The Oregon Ducks were able to pull away late in the game to beat the Washington Huskies 65-52 tonight. Oregon has now reached 20 wins for the 3rd straight year under head coach Dana Altman. Unfortunately for the Ducks, Jonathon Lloyd was injured in the last minutes when he viciously hyperextended his leg. With Dominic Artis out and not looking like he will be back any time soon, this is very bad news. Let’s hope it is a minor injury.
Freshman Damyean Dotson led the way for the Ducks with 13 points. Lloyd gave Oregon a big boost putting up 11 points, and Arsalan Kazemi also added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Carlos Emory added 10 points respectively. Despite Washington’s tough defense, the Ducks were able to limit their turnovers to just 9.
Oregon was able to outshoot the Huskies in all phases going 49% from the field and 30.8% from behind the arc. In turn they were able to hold the Huskies to just 35% from the field and an extremely poor 15.4% from behind the arc. Once again Kazemi and his physical play was a huge boost for Oregon along with Jonathon Lloyd contributing in the scoring column, with all of his points coming in the second half. The Ducks were able to keep every Washington player under double digits with the exception of Abdul Gaddy who ended with 17 points.
Next up, Oregon takes on the Washington State Cougars in Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on February 16th.