Oregon Preview

After losing two close games in California the Beavers look to pick up their first Pac-10 win in Eugene against the struggling Ducks. <br><br> Civil War gametime is 2:00 PM and can be seen on FoxSports.

Oregon State (7-6, 0-4) at Oregon (11-4, 1-3)
Saturday, January 18 - 2:00 PM (FoxSportsNW)
McArthur Court- Eugene, OR
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 176-140.
Last meeting: Oregon 91, Oregon State 62



The Nitty Gritty on the Ducks

  • Home Court: McArthur Court (9,087)
  • All-time Record: 1,278-1,138 (97 years)
  • Joined Pac-10: 1916-17

  • Current Record: 11-4, 1-3 in Pac-10 play.
  • Notable wins in 2002-03: Defeated no. 14 Kansas at the Pape' Jam, 87-78, defeated no. 25 Minnesota at home, 90-81.
  • Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Seventh in the Pac-10, #22 in the AP poll and #19 in the coaches poll.
    Oregon was picked to finish second in the Pac-10 by the media.
  • Head Coach: Ernie Kent is in his sixth year as head coach at Oregon.
    Career Record: 184-138; Oregon Record: 94-58; Pac-10 Record: 448-42.


  • 2001-02 Record: 26-6; 14-4 in Pac-10 play
  • Notable Pac-10 wins during the 2001-02 season: Defeated #11 Arizona at home, 105-75, defeated #15 Arizona on the road, 90-80, defeated #14 Stanford at home, 87-79, defeated #13 UCLA (91-62) and and #23 USC (73-69) back to back at home, defeated #19 USC on the road, 67-65, defeated Wake Forest (92-87) and Texas (72-70) in the tournament.
  • Pac-10 Tournament: The Ducks lost to USC in the semifinals, 89-78. Recap | Box Score
  • Postseason: Lost in the elite eight to Kansas, 104-86. Recap | Box Score


Series Records

Most Points (OSU): 101, Feb. 12, ‘94 (@ OSU)
Most Points (UO): 107, Feb. 11, ‘95 (@ UO)

Longest OSU Streak: 10 wins (1978-82)
Longest UO Streak: 10 wins (1995-98 & 1919-21)

Margin of victory (OSU): 39 (93-54), Mar. 9, ‘68 (@ OSU)
Margin of victory (UO): 29 (42-13), Feb. 11, ‘21 (@ UO)
                                     29 (91-62), Feb. 16, ‘02 (@ UO)

Overtime Games: 19 (OSU 12-7 -- OSU 3 straight)



The Players
(Full Roster | Season Stats)

Leading Scorer: Luke Ridnour, 18.6 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Luke Jackson, 6.7 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Luke Ridnour, 5.9 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Ian Crosswhite, .47 bpg
Minutes played per game: Luke Ridnour, 34.2 mpg
Most steals per game: Luke Jackson, 2.3 spg

Returning starters: guard Luke Jackson, forward Robert Johnson, and guard Luke Ridnour.

Starting Five

PG 13 Luke Ridnour (6-2, 175) - great passer and scorer...has the ability to get to the hoop and get an easy basket...All-American and Wooden Award candidate...one of the best point guards in the country...very heady player who knows the game...likes to add flair to his passes, but rarely makes stupid decisions...has started 64 games for the Ducks and all 15 this season...leads the Ducks in minutes (34.2 mpg), assists (5.9 apg), and points (18.6 ppg)...is third in the Pac-10 in scoring and first in assists...shooting .442 from the field, .347 from downtown, and .783 from the free throw line.

G 1 James Davis (5-10, 175) - superb three-point shooter who leads the Pac-10 in three point field goals made per game with 2.86 3fgpg...has almost unlimited range...consistent from the field...runs the team when Ridnour is out the game...has made a team leading 41 three point baskets...has started 14 of 15 games this year...in 24.5 mpg Davis is averaging 10.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game...shooting .418 from the field, .414 from three point range, and .818 from the charity stripe.

Luke Ridnour leads the Pac-10 in assists per game.
Luke Ridnour leads the Pac-10 in assists per game. (Getty Images)

F 3 Robert Johnson (6-8, 250) - relentless, hard working rebounder who has posted four double-doubles this year...has a nose for the ball...a team player who makes others around him better when he is on the floor...excellent shooter around the basket...led the Pac-10 in rebounding last with 7.5 rpg...has started all 15 games...in 24.7 minutes Johnson is averaging 8.8 points and 6.1 rebounds...shooting a team leading and conference leading .663 from the field...shooting .667 from the free throw line...leads the Ducks in personal fouls with 41.

C 40 Brian Helquist (6-9, 260) - big man who provides some bulk in the middle...worked in the offseason to better condition himself...soft touch around the basket...has started 11 games this season...averaging 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game...shooting .595 from the field and .529 from the line...has only two assists this year.

F 33 Luke Jackson (6-7, 215) - pure shooter who can score from the outside...fearless player who does not mind mixing up in the paint...has the skills to play on the box and loves to rebound...gives 100% every play, very aggressive on both ends of the floor...All-American and Wooden Award candidate...is the 23rd player in Oregon history to score 1,000 points during their career...excellent free throw shooter...has started all 15 games...averaing 32.1 minutes, 17.0 points (eighth best in the Pac-10), a team leading 6.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and a team leading 2.3 steals...shooting .463 from the field, .431 from downtown, and a team best .852 from the free throw line.


The Bench

F 11 Ian Crosswhite (6-11, 245) - first big man off the bench...smooth shooter from downtown...has impressive inside moves...good hands for a big man...has played in all 15 games this season, started in two...in 16.3 minutes is averaging 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and a team leading .47 blocks per game...shooting .535 from the field, .435 from three point range, and .788 from the line...has fouled out of three games this year.

G 35 Andre Joseph (6-3, 195) - can shoot from the outside or take it to the hoop...transfer from Stephen F. Austin/Lee Junior College...has played in all 15 games this season...shooting .390 from the field, .327 from behind the arc, and .683 from the charity stripe...averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 23.6 minutes per game.

C 55 Jay Anderson (6-9, 230) - can shoot from the outside and has a soft touch in the paint...is showing more confidence as the season progresses...has played in all 15 games this season...averaging 15.1 minutes, 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds...shooting .455 from the field, .214 from downtown, and .417 from the line.



Numbers Don't Lie

 TEAM STATISTICS                    ORE          OPP
 SCORING..................         1277         1109
   Points per game........         85.1         73.9
   Scoring margin.........        +11.2            -
 FIELD GOALS-ATT..........      445-930      393-931
   Field goal pct.........         .478         .422
 3 POINT FG-ATT...........      133-346       99-261
   3-point FG pct.........         .384         .379
   3-pt FG made per game..          8.9          6.6
 FREE THROWS-ATT..........      254-351      224-319
   Free throw pct.........         .724         .702
 REBOUNDS.................          540          557
   Rebounds per game......         36.0         37.1
   Rebounding margin......         -1.1            -
 ASSISTS..................          263          174
   Assists per game.......         17.5         11.6
 TURNOVERS................          233          276
   Turnovers per game.....         15.5         18.4
   Turnover margin........         +2.9            -
   Assist/turnover ratio..          1.1          0.6
 STEALS...................          130           94
   Steals per game........          8.7          6.3
 BLOCKS...................           39           44
   Blocks per game........          2.6          2.9
 WINNING STREAK...........            1            -
   Home win streak........            1            -
 ATTENDANCE...............        77026        56916
   Home games-Avg/Game....       9-8558       4-6822
   Neutral site-Avg/Game..            -      2-14814

 SCORE BY PERIODS:                1st  2nd    Total
 ------------------------------  ---- ----     ----
 Oregon........................   607  670  -  1277
 Opponents.....................   537  572  -  1109



Team Preview

Robert Johnson leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage and is a tenacious rebounder.
Robert Johnson leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage and is a tenacious rebounder. (Getty Images)


  • Experience - The Ducks returned both guards that helped them make an Elite Eight appearance.

  • Free-throw shooting - The Ducks lead the conference in free throw shooting with a .730 percentage.

  • Offensive firepower - Oregon leads the Pac-10 in scoring offense averaging 86.3 ppg...is second in field goal percentage (.477), three point field goal percentage (.381), and three point field goals made (9.07 3fgpg).

  • Sharing the rock - First in the Pac-10 in assists with 249 (17.8 apg).


  • Defense - Oregon is last in the Pac-10 in three point field goal percentage defense (.382) and ninth in blocked shots (2.71 bpg).

  • Offensive rebounding - Ninth in the conference in offensive rebounding with 11.57 orpg.



Last Time the Ducks Played Oregon State...

in Corvallis...
Frederick Jones scored 16 points and Robert Johnson had 11 rebounds as No. 23 Oregon stayed tied for first place in the Pac-10 with a 63-51 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night. Luke Jackson added 15 points for the Ducks (14-4, 6-1), who are surprising contenders at the midway point of the conference schedule. Oregon is tied with Southern California for first. The Ducks have won 10 of 11 games and already have exceeded their conference win total from last season, when they were 5-13. Recap | Box Score


in Eugene...
Frederick Jones scored 23 points and Luke Ridnour added 20 as No. 17 Oregon beat Oregon State 91-62 Saturday night and moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-10. Luke Jackson finished with 19 points for the Ducks (18-7, 10-4 Pac-10), who improved to 14-0 at McArthur Court and moved into a tie atop the conference with USC and Stanford.Philip Ricci had 20 points and nine rebounds for Oregon State (10-14, 3-11). Floyd North III added 11 points. Recap | Box Score



News from the Latest Duck Game

Luke Jackson scored 21 points and Ian Crosswhite added 17 as No. 22 Oregon survived a scare from Portland State for a 69-63 victory Wednesday night at Memorial Coliseum. Luke Ridnour had 15 points for the Ducks (11-4), who again struggled with their interior defense. Oregon lost three of its first four Pac-10 Conference games. Seth Scott led the Vikings (3-13) with a season-high 25 points and 11 rebounds, while Kevin Briggs added 13 points and Brandon Haughton had 11. Portland State made it 42-42 less than four minutes into the second half thanks to the post play of Scott and Haughton, forcing the Ducks to use two centers to patrol the lane. That move coincided with a 12-2 Oregon run that looked like it would put the game away...No. 22 Oregon Pushes Past Portland St., 69-63 | Box Score



News and Notes

  • The Ducks have 17 of the last 18 games in the Civil War, including 7 in a row.

  • During the last nine seasons the Beavers lone win was a 48-45 victory in Corvallis during the 1998-99 season.

  • The Oregon/Oregon State basketball series is the most contested series in NCAA history. The 316 games in the series is almost 50 more than the next closest, 269 for Oregon State/Washington.

  • Ernie Kent needs 5 wins for his 200th career victory.

  • Oregon averages an assist on 59% of its field goals.

  • Luke Jackson is one of three players in Pac-10 history to record multiple career triple-doubles, joining California's Jason Kidd and Arizona's Loren Woods.

  • Oregon has been held to under 72 points three times this season, vs. Cincinnati, at Stanford, and at Portland.

  • Ernie Kent was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2002.

  • Oregon has played in postseason play in five of the last ten seasons.

  • Jackson has led the Ducks in scoring seven times this season. Ridnour has also led the Ducks in scoring seven times this season.


Full Roster

1 James Davis G 5-10 175 Jr. Vancouver, WA
2 Jordan Kent G 6-5 200 Fr. Eugene, OR
3 Robert Johnson F 6-8 250 Sr. San Francisco, CA
5 Matt Short C 7-0 235 Fr. Yreka, CA
11 Ian Crosswhite F 6-11 250 Fr. Castlecrag, AUS
13 Luke Ridnour G 6-2 175 Jr. Blaine, WA
14 Brandon Lincoln G 66-4 200 Fr. Portland, OR
15 Tyler York G 5-11 180 Fr. Granst Pass, OR
33 Luke Jackson G 6-7 215 Jr. Creswell, OR
35 Andre Joseph G 6-3 185 Jr. Houston, TX
40 Brian Helquist C 6-9 260 Sr. Jacksonville, FL
42 Adam Zahn F 6-8 225 Fr. Redondo Beach, CA
55 Jay Anderson C 6-9 220 Jr. Faribault, MN


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