Ducks take on Sooners in the Elite-8.

Elgin Cook has arrived for his senior year at Oregon, turning in his best statistical performance. So far he is averaging 14.6 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. When the Ducks need some instant offense, or simply someone to make a big play, odds are Cook will answer the call.

Cook is known for his slashing, attacking manner he plays the game, but one area he has shown dramatic improvement is at the free throw line. Cook now shoots .764 percent, the second best on the Ducks’ roster for players who have shot more than 100 free throws. Dillon Brooks leads that category with an .810 percentage, but Cook also has the distinction of going 10-for-11 against Washington State.

Cook also shares some other interesting season with Brooks. Against Boise State back in December, the pair each scored more than 20 points in the game. Brooks finished the night with 26 while Cook had 22. Cook is the only player to record a double-double this year in the tournament. He did that against Holy Cross when he scored 11 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.

During this current 11-game win streak for Oregon, Cook leads the team in scoring at 17.6 ppg, plus is the top rebounder at 7.0 rebounds per game and has shot .792 from the free throw line.

Oregon will need all that Cook can bring against Oklahoma on Saturday in a game that will start at 3:09 p.m. Pacific and will be carried on CBS.

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