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Oregon outlasts Mississippi

Ducks remain perfect

MARSHALL Henderson scored a career-high 39 points, making three-pointers from nearly every corner of Tad Smith Coliseum.

It still wasn't enough to beat the Oregon Ducks yesterday.

No. 13 Oregon outlasted Mississippi, 115-105, in an entertaining overtime game that featured 15 lead changes, 14 ties and some ridiculous three-point shooting by the Rebels.

Mike Moser scored 24 points, Johnathan Loyd added 23 points and 15 assists and the Ducks made almost every shot they tossed toward the basket, matching Henderson shot for shot. It's a good thing. They needed just about every single one of them.

The Ducks (8-0) felt fortunate to leave Tad Smith Coliseum with a victory.

"They made it tough for us to put the game away," Moser said. "That's the best I've ever seen a shoot before in that short of a span."

Henderson made 11 of 27 shots from the field, including 10 of 23 from three-point range.

The final minute of regulation was wild, with Ole Miss hitting three difficult three-pointers in the last 40 seconds to climb out of an 86-80 hole. Henderson made two with a hand in his face and then Jarvis Summers nailed an off-balance 22-footer to tie it at 89 with 0.8 seconds left.

In another Top 25 game:

* At San Diego, Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and No. 24 San Diego State rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Washington, 70-63. The Aztecs (7-1) won their sixth straight while playing for the fifth time in 11 days.