Entering the game on Sunday against Oregon State no one knew which Oregon team would show up. After ten minutes of play it appeared the team that started the season 12-0 was the team on the court. The Ducks were 7-7 on three point attempts and seemed to be hitting all the shots early building a lead. Senior Mike Moser led Oregon with three three-point shots and two rebounds in the first half. Joseph Young had 11 led both teams in scoring in the first 20 minutes of play. Oregon also had four steals in the first half. With 7 minutes left on the first half Oregon was up 33-18 on Oregon State. The Beavers would get back in it. Oregon would take a 10 point lead into halftime.
The team with the hot hand to start the second half was Oregon State. Midway through the period the Beavers were down by 5, 63-58. Oregon State took the momentum and ran with it getting to within two points at the 7:58 mark. Oregon has played and lost five of seven games this season by two points. When it comes to the Pac-12 you have to play till the finish. After starting the second half 0-3 Joseph Young got back on track extended the Ducks lead to 68-61.
10,013 fans came to watch the 341st edition of the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State. The finish would start with a three point shot from Jason Calliste giving the Ducks a nine point lead which went right back to OSU as Hallice Cook with a three point shot of his own. With 1:40 left Joseph Young was fouled and went to the line giving the Ducks a 9 point lead they would not relinquish.
Right now we’re not, but we can change that. We’re going to have plenty of opportunities if you look at our schedule. We have plenty of opportunities against people who they say are.
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Oregon was led by Young’s 25 points, followed by Moser with 15 and 7 rebounds.
Oregon took a hot start and finished well enough for the victory against their in state rival Oregon State. The Ducks next host the Washington schools. Washington comes to town on Wednesday and Washington State on Sunday.