Stanford 82 Oregon 80
3:48p Carter shooting two for second time in a matter of minutes. Hits 2/4 shots
3:40p Oregon’s Moser on Fire – Hits Three 3 pointers in a minute and a half. Ducks Down 2, 64-62 11:38 to go!
3:26p Ducks show some fight with Amardi 2 to bring Oregon within two.
3:20 Cardinal start the 2nd half with 4 points in 30 seconds.
3:18p Ducks led by Dotson(8), Young(5) and Amardi off the bench with 6. Oregon is having problems with inside shots. Dana Altman’s team is shooting 55 percent through the first half to the Cardinal’s 50 percent, the difference is at the free throw line. Oregon’s Calliste was fouled and hit three foul shots closing that gap and pulling the Ducks within 4 at the break. Oregon with 11 turnovers.
2:48 Young to the line for two. Cardinal landing their shots, Ducks are not. (made both)
2:30p Timeout Oregon. Amardi has checked in. Ducks need to get some inside shots to fall.
2:16 Cardinal come storming back with two threes of their own. Tied at 6.
2:14p Ducks get opening tip. Oregon starts with a turnover but get a defensive stop on the Cardinal end. Dotson with a 3 gives Oregon the lead
2:10p Oregon Starters – Moser, Austin, Dotson, Young and Loyd.
1:57p Looks like fans know the importance of this game. Matthew Knight should be rocking pretty good for this one. Tipoff in 15 minutes. Updates here and on Twitter – Follow @KPNWSports or @Autzen_Zoo
So far this season Oregon has had some ups and downs. The big up is their season start at 13-0. The big down is their Defense in the last two games, both losses to Cal and Colorado on the road. The Ducks need to bounce back today against the Stanford Cardinal. If Oregon played a full non conference schedule they would probably be looking pretty deep into March as they began the season shooting 51 percent. In three Pac-12 Conference games their percentage is down to 40.
The Cardinal are also looking for a Conference win after dropping back to back games to Cal and Oregon State. Junior Guard Chason Randle leads Stanford with just over 19 points per game on average. The Ducks have won three of the last four against Stanford and the Ducks Defense will take center stage in today’s Pac-12 Conference matchup.
Oregon this season has been led by a new cast of characters including Transfers Mike Moser and Joseph Young. It has taken some time for Dominic Artis and Ben Carter to get back into the lineup after their nine game suspensions to begin the season for selling memorabilia. Conference games are always important. After today’s contest the Ducks head north to Corvallis next Sunday for a Civil War matchup with the Oregon State Beavers(5pm PT, ESPNU).