The Oregon Ducks swept the Oregon State Beavers with their second win over them this season 85-75. Oregon was behind 41-34 at halftime, they managed to storm back with a 51-34 second half and win the game.
Carlos Emory had a stellar game putting up 21 points and 4 rebounds. It is redundant to say Arsalan Kazemi had a great game as it seems to happen every time now, Kazemi finished the game with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Tony Woods added 16 points and Jonathan Loyd came through once again putting up 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Oregon needed a great game from Loyd to win.
This was Dominic Artis’ first game back from injury. He only played 12 minutes but managed to make 2 key shots from behind the arc in those limited minutes. Without question Oregon benefits from having him on the floor. With his absence it seems as if Loyd has come in to his own and is playing his best ball. Having both guards playing their top games will help Oregon with the tournaments that are coming up. On the down side, it seems as if Damyean Dotson was injured badly in the game and had to be taken to the locker room. The Ducks would not want to have to replace one injured player for another, especially one talented freshman for another.
Oregon also managed to shoot great from the field putting up 50.9% from the field. Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson was able to put up 31 points on the Ducks with Devon Collier adding another 14 points respectively. With this win, Oregon is now half a game above UCLA for the conference lead.
Next up, Oregon takes on the Colorado Buffaloes on March 7th.