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Oregon at Baylor

When: 4 p.m. Friday


EUGENE — A matinee start seemed to catch the wrong team off its game with no excuses.

Fortunately for Oregon, there was enough that went right between falling behind by eight points early and giving up 13 straight at the end for the Ducks to claim a season-high fourth consecutive win.

Victor Bailey Jr. scored 16 points in his first start and Oregon finished a sweep of its four-game homestand by outlasting Florida A&M 71-64 on Tuesday.

“It was a disappointing finish and our start was poor, but it shows just how far we have to go as a team,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do and lots of things we’ve got to work on and get finished up.”

Paul White added 13 points for the Ducks (8-3) and Payton Pritchard had 10. Kenny Wooten, who didn’t start because of illness, had seven rebounds off the bench to pace Oregon to a 40-24 edge on the boards.

However, it was the 3 p.m. tipoff that seemed to catch the other Ducks napping.

“It was one of those games where we had to get our feet under us pretty early,” White said. “It was an early game, earlier than most, and it came at us pretty quick.”

Justin Ravenal led the Rattlers (3-10) with 15 points, Bryce Morange had 12 and M.J. Randolph 10. Florida A&M, which has lost 10 of its last 11 games, scored the final 13 points after trailing by as many as 23 in the second half.

A 28 ½-point underdog coming off a 93-64 loss at Utah on Monday night that put them in Eugene after midnight, the Rattlers led 18-10 after 10 minutes, but the Ducks went on an 18-0 run sparked by six consecutive points from Bailey, who had 14 in the first half.