PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Luke Jackson scored 21 points and freshman Ian Crosswhite added 17 off the bench as No. 19 Oregon bounced back from a pair of embarrassing defeats and posted a lackluster 69-63 victory over Portland State.
The Ducks (11-4) won for just the second time in five games following a 9-1 start.
Oregon owned a slender one-point advantage with 16 1/2 minutes to play when Jackson hit a jumper and ignited a 16-5 burst. Jackson tallied nine points during the run before Jay Anderson's basket capped it with 8:52 to go and opened a 58-46 lead for the Ducks (11-4).
Crosswhite tallied 14 points in the opening 20 minutes and helped the Ducks grab a 40-33 halftime edge.
Seth Scott paced Portland State with 25 points and 11 rebounds, but the Vikings (3-13) dropped their ninth game in the last 10.
"The word potential has been thrown around with Seth," Vikings coach Heath Schroyer said. "I think he realized some of that tonight."
Portland State's Kevin Briggs chipped in 13 and Brandon Haughton added 11 on 5-of-6 shooting.
The Ducks lead the all-time series, 5-1 and are 3-0 in Portland.
Luke Ridnour, Oregon's top scorer, contributed 15 points and made three 3-pointers. Ridnour, Jackson and Crosswhite combined to make 20-of-34 shots.
But Jackson, Crosswhite and Ridnour each committed two of Oregon's 15 turnovers. Portland State kept the contest close by converting those errors into 23 points.
"Our kids had a lot of heart and fight and kept competing," Schroyer said. "I told them at every timeout, we could play with this team if we follow our game plan. In reality, the game came down to just three or four plays. That was the difference."
Oregon was pounded on the glass in losses at California and Stanford and was outrebounded again, 29-27. The Vikings had just one player taller than 6-7.
The game was a far cry from Oregon's first trip north to Portland, an 84-78 victory over Kansas on December 7.