Oregon 92

(3-1, 2-0 away)

Alabama 69

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    12:00 AM ET, November 25, 2008

    Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    ORE 39 5392
    ALA 36 3369

    Top Performers

    Oregon: J. Catron 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Alabama: S. Hillman 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Stl

    Oregon 92, Alabama 69

    Associated Press

    EDS: Oregon 92, Alabama 69. UPDATES with details.

    AP Photo HICC136, HICC135

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Michael Dunigan and Joevan Catron had their second double-doubles of the season to lead Oregon to a 92-69 victory over Alabama on Monday night in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

    The Ducks (3-1) will play No. 1 North Carolina, which beat Chaminade 115-70, in the semifinals on Tuesday.

    Dunigan, a freshman, had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Catron, a junior, had 17 points and 13 rebounds as Oregon overcame a horrible early shooting performance to win convincingly. They both had double-doubles in the Ducks' overtime home loss to Oakland last week.

    Senario Hillman had 16 points for the Crimson Tide (1-2), which hurt itself at the free throw line going 26-of-41, while Oregon went 21-of-29.

    Alabama scored the game's first eight points and was ahead 12-3 as Oregon made just one of its first eight shots from the field. Matthew Humphrey's two 3-pointers were the Ducks' only field goals over the first 10 minutes of the game as the rest of the team missed all nine shots they took.

    Oregon led 39-36 at halftime, rallying to shoot 42.3 percent for the opening 20 minutes (11-of-26). The Ducks kept up the hot shooting in the second half and took control, opening a 67-48 lead with 10:18 to play.

    Tajuan Porter, Oregon's 5-foot-6 co-leading scorer with a 15.0 average on 44 percent shooting from 3-point range, missed his first nine shots from behind the arc. He made his first two to cap an 8-0 run that gave the Ducks the 19-point lead halfway through the second half.

    Alabama, which shot 46.2 percent in the first half (12-of-26), suddenly became the team that couldn't make a field goal. The Crimson Tide managed one basket over a 4-minute span in the second half when Porter and the Ducks started heating up.

    Porter finished with 12 points and was 2-for-11 from 3-point range and Oregon finished 9-of-24 from behind the arc.

    Ronald Steele added 13 points for Alabama, which was 3-of-12 on 3-pointers.

    Both schools are making their first appearance in the tournament.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 92 69
    FG Made-Attempted 31-59 (.525) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-29 (.724) 26-41 (.634)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 26 9

    2008-09 Season

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