Ducks Exit Tournament

All game long the Oregon Ducks just couldn't find the shooting touch that propelled them to a 22-win season and when Devoe Joseph launched a 3-pointer at the buzzer, the ball sailed over the rim giving Colorado a 63-62 win in the Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

(PHOTO) Oregon Ducks guard Devoe Joseph (34) attempts a three point basket but misses against the Colorado Buffaloes during the second round of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament in the second half at Staples Center. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Just moments before Andre Roberson put up a lay in with just 10 clicks left on the game clock, but Oregon had an opportunity to win the game. However, even after a timeout Colorado's defense which had given the Ducks fits all night long, would not let Devoe Joseph get a off an uncontested shot.

Oregon was 27-for-68 in field goal shooting for the game including 5-of-15 in 3-pointers and was only 2-of-7 in long bombs, a tool that had served Oregon well all season long.

Carlon Brown put in 18 points while Roberson added 12 points and 10 rebounds Colorado (21-11. The Buffaloes now advanced to Friday's semifinals against No. 2 seed California.

Tony Woods led the Ducks (22-9) with 14 points. Joseph had 12 while but missed all his 3-point attempts. Carlos Emory had 11 points.


- Oregon matched a season-high 19 offensive rebounds. The other time this season the Ducks had 19 offensive boards was in a home loss to rival Oregon State on Jan. 29.

- Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and E.J. Singler were a combined 13-of-43 on field goals (30.2 percent).

- Tony Woods registered career-highs for points (14), field goals made (6) and field goals attempted (10).

- Carlos Emory scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. It was the eighth time in the last 11 games that Emory has reached double-figures.

- Joseph matched a career-high with eight rebounds, while contributing four assists and zero turnovers. Joseph scored 12 points to reach double-figures in scoring for the 24th time in 25 games this season. He was just 6-of-19 from the field (0-of-7 on 3-pointers).

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