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Oregon 64, Arizona 57

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EUGENE, Ore. — Senior guard Jason Calliste scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half as Oregon upset No. 3 Arizona 64-57 on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.

Guard Johnathan Loyd added 16 points and forward Mike Moser had 10 points and 10 rebounds as Oregon finished the regular season with seven straight wins to end up 22-8 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-12 Conference.

Forward Aaron Gordon scored 21 points to pace Arizona, which won the Pac-12 title at 15-3 and finished 28-3 overall in the regular season.

Oregon trailed 50-45 before finishing the season on a 19-7 run.

The Ducks took just their second lead of the game at 53-51 when Calliste converted a three-point play with 4:21 to go. Calliste and Loyd added back-to-back 3-pointers as Oregon went up 59-51 with 2:37 to play.

Gordon scored the first three points of the second half to put Arizona ahead 34-29, but Moser scored five straight Oregon points as the Ducks closed within 38-34. Loyd followed with a layup that got Oregon within 38-36 with 14:24 to play.

Guard T.J. McConnell hit a short jumper and guard Nick Johnson added a basket before McConnell’s layup gave the Wildcats a 44-36 lead with 11:49 left in the game.

Oregon called a timeout before Moser and Calliste made back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Ducks within 44-42 with 10:45 left in the game. Gordon scored four straight points before Calliste hit a 3-pointer as the Ducks got within 48-45 with 6:55 to play.

McConnell made two free throws before Oregon guard Joseph Young drilled a 3-pointer and Loyd drove for a layup as Oregon tied the score 50-50 with 5:05 left.

Oregon center Waverly Austin opened the game with a basket before Arizona scored the next nine points. Center Kaleb Tarczewski started the spurt with a dunk and ended it with a rebound basket to put the Wildcats up 9-2.

The Ducks closed within 11-8 on a jumper by Moser, but Arizona scored nine straight points as McConnell made a jumper and Tarczewski added a free throw as the Wildcats went ahead 14-8 with 12:13 left in the first half.

Gordon added a basket and Johnson scored back-to-back buckets to push the lead to 18-8.

Loyd and Young made back-to-back 3-pointers to get Oregon to within 22-14 before guard Jason Calliste and forward Elgin Cook each added a free throw.

Gordon put the Wildcats ahead 31-24 with 1:22 left in the first half before forward Ben Carter made two free throws for Oregon and Calliste added a 3-pointer to get the Ducks to within 31-29 at halftime.

Tarczewski had 10 points, Gordon eight and Johnson seven in the first half as the Wildcats shot 48.1 percent from the field.

Loyd had nine points to pace the Ducks, who shot 37.5 percent from the field.

NOTES: Arizona won its second Pac-12 championship in five seasons under coach Sean Miller. … Oregon senior G Johnathan Loyd played in his 140th career game and is two shy of tying E.J. Singler for the school record. … Oregon has won 94 games under coach Dana Altman, equaling the most for the school in a four-year span. … Oregon announced that junior F Brian Crow, a walk-on transfer from Sonoma State who played in five games this season, will graduate this year and not return for his senior season.

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