Oregon State 83//Oregon 93
2:13 Joseph Young leading the charge for Oregon late with the last four points for the Ducks.
2:02 Calliste with a 3, followed by Hallice Cook(OSU) with a three.
1:55p- Oregon up by six with 3:44 to go. Oregon ball out of timeout.
1:38p- Beavers make most of opportunities. OSU shooting 55 percent from the floor, Oregon 54 percent.Joseph Young 0-3 in the second half.
1:28p – Oregon State getting back into this one – making most of chances. Oregon leading 58-51
12:55p – (Halftime)Oregon Scoring Leaders: Joseph Young(11), Mike Moser(10), Damyean Dotson(6)
Oregon has 4 steals in the game along with 3 turnovers.
12:47p- Oregon State is creeping back into the game. Oregon has been held scoreless of 6 of 7 attempts. Beavers on an 11-1 scoring run.
12:34p- Oregon momentum not as hot as it was from the start but still landing their shots.
12:20p – Oregon has scored on 7 of it’s first 9 possessions. Solid start for the Ducks,
12:16 – Moser off to a solid start with two three point shots. Ducks lead with four rebounds and a steal so far.
12:10p Opening Tip goes to Oregon State – long three missed. Ducks take it inside and can’t hit. Moreland hits a jumpshot putting Beavers on the board first. Moser then hits a 3.
12:06p Oregon Starters: Moser, Young, Dotson start with Austin and Loyd. Fill house ready for this one.
11:43am- We’re 15 minutes from tipoff. MKA is filling up. Ducks are favored in this one by 8.5 – need to get a lead and hold it.
11:17am- Coming up on 40 minutes to tipoff for Oregon and Oregon State. DJ Gemini in the house. Oregon Senior Johnathan Loyd looks to be sporting his facemask again for the Civil War. Seats are starting to fill in as tv gets set for the game.
10:51am- Oregon band is warming up as the get set to open the doors in about 10 minutes here at Matthew Knight Arena. Players from both Oregon and Oregon State are on the floor for an early warmup before the game. Michael Jackson is coming over the PA as three Ducks hit consecutive threes.
A few weeks ago the Sunday matchup between Oregon and Oregon State could have meant a lot more. However, it is the Civil War after all. Last time out on January 19th Oregon State took the upper hand in an 80-72 win in Corvallis. Now the Ducks postseason chances at an NCAA Tournament bid will likely depend on them winning the rest of the way and also taking the Pac-12 Tournament Championship. On the other hand Oregon State is in a much better place than the Ducks. The Beavers are 13-10 on the season and with a win will be back at .500 in the Conference standings.
Offensively the Ducks rank 10th in the country in scoring with 82 points per game, their issue has been losing close games by two points or less. Oregon has lost five of their last eight games by two points. Win those games and the season has a totally different outlook. The Ducks need to step it up today to save whatever is left of this season.