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Oregon over Stanford breaking 104-year record.

EUGENE, ORE. -- The No. 11 Oregon Ducks broke a 104-year-old record by winning their 16th straight game beating the Stanford Cardinal 69-52. With the win the Ducks now improve to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Chris Boucher led the way for the Ducks recording his second double-double of the season with his 16 points and 10 rebounds, a block along with one steal.

“I felt like it didn’t change what I had to do,” said Boucher talking about his performance. “ I still had to rebound, block shots and play with a lot of energy.”

Oregon started off slow for the second straight game getting behind the Cardinal 5-0 within the first two minutes. Tyler Dorsey settled down the Ducks when he drained a 3-pointer cutting into the Cardinals lead 5-3. Dorsey started off slow in the 1st ending with five points but picked up the momentum in the 2nd half where he scored six of his 11 points while collecting two rebounds, two assists and two blocks. 

Coming off a career night against Cal,  Jordan Bell got into the mix of things by adding 11 more points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 29 minutes of play. 

Dylan Ennis had a hot hand shooting going 4-5 from the field and hitting 3-4 from beyond the arc. He was also perfect at the free throw line making both of his attempts. While he only had 2-points in the second half, Ennis finished with 15 points for the game. 

Oregon felt the loss of Dillon Brooks as the Ducks turned the ball over 19 times throughout the game, 12 of those turnovers coming in the second half. Ennis and Dorsey turned the ball over five times each while Boucher turned the ball over four times. Stanford was able to score 20 points off of the Ducks mistakes. 

“Obviously, we need to fix that.” Payton Pritchard said of the 19 turnovers. “Coach (Dana Altman) is gonna be upset and we need to change that.” 

Oregon's defense was able to keep Stanford from gaining any ground as the Ducks forced a couple shot clock violations resulting in turnovers. Stanford turned the ball over 13 times which allowed the Ducks to score 14 points off those turnovers. 

“I felt like we played really good d.” Boucher said. “We knew who the shooter was, I felt defensively we did a good job.”

Pritchard collected a career high eight rebounds to go along with his six points, seven assists and two steal. 

“Chris (Boucher), Jordan (Bell) and them going after block shots,” Pritchard said.  “I just have to crash down and try to make those plays and get rebounds for my team.”

Oregon shot 47 percent (24-51) from the field, 44 percent (11-25) from the three and 71 percent (10-14) from the free throw line. 

Stanford came into today’s game already missing key player Reid Travis who is out with an injury.  But just like Oregon, it was next man up for the Cardinal. With Travis not playing, senior forward Michael Humphrey had to step up for his team. Humphrey fouled out in 18 minutes of play only collecting four points, six rebounds and one assist. 

Marcus Allen was the highlight for Stanford has he finished with 13 points, one rebound, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes of play. Grant VerhoevenGrant Verhoeven was the next highest scorer for the Cardinal with nine points, five rebounds, and one steal. 

Stanford shot 32 percent (20-62) from the field, 30 percent (6-20) from the three and 54.5 percent (6-11) from the charity stripe.   

Up Next: No. 11 Oregon Ducks hit the road to take on the Runnin’ Utes of Utah on January 26th, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. PST on FS1 and on January 28th, 2017 the Ducks head to Colorado to take on the Buffaloes @ 6:30 p.m. PST on Pac-12 Networks.  

Official Box Score from GoDucks.com


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