EUGENE - Oregon's high-scoring transfer tandem took over in the second half, and Oregon scored a Matthew Knight record 107 points in a 107-83 win over Western Carolina Wednesday.
Joseph Young set another building record, pouring in 36 points, the most since Tajuan Porter opened the 2006 season with the same total. Young was held to eight in the first half, but exploded for 28 in the second half.
"The lane was open. So I felt like attacking. With the new rule, if you attack and they put a hand on you, it's an automatic foul. I took advantage of that," Young said.
"With the way the rules are, and the way they call fouls, he's pretty much un-guardable," said forward Mike Moser.
The 36 points also eclipsed his career-best at Houston.
Young was not alone on the offensive end, Moser managed 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Moser exhibited the face-up game that led him to all-conference honors at UNLV.
"I was kind of trying to pick a part the zone and find my shots," Moser said. "We've got a lot of shooters, so they'd tried to 1-3-1 us… I tried to get in the middle and attack where I could."
Moser also knocked in three-of-four three point attempts.
The Ducks needed the 66-point second half, after they held just a two-point lead to end the first.
Young opened the half with a flurry, sparked by a three-pointer on the team's opening possession.
"When I hit that first three, I said 'OK, I'm feeling it,'" He said.
Oregon shot a combined 20-for-27 in the second half, including 7-for-8 from deep. Five of the seven threes came from Young and Moser.
The Ducks finished the game shooting 65.3 percent from the field and 8-for-14 from three point range.
"We played against Georgetown last week and I think the emphasis was kind of take better shots. I think by getting open shots and getting shots at the basket it helps that field goal percentage go up," Moser said.
After the Catamounts came with six with 8:09 left in the second half, Oregon went to forward Elgin Cook. Cook scored nine of the next 14 points, leading to a 32-12 run to close it out. Cook finished with 16 points.
Western Carolina guard Trey Sumler scored 29 points in his return for the Catamounts.
As per usual, Altman found things to harp on, this time the 83 points they allowed WCU to score.
"Defensively, this team has a long ways to go," he said. "A very good offensive performance saved us, but defensively and on the boards we've got a long ways to go."
The rebounding battle was a draw, with each side grabbing 29.