EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — DJ Davis scored 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as UC Irvine stunned No. 21 Oregon 69-56. Dawson Baker added 11 points for UC Irvine (2-0), which is picked to finish fourth in the Big West Conference this season.
The Anteaters made 12-of-28 3-pointers.
The Ducks were led by N’Faly Dante with 20 points while Nate Bittle added 10.
Oregon shot 32.7% from the field, including 4-for-21 on 3-pointers.
UC Irvine built a 35-22 lead at halftime and stretched the margin when Bent Leuchten scored to open the second half and Devin Tillis added a three-point play to push the lead to 40-22.
Dante made a free throw to cut the lead to 42-26 with 18:03 left to play, but the Ducks couldn’t get much closer the rest of the game.