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Ducks slap defeat on No. 9 Cougars

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Freshman Tuajan Porter scored 21 points and Aaron Brooks made a layup with 12.9 seconds left to seal No. 23 Oregon's 64-59 victory over ninth-ranked Washington State on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.

The Ducks (21-7, 9-7 Pac-10) had lost three straight games and six of their last eight. The victory marked the third time Oregon has defeated a top-10 team this season.

Washington State (22-5, 11-5) had won five straight since a 77-74 overtime loss to Oregon in Pullman.

After trailing by as many as 14 points in the first half, Oregon went up 46-43 midway through the second on Bryce Taylor's 3-pointer.

Washington State responded with a 9-0 run, and went ahead 52-46 on Daven Harmeling's 3-pointer.

Oregon closed to 55-53 on Porter's 3-pointer, then went ahead on another Porter three with 3:36 left. Harmeling quickly put the Cougars back up with a dunk.

After Porter made a pair of free throws, Maarty Luenen's tip-in with under a minute left made it 60-57 for Oregon. After Taylor Rochestie scored for Washington State, Brooks' key layup put the Ducks up 62-59 with 12.9 seconds left.

NO. 7 MEMPHIS 99, RICE 63: At Memphis, Tenn., Willie Kemp scored 20 points to help No. 7 Memphis clinch its second-straight Conference USA title. The victory extended Memphis' winning streak to 16 straight, longest in the nation.

NO. 4 UCLA 85, CALIFORNIA 75: At Los Angeles, Josh Shipp scored 22 points and Lorenzo Mata added 14 to lead a second-half comeback in UCLA's victory over California that extended the fourth-ranked Bruins' home winning streak to 19 games.

NO. 11 NEVADA 84, IDAHO 68: At Moscow, Idaho, Nick Fazekas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Nevada beat Idaho. Ramon Sessions added 15 points and Marcelus Kemp 14 points as Nevada (25-2, 12-1 Western Athletic Conference) won its eighth game in a row and 18th of the past 19.

LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 75, NO. 15 BUTLER 71: At Indianapolis, Blake Schilb scored 28 points, Tracy Robinson hit five free throws in the final 36 seconds and Loyola of Chicago held off Butler.

NO. 18 DUKE 71, CLEMSON 66: At Clemson, S.C., Jon Scheyer scored 18 points to help Duke win its 21st straight over Clemson. Duke (21-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened a 21-point halftime lead and hung on.