Oregon smothers Western Carolina, 107-83
EUGENE, Ore. — Joseph Young scored 28 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help No. 18 Oregon rout Western Carolina 107-83 on Wednesday night.
Mike Moser had 26 points and Elgin Cook had 16 for the Ducks (2-0), who opened the season with an 82-75 win against Georgetown last Friday at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Army base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
Young made all seven of his shots in the second half and was 9 of 12 overall. He was also 15 for 16 from the free-throw line.
Trey Sumler scored 29 in his season debut for the Catamounts (2-1).
Other Pac-12 men
At Oregon State 79, Portland 73
Roberto Nelson scored 24 points and tied a career high with seven assists as Oregon State beat Portland 79-73 Wednesday night.
Angus Brandt had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers (1-1), and Devon Collier had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Ryan Nicholas had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Pilots (1-1).
At Colorado 63, Wyoming 58
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, including four free throws down the stretch, and Askia Booker scored 14, helping Colorado hold off Wyoming to halt a six-game skid against the Cowboys.
Josh Scott had 12 points and nine rebounds as the Buffaloes (2-1) beat the Cowboys (1-1) for the first time since 1996.
Josh Adams had 15 points for the Cowboys and Larry Nance Jr. contributed 10 before fouling out of a game that featured 48 fouls.
At USC 65, San Diego State 61
Ariya Crook scored 18 points and Cassie Harberts had 17 to help USC hold off San Diego State and improve to 3-0 for the first time since 1998-99 under new coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.
Alexyz Vaioletama scored 12 points for the Trojans.
Cierra Warren scored all of her 21 points in the second half for the Aztecs (0-2). She scored 12 of 13 SDSU points as the Aztecs got to 64-60 with 21 seconds left.
At San Diego 61, Arizona State 53
Despite three players scoring in double figures, the Arizona State women dropped their first game of the season, falling to San Diego.
Seniors Adrianne Thomas and Deja Mann and freshman Sophie Brunner scored 12 points each for the Sun Devils (1-1), who shot 33 percent for the game.
San Diego (2-0) had four players score in double figures, led by Felicia Wijenberg, who scored a game-high 15 points.
• The Connecticut women’s basketball team has lost two frontcourt players to injury, two games into the season.
All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis suffered a nerve contusion of her right elbow when she took a hard fall while coming down with a rebound in UConn’s 76-57 victory over No. 3 Stanford on Monday night and is out indefinitely.
Forward Morgan Tuck will miss between four and six weeks after having arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on her right knee.
• The Atlantic Coast Conference will play its men’s basketball tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington in 2016.