Oregon Basketball: Ducks Hold Stanford To 27 Percent Shooting In Win

Louis King on the dribble vs Stanford at Matthew Knight Arena.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Louis King on the dribble vs Stanford at Matthew Knight Arena.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

The Stanford Cardinal opened the game shooting 5 percent from the floor. Oregon found momentum early in a 69-46 win.

Louis King started out the game with a dunk giving Oregon a 2-0 lead. In the early going the Ducks were able to put ut six points in the first seven minutes. The Cardinal did not score until the 13-minute mark in the first half. Both teams were struggling early. The Ducks started hitting 33 percent, Stanford at just 7 percent from the field.

The Stanford Cardinal set a Matthew Knight Arena record missing 20 of their first 21 shots in the game. The Ducks extended their lead with just over three minutes left in the first half to 23-11. The Ducks were winning the rebounding battle early leading 23 to 15 on the boards. Oregon was also being more physical around the basket putting in 11 second-chance points.

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The Oregon Ducks went into halftime shooting 38 percent led by Peyton Pritchard, Miles Norris, Francis Okoro and Victor Bailey who each had 5 points. The Cardinal were shooting 23 percent from the floor finding some footing over the last seven minutes of the first half to cut the Oregon lead to 30-20.

Seven minutes into the second half, Dana Altman and the Ducks had a 12 point lead. Payton Pritchard hit a three-point shot pushing the lead to 46-31. The Cardinal started the second half better than the first and forcing Oregon to foul. Victor Bailey Jr. hit a three-ointer with just over 12 minutes left in the game to push the Ducks lead to 49-35. Stanford came back with a two point shot and a free throw not giving up and down just 11 points.

Both teams found extended scoring droughts as Stanford went 0 for 7 over a more than seven minute stretch. Oregon was not much better going on a 2 for 10 stretch, but maintaining a 62-41 lead with just over four minutes left in the game.

In the end, Oregon won the game making four of their last five games victories. Oregon has one game later this week as they take on Oregon State in the Civil War before a road trip to USC and UCLA in two weeks. The Ducks are now 6-5 in Pac-12 play.

The Civil War in Corvallis is set for Saturday, February 16th. Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Network.