EUGENE — Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 13 points each for Oregon, which will take a perfect home record into the new year following a 56-43 win against Nevada on Monday night.
Dominic Artis scored 10 for Oregon (11-2), which has won 16 straight at Matthew Knight Arena, including all 10 games this season.
Emory, who started the second half in place of injured forward Arsalan Kazemi, scored nine of his 13 points after halftime. His 3-pointer with 9:26 to play snapped an 8-0 run by the Wolf Pack who had cut the Ducks’ double-digit lead to 39-33. Emory’s shot sparked a 14-4 run which put Oregon up 53-37 with 6:05 to play.
“When he’s really focused, he’s really good," Oregon coach Dana Altman said of Emory. “He’s had a good week of practice and I think that led to a good performance tonight."
Despite missing his first nine shots from the field, Deonte Burton scored 12 to lead Nevada (9-6), which had won five straight.
Kazemi, the Ducks leading rebounder, left the game with 2:01 left in the first half after taking an accidental elbow to the head from Emory under the Nevada basket. He didn’t return to the Oregon bench in the second half.
“I think he’s OK," Altman said. “He was in the locker room and I didn’t have a chance to talk to him too much. He was walking, looked fine."
It was a sloppy game for both teams, with the Ducks recording 20 turnovers which led to 20 points for the Wolf Pack, and Nevada shooting just 28.1 from the field, including 19.4 percent in the first half.
Oregon ended the first half on a 6-0 run and then opened the second half on an 11-3 run to take a 36-17 advantage.
“We started making plays for each other," Oregon forward E.J. Singler said. “Nothing else really changed, we just started playing with more focus on each other. That was our drive and it made a difference."
Also on Monday:
No. 5 Indiana 69
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa. Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
No. 7 Syracuse 96
Central Connecticut State 62
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michael Carter-Williams scored a career-high 18 points and added 13 assists, and Syracuse beat Central Connecticut State to give coach Jim Boeheim his 902nd career win. Boeheim tied Bob Knight for second all-time in victories among Division I men’s coaches. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski leads with 939.
No. 9 Minnesota 76
No. 18 Michigan State 63
MINNEAPOLIS — Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists, and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift Minnesota to a victory over Michigan State. Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play with an emphatic victory over a team that has owned them for years.
No. 10 Gonzaga 69
No. 22 Oklahoma State 68
STILLWATER, Okla. — Kevin Pangos scored 23 points and hit the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left, Kelly Olynyk scored all 21 of his points in the second half and Gonzaga edged Oklahoma State to spoil one of the Cowboys’ most anticipated nonconference home games in decades.
No. 14 Cincinnati 70
No. 24 Pittsburgh 61
PITTSBURGH — Cashmere Wright scored 18 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 16 to help Cincinnati surge past Pittsburgh in Big East play. The Bearcats (13-1, 1-0) bounced back from a loss to New Mexico last Thursday by dominating the Panthers over the final 20 minutes. Cincinnati trailed by as much as eight early, but used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to take control.
Saint Louis 60
No. 20 New Mexico 46
ST. LOUIS — Cory Remekun scored a career-high 15 points and Cody Ellis had 13 to lead Saint Louis to an upset of New Mexico. Mike McCall Jr. added 12 points for Saint Louis (10-3), which won its seventh in a row — the Billikens’ longest win streak since they won eight in a row in 2003.
No. 23 N.C. State 89
UNC Greensboro 68
RALEIGH, N.C. — C.J. Leslie scored 21 points and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to beat UNC Greensboro. Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown added 15 points apiece, and the Wolfpack (11-2) kept UNC Greensboro off the boards after halftime while using a timely run to break open a surprisingly tight game.
No. 25 Kansas State 70
South Dakota 50
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nino Williams scored 16 points to help Kansas State beat South Dakota. Rodney McGruder added 15 for the Wildcats (11-2), who dominated the boards and shot 50 percent to South Dakota’s 32.7 percent.