EUGENE, Ore. -- — De'Vion Harmon hit four straight free throws in the final minute to allow Oregon to hold off Pepperdine 68-59 on Tuesday night.
Will Richardson scored 19 points and had seven assists to lead the Ducks (7-6), who rebounded from a 78-70 loss to No. 1 Baylor but earned just their second win in their last five games.
Pepperdine took charge early and held the lead until a Franck Kepnang scored six straight points to put Oregon up 27-25 with 3:38 left in the first half. The Waves tied the game twice early in the second half and trailed by just one, 49-48, after Victor Ohia's three-point play midway through the half.
Quincy Guerrier hit a 3 with 1:18 left to push the Oregon lead to nine at 64-55 and the teams traded free throws in the final minute.
Jacob Young scored 10 points for Oregon, which shot 26 of 61 from the field (42.6%) and was just 4 of 18 from beyond the arc. Guerrier added nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Ducks will take eight days off before returning to Pac-12 play Dec. 30 when they host Colorado.
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