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Eugene, Ore. • Joseph Young scored 20 points and No. 17 Oregon used a strong second half beat Utah Valley 69-54 on Tuesday night.
Johnathan Loyd had 12 points for the Ducks (3-0), who scored 16 straight midway through the second half to turn a four-point game into a 20-point lead.
Young came into the game leading the nation in free-throw attempts at 14 per game but went to the line just three times, making each attempt. He is now averaging 26.6 points per game.
Mitch Bruneel had 15 points for Utah Valley (2-2), which was playing its second straight game against a ranked opponent after losing 93-40 to No. 8 Oklahoma State last Tuesday.
Hayes Garrity also scored 15 for the Wolverines, including back-to-back layups early in the second half to trim Oregon's lead to 34-31.
The Associated Press
Tuesday's Top 25 basketball scores
No. 2 Kansas 86, Inoa 66
No. 3 Louisville 87, Hartford 48
• No. 4 Kentucky 105, Texas-Arlingotn 76
No. 5 Arizona vs. Rhode Island, late
No. 6 Duke 83, East Carolina 74
• No. 7 Oklahoma State 101, No. 11 Memphis 80
• No. 12 Wisconsin 103, North Dakota 85
• No. 17 Oregon 69, Utah Valley 54