Oregon Men’s Tennis Wins Tough Battle With Wisconsin 5-2

The Ducks were able to win a tough battle with the Wisconsin Badgers and improve to 5-2 in the spring season. The Ducks won two of the three doubles matches to secure the doubles point, as two of the three matches went to set tiebreakers. The first set tiebreaker was won by the Badgers, but the Ducks secured the second one, giving them the doubles point. In singles play, the Ducks won three of the first four matches to give them a 4-1 lead and pull the Badgers out of reach. The Ducks play next at the ITA National Team Indoors in Seattle, WA, which starts on Feb. 16. The team plays on Feb. 17 versus San Diego State and Feb. 18 against UNLV.

Game Story (by Naveed Habibelahian)

Post-Match Interviews

Head Coach Nils Schyllander

Senior Cormac Clissold

Sophomore Ty Gentry

-Naveed Habibelahian

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