"The first thing I looked at was the clock and I knew I could get it to at least half-court", said Williams, a graduate transfer from Valparaiso who played against OR and lost on the same floor last season. "When we get out of position, we just reach".
Chandler Hutchison, playing in his second game after recovering from a head injury, had 20 points, 10 rebounds and three rebounds in the Bronco win. MiKyle McIntosh fouled out. Zach Haney (17 points) and Justinian Jessup (15) were also in double figures for Boise State. Boise State went to the foul line 25 times, making 18, to the Ducks' 10-of-10 effort.
Much like the PK80, OR was dominated at the free-throw line.
"When he let it go, I thought it was good", Boise State coach Leon Rice said. The Mountain West commissioner and committee wanted the game at Boise no matter what and they did get their way. But over the next five minutes, the Broncos went on a 16-2 run to take a 64-58 lead.
After the game on Friday, as Altman rose concerns about Oregon's fouls, turnovers and rebounding, he couldn't really remember how his team responded after that 2015 loss to Arizona.
After Williams missed a layup with 39 seconds left and the game tied, Oregon's Roman Sorkin missed on a 3-pointer.
Lexus Williams drove to the flawless spot to insert the dagger, from dead center inside the OR logo.
"We didn't get back and put our defense together. We're putting a tremendous amount of pressure on our freshmen". The last team to beat the Ducks at home was Arizona on January 8, 2015.
Altman lamented his team not making the tough plays, including losing key rebounds and getting beat in transition defense. He started 35 of 38 games over two seasons, but his scoring average was down to 2.7 points per game this season after finishing at 10.5 as a freshman.
Coach Wayne Tinkle, in the official statement, said "we hold our student-athletes to a high level of expectations on the court, off the court and in the classroom". The Pioneers were 7 of 33 (21.2 percent) from 3-point range.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are ranked 70 on offense, averaging 394.4 yards per game.