Couisnard helps Oregon jump out early to beat Cal 84-51

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jermaine Couisnard scored 17 points to lead five in double figures as Oregon cruised past California 84-51 on Thursday night.

Couisnard was 6 of 8 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. N’Faly Dante, Nate Bittle, Rivaldo Soares and Kel’el Ware each added 10 points for Oregon (17-13, 11-8 Pac-12), which shot 55% (34 of 62) from the field and outrebounded Cal 45-21. Dante also had eight rebounds and blocked two shots.

Will Richardson played in a program-record 145th game at Oregon to surpass Johnathan Loyd and Payton Pritchard. He scored nine points for the Ducks, who have won 11 of the last 12 against Cal.

Sam Alajiki scored 11 points and Grant Newell had nine for Cal (3-27, 2-17), which lost its 14th straight game.

Oregon closed the first half with a 12-4 run for a 42-26 lead at the break. Couisnard made 5 of 6 field goals that included three 3-pointers in the half as the Ducks shot 59% (16 of 27) in the half.

Oregon hosts Stanford on Saturday while Cal plays at Oregon State to wrap up their regular seasons.


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