MBB: Oregon slides past DePaul in OT, 89-79.

Oregon Men’s Basketball earned their first win in the Phil Knight Invitational through an overtime battle against the DePaul Blue Demons, 89-79. Led by Portland native Payton Pritchard, Oregon’s ammunition never ran out and out shot DePaul with a shooting percentage of 45. With that being said, Oregon had 39 three point attempts but only made 15; yet, the Ducks got the win. Pritchard’s 29 points and eight assists electrified the crowd full of Duck fans. Head Coach Dana Altman was pleased with the win but was not happy with the key mistakes Oregon made on defense, seeing two players foul out, Paul White and Kenny Wooten. At any rate, the Ducks will be back in action Sunday at 10 a.m. PT in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum against the Oklahoma Sooners. Sunday’s battle will be the finale of the Phil Knight Invitational.

Game Story (by: Drake Hills)

Postgame

Dana Altman and Paul White

 

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