Oregon upsets No. 18 UNLV in Las Vegas
Damyean Dotson led a late rally to help the Ducks stay unbeaten and advance to the finals of the Global Sports Classic.
LAS VEGAS — Oregon found a way to beat a ranked team even when it wasn't playing its best.
Damyean Dotson scored a team-high 19 points, including a short jumper from the key to give Oregon (5-0) the lead for good in an 83-79 upset of No. 18 UNLV (2-1) on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.
"I didn't like some of our execution, but the guys played hard and found a way to win," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.
Down 81-79, UNLV's Anthony Marshall drove the lane at the opposite end of the court, but his layin rimmed out with 9.1 seconds left. Dotson grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Marshall. Oregon's freshman guard sank two free throws for the final margin.
Oregon will play No. 22 Cincinnati in the Classic title game Saturday.
Other Pac-12 Men
Northern Iowa 50
Chasson Randle scored 21 points to lead the Cardinal (4-2) past the Panthers (3-2) in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Arizona State 83, Arkansas 68
Carrick Felix scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Sun Devils (4-0) past the Razorbacks (3-1) and into the final of the Las Vegas Invitational, where they will face No. 14 Creighton.
Georgia Tech 57
Richard Solomon got six of his 12 points down the stretch as the Golden Bears (5-0) beat the Yellow Jackets (3-1) to advance to the championship game of the DirecTV Classic in Anaheim, Calif., against Pacific.
At Utah 67,
Central Michigan 51
Jarred DuBois scored a season-best 20 points and Glen Dean added 13 to lead the Utes (3-1) over the Chippewas (2-2).
Top 10 Men
No. 2 Louisville 84,
No. 13 Missouri 61
Luke Hancock scored 19 points and Russ Smith added 18 points and six steals as the Cardinals (5-0) ran past the Tigers (4-1) in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Louisville will face No. 5 Duke in Saturday night's championship game.
At No. 3 Ohio State 91,
Deshaun Thomas scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half as the Buckeyes (4-0) beat the overmatched 'Roos (2-3).
No. 4 Michigan 71,
Kansas State 57
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points before he left late in the game after he was kneed in the head, and the Wolverines (5-0) topped the Wildcats (5-1) to win the NIT Season Tipoff in New York.
At No. 7 Florida 79, UCF 66
Kenny Boynton scored 24 points as the Gators (5-0) beat the Knights (3-2).
At No. 8 Kentucky 104,
Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points, and the Wildcats (4-1) ran away from LIU-Brooklyn (0-4).
No. 5 Duke 67, VCU 58
Mason Plumlee had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils (5-0) to a victory over the Rams (3-2) in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
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