Cardinal Dismantle Ducks 84-69

Landry Fields a 6'7" Senior G-F led the Stanford Cardinal to a 84-69 thrashing of the slumping Oregon Ducks by scoring a career-high 32 points. The victory is the 24th in a row for Stanford over Oregon at home in the Maples Pavillion. Oregon's last win at Stanford came in 1985. The loss extends Oregon's (10-9,2-5) current losing streak to five.

(PHOTO) Oregon guard Malcolm Armstead (11) talks with head coach Ernie Kent, right, in the second half against Stanford in an NCAA college basketball game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Stanford defeated Oregon 84-69. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Field's, the versatile leading scorer for the Cardinal, scored 15 of his 32 in the first half when Stanford built a nine point advantage, 39-30, at the half.

The Ducks were dominated statistically in the first 20 minutes. Stanford shot 52 percent from the field compared to 37 percent for the Ducks, and out rebounded Oregon 20-13.

After a remarkable road sweep of the Washington schools to start Pac-10 play, Oregon has been utterly non-competitive in the last 5 league games. The Ducks didn't not lead for a single minute in the first three games of the current losing streak, and only led early against Cal and during the first minute against the Cardinal.

Stanford scored the first four points of the 2nd half to extend its' lead to 13 and force Oregon Head Coach Ernie Kent to burn an early timeout. The timeout didn't help as the Cardinal quickly built up a 20 point lead and were never challenged in the 2nd half.

Sophomore Stanford guard Jeremy Green, who averages 17.1 per game added 25 for the Cardinal who improved to 10-9,4-3. Drew Shiller also chipped in 10 points for Stanford.

Oregon was led by Tajuan Porter who scored 16 points but was only 5 of 13 from the field. Guard Malcolm Armstead added 12 points and four steals while forward Jeremy Jacob was the other Duck to score in double figures with 11 points. It was Jacob's 2nd consecutive game scoring in double figures.

The Ducks finished the game 25-60 from the field for 42 percent while Stanford shot a sizzling 25 of 48 for 52 percent. Stanford essentially doubled the Ducks from the free-throw line going 29-38 while Oregon was 14-19.

With UCLA and USC coming to visit Eugene for games this coming Thursday and Saturday, Kent must be feeling the pressure as his name continues to come up on a national basis as coaches on the "hot seat." Oregon is trying to improve on last season when it went 8-23, 2-16 in confernce play.

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