The game couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for the Ducks.¬† Arizona jumped out to an 11-0 lead early in the first half.¬† After that, it was all Oregon.¬† The Ducks upset the No. 4 Wildcats 70-66 at Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon was led by Senior E.J. Singler’s stellar play.¬† Singler put up 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals.¬† Carlos Emory, Tony Woods, and Dominic Artis all added another 10 points.¬† The Ducks finished the game shooting 48.1% from the field, with an outstanding 63.6% from behind the arc.
Oregon played very well as a team, getting contributions from everyone.¬† This showed in their season high 17 assists.¬† Arsalan Kazemi’s presence on the floor and his cool head in tough situations stands out for me.¬† So do his team high 8 rebounds, most of them in the second half.¬† For the Wildcats, Mark Lyons put up 21 points with Solomon Hill adding another 16.¬† This win should move Oregon up into the top 25 polls.
Next up, Oregon takes on Arizona State in Matthew Knight Arena on January 13th at 6pm PST.