Oregon won their 21st straight home game on Thursday night when they beat Colorado, 76-56. Jordan Bell had three blocks and became the University of Oregon career leader in blocks. The sophomore has 117 blocks in 50 games.
After he scored his career high against Arizona State, Chris Boucher got the Ducks on the board with a three. Boucher anchored the defense. At one point in the first half Colorado was 3-18 from the field and helped the Ducks establish an early 21-7 lead. The Ducks shot defense created easy points in transition.
The first half was chippy between Oregon and Colorado. Multiple technicals were called on both teams. Dillon Brooks has played with emotion all year and this wasn't his first technical of the season. Head coach Dana Altman addressed his concerns about the team receiving technicals earlier this season. Dorsey also received a technical for the Ducks, but it wasn't clear what he did to earn it.
Elgin Cook lead all scorers in the first half. The senior finished the half with 10 points and is the 34th Duck to score over 1,000 career points. Cook can also become the first Duck to play in three NCAA tournaments.
Oregon had excellent ball movement in the first half. Every player that stepped on the court for the Ducks in the first half scored. Oregon went into the locker room leading 40-21.
A 13-2 run in the second half brought Colorado back within 11 with over 10 minutes left in the game. Brooks picked up his fourth foul after a Colorado defender slid in to take a charge.
The closest the Buffaloes could get was 10. Despite Brooks being on the bench, Oregon pushed the lead back to 20. Cook finished the game with 18 points and six rebounds. Dorsey scored 13 points and Benjamin had 11 points off the bench.
Oregon will host Utah Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.