The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team (13-2, 2-0) take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (14-2, 3-0) at 6 pm Sunday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Arizona State is atop the Pac-12 at 3-0 along with UCLA. A win tomorrow would make the Ducks the clear leader of the PAC and assuredly a ranked team.
Oregon enters the game 11-0 at home and carries the seventh best home winning streak in the country at 17 games. Syracuse leads the nation with 33 straight home wins.
Arizona State, which is coming off a 72-62 win against the Beavers, is averaging 73 points-per-game this season led by freshman guard Jahil Carson (16.9) and guard/forward Carrick Felix (15.3 ppg).
Meanwhile, the Ducks are averaging 74.5 points-per-game and have five players scoring in double-digits this season — Damyean Dotson (11.6 ppg), Tony Woods (10.7 ppg), EJ Singler (10.5 ppg), Carlos Emory (10.3 ppg) and Dominic Artis (10.1 ppg). Dotson is averaging 20.0 points per game in Pac-12 play.
Tony Woods is shooting 55.2% from the floor, good for 5thbest in the Pac-12. Freshman Ben Carter is 30 of 32 (93.8%) from the free-throw line in limited time this season.
With his 14 points against Arizona, Singler (1,271) passed Marty Leunen (1,259)and Terrel Brandon (1,263) in all-time scoring in Ducks Basketball history with his fourteen points against the Wildcats. His 1,271 points is only 30 points away from tying Charles Wrenn (1,301) for 16th place.
The Ducks have an astounding 147 steals on the season (9.8 per game), leading the Pac-12 in that category.
Kazemi ranks first in the conference with 2.6 steals per game while Artis checks in at fourth with 2.0 steals per game.
Oregon fans are still waiting to see Arik Armstead, the 6-foot 8-inch football defensive end, suit up for the first time this season. He has been on the bench since last week’s win over Oregon State.