Oregon pulls out a hard fought win

Oregon Ducks defeat the Arizona State Sun Devils 69-65

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The Oregon Ducks had to battle all game to get the win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, and they prevailed 68-65.  Once again the Ducks needed contributions from the entire team as Carrick Felix hit a 3-pointer with 2:08 left to put the Sun Devils up 60-59.  Tony Woods answered back with a go ahead dunk to put Oregon up for good.

Oregon was led in scoring by Tony Woods, Damyean Dotson, and Carlos Emory with 14 points a piece.  Dominic Artis added another 10 points while playing outstanding defense.  The Ducks were not able to shut down Freshman Jahii Carson, who finished the game with 20 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds.  Evan Gordon put up another 17 points for the Sun Devils.

As they had against the Wildcats, the Ducks shot very accurately from behind the arc, going 6-11 for 54.5%.  However, it was the accuracy on the free throw line that made the difference in this contest, and led to the Oregon victory.  The Ducks shot 14-15 from the charity stripe compared to Arizona State’s 5-9, with Oregon’s only miss coming in the last 13 seconds of play.

Oregon is now 14-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play.  Look for a nod from the voters to push the Ducks into the polls this week.  Next up, Oregon takes on USC in Galen Center, on January 17th, at 8pm PST.

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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!