Oregon to take on Howard

The Howard Bison (1-5) travels to the campus of the University of Oregon to take on the Ducks (5-4) on Tuesday night in McArthur Court. The Ducks again hope to restart their season with a win after losing on the road on Saturday night to New Mexico, 68-61. While the Ducks were plagued by turnovers in the first half of the New Mexico game, Oregon fought back in the second half to make the game competitive and in fact led in the final minutes of the game.

(PHOTO) Oregon's Brandon Lincoln (14) awkwardly pulls down a rebound in front of New Mexico's Tony Danridge, right, in the first half of their NCAA basketball game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

Forward Adam Zahn had one of his best nights as a Duck with career high 13 points and seven rebounds. Forward Malik Hairston continued his streak of double figure scoring. Hairston is averaging 15 points a contest and has had a double figure scoring night in all nine games this season.

Guard Brandon Lincoln is tentatively scheduled to replace Bryce Taylor and Matt Short will be the center in place of Ivan Johnson in the starting line up for the Howard game. The other starters will be Hairston, guard Aaron Brooks and forward Maarty Leunan.

Forward Darryl Hudson, 6-4, 13.2 ppg is Howard's leading scorer. Guards Darek Mitchell, 6-0, 10.5 ppg and Will Gant, 6-2, 10.0 ppg are the other double figure point producers for the Bison. Howard ranks among the nation's leaders in steals averaging 10.3 per game.

This is the first contest between the two universities.

There will be no live television broadcast for the game. The contest will be aired on the radio along the Oregon Sports Network with Jerry Allen calling the action.

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