Oregon Basketball: Ducks Hold at #23 in AP Poll, Get Set for Cal and Stanford at Home


Feb. 16, 2013; Pullman, WA, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Johnathan Loyd (10) drives the lane against Washington State Cougars guard Royce Woolridge (22) during overtime at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The Duck beat the Cougars in overtime by a final score of 79-77. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon held steady this week in the Associated Press Top 25 poll at Nmber 23. The Coaches poll also has the Ducks at #23 this week. The road this month has been a mixed bag for Oregon, after losing three straight, two away from Matthew Knight Arena to both Stanford and Cal and one at home by a point to Colorado. The Ducks rebounded with it’s trip up I-5 to Washington this past week in beating Washington 65-52 and Washington State 79-77,  the latter in overtime. In the game with the Cougars Senior E.J. Singler made the difference with seconds left on Overtime to secure the victory.  

"“We all just got together and the chemistry started flowing,” Carlos Emory on 2nd Half Start vs Washington  State"

Senior Center Tony Woods was ejected in the game against the Cougars in the first half for an elbow to the head on Washington State’s Broc Matum. It is unclear if the NCAA will suspend Woods for any additional time.

It is also unknown if Freshman Dominic Artis is any closer to returning from a foot injury he suffered earlier this month.

Only one other  Pac 12 team is in the AP Top 25 this week,  Arizona, who lost to Colorado at #12(dropped from 9). Indiana remains at #1 with Miami sliding up to #2, Gonzaga is #3.

This week  the Ducks look to continue a new winning streak at Matthew Knight Arena as they return home to avenge two road losses from earlier this month. The Ducks are now 21-5(10-3 Pac 12) and hold a one game lead over UCLA and Arizona for the Pac 12 lead. Matthew Knight Arena should be sold out this week. Oregon welcomes to town the two teams that started the three game losing streak from a few weeks back. Cal comes to town Thursday(6pm ESPNU), and Stanford on Saturday(5pm, Pac 12 Network).

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Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon