The night started out well for the Ducks. Before the game it was announced that Colorado’s Andre Roberson woud not play due to the flu. The 6 foot 7 Junior is the Pac 12‘s leading rebounder. However, that was the only thing that went Oregon’s way in a 76-53 loss to Colorado on Thursday night in Boulder.
“We have to bounce back quickly. We still have half a championship to play for.”
Dana Altman on the loss
Field goal percentage once again killed the Ducks and for most of the game they shot under 30 percent, and finished the game 37 percent.
Arsalan Kazemi and Johnathan Loyd scored 10 points each for the Ducks. Senior E.J. Singler was held to 2 points for the game, a season low that he tied from UNLV earlier this season.The Ducks were also 9 for 22 from three point range.
Oregon heads to Utah(4-13, 12-17 Pac 12) on Saturday who smacked around Oregon State(3-14, 13-17 Pac 12) pretty good on Thursday night, 72-61. Utah may be the among bottom dwellers of the conference, but the Utes are feisty at home and already have a few wins that should have been losses. They are a team that is getting better, albeit slowly, but Oregon can’t afford to get bit to close out the season.
Oh, and if Oregon and Colorado matchup again in the Pac 12 Tournament next weekend, I’m sure that the Buffs would love to have back the Pac 12′s leading rebounder Andre Roberson, which would be another playmaker to contend with. Colorado has taken the season series against Oregon. But…enough of that for right now. A win Saturday at Utah(11:30am, Pac 12 Network) would give the Ducks something they haven’t had since 2002, the Pac 12 Title – and the #1 Seed in the Pac 12 Tournament.
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