EUGENE, Ore. -- Joevan Catron had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon past Portland State 68-49 Sunday night.
Garrett Sim scored 14 points and Jay-R Strowbridge added 11 for the Ducks (5-3), who closed out the game on a 24-8 run after the Vikings had pulled to within 44-41 on a 3-pointer by Melvin Jones with 10:04 to play.
But that was the last field goal of the game for Portland State (4-2), which missed its final 10 shots.
Chris Harriel had 12 points and nine rebounds to pace the Vikings, who shot just 29.6 percent from the field and were only 3 of 16 from 3-point range.
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Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.