EUGENE, Ore. (AP)Brennan Rigsby scored 19 points shooting 7 for 9 and N’faly Dante scored 14 points and Oregon withstood UC Riverside’s late push, beating the Highlanders 71-65 on Wednesday.

The Ducks also beat the Highlanders by the same score on Dec. 1, 2021.

Kyle Owens made two foul shots to bring the Highlanders to within 41-37 with 14:58 before Oregon responded with a 13-2 run for a 54-39 lead with 10:05 left.

The Ducks led by double digits for most of the remainder until the Highlanders used a 15-8 run to close within 68-65 with 23 seconds left. Oregon made 3 of 4 from the foul line to end it.

Will Richardson scored 13 points for Oregon (6-5) and Rivaldo Soares 12.

Zyon Pullin scored 21 points for the Highlanders (6-4) and Flynn Cameron and Kyle Owens each scored 11.

The Oregon and UC Riverside series dates back to 1981 with Oregon undefeated at 4-0.

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