EUGENE, Ore. (AP)—Freshman Tajuan Porter scored 38 points and set a new school record with 10 3-pointers to lead Oregon to a 116-68 win against Portland State on Sunday in the Basketball Travelers Classic tournament.
Porter, who is averaging 31 points and seven 3-pointers after three games, was 12-for-14 from the field and 10-for-12 from the 3-point line before leaving the game with seven minutes to play. He also broke Ronnie Lee’s freshman scoring record of 31 points set in 1973, and came within five points of the program’s single-game record of 43.
Scott Morrison led Portland State (1-2) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Deonte Huff and Dupree Lucas added 15 points apiece.
Porter, a 5-foot-6 guard from Detroit, had 19 points and five 3-pointers in each half, and ended the first half with a 70-foot shot at the buzzer to give Oregon (3-0) a 48-31 lead at the break.
Oregon’s point total tied a McArthur Court record, and its 68 second-half points also set an arena record.
Oregon shot 50 percent from the field and made a program-best 17 3-pointers on 32 attempts, with Chamberlain Oguchi making four and Aaron Brooks three. Bryce Taylor finished with 20 points for the Ducks, while Brooks scored 17, Oguchi had 14 and Maarty Leunen added 12.
The Vikings committed 20 turnovers and missed 23 of 25 3-point attempts. ^