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Game Preview and How to Watch: No. 20 Oregon Ducks vs. Savannah State

The Ducks are flying high after their big win over Baylor. Next up on the non-conference slate is Savannah State.

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No. 20 Oregon Ducks vs. Savannah State Tigers
8:00 PM PT - Matthew Knight Arena - Eugene, OR
TV: Pac-12 Networks - Online: Pac-12 Networks Live

Oregon Category Savannah State
77.0 Points Per Game 74.0
.462 Field Goal Percentage .418
.327 3-Point FG Percentage .388
.690 Free Throw Percentage .579
36.5 Rebounds Per Game 37.0
14.0 Assists Per Game 10.3
14.5 Turnovers Per Game 14.7
7.0 Steals Per Game 9.3
6.0 Blocks Per Game 3.7

Oregon Notes


Position Player
F Elgin Cook
F Dillon Brooks
F Chris Boucher
G Casey Benson
G Tyler Dorsey

The Ducks are coming off of a big win over No. 20 Baylor at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday night, defeating the Bears 74-67. It was Oregon's first win over a ranked, non-conference opponent in three years. The Ducks last defeated a ranked, non-conference opponent back on November 23, 2012 when they beat No. 18 UNLV, 83-79.

This is Oregon's first meeting with Savannah State in a decade. In their only previous meeting back on Novembe 20, 2005, the Ducks defeated the Tigers 83-23 at McArthur Court. In that game, Savannah State shot just 17.5 percent from the field. It was the third-highest margin of victory in school history for Oregon. It was also the last time Oregon held an opponent to zero three-point field goals as the Tigers went 0-for-13 from beyond the arc that game.

Tyler Dorsey is off to a strong start in his collegiate career, averaging 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game so far this season. Chris Boucher has also done well so far, averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Boucher's length has also come in handy as the 6'10" forward is averaging 3.5 blocks per game.

Savannah State Notes

The Tigers are off to a 3-0 start to the season, including a pair of close wins against Campbell and Arkansas State. Savannah State is led by Chris Martin, who is averaging 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Martin has scored 15-plus points in each of Savannah State's three games so far.

As mentioned above, the Tigers are no strangers to close games this year. Two of their three games have been decided by two points or less. On Monday, Savannah State defeated Campbell 59-57. Then, on Wednesday, the Tigers beat Arkansas State 76-75.

On Monday, the Tigers held Campbell scoreless in the final 4:46 before Chris Martin hit the game-winning jumper with 23 seconds left.

On Wednesday, Arkansas State had a 69-60 lead over Savannah State before the Wolves went scoreless in the final 2:16 of the game. Brian Pearson hit two free throws with 21 seconds left to help lift the Tigers over Arkansas State to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Tonight's game against the Ducks is the first of a four-game road trip that includes stops at Baylor, Jackson State and South Florida.