Damyean Dotson scored a team-high 19 points, including a short jumper from the key to give Oregon the lead for good, in an 83-79 upset of No. 18 UNLV on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.
Dotson was one of four Ducks (5-0) to score in double figures. Carlos Emery had 16 points, Ben Carter added 12 and Dominic Artis contributed 11.
In a wild second-half that had 16 lead changes and five ties, the Runnin' Rebels (2-1) raced out with an 8-2 run to take a 45-42 lead at the 14:54 mark. But Oregon never lost focus and used a 13-5 run of its own to regain control.
UNLV was led by freshman Anthony Bennett, who scored 22. Katin Reinhardt scored all of his 18 points in the second half, while Justin Hawkins added 12 and Bryce Dejean-Jones put in 11.