Artis-less Ducks Defend Home Turf

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Washington Huskies 81-76 to extend their home winning streak to 14 games.  With this win they also move to 18-2 overall and more importantly, 7-0 in conference play.  This solidifies Oregon’s top spot in the PAC-12 with a 1.5 game advantage over the closest opponent.

E.J. Singler led Oregon scorers with 18 points.  Carlos Emory added 11 points and Arsalan Kazemi finished the game with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.  With Dominic Artis out indefinitely with a foot injury, Oregon needed a big game from Jonathon Lloyd, and the got it.  Lloyd finished the game with 9 points and 5 assists, his best output of the season so far.  Carlos Emory had a thunderous dunk followed by a 3-pointer, and then a layup for 7 straight points to put Oregon up 30-28 with 4:12 left to play in the first half, and give Oregon the momentum.

While giving up 8 baskets from behind the arc to the Huskies, Oregon nailed 27 free throws compared to Washington’s 14.  Oregon gave up double digits to 5 Husky players, who were led by Andrew Andrews with 15, C.J. Wilcox with 14, Scott Suggs and Abdul Gaddy with 13 each, and Shawn Kemp Jr. with 12.

Next up, Oregon is on the road against Stanford in Maples Pavilion on January 30th.

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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!