Oregon Basketball is finding ways to win by getting everyone involved so far in 2020. N’Faly Dante was 10 for 10 from the floor in the Ducks 87-66 win over Florida A&M on Wednesday night.
Despite fouling out in the end, Dante finished second in scoring on the night going 10 for 10 from the floor for 22 points and 5 rebounds. It was Dante’s best performance as a Duck so far this season. Chris Duarte led the team in scoring with 23 points. He was 3 for 7 from beyond the arc. The Ducks, like everyone else, are still scrambling to fill out a non-conference schedule.
If they can I expect they will work to fill out part of it in the next few weeks as the team has a break between Pac-12 games.
The Ducks begin the Pac-12 Conference slate on Saturday at 3-1. Oregon sits in the middle of the standings as some teams have already started the conference season. The Ducks will face a Washington team this weekend who has started 1-3 and are looking to get one in the win column. The Huskies opened the season getting some experience against then number two Baylor in a loss. Last week they opened Pac-12 play with a loss at Utah.
Oregon now visits with some momentum and a winning streak looking to keep pace with Arizona who currently leads the Pac-12. The Wildcats have had several early-season games cancelled and will not play a Pac-12 opponent until next week. The Wildcats barely eeked out a win over Eastern Washington on December 5th winning 70-67. Arizona faces the University of Texas El Paso and California Baptist University both at the McHale Center before opening Pac-12 play visiting Stanford on December 19th.
For Oregon Basketball, the team has clearly used the short non-conference slate to work on some things. They have found a way to work the ball into pretty much everyone’s hands and they have played well without Will Richardson who is out with a thumb injury for the better part of the next month and a half.
Oregon heads to Washington to face the Huskies. Tipoff is set for 5 pm Saturday on Pac-12 Network.