Ducks Own The Knight Against Dogs

(George Schroeder/The Register-Guard)

Forgive me for being proud of the Oregon basketball team, but I cannot help it. After checking out Matthew Knight Arena on a recent trip back to Eugene, I definitely approved of the Ducks new home court. They played an excellent game last night against University of Washington, winning 82-57. Outshooting the Huskies 56.4%-36.4% definitely helped as Oregon moved to 17-7 on the year. More importantly, they are only one game back of Cal and Washington in the conference standings.

Garrett Sim started the game off on an 8-0 run. The Ducks never let up in a first half that saw a Carlos Emory tip in put them in the lead 49-26 as the buzzer sounded. Emory finished with 16 while Sim was joined by EJ Singler and Devoe Joseph with 13 apiece. Devoe Joseph was not allowed to play for Oregon until December 10, but his play has been All-Pac 12 worthy. Tony Wroten led the Huskies with 14 points, causing 4 steals and making a few sweet passes. Wroten's issue is still decision making and shot selection, not to mention struggling from the FT stripe and long range.