MBB | The Ducks Runaway With Win Over Eastern Washington 81-47

The Oregon Ducks took down the Eastern Washington Eagles in their first game of the 2K Empire Classic in emphatic fashion, winning it 81-47. The Ducks were able to get this margin of victory in large part because of a 21-0 run in the first half, leading them to a 21-6 lead. Also, the Eagles shooting woes from their first game against Syracuse followed them into tonight, especially the first half, as the team shot 4-24 from three-point range and 5-34 from the field. Their percentage did improve in the second half though, as the Eagles shot 42.9% from three, but it wasn’t enough as the Ducks shot an impressive 58.3% from three to increase their lead. The intangibles were also major factors in this game, as the Ducks used their height advantage to outscore their opponents 30-2 in the paint and out-rebound the Eagles 50-34. The Ducks improve to 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in the tournament, as their next matchup will be in New York on Thursday versus Iowa. For Eastern Washington, the Eagles fall to 0-2 on the season and in the tournament, looking to pick up their first when they play Green Bay at home.

Game Story (by Naveed Habibelahian)

Interviews

Head Coach Dana Altman

Sophomore Forward Kenny Wooten and Senior Guard Ehab Amin

-Naveed Habibelahian

AUDIO: No. 3 Oregon Women’s Basketball Hosts No. 18 Syracuse in Home Opener

Following its season opening beatdown of Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday, No. 3 Oregon women’s basketball returns to Eugene and Matthew Knight Arena for its 2018-2019 home opener against No. 18 Syracuse on Saturday. Along with the buzz surrounding local Ducks’ fans chance to see their team play, Oregon will be joined by a guest coach in two-time New York Times Bestselling author and Twitter sensation Shea Serrano. The Ducks may need all the help they can get, with the Orange returning all five starters from last year when the team lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed. Listen below as head coach Kelly Graves and senior guard Maite Cazorla preview the matchup.

Head Coach Kelly Graves

Guard Maite Cazorla

-Alex Castle