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Game Recap: Dorsey Leads No. 24 Ducks Past Alabama, 65-56

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Oregon grabs hard-fought win over the Crimson Tide

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

EUGENE, Oregon — The No. 24 Oregon Ducks slipped past Alabama, 65-56, on Sunday afternoon from Matthew Knight Arena. With the victory, Oregon extended their school-record home winning streak to 31 consecutive games. Tyler Dorsey led all scorers with a game-high 19 points.

The Ducks needed some time to shake the rust from being off for over a week.

Dylan Ennis buried a triple, assisted by Dillon Brooks, with 1:45 remaining in the game. The 3-pointer gave Oregon a slim lead, 59-56, over the Tide. Ennis finished with nine points, six dimes, four rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.

Seconds later, Brooks drilled two of his 10 points to extend the Duck lead to five points with 52 seconds left. The preseason All-American made four of 11 shots from the floor. He dished out six assists, alongside four steals, two boards and a block.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Oregon
Jordan Bell defends against the Crimson Tide on Sunday afternoon from MKA. The big man finished with two blocks on the defensive end.
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A game after scoring 29 points against Savannah State, Dorsey continued his torrid stretch with 19 more points. He was six of 12 from the floor, including five of eight from deep.

Payton Pritchard, Dorsey, Ennis, Chris Boucher, and Jordan Bell drew the start for head coach Dana Altman. Brooks came off the bench once again.

The Ducks had their largest lead of the game, 30-16, in the first half. Yet, the offense ran into a wall of empty possessions thereafter.

Oregon’s 3-point shooting kept them afloat on Sunday afternoon. It may have taken some time, but the perimeter shots are beginning to fall for the Ducks. For the game, Oregon shot 40 percent from downtown, and 44 percent from the field.

Alabama shot 10.5 percent from 3-point territory. It was a season-low for any team against the Ducks. The Crimson Tide also turned the ball over 18 times to Oregon’s 13 miscues.

NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Oregon
Chris Boucher scores two of his 10 points against Alabama. After a week off, the Ducks started slow but finished strong for their 31st straight win at home.
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Aside from Brooks and Dorsey, Boucher’s 10 points was the only other Duck in double figures. The big man concluded the game with four boards, three blocked shots, and an assist.

Next up for the No. 24 Ducks (8-2) is Montana (3-7, 0-4 away) on Tuesday from MKA. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. PCT. It will be the fifth of nine consecutive home games for the Ducks. Oregon is currently 6-0 at home.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Jordan Bell Gigantic Block

Chris Boucher Shake ‘n Bake

Dillon Brooks Clutch Jumper

Ducks Slip Past Tide For Victory

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