MBB: The Ducks Have Best Defensive Game, Beat Huskies 65-40

The Ducks defense proved key in the big victory against the Huskies. The Ducks only allowed their opponents to shoot 27.8% from the field and 17.6% from the three-point line. As a result of their great defense, the Huskies leading scorer, freshman guard Jaylen Nowell, who came into the game averaging 16.5 ppg, was held to only 9 points on 4-15 shooting. The defense in the paint was also great for the Ducks, as the team had 7 blocks, all of which came from freshman forward Kenny Wooten. Offensively, the Ducks were solid as the three players who scored in double figures shot 50% or better from the field. Freshman Troy Brown led the team in scoring with 21 points on 8-12 shooting. Also, sophomore Payton Pritchard chipped in 12 points and 8 assists, while freshman Kenny Wooten had 12 points and 7 blocks. The Ducks (16-8, 6-5 PAC-12) are now above .500% in conference. Their next game is on Sunday against Washington State at 5 pm at Matthew Knight Arena.

Game Story (by Naveed Habibelahian)

Post-Game Interviews

Head Coach Dana Altman

Freshmen Kenny Wooten and Troy Brown

-Naveed Habibelahian

AUDIO: 2018 Oregon Football National Signing Day Press Conference

After securing 15 commitments during the early signing period back in December of 2017, Oregon’s new head coach Mario Cristobal has added eight more to the 2018 class by the afternoon of National Signing Day. In total, Oregon signed 11 ESPN300 recruits and finds themselves with a top 20 class according to most recruiting services. With more additions potentially on their way, coach Cristobal spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon to breakdown the class thus far. Listen to the full press conference below.

Head Coach Mario Cristobal

-Alex Castle