History is well within reach for Oregon. The 11th-ranked Ducks take on the Stanford Cardinal tonight at Matthew Knight Arena in hopes of capturing their 16th straight win, which would mark the longest streak in program history. UO matched the 1913 record of 15 straight wins against California on Thursday, but looks to rewrite the record books altogether. The chase for history tips off at 3 p.m. PT, viewable on Pac-12 Networks.
Week 11 — No. 11 Oregon Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) vs. Stanford Cardinal (11-8, 3-4 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. PT
Place: Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, Ore.)
TV: Pac-12 Networks
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At A Glance
- No. 11 Oregon Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) — Through 19 games, UO owns the seventh highest scoring margin in the country at 17.3… The Ducks are undefeated in conference play, having beaten their Pac-12 opponents by an average of 21.8 points. Oregon most recently topped California on Thursday, 86-63, behind Jordan Bell’s career night. The big man loaded the stat sheet with a career-best 26 points on 11-of-12 shooting, along with six boards, four blocks and three steals. Tyler Dorsey added 16 points, Casey Benson added 15 and Dillon Brooks totaled 10 before leaving late in the first half with a lower left leg injury. The preseason All-American, who missed the first four games of the season after having surgery on his left foot, has been reported to be in a walking boot… With the win over the Golden Bears, the Ducks matched a 104-year-old school record with 15 straight wins; extended their home-game winning streak to 36, the second longest active streak in the country behind Kansas (49); and guaranteed their seventh consecutive winning season, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished at UO in 77 years… Dana Altman also notched his 20th straight winning season as a head coach, joining five other active coaches in the exclusive club: Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Bill Self and Tom Izzo.
- Stanford Cardinal (11-8, 3-4 Pac-12) — Stanford opened a three-game road trip with a 62-46 win over Oregon State on Thursday. Michael Humphrey poured in 21 points to lead the Cardinal to their third straight win after beating Washington State and Washington last week… Stanford pulled off the win in Corvallis without Reid Travis (shoulder), the team’s top scorer (16.6ppg) and rebounder (8.9rpg)… Dorian Pickens is second on the team in scoring with 13.1 points per game, while Humphrey has been a do-it-all player with 9.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game to go along with 14 steals and 12 blocks on the season… The Cardinal has struggled from distance, as they rank 306 of 347 teams with a 31.2 three-point shooting clip… Stanford ranks 18th of of 351 teams in terms of its strength of schedule, according to ESPN’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). The Cardinal are 0-5 against AP Top 25 teams, having lost to No. 12 Saint Mary’s (Nov. 30), No. 4 Kansas (Dec. 3), No. 18 Arizona (Jan. 1), No. 25 USC (Jan. 5) and No. 4 UCLA (Jan. 8).
- The Ducks are 50-92 against the Cardinal all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1919-20. It’s been a toss-up between the programs in recent years; UO is 9-9 against Stanford since 2006-07, most recently splitting last season’s series, 1-1, with each team picking up a win at home.
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s most recent outings. No. 11 Oregon topped California in Eugene on Thursday, 86-63, while Stanford surged past Oregon State in Corvallis later that day, 62-46.
No. 11 Oregon 86, California 63
Stanford 62, Oregon State 46