Dillon Brooks and his team, the Oregon Ducks prepare for Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners in the Elite-8.

Following practice on Friday, Oregon’s leading scorer Dillon Brooks, took time to speak with reporters. Brooks, fresh off a 22 point performance against Duke in Oregon’s 82-68 win on Thursday night, had little time to celebrate as Oregon is back at it, preparing to face the two seed Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday.

Brooks is averaging 17 points, 5.6 rpg and 2.3 assists this season and can shoot from the 3-point line as evidenced by his 48-for-140 3-point shooting (.343) plus is an outstanding free throw shooter at .83 percent.

While he has been the most consistent free throw shooter, against Duke, Brooks missed all three of his free throw attempts and he’ll need to improve on that as he will be facing one of the top players in the country in Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield.

When asked about the spotlight match up tomorrow, Brooks indicated he looks at it as a great challenge but quickly asserted that basketball is a team game, not an individual match up. He’s right of course that it will take a complete team effort for either team to win Saturday’s game. While there may be a lot of attention to the Brooks and Hield on the floor, Brooks intends to look to get his teammates involved in the game as the Ducks have done successfully all year long.

Tipoff for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:09 p.m. Pacific and the game will be carried live on CBS.


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