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No. 10 Oregon outlasts No. 5 Michigan 71-70 in OT thriller

It's the Ducks' first road win against a top-5 team since 1976.
Credit: AP
Oregon guard Anthony Mathis shoots against Michigan in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Payton Pritchard scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, and No. 10 Oregon outlasted No. 5 Michigan 71-70 in overtime. 

In a stellar matchup with Wolverines point guard Zavier Simpson, Pritchard was just a little bit better. Simpson had eight points and 11 assists, but the Wolverines lost their second straight game. 

Oregon built a 16-point lead in the first half, then had to withstand and extended Michigan charge.

Anthony Mathis nearly won it for the Ducks with a long 3-pointer at the end of regulation, but a replay showed he released the shot just after the clock ran out. 

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