Valparaiso on Thursday night.

Jordan Bell added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Ducks (2-1), who took control early in the second half with an 11-4 run fueled by Bell's eight points to open a 52-38 lead. Bell scored 12 points in the second half as Oregon shot 15 of 27 from the field

Alec Peters led the Crusaders (3-1) with 24 points to become the school's second-leading career scorer. Devon Tevonn Walker added 12 points.

Backup freshman point guard Payton Pritchard had nine points and five assists for the Ducks, who led by as many as 25 points in the second half.

Oregon had a 40-27 rebounding edge and blocked six shots.


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