Oregon Ducks Enter Final Homestand of 2014, Face Colorado and Utah


The Oregon Ducks enter the final homestand of the regular season facing two teams who are heading in diiferent directions. Colorado is 12-12 and looking to get above the .500 mark and Utah is ranked ninth in the country entering the matchup this weekend with Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena.

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Colorado enters the game on Wednesday night just 2-3 in their last five games, but that includes a triple overtime win in late January against USC. Oregon has also had things fall their way with games in free time this season. However, I don’t think that the game Wednesday will require overtime, you never know. Askia Booker is averaging over seventeen points per game this season for Colorado. Joseph Young leads the Oregon Ducks with just over eighteen points per game.

The Oregon Ducks have had a decent season so far, but look to be on the outside looking in at the NCAA Tournament. Right now Dana Altman’s team is in a good position. They are scoring from different positions on the floor and not just leaning one player each game. In the most recent game, a loss over the weekend at UCLA the points leader was Jalil Abdul Bassit who had seven three pointers and accounted for twenty-two points in the game. Another name to watch this week is Dwayne Benjamin who has been clutch in key spots for the Ducks all season.

Oregon is favored by five and a half Wednesday night against Colorado. Opening Tip is set for just after 8pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Networks.