The Associated Press

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EUGENE — Oregon’s first game drew mixed reviews from coach Dana Altman.

The performances by returning starters Payton Pritchard and Paul White were right on cue, but the rest of the Ducks showed some rough spots that need work, especially under the boards.

Pritchard scored 22 points while White added 15 and No. 14 Oregon opened its season by routing Portland State 84-57 victory Tuesday night.

“We took a step in the right direction,” Altman said. “It just wasn’t smooth the way we like.

“We’re going to have to get a lot more physical in everything we do. Our bigs weren’t creating space, and we’re going to face a lot more physical teams than this one was.”

Pritchard, the only player remaining from the Ducks’ 2017 Final Four team, had 18 points by halftime as Oregon led 45-29. He missed only one of his seven shots from the field and was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.

The Ducks (1-0) broke open a back-and-forth contest with a 12-0 run late in the opening half and didn’t allow the Vikings (0-1) to get closer than 11 points after that.

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