MBB: Ducks Capture First Pac-12 Win of Season on New Year’s Eve

The Oregon Ducks led wire-to-wire in route to a 77-62 victory over the visiting Colorado Buffaloes¬†on Sunday evening at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. Troy Brown paced the Ducks’ offense with a career-high 21 points and helped Oregon to two early double-digit leads at 13-2 and 20-9. Colorado, led by Namon Wright’s 20 points, got within four points of the Ducks at 37-33 early in the second half thanks to a quick 5-0 run. That’d be the closest the Buffaloes would get, though, as Oregon outscored Colorado 40-29 the rest of the way. The Ducks used a 13-2 run near the start of the second half to push the lead to double digits, where it stayed for the rest of the game. Four total Ducks scored in double figures on Sunday as Elijah Brown (17 points), Payton Pritchard (12 points), and Kenny Wooten (13 points) joined Brown in double digits. Wooten also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots in 31 minutes in his third-straight start. The win is Oregon’s first of Pac-12 play this season after the Ducks dropped its opener on Friday night against the Utah Utes. Oregon ends the 2017 calendar year at 11-4 and travel up I-5 to take on the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis on January 5th. Full postgame coverage, including a game story, is below.

Game Story (by Marc Grandi)

Postgame Interviews

Head Coach Dana Altman

Victor Bailey Jr. and Kenny Wooten