EUGENE — Carlos Emory led five double-figures scorers with 16 points for Oregon in an 80-59 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Arsalan Kazemi and Daymean Dotson scored 11 each for the Ducks (7-1), who are off to their best start since opening 8-1 in 2007, and Dominic Artis and E.J. Singler had 10 points each.
Kazemi also had a game-high 13 rebounds and five steals.
Mitchell Anderson scored 16 to lead the Golden Lions (1-6), who lost to a team from the Pac-12 Conference for the third time this season after earlier defeats to Arizona State and Washington State.
Oregon led 37-30 at halftime and put the game away with a 20-2 run early in the second half.
Artis had six points during that stretch, and Emory and Singler had five points each as Oregon went up 57-34 with 13:52 to play.
Emory, a reserve forward, tied his season high in scoring while making six of seven shots, including two of the Ducks’ four 3-pointers and a couple alley-oop dunks.
“When he attacks the basket with his athleticsm, he gives us a big lift," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “When he gets out in transition and attacks the basket, he’s a handful. He’s big, strong, and very athletic running the floor."
Altman added that he thought the Ducks’ intensity was better to start the second half.
“We just played the game with a little more energy," he said.
The Ducks were on the verge of putting the game away on a couple of occasions in the first half, but cold spells on offense allowed the Golden Lions to get back in the game.
The Ducks went on an early 18-0 run after Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored the first basket of the game to lead 18-2 with just under 14 minutes to play in the first half.
But the Golden Lions followed with an 11-0 run of their own as the Ducks missed five straight shots to see their lead dwindle to 18-13.
“We got the big lead right out of the gate and after that we got sloppy," said Altman, whose team also had a season-high 21 turnovers. “Fundamentally, we’re not very sound passing the ball and moving the ball. We’ve got a lot of work to do there. It jumps out at you."
The Ducks did outrebound the Golden Lions 40-21, including 17 on the offensive end that led to 19 second-chance points.
DaVon Haynes also scored 12 for Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Lazabian Jackson had 10 points.
Also on Saturday:
No. 1 Indiana 87
Coppin State 51
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both scored 14 points to lead Indiana. The top-ranked Hoosiers (8-0) overcame poor shooting at the start of the game — they missed their first nine shots and didn’t take the lead until Christian Watford’s 3-pointer with 9:25 left in the first half.
No. 2 Duke 88
DURHAM, N.C. — Ryan Kelly scored 15 of his 18 points in the decisive first half and Duke routed Delaware. Mason Plumlee added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8-0).
No. 3 Michigan 74
PEORIA, Ill. — Freshman Nik Stauskas scored 22 points in his first start and Michigan (7-0) survived a late run to get the win.
No. 4 Ohio State 70
Northern Kentucky 43
COLUMBUS, Ohio — LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting Ohio State past Northern Kentucky. The Buckeyes (5-1) hit only 38 percent of their shots.
No. 5 Louisville 69
Illinois State 66
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Russ Smith scored 24 points and Peyton Siva added 20, including four 3-pointers, to lead Louisville (6-1) to the win.
No. 8 Kentucky 55
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 54-game winning streak at Rupp Arena is over. Pierre Jackson scored 17 points and Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton each added 11 for the Bears (5-2).
No. 9 Arizona 85
Texas Tech 57
LUBBOCK, Texas — Nick Johnson scored 18 points to help Arizona remain unbeaten. Solomon Hill and Mark Lyons each added 14 points and Kaleb Tarczewski pulled down 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-0).
No. 11 Creighton 80
Saint Joseph’s 51
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half, helping Creighton (7-1) to the easy win.
No. 12 Gonzaga 85
SPOKANE, Wash. — Sam Dower scored 18 points and Gonzaga tied the team record for most wins to open a season. Elias Harris added 17 points for the Bulldogs (8-0), who tied the 1994-95 squad for most wins to start the season.
No. 13 Michigan State 84
Nicholls State 39
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling scored 13 points and Michigan State (6-2) used a 27-4 run in the first half to grab control in the victory.
No. 14 North Carolina 102
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Leslie McDonald scored a career-high 24 points in his first career start, powering North Carolina (6-2) to the win.
Virginia Tech 81
No. 15 Oklahoma State 71
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Erick Green scored 28 points and hit eight critical free throws in the final 76 seconds to help Virginia Tech (7-0) remain unbeaten.
No. 16 Missouri 72
Appalachian State 56
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Laurence Bowers matched his career high with 23 points despite taking just one shot in the second half, leading Missouri (6-1) to the victory in its first game since embattled guard Michael Dixon announced he would transfer.
No. 17 Cincinnati 58
CINCINNATI — Cashmere Wright’s fadeaway jumper at the buzzer gave Cincinnati (7-0) the victory in a matchup of stingy unbeaten teams.
No. 19 Colorado 69
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Leonard Washington scored 22 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 14 as Wyoming (8-0) upset Colorado. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points for Colorado (6-1).
No. 21 Minnesota 87
North Florida 59
MINNEAPOLIS — Rodney Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds to power Minnesota (8-1) to the win.
No. 23 San Diego State 78
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jamaal Franklin scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and San Diego State tied a season high with 11 3-pointers to win its fifth in a row and beat UCLA for the first time in nearly 72 years. The Aztecs (5-1) ended an eight-game skid against UCLA (5-3). Their last win against the Bruins was Dec. 7, 1940. Jordan Adams scored a career-high 23 points for UCLA.
No. 24 UNLV 77
LAS VEGAS — Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead UNLV (5-1).
No. 25 New Mexico 77
Indiana State 68
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points to help New Mexico (8-0) win in overtime.
Arizona State 90
Sacramento State 70
TEMPE, Ariz. — Evan Gordon scored a career-high 29 points, and Carrick Felix had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Arizona State (6-1) won easily.
Washington State 72
PULLMAN, Wash. — Brock Motum scored 29 points and Royce Woolridge 20 as Washington State (5-3) beat Portland. Ryan Nicholas had 17 points for the Pilots (3-4).