MBB: Oregon loses first game in Phil Knight Invitational to UCONN, 71-63.

Oregon Men’s Basketball fell short in a tough battle to the Connecticut Huskies in game 1 of the inaugural Phil Knight Invitational, 71-63. With Nike co-founder and chairman, Phil Knight, in attendance, the Ducks were neck-and-neck with the Huskies all game but a total of 36 fouls and shooting 33 percent from the floor disabled Oregon and fell short. The two-time Pac 12 champions saw three players foul out, two of them scoring a total of just fifteen points. Altogether, Oregon assisted just seven times while scoring their 63 points. The Ducks have now recorded their first loss but will be back on the court Friday to avenge their disappointing performance.

Game Story (by Drake Hills)

Oregon Postgame

Head Coach Dana Altman and Forward Mikyle McIntosh 

UCONN Postgame

Head Coach Kevin Ollie, Alterique Butler, Jaylen Adams and Taylor Larrier 

UCONN Head Coach Kevin Ollie

WBB: Oregon dominates Eastern Washington behind Hebard’s strong play

Oregon Women’s Basketball beat the Eastern Washington Eagles 81-40 Tuesday after being on the road for seven days. Coming off their first loss of the season against Louisville, the Ducks spread minutes around, trying to give everyone rest. Ruthy Hebard carried the offense in limited minutes, scoring 22 points in 20 minutes, two away from her season high. Sabrina Ionescu did not break the Pac12 record for triple-doubles tonight, but did get eight points and ten rebounds. The Win brings the Ducks to 4-1 on the season, just in time to take on Oklahoma in the PK80 Invitational.

Game Story: Gabe Ornelas

Postgame Audio: Kelly Graves and Ruthy Hebard