Chris Duarte had his best game of the season shooting 4 of 9 from three-point range and helping the Ducks to a 73-56 win over the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.
The key of the game was LJ Figueroa hitting a rebound dunk allowing Duarte and the Ducks to take over in the final minutes. The victory was the Ducks’ 28th straight win at Matthew Knight Arena. LJ Figueroa who was granted eligibility for this season just a few weeks ago has been able to make his minutes count in a big way and make a huge difference for the Ducks. He finished with 13 points.
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Oregon shot 42 percent from the floor, led by Duarte who was 9 for 17 on the night. As a team, they were also hitting close to 40 percent from three-point range. The Ducks forced Stanford into 19 turnovers while only committing 11. Oregon outrebounded Stanford by one, 37-36 for the game. The Ducks also came away with 15 assists on the night showing some impressive offensive efficiency, especially in the final minutes.
Defensively, Oregon saw 11 steals and 4 blocks vs the Cardinal. Chris Duarte, LJ Figueroa, and Eric Williams Jr. led the way for the Ducks. Figueroa finished the game with a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Including the starters, Oregon had just 7 players suited up for the game vs Stanford. Most of the starters played more than 32 minutes with Chandler Lawson and Aaron Estrada filling in some of the gaps and getting the starting 5 some rest. Jalen Terry was not available for the game.
The win helped move Head Coach Dana Altman up the list for NCAA Career wins. He tied Mike Montgomery for 23rd with win number 677. The victory was also Altman’s 800th career win overall across all levels.
Oregon Basketball will travel to Colorado to take on the Buffaloes as Pac-12 play resumes on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 8 pm Pacific Time on Fox Sports 1.