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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and Oregon used a 9-0 second-half run to hold off rival Oregon State 79-66 Sunday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
E.J. Singler added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks (12-2).
Ahmad Starks had 22 points, and Roberto Nelson 18 for Oregon State (10-4).
Dotson, a freshman guard, scored seven points in Oregon's 15-2 run to open the second half, helping the Ducks turn the tide and take a 43-36 lead.
Oregon State came right back, with Devon Collier scoring seven consecutive points to tie the game.
The Beavers took a 47-46 lead on Starks' two free throws with 11:02 remaining.
But Oregon took the momentum for good, scoring nine straight points over 3½ minutes. Arsalan Kazemi's basket off an offensive rebound gave the Ducks a 55-47 lead with 7:34 remaining.
Oregon State got no closer than five after that.