Happy Valentine's Day! It's a great day to give that Beaver or Bear fan you know a rose. Because, well, they won't get one on their own. Here's your quack:
- Oregon basketball got another big victory this weekend, beating USC 61-51 in the Galen Center. They got it done through rebounding and defense. Outside of USC star Nikola Vucevic (who had 22 points and 16 rebounds), the Trojans shot only 10-35. Though USC had many chances to rebound, the Ducks won the battle 34-32, and allowed USC to get only 4 second chance points. In contrast to USC's one man show, the Ducks had contributions for almost every player, with 7 Ducks hitting at least one three point shot. Make sure to check out the highlights of the game after the jump.
- Now the Ducks get three home games in a row, starting Saturday afternoon against Oregon State. All three games are winnable, but the Ducks don't have the talent to coast against any team in the conference. And the conference race is very tight in the middle of the conference. If Oregon had lost to USC, they would have dropped to 8th in the conference. Currently the Ducks are tied with Cal and Stanford, who they host next week.
- While there is a lot of excitement buzzing about the men's basketball team, the women's team is struggling, after dropping their 6th straight game in a 22-point home loss to USC. The Ducks didn't shoot well, and the Trojans did, going on a 19-point run at one point to put the game away.
- The track season is underway, and members of the football team competed over the weekend. Also, if you forgot, LaMichael James sure is quick. He took second in the 60m at the Husky Classic indoor track and field meet. He ran a 6.88, just behind Washington State's Greg Hornsby, who ran 6.84. Dior Mathis ran a 7.00, which was good for 11th place. Kenjon Barner competed, but failed to make the finals.
- Looks like Larry Scott is going to try and address one of the biggest failures of the Pac-10 in recent years: the officiating. Like most of the action Scott has taken, it sounds like much research is being done before action is taken. Hopefully we'll see results over the next few seasons.
After the jump, we have highlights from the men's basketball game against USC, and reaction from players and coaches. Leave any other quack.
Oregon vs. USC Highlights
Reaction after the USC game