Central Oregon DailyDavis helps UC Irvine shock No. 21 Oregon

Davis helps UC Irvine shock No. 21 Oregon

Davis helps UC Irvine shock No. 21 Oregon

Davis helps UC Irvine shock No. 21 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — DJ Davis scored 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as UC Irvine stunned No. 21 Oregon 69-56. Dawson Baker added 11 points for UC Irvine (2-0), which is picked to finish fourth in the Big West Conference this season.

The Anteaters made 12-of-28 3-pointers.

The Ducks were led by N’Faly Dante with 20 points while Nate Bittle added 10.

Oregon shot 32.7% from the field, including 4-for-21 on 3-pointers.

UC Irvine built a 35-22 lead at halftime and stretched the margin when Bent Leuchten scored to open the second half and Devin Tillis added a three-point play to push the lead to 40-22.

Dante made a free throw to cut the lead to 42-26 with 18:03 left to play, but the Ducks couldn’t get much closer the rest of the game.

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