Oregon uncharacteristic in first conference loss
The Oregon Ducks lost to their first conference game to the Stanford Cardinal on the road tonight 76-52. Oregon got thoroughly beat in all phases of the game.
Oregon allowed Stanford to shoot 51.9% from the field, the best of their season, compared to the Ducks’ shooting for only 34.6%. Oregon also shot just 25% from behind the arc while allowing the Cardinal to shoot a whopping 57.1%. Stanford has only 2 players averaging double digits for the season but Oregon allowed 17 points to Chasson Randle, 14 to Josh Huestes, and 12 a piece to Dwight Powell and Aaron Bright.
A team likes to get their backups in for quality gametime, but they never want to do it because the game is out of reach. Oregon was able to get a lot of backups quality time, but for all the wrong reasons. Having 5 players that average double digits, Oregon had just one, Carlos Emory with 12 for the game.
Oregon also had 21 turnovers to Stanford’s 15, and got out rebounded 31-34. While this loss will hurt the Ducks and move them down in the rankings, they still control their own destiny and are in the driver’s seat of the Pac-12
Next up, Oregon takes on Cal in Haas Pavilion on February 2nd.