No Artis, No Problem For Ducks
January 26, 2013, 5:45 pm
Oregon wins their 20th straight game at home and remains perfect in Pac-12 play with an 81-76 victory over the rival Huskies.
It was a sloppy game, each team committed more than 20 turnovers, but Oregon's dominance in the paint and timely free throw shooting thwarts Washington's comeback attempt.
Oregon opened the game with Jonathan Loyd running the point, in for normal starter Dominic Artis, who will miss the next few weeks with a foot injury.
Loyd ran the offense well, leading the team with 5 assists, but was also one of two Ducks with 5+ turnovers.
Turnovers were contagious for both teams, preventing either from establishing a lead over the other.
Oregon had a slight 37-33 advantage at the midway point.
Turnovers continued to plague both teams in the second half, but Oregon was able to pull away from Washington by dominating the paint. Much like the Washington State game, EJ Singler came up big in the second half. He would finish the game with 18 points.
Arsalan Kazemi had 11 points, hitting all four shots he took. He also had 11 rebounds, and notched his 50th career double-double.
Carlos Emory had a couple monster slams that brought a sell-out MKA crowd to its feet. He'd finish the game with 11 points.
Five different Huskies had double-digit point totals.
Oregon improves to 18-2 on the season and travels to Palo Alto next to play Stanford on Wednesday.
Dana Altman spoke with Jerry Allen after the game: