Oregon prepares to face Oklahoma on Saturday in the Elite-8

Chris Boucher has had a terrific year, and as the one seed Oregon Ducks prepare for the two seed Oklahoma Sooners in the Elite-8 game on Saturday, Boucher spoke with media following practice on Friday.

Boucher brings 12.0 points per game scoring, 7.3 rpg and 3.1 bpg averages into tomorrow’s contest. He is a an outstanding shot blocker and rebounder and has used his 3-point shooting range to great advantage to make him one of the most difficult defensive assignments opponents have to plan for. 

So far this season, Boucher has hit .342 of his 3-point shot attempts on 38-of-111 3-point shooting. Over all his is a .540 field goal shooter on 154-of-285 shooting and is .683 percent free-throw shooter on 99-of-145 from the line. He has pulled down 270 rebounds, 97 of which were offensive. He set a new school record for single season shot blocks with 110 blocks and currently ranks sixth nationally in that category.

Oklahoma must account for Boucher at all times on offense as the 6-10 bigman can easily slip out to the 3-point arc and hit the shot. His long arms make him particularly difficult to guard on the outside.

Following practice, Boucher talked about his advantages in shooting from the outside and how his confidence in his shooting has continued to grow.

Gametime for Saturday’s contest is 3:09 p.m. Pacific and the game will be aired on CBS.


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