Oregon vs. Idaho State Preview

This afternoon, the Oregon Ducks take on the Idaho St. Bengals at 3pm PST in Matthew Night Arena. This will mark the 6th meeting between the teams, with Oregon holding a 4-1 record. The Bengals last win against the Ducks was in 1986.

Oregon looks to stay undefeated at home against a struggling Idaho St. squad, led by do-it-all senior Melvin Morgan. Morgan leads all Bengal players in three categories: points (13.2), rebounds (5.7), and assists (3.3). Sophomore Chris Hansen adds 11.5 points per game with junior Tomas Sanchez adding another 8.8 PPG respectively.

After those players, there is a significant drop off in production.

The Bengals are only averaging 51.5ppg, and are shooting shooting 39.1% from the field.

Oregon is averaging 78.5ppg, shooting 47.5% from the field. Most of Oregon’s production is spread out across the roster as Oregon now has five players averaging double digits. Damyean Dotson (11.3) and Carlos Emory (11.3) lead the way; with E.J. Singler (10.9), Dominic Artis (10.3), and Tony Woods (10.1) also contributing. Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi continues to stuff the stat sheet averaging 9.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.7 steals per game.

Idaho St. is going to need a huge game from Melvin Morgan to have a chance at winning this game, as the Bengals are 308th in field goal percentage, 308th in assists, 341st in rebounds, and 346th in scoring per game. Tune in to the PAC-12 Network Saturday afternoon to watch Oregon take on Idaho St.

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Sam Arney

Sam Arney

Sam was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon and he has been a die hard Duck fan his entire life. Sam studied at the University of Oregon before moving to San Diego for 5 years. After moving back to Oregon, Sam decided to follow his passion for writing and started writing for various sports sites. To him, nothing is better than being in Autzen Stadium with 59,000 fans screaming their heads off!