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)
Head Coach Dana Altman and Forward Mikyle McIntosh
Head Coach Kevin Ollie, Alterique Butler, Jaylen Adams and Taylor Larrier
UCONN Head Coach Kevin Ollie