The Oregon Ducks trip up north has started better than the trip down south from a few weeks ago. Confidence can say a lot about a team, especially at this point of the season. Johnathan Loyd was beaming with it last night scoring 11 points with a rebound, an assist and two steals filling in for the injured Dominic Artis. His teammates, led by Senior Arsalan Kazemi with 11 points and 7 rebounds and E.J. Singler with 9 points and 5 rebounds won in Seattle against the Huskies 65-52. It is the first time the Ducks have swept Washington in a season series since 1995 and last night they found a cure for the turnover bug, committing only 9.
“We’ve got six left and we’ve got to perform,” Dana Altman after the win at Washington
Freshman Damyean Dotson, in his first trip to Seattle had an impressive night scoring 13 points. Washington Freshman Andrew Andrews was competitive in the loss, especially with Dotson according to Adam Jude of The Oregonian. The matchup could be a fun one to watch in the coming years.
With the victory, Oregon now has 20 wins on the season and leads the Pac 12 by a 1/2 game as the co leaders UCLA and Arizona both play Thursday night. Oregon now heads to Pullman to play Washington State((11-14, 2-10 Pac 12) Saturday at 4pm(Pac 12 Network).
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon