EUGENE, Ore. — E.J. Singler hit a bank shot from just inside the lane with 2 seconds left to give Oregon a 71-69 win over Creighton on Friday night in the deciding game of the College Basketball Invitational.
Joevan Catron scored 29 points to lead the Ducks (21-18), earning tournament MVP honors, and Singler finished with 15.Antoine Young had 21 points and seven assists for the Bluejays (23-16). Doug McDermott added 13 points, Gregory Echenique had 12 and Kenny Lawson Jr. 11.This marked the third time in the four-year history of the CBI that the championship series went to a deciding third game. Tulsa (2008) and Oregon State (2009) previously won the CBI in three games. Last year, VCU became the only team to claim the crown in two games.
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