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)
Dana Altman and Paul White