How to watch Oregon men’s basketball must-win game against the Stanford Cardinal

Oregon's Jermaine Couisnard, left, and Jadrian Tracey meet at mid-court during their game.
Oregon's Jermaine Couisnard, left, and Jadrian Tracey meet at mid-court during their game. / Chris Pietsch/The Register Guard / USA

The Ducks are entering the home stretch of the regular season. This weekend, Oregon will fly to California to play the Stanford Cardinal and the Cal Golden Bears.

With just six games remaining before the Pac-12 Tournament, Oregon is vying for a top seed in the conference. Currently sitting at third behind just Arizona and Washington State, the Ducks are primed for a first-round bye in Las Vegas.

In order to clinch the bye, Dana Altman’s team must continue their winning ways and that includes against the Cardinal on Thursday.

How to watch Oregon Men’s Basketball vs. Stanford:

Key matchups:

The Cardinal has a dynamic duo at the forward position. Maxime Raynaud and Spencer Jones lead the team in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks.

If the Ducks can shut down Raynaud and Jones, they will have a sure win. However, if the two Stanford forwards are up to their usual production levels, Oregon will have to rely more heavily on their own offensive numbers

Jermaine Couisnard has been red hot for the Ducks as of late and currently leads the team in points with 14.8 PPG. If he can keep up his shooting performance, the Ducks will easily outscore Stanford.

Freshmen Kwame Evans Jr. and Jackson Shelstad will also have to bring the heat offensively.

Big man N’Faly Dante may have to put in overtime and play the majority of the game for Oregon as fellow center Nate Bittle is still not confirmed as active since coming down with an unspecified illness earlier this month.

Oregon injury report:

Bittle has been out with an illness since Feb. 13 and despite reports that he is feeling better, the junior has yet to be seen practicing with his squad.

Mookie Cook is out indefinitely with a foot injury while Keeshawn Barthelemy and Jesse Zarzuela are still categorized as out for the remainder of the season.

The rest of the Duck squad should be active and healthy for Thursday’s matchup.

Stanford injury report:

Freshman Jaylen Thompson is the only player categorized as out for the Cardinal. Thompson has been inactive since Jan. 27 with a head injury.

Final score prediction: Oregon 81, Stanford 63

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