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MEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: OIT coach Danny Miles gets win No. 999

Oregon Tech coach Danny Miles is one win from 1,000 for his career — and he can get it Saturday night at home against 14th-ranked College of Idaho.

Miles' Owls gave him victory No. 999 on Friday, as OIT defeated Eastern Oregon 81-60 at Klamath Falls.

Miles, in his 43rd season at Oregon Tech, is 999-407. He can become only the second coach in men's basketball history at a four-year school to reach 1,000. Harry Statham of McKendree University, who is in his 48th season, has 1,076 victories and counting.

The Owls will take on C of I at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Danny Miles Court.

Win No. 999 came thanks in part to an 18-6 second-half run that gave Oregon Tech a 63-46 edge with 8:02 remaining.

The Mountaineers never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

OIT is 12-10 overall this season and 5-5 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Eastern Oregon fell to 12-8, 3-7.

College of Idaho played Friday night at Southern Oregon in Ashland, knocking off the No. 9 Raiders 109-100 in two overtimes.

C of I is 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the CCC.

After Saturday, Oregon Tech's next game will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Luke Jackson-coached Northwest Christian in Eugene. The Owls then go to Corban for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday, Feb. 1.