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Cook scores 23 as Oregon beats BYU 87-68 in NCAA tournament

  • Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) takes a shot over BYU's Luke Worthington (41) and Josh Sharp during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) takes a shot over BYU's Luke Worthington (41) and Josh Sharp during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oregon head coach Dana Altman directs his team during the first half of a second-round game against the BYU  in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Oregon head coach Dana Altman directs his team during the first half of a second-round game against the BYU in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • BYU guard Matt Carlino is fouled by Oregon forward Elgin Cook (23) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    BYU guard Matt Carlino is fouled by Oregon forward Elgin Cook (23) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

Elgin Cook scored a career-high 23 points in a very happy homecoming, helping seventh-seeded Oregon beat 10th-seeded BYU 87-68 the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

Joseph Young had 19 points for the Ducks (24-9), who had to stage a big comeback to beat the Cougars 100-96 in overtime in December. There was no comeback needed this time, with Oregon turning away every charge by BYU in the second half.

Led by Cook, a Milwaukee native who starred at nearby Hamilton High School, the Ducks advanced to a third-round game against No. 2 seed Wisconsin on Saturday in the West Regional.

Tyler Haws scored 19 points for BYU (23-12), which returned to the NCAA tournament after a one-year absence. Matt Carlino added 15 points.