Virginia Beats Oregon at Matt Knight Arena
Despite taking a lead into the half, the Oregon Ducks could not hold off the Virginia Cavaliers as they lost, 67-54. The loss was indeed reminiscent of the Ducks loss to the Cavaliers last season in Virginia, though this time hurt a bit more being at home. Mike Scott continues his strong senior season for coach Tony Bennett's Cavs as he finished with a game high 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Virginia is now 9-1 on the season and look to be one of the fringe teams in the ACC behind Duke and North Carolina. The Ducks now move to 6-3 on the year, led by senior guard and Minnesota transfer Devoe Joseph with 16 points. Joseph has averaged 15.7 ppg in his first three games at Oregon and may become the Ducks primary scoring option in conference play.
That is all for today, I know I even missed a few big performances. Shout out to New Mexico's Drew Gordon for his 20 rebounds against Oklahoma State and to Oakland's Reggie Hamilton for putting up 41 in a narrow victory over Valparaiso. Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, I will be back with more on the state of college basketball tomorrow!