Oregon Basketball: Ducks Down Two Starters, Top Washington Huskies

After playing just their second game in a month, Oregon Basketball got back on the winning track with a win over the Washington Huskies.

The 2020-21 season has been anything but business as usual, but one this is for sure. Oregon won the season series with Washington.  Oregon was without Chris Duarte due to injury and without Eric Williams Jr. for the game vs the Huskies. Despite not having their leading scorer, Oregon shot close to 50 percent from the floor and from three-point range in the game in a 86-74 win over Washington.

After not playing for a month and facing Washington State, Oregon saw several players in foul trouble with two ducks fouling out of the game before it was over. Things were more disciplined against Washington as the Ducks had just 18 personal fouls, with no one fouling out.

Will Richardson who returned for just his second game saw his minutes increase. He played 38 minutes against Washington. He finished with 19 points shooting 3 for 6 from three-point range, but led the team with 5 turnovers as he gets readjusted to playing after his absence from injury.

Eugene Omoruyi has been the most constant player for Oregon this season. He led the Ducks in scoring picking up the slack with 25 points shooting 8 for 12 from the floor. Omoruyi also had three steals in the game. Defensively Oregon was successful on defense with 3 blocks and 8 steals. Both teams had turnovers, but Oregon did a better job putting up points scoring 22 points off 15 Washington turnovers.

The win helped get a bad taste from a loss vs Washington State where the Ducks were able to keep pace but unable to get the win in the end.  The Ducks will visit the Arizona schools this week starting with Arizona State on Thursday at 6 pm Pacific Time. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.