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Game time is 6:00 and can be seen on the Beaver Sports Network throughout Oregon. ">

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Civil War basketball returns to Corvallis for the final game between the Ducks and Beavers in the 2003 regular season. Both teams are looking to get the "W" after coming off of conference losses. <br><br> Game time is 6:00 and can be seen on the Beaver Sports Network throughout Oregon.

Oregon State (11-9, 4-7) vs Oregon (16-6, 6-5)
Saturday, February 15 - 6:00 PM (KPDX, KVAL, KCBY, and KPIC)
Gill Coliseum - Corvallis, OR
Series All-time: Oregon State leads 176-141.
Last meeting: Oregon 79, Oregon State 68



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: 16-6, 6-5 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: Fifth in the Pac-10, #27 in the AP poll and #26 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 & 1991-21)

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, 19.3 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Luke Jackson and Robert Johnson, 6.4 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Luke Ridnour, 6.4 apg
Blocked shots leader:
Ian Crosswhite, .73 bpg
Minutes played per game: Luke Ridnour, 34.4 mpg
Most steals per game: Luke Jackson and Luke Ridnour, 1.9 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 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 22 this season...leads the Ducks in minutes (34.4 mpg), assists (6.4 apg), and points (19.4 ppg)...leads the Pac-10 in assists, is second in scoring, fourth in free throw percenatage, and fifth in steals...shooting .442 from the field, .353 from downtown, and .860 from the free throw line.

G 1 James Davis (5-10, 175) - superb three-point shooter who leads the Pac-10 in three pointers made per game with a 2.0 average...has almost unlimited range...consistent from the field...runs the team when Ridnour is out the game...has made a team leading 63 three point baskets...has started 21 of 22 games this 24.8 mpg Davis is averaging 10.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game...shooting .424 from the field, .444 from three point range, and .846 from the charity stripe.

Luke Ridnour torched the Beavers for 28 points and 11 assists at McArthur Court
Luke Ridnour torched the Beavers for 28 points and 11 assists at McArthur Court. (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 22 25.8 minutes Johnson is averaging 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, good for ninth in the Pac-10...shooting a team leading .614 from the field...shooting .662 from the free throw line...leads the Ducks in personal fouls with 62...has fouled out of three games this season.

C 5 Matt Short (7-0, 235) - athletic big man who gives 100 percent while on the the starting job a couple of weeks ago due to his work ethic during practice...has played in 21 games this season, started 10.2 minutes is averaging 2.9 points and 2.0 rebounds...shooting .614 from the field, and .438 from the free throw line.

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 100% every play, very aggressive on both ends of the floor...All-American and Wooden Award the 23rd player in Oregon history to score 1,000 points during their career...excellent free throw shooter...has started 19 games and played in 21 games this season...injured his hand against Washington and has not fully recovered...averaing 31.7 minutes, 16.4 points (ninth best in the Pac-10), a team leading 6.4 rebounds (eighth best in the Pac-10), 4.0 assists and a team leading 1.9 steals...shooting .449 from the field, .386 from downtown, and a team best .873 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 22 games this season, started in 17.3 minutes is averaging 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and a team leading .72 blocks per game...shooting .529 from the field, .474 from three point range, and .815 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 22 games this season...shooting .417 from the field, .354 from behind the arc, and .702 from the charity stripe...averaging 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 25.3 minutes per game.

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 16 games this season...averaging 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game...shooting .529 from the field and .529 from the line...has only four assists this year.

C 55 Jay Anderson (6-9, 230) - can shoot from the outside and has a soft touch in the showing more confidence as the season progresses...has played in all 22 games this season...averaging 14.0 minutes, 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds...shooting .429 from the field, .176 from downtown, and .600 from the line.



Numbers Don't Lie

 TEAM STATISTICS                    ORE          OPP
SCORING..................         1849         1641
  Points per game........         84.0         74.6
  Scoring margin.........         +9.5            -
FIELD GOALS-ATT..........     643-1377     584-1346
  Field goal pct.........         .467         .434
3 POINT FG-ATT...........      202-519      131-363
  3-point FG pct.........         .389         .361
  3-pt FG made per game..          9.2          6.0
FREE THROWS-ATT..........      361-471      342-486
  Free throw pct.........         .766         .704
REBOUNDS.................          779          811
  Rebounds per game......         35.4         36.9
  Rebounding margin......         -1.5            -
ASSISTS..................          392          261
  Assists per game.......         17.8         11.9
TURNOVERS................          337          397
  Turnovers per game.....         15.3         18.0
  Turnover margin........         +2.7            -
  Assist/turnover ratio..          1.2          0.7
STEALS...................          193          144
  Steals per game........          8.8          6.5
BLOCKS...................           63           77
  Blocks per game........          2.9          3.5

ATTENDANCE...............       122461        70695
  Home games-Avg/Game....      14-8747       6-6844
  Neutral site-Avg/Game..            -      2-14814

SCORE BY PERIODS:                1st  2nd   OT    Total
------------------------------  ---- ---- ----     ----
Oregon........................   868  966   15  -  1849
Opponents.....................   761  870   10  -  1641



Team Preview

Robert Johnson scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against OSU in Eugene
Robert Johnson scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against OSU in Eugene. (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 .766 percentage.

  • Offensive firepower - Oregon is second the Pac-10 in scoring offense averaging 84.0 third in field goal percentage (.467), second in three point field goal percentage (.389), and first three point field goals made (9.18 3fgpg).

  • Sharing the rock - First in the Pac-10 in assists with 392 (17.8 apg).


  • Defense - Oregon is ninth in the Pac-10 in three point field goal percentage defense (.361) and ninth in blocked shots (2.86 bpg).

  • Offensive rebounding - Last in the conference in rebounding offense with 35.4 per game...and ninth in offensive rebounding with 11.27 orpg.


Notes from the Eugene Game

  • The Beavers were down by three at halftime.

  • Oregon outscored Oregon State in the paint by four points, 25-22.

  • Oregon scored 21 points off of 12 OSU turnovers.

  • Neither team had any points off of fast breaks.

  • During the course of the game, the lead changed six times.

  • The Duck's bench outscored the Beaver bench 20-10.


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...
Early in the second half against Oregon State, Oregon's two Lukes exchanged a few words as they sprinted down court. "We said, `Let's get this thing going. Let's keep our team in this one'," Luke Jackson said. After their talk, Jackson and guard Luke Ridnour led a second-half surge that gave No. 22 Oregon a 79-68 victory Saturday. Recap | Box Score

News from the Latest Duck Game

Pacific-10 Conference scoring leader Joe Shipp had 23 points as California rebounded from a halftime deficit to beat Oregon 86-75 Saturday night. Brian Wethers added 21 points and Amit Tamir had 18 for California, ranked second in the Pac-10 behind No. 2 Arizona. The Golden Bears (16-4, 9-2) were coming off an 84-71 victory over Oregon State that snapped a two-game losing streak...Ducks Drop Game to Cal | Box Score



News and Notes

  • The Ducks have won 18 of the last 19 games in the Civil War, including 8 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 317 games in the series is almost 50 more than the next closest, 270 for Oregon State/Washington.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oregon is averaging 20.5 points per game off turnovers.

  • Ian Crosswhite has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games (12.4 ppg),and Oregon has won six of the last eight games. The only games during that stretch the Ducks lost were the USC Cal games where Crosswhite scored only four points.

  • Oregon is 15-0 when the “bigs ”(Jay Anderson, Ian Crosswhite, Brian Helquist, Robert Johnson and Matt Short)combine for at least 22 points;UO is 1- 6 when the guys at the 4-5 spots fall below that mark.The Stanford game on Feb.6 was the first time this season the Ducks won when the bigs did not reach 22 points (18).

  • Oregon is a game off its record through 26 games (17- 5)compared to last season.

  • Oregon is 12-0 when shooting better from the floor than the opposition.

  • Luke Ridnour is the only Duck (and one of only four Pac-10 players)to score in double digits in all 22 games this year.

  • The Ducks have had at least four players score in double-figure in 17 of 22 games this season,and six times they ’ve had at least five in double-digits.

  • The Duck bench has outscored the opponent ’s bench in 18 of 22 games 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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