The Oregon Ducks may be undefeated in 2013 at home, but they don’t play all of their games at Matthew Knight Arena. Road losses this week at Stanford and Cal dropped the Ducks into a tie with Arizona for the Pac 12 Lead, and out of the AP Top 10, This Week they drop nine spots to 19 in the Associated Press Poll.
Last Wednesday Stanford beat Oregon 76-52 and held Senior EJ Singler scoreless in the first half. Aside from shooting just 34 percent for the game, Oregon was once again overcome by too many turnovers. On Saturday it was better at Cal, but not by much.
Cal’s Justin Cobbs shot a three with 1:35 left that sealed the deal for the Ducks in the 58-54 loss to the Bears. Oregon, had another injury big bite as Junior Johnanthan Lloyd went down with a wrist injury just before halftime. He did return with the wrist heavily taped for the second half, but it wasn’t enough. Oregon shot 47 percent vs the Bears.
Oregon will get a chance at redemption vs both Stanford and Cal on the weekend of Febriary 21st-23rs. The Bears visit the Ducks on Thursday February 21st at 6pm, broadcast set for ESPNU, which could change to ESPN or ESPN2. The Cardinal visits on Saturday February 23rd at 5pm on the Pac 12 Network.
This week the Ducks return home to face Colorado, Thursday February 7th, 7pm tip on the ESPNU and Utah visits Matthew Knight Arena Saturday at 5pm on the Pac 12 Network.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon