No. 11 Oregon looks to match a school record of 15 straight wins when it takes on California at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The chase for history tips off at 6 p.m. PT, viewable on ESPN2.
Week 11 — No. 11 Oregon Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) vs. California Golden Bears (13-5, 4-2 Pac-12)
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. PT
Place: Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, Ore.)
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Oregon's school record winning streak happened in 1913. Other things that happened in 1913 - Henry Ford sells 200,000 of his Model T autos.— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) January 19, 2017
At A Glance
- No. 11 Oregon Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) — In their most recent outing, the Ducks dismantled Oregon State on Saturday, 85-43, marking the largest scoring margin for the Ducks in a Civil War win. Led by Payton Pritchard’s 17 points, four Ducks reached double-digit scoring. The Ducks were generous with ball, generating 23 assists on 27 baskets. Defensively, they blocked 12 shots and chalked up a season-high 10 steals… With the win, the Ducks won their 14th straight for the first time since 1947; extended their home-game winning streak to 36, the second longest active streak in the country behind Kansas (49); and started conference play 5-0 for just the fourth time in school history #StreaksOnStreaksOnStreaks… Through 18 games, Oregon is first in the country with 187 blocks, thanks in large to big men Chris Boucher (47, 17th nationally) and Jordan Bell (39, 31st nationally). The Ducks also own the eight largest scoring margin in the country at 16.9.
"We know we still have the winning streak, but we don't pay no mind to it," guard Tyler Dorsey said. "We want to keep winning. … You can't sleep on other teams. You've got to take one game at a time, and one step at a time. If we want to win the Pac-12, we can't let any games go. Your record can change in one week, so you can't take a week off. Every week is critical."
- Cal Golden Bears (13-5, 4-2 Pac-12) — Cal rides a three-game winning streak into Eugene, having beaten No. 25 USC (Jan. 5), Washington (Jan. 12) and Washington State (Jan. 14)… Ivan Raab was named the NCAA Player of the Week on Monday after notching a pair of double-doubles in the Evergreen State… Raab is averaging a double-double to lead the Golden Bears in points (15.6ppg) and rebounds (11.1rpg). Charlie Moore (14.6ppg, 21stl), Jabari Bird (13.4ppg, 4.8rpg) and Kingsley Okoroh (6.8rpg, 48blk) have also been productive for Cal… Bird became the 47th Golden Bear to join the 1,000-point club in memorable fashion, draining the go-ahead trey against WSU on Saturday, 58-54.
#TopPlayTuesday No. 3: Bird Soars to 1,000— Cal Men's Basketball (@calmensbball) January 18, 2017
Jabari Bird hits the biggest shot of the WSU game and scores his 1,000th career point all in one pic.twitter.com/1JFVg605Mg
- UO is 57-84 against Cal all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1918-19. The Golden Bears have taken 13 of the past 15, most recently dropping the Ducks last season, 83-63, to even the series at one on the year.
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Golden Bears’ most recent outings. No. 13 Oregon whooped Oregon State in Eugene last Saturday, 85-43, while Cal eclipsed Washington State in Berkeley earlier that day, 58-54.
No. 15 Oregon 85, Oregon State 43
Cal 58, Washington State 54