Oregon’s Defense Wins the Day!

Final Oregon Ducks non- conference game against the Nevada Wolf Pack

It was a defensive battle on New Year’s Eve with Oregon holding the edge and beating Nevada 56-43.  Seniors Tony Woods and Carlos Emory led the way for the Ducks with 13 points each.  Tony Woods in particular was a dominant force down low for Oregon.  Dominic Artis also added 10 points.

Oregon was without the help of Arsalan Kazemi, who left the game late in the first half after catching an accidental elbow to the face from a team mate.  The Ducks’ defense was the player of the game, holding the Wolf Pack to just 28.1% from the field.  Nevada also went a porous 3-23 from behind the arc.  Oregon extends it’s home winning streak to 10-0.

Next up, Oregon opens conference play against Oregon State on January 6th at 7 pm PST.  You can watch the game on Fox Sports Network.

All images © Craig Strobeck Photography

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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!