Oregon 67//Washington State 53
7:55p Young wakes up from his three point drought hitting two shots and extending Oregon’s lead.
7:45p- Amardi with a slam dunk forces WSU to call a timeout. Oregon has the momentum in this second half.
7:30p- Washington State’s Lacy with a steal brings it to 41-38 Oregon,
7:20p Moser starts the 2nd half with a slam dunk and a three three pointers! 15 points,
6:58p- Oregon is shooting 38 percent from the floor and looks nothing like the team that beat Oregon State with 93 points last Sunday. Washington State has the rebounding advantage 18 to 8. Oregon finally hit some three point shots(three in a row) after starting the game 0-4 from long distance. What team shows up in the second half?
6:46p- three point shots by Moser, Loyd and Moser on consecutive possessions tie the game at 19.
6:31p – Calliste with a steal and an eyeshot to Washington’s Lacy that is not called a foul. Basket for Oregon is good. Ducks down two,
6:25 Washington State controlling tempo so far and Oregon not taking advantage of free throw opportunities. Ducks hitting 50 percent from the line so far tonight. Oregon has two steals but can’t convert them into points. Dana Altman’s team has four turnovers as we approach the 10 minute mark of the first half.
6:15p At the first timeout Offense is non existent with steals on both ends with some sloppy passing plays. Joseph Young has Oregon’s only points so far.
6:12pm Opening tip goes Oregon’s way. Austin is fouled on the way to the hoop. He misses both free throws. Washington State converts on first possession. Little sloppy to start before a Joseph Young steal and he’s fouled. Made both free throws.
5:40pm crowd filling in during the pregame shootaround. Tipoff in about 20 minutes. Pit Crew is set for this one. Former Coach Ernie Kent is here to call the game on Pac-12 Networks. As mentioned earlier, Damyean Dotson will not start, but will likely play at some point.
5:20p Looks to be a rainy evening in Eugene and Oregon will not start Sophomore Damyean Dotson after his altercation with a fake id on Friday night. He could still play in the game tonight vs Washington State. Oregon looks to make it three in a row tonight after knocking off Oregon State and Washington last week – this is the Ducks third home game in a row.
If there was ever a point in the 2013-14 season that the Oregon Ducks had momentum, it is now. Fresh off his 500th win in his 25 year coaching career the Ducks Head Coach Dana Altman prepares for ‘another’ Sunday game against the Washington State Cougars at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon is nursing a two game winning streak having defeated Oregon State last weekend and a solid win over Washington on Wednesday. Oregon will finish the season at home but will face a ranked UCLA team on the road later this week as well as a trip to USC before closing it out against Arizona State and Arizona in Eugene.
It has been an up and down season for Oregon losing five games by two points. One thing that always cures the ills of losing is winning. The Ducks look to make it three in a row against a team with just two wins in the Pac-12 Conference this season. With a win the Ducks would move to 6-8 in Conference play and can get back to the .500 mark with wins on the road this week. First things first. The Cougars are coming off a Thursday night loss to Oregon State, 68-57 and have lost five games in a row, including an overtime loss to Cal. Washington State is averaging 62 points per game this season and are hitting just over 40 percent from the field. If the Ducks can keep down the turnovers and their Defense, which has been improving of late, can force some turnovers look for Oregon to handle the Cougars.