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.

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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!