Ducks Clean Up in Arizona

The Oregon Ducks made a sweep of the Arizona schools on Saturday with a 59-57 win over the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center in Tucson. Garrett Sim scored 12 points including a three pointer that put the Ducks ahead for good with 1:46 left in the game.

(PHOTO) Arizona Wildcats guards Brendon Lavender (24) and Nick Johnson (13) fight with Oregon Ducks guard Garrett Sim (3) for a loose ball late in the second half of a game at the McKale Center. The Ducks won 59-57. Credit: Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE

Oregon had a 17-point lead in the second half but Arizona caught up and went ahead 56-54 with 2:59 left in the contest. From that point on however, Oregon scored five straight points to give the Ducks the win.

Oregon is now 13-5 for the season and 4-2 in conference play while the Wildcats are 12-6 for the year and 3-2 in the Pac-12.

Oregon returns the Matthew Knight Arena next week to face USC and UCLA.

The Ducks-Trojans game is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (PT), while the Oregon-UCLAA game will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.


- Oregon snapped a six-game losing streak to the Wildcats. It was UO's first win at McKale Center in Tucson since the 2007-08 season.

- The Ducks improved to 12-1 when shooting for a better percentage than their opponent. UO is now 11-1 overall when holding a lead at halftime. Oregon is 8-0 in games decided by fewer than 10 points.

- The Ducks had four blocked shots (all by Tony Woods) and improved to 7-1 when they record four or more blocks in a game.

- UO is 4-1 when using the starting lineup of Garrett Sim, Devoe Joseph, E.J. Singler, Jeremy Jacob and Tony Woods. That group is the most used starting lineup for the Ducks this season.

- Oregon led by as many as 17 points with 17:33 remaining in the second half. Arizona's largest lead came in the opening minute when the Wildcats scored the game's first basket (2-0, 19:48).

- E.J. Singler registered career-highs in assists (7) and matched a career-best for minutes played (38). It was the 15th time this season that Singler reached double-figures in scoring (ninth straight game).

- Devoe Joseph (13 points) matched fellow Canadian Olu Ashaolu with a team-high 13 points. Joseph has led the squad in scoring six times this season (in 12 games played).

- Ashaolu led the Ducks in scoring for the second time this season (and second time in the last six games). Oregon is 4-1 this season when Ashaolu scores 10 or more points.

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