Oregon Basketball: Ducks Open Final Regular Season Home Stand vs Arizona State

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 Oregon Ducks are looking to shift momentum and get out of a three-game losing streak hosting Arizona State on Thursday night.

The games this week mark a regular season finale for two Oregon Seniors in Paul White and Ehab Amin. Oregon Basketball is coming off one of their best performances of the season on Sunday where five players scored in double figures in a loss to the Bruins. At this point, Oregon is toward the bottom of the Pac-12 Conference with the Top 4 leading into the Pac-12 Tournament next week all but out of reach. The job for this team is to get better and build some positive momentum.

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One player that has found success over the last two week is Victor Bailey Jr. I expect he will help carry the team this weekend. He has scored in double figures over the last three games. The Ducks are 14-2 this season when they outshoot their opponents and just 1-10 when the opposing team has a better shooting percentage.

Paul White has shown improvement in his game over last season averaging 10 points per game and hitting close to 40 percent from three-point range.

The Arizona State Sundevils come into Eugene winners of three of their last five. ASU leads the Pac-12 in rebounding grabbing over 6 more per game than their opponent. Zylan Cheatham is the player to watch. He is tied for second in the Pac-12 Conference with 11 ddouble-doubles this season. The Sundevils are putting up a Pac-12 leading 79 points per game this season.

Oregon may have their hands full, but will need to finish strong the rest of the way. It doesn’t get any easier. The home slate closes with Arizona on Saturday before a road trip to Washington and Washington State to close out the Pac-12 Regular Season.

Oregon and Arizona State tipoff at 8 pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Network.