Caleb Love scores a career-high 36 points as No. 9 Arizona defeats Oregon 87-78 – CBS Sports

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Caleb Love scored a career-high 36 points and No. 9 Arizona beat Oregon 87-78 on Saturday.

Kylan Boswell added 14 points as the Wildcats (15-5, 6-3 Pac-12) bounced back from an 83-80 loss at Oregon State on Thursday night. Keshad Johnson scored 12 points and Oumar Ballo had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Arizona, which had lost three road games in a row, was locked in a duel with Oregon for the top spot in the conference standings.

Love, a transfer from North Carolina, made five 3-pointers. He scored 12 for 18 points from the field.

Jermaine Couisnard scored 20 points for Oregon (14-6, 6-3), which lost for the third time in four games. N'Faly Dante added 19 and Kario Oquendo scored 13.

Boswell made two foul shots and Love scored from deep to help Arizona build a 63-48 lead with 12:13 left.

Oregon got within 66-56 on Couisnard's two foul throws with 8:30 to play, but Love followed with four straight points and Boswell's 3 made it 75-59 with 6:05 left.

The Ducks ended the first half with a 7-0 run, cutting the Wildcats' lead to 45-38 at halftime. Couisnard beat the buzzer with a push from the 3-point line on the other side of the court.


Arizona: The Wildcats are back in a tie for first place in the Pac-12, but will likely fall out of the top 10 in the AP Rankings after a loss to Oregon State. But Arizona could climb back up after next week's home games against California and Stanford, which are in the bottom half of the conference standings.

Oregon: G Keeshawn Barthelemy was taken off the field in the second half with a lower-body injury. Oregon was already without five-star freshman Mookie Cook due to injury.


Arizona hosts California on Thursday.

Oregon visits Southern California on Thursday.

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