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EUGENE, Ore. Air Jordan Outlet . -- Growing pains are nothing new for the oldest veteran on Oregons roster, who may have finally found his comfort zone.After missing most of the Ducks run to the Elite Eight last season because of a foot injury, sixth-year senior Dylan Ennis, a graduate transfer from Villanova, is still getting acclimated to his teammates.Ennis scored 18 points and No. 23 Oregon rallied for a 68-63 victory over Boise State on Monday night.Tyler Dorsey added 17 points for the Ducks (5-2), who came back from 14 down in the first half to win their 28th consecutive home game.A 3-pointer by Ennis with 3:30 to play put Oregon ahead for the first time since early in the game.He probably played as well as anybody we had, coach Dana Altman said.Ennis also made nine of 10 free throws and had six rebounds in his best all-around game with the Ducks, but he was particularly pleased with his lone 3 when Oregon needed it most.That was one that was in rhythm and it just went down, Ennis said. I havent played with these guys at all. Were still meshing in and were going to get it.Last year we had a few growing pains and at the end of the year we got it right, and that can happen this year as well.After Dorseys free throw gave Oregon a 66-63 lead, the Broncos (3-3) had a chance for a tying shot, but Paris Austin lost possession on a baseline drive with 5 seconds left. Dillon Brooks sealed the win with two free throws.Brooks, a preseason All-America selection, had five points and shot 1 of 9 in 21 minutes off the bench in his fourth game back from offseason foot surgery.He had a bad game, Altman said. He was trying too hard, going way too fast.Austin led Boise State with 16 points. Nick Duncan added 15 on five of the Broncos 11 3-pointers.Altman thought his team was lucky to come back after Boise State built its big lead from beyond the arc.When a team hits more than 10 3s, youre fortunate to win playing as poorly as we did, he said.The Ducks finished with 10 blocks and a 39-32 rebounding edge. Chris Boucher led the way with five blocks and eight rebounds.BIG PICTUREBoise State: The Broncos missed a shot at their fourth road win against a Top 25 opponent and third under seventh-year coach Leon Rice. Boise State beat unranked Oregon 74-72 last year in Boise.Oregon: The Ducks wont leave the state for their next eight games to finish 2016, capped by visits from No. 11 UCLA and USC in late December to start Pac-12 play.POLL IMPLICATIONSOregon, which has dropped 19 spots since reaching a school-best AP ranking of No. 4 two weeks ago, should bounce back in the poll with six more games against unranked teams to finish its nonconference schedule.STAT OF THE NIGHTBoise State had nine steals to Oregons three, a 15-9 edge in second-chance points and played the Ducks even on points in the paint at 20-20 -- all of which left Altman shaking his head. We got beat in every category, he said.ROLE PLAYERJunior point guard Casey Benson, who is adapting to coming off the bench after starting the first four games and leading the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio last season, hit consecutive 3-pointers in the second half that helped spark Oregons comeback. Those were two big shots, Altman said. We were stuck in the mud and couldnt get anything going.UP NEXTBoise State hosts SMU on Wednesday night before traveling to play Evansville as part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge on Saturday.Oregon hosts Western Oregon, which reached the NCAA Division II Final Four last year, on Wednesday night and then Savannah State on Saturday to continue a five-game homestand. Jordans From China Real .Y. -- Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers had no intention of changing his hard-hitting style before taking part in a disciplinary hearing for his illegal check to New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus head. Very Cheap Jordans . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. http://www.airjordanoutlet.com/ . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. The Phoenix Mercury can clinch a WNBA playoff berth with a win over the sputtering Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.Los Angeles (24-8) is second in the WNBAs Western Conference, 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Minnesota Lynx. The Sparks have lost three in a row and five of eight since the Olympic break after going 21-3 before the break.Despite their recent struggles, the Sparks are locked into the No. 2 seed in the playoffs with two games remaining on their regular-season schedule. They will conclude the regular season at home against the San Antonio Stars on Friday.Phoenix (14-17) is fourth in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the third-place Seattle Storm and two games ahead of the Washington Mystics for the WNBAs final playoff spot. The Mercury needs one more win or a Washington loss to secure their place in the postseason.Phoenix has three games remaining in the regular season. The Mercury will play host to Seattle on Thursday before concluding its regular-seaason schedule on the road against San Antonio on Sunday. Jordan Shoes For Sale Online. The Mercury swept the season series against Washington this season and would hold the tiebreaker advantage if they finish with identical records.Los Angeles is coming off a 78-60 loss to Seattle. The Sparks elected to rest starters Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver. Candace Parker had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Chelsea Gray added 13 points.Phoenix is coming off an 86-75 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Brittney Griner had 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Diana Taurasi added 17 points.Los Angeles and Phoenix split their first two games this season. Parker had 24 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Mercury 77-71 on June 17 in Los Angeles. Taurasi scored 26 points and sank two free throws with eight seconds remaining to help the Mercury edge the Sparks 70-66 on Aug. 28 in Phoenix. ' ' '
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