No. 15 Oregon defeats Illinois 71-64

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mike Moser had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 15 Oregon remained unbeaten with a 71-64 victory over Illinois on Saturday night.

Joseph Young added 14 points for the Ducks in the game at Portland's newly renamed Moda Center, home of the NBA's Trail Blazers. Oregon improved to 9-0 in its best start since it won its first 13 games in the 2006-07 season.

Rayvonte Rice scored 16 points for the Illini (9-2).

Illinois led by as many as nine points in the second half, but Oregon rallied to a 58-54 advantage on Moser's layup and Young's short jumper.

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