The turnover game jumped up and bit 10th Ranked Oregon on Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion vs Stanford. The Cardinal defenders held the Ducks to under 35 percent shooting. Stanford shot 51 percent for the game won the contest 76-52. The Cardinal seem to have a way of making a habit out of stopping the Ducks and their winning streaks. I don’t think I have to remind anyone about the ‘clank heard round Eugene’ at Autzen on that fateful November evening back in November.
It was clear that Oregon had no answers for Stanford’s Chasson Randle who scored 17 points, and Josh Huestis and his 14 points and 13 rebounds in the Cardinal win. Oregon’s offense was pretty anemic, Carlos Emory led with 12 points for the Ducks, and Arslan Kazemi had 6 points, 9 rebounds and a steal for Oregon. As far as the Pac 12, they still have a two game lead on #8 Arizona and Arizona State. Dana Altman and crew won’t see either team the rest of the way until the Pac 12 Conference Tournament in Las Vegas in mid march.
“We just got it handed to us,” Oregon Coach Dana Altman on the loss to Stanford.
Up next for Oregon is Cal(11-8, 3-4 Pac 12), the Bears host Oregon State tonight and will host the Ducks on Saturday at 1:30 PT. The game will be on ROOT Sports.
With a victory vs Cal, Oregon will still likely fall out of the Top 10, but there is now a date to circle on the calendar. Redemption for the Ducks can occur vs Stanford on Saturday, February 23rd at 5pm inside Matthew Knight Arena.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon