A closer look at Arizona's _-_ loss to Oregon

Arizona fell to Oregon 83-75, ending the home court winning streak at 49 games. Read on to find out more about the loss, including the player of the game, and key moments.

Arizona lost its second game in a row and fell to 16-5 on the season and 4-4 in Pac-12 play with a 83-75 loss to Oregon.  Here's a closer look at what happened:

Player of the Game:

Ryan Anderson - The senior tried to do it all for Arizona, but his 22 points and nine rebounds were not enough to help the Wildcats extend the home court winning streak to 50 games. Anderson was unable to stop the Ducks in the paint, but battled throughout the night, showing solid effort in the loss. 

Key Moments:

* Arizona jumped out to an early lead against Oregon. Kadeem Allen got an easy bucket and Gabe York hit a three pointer in transition to get McKale Center pumped up. Anderson hit a long two-pointer and then slammed home a dunk with the foul to put the Wildcats up 10-2. Arizona wasn't done there as the Wildcats hit their first eight shots en route to an early 18-9 lead.

* Oregon battled back with the help of many Arizona turnovers and finally took the lead early in the second half. Elgin Cook hit a three-pointer over Mark Tollefsen to give the Ducks a 49-46 lead with 16:08 remaining in the game. After another Wildcat turnover, Dwayne Benjamin hit a long ball with the clock winding down as Oregon started to pull away. 

* With the Wildcats battling back into the game, Benjamin was fouled on three point attempt. He made all three free throws. Arizona turned the ball over on the following trip down the court and Dillon Brooks hit a long ball of his own to extend Oregon's lead to eight with just under six minutes to go.

* Arizona started to press with just under two minutes to go, but it wasn't enough as Oregon broke through for an easy dunk to extend the lead to ten points. The lead was insurmountable for the Wildcats, despite a late push.

Stat of the Game:

42 - With the home court winning streak on the line, Arizona was unable to control the paint against the Ducks. Despite some foul trouble, Oregon was able to score in the paint at will, racking up 42 points under the basket. Although the Ducks hit several outside shots in the upset, the easy ones at the rim were the deciding factor.

Miller Quotable:

"A lot of those teams and players did a great job," Miller said of the streak. "The program history speaks for itself and McKale is just an amazing place. Nothing about that atmosphere was a part of our game tonight."

Altman Quotable:

“Our program has been chasing Arizona and we still are," Altman said. "This is the program that is setting the standard in the Pac-12 right now and that's not even debatable."

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