Big Win for Ducks over Illinois 77-70

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Elgin Cook muscles for two.

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Elgin Cook muscles for two.

Oregon played extremely well to pull off a tough 77-70 win in Chicago at the United Center, home floor to the Chicago Bulls Saturday. Joseph Young, suffering through a shooting slump recently, did not start but was the second leading scorer for Oregon with 15 points. Emerging freshman star Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Dwayne Benjamin added 13 to pace five Ducks in double figure scoring. Of interest was facing Ahmad Starks who played for Oregon State and transferred to the Illini and scored five points against his former Pac-12 foe.

Down by four at half and a deficit of thirteen at most, the Ducks made the most of their athleticism in the paint as they scored forty points there as compared to 20 points for Illinois to help come from behind. Most of the scoring from freshman Ahmaad Rorie occurred at crunch time to help lift the Ducks as he hit three free throws with 1:31 left, and a clutch jumper that sealed the game with 12 seconds remaining. He had a layup at the buzzer to finish all scoring as the Ducks looked sharp in the black with yellow trimmed uniforms for the first time this season.

Dillon Brooks

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Dillon Brooks

The 24 points for Brooks was a season high for him as he leads all Pac-12 freshmen in scoring thus far this season with a 14.8 average. Oregon has improved to 6-3 on the season and plays again this Wednesday at Matt Knight Arena, hosting Cal-State Northridge at 8:00 PM. Come support this improving team!

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Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...