The No. 10 Oregon Ducks carry a 16-game winning streak into Salt Lake City, where they’ll take on the surging Utah Utes on Thursday, Jan. 26. Tipoff from the Huntsman Center is set for 7:30 p.m. PT, viewable on FS1.
Week 12 — No. 10 Oregon Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) @ Utah Utes (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12)
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. PT
Place: Huntsman Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Radio: ESPN 700
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At A Glance
- No. 10 Oregon Ducks (182, 7–0 Pac-12) — Oregon has continued to climb the polls, returning to the AP Top 10 for the first time since November… The Ducks most recently beat the Stanford Cardinal in front of a sold-out crowd at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, 69-52, to break a 104-year-old program record with their 16th straight win. UO has now won 38 games in a row at MKA, marking the second longest active streak in the country behind Kansas… The Jayhawks fell on the road to West Virginia on Tuesday, giving the Ducks and New Mexico State the second-longest winning streak in the nation behind undefeated Gonzaga (20-0)… Five Ducks are averaging double-digit scoring — Dillon Brooks (13.4ppg), Chris Boucher (13.2), Tyler Dorsey (12.8), Dylan Ennis (11.6) and Jordan Bell (11.0) — but not one of them are in the Pac-12’s top 20 in scoring, a testament to the team’s depth… Brooks, who sprained his ankle a week ago against Cal, is considered a game-time decision against Utah.
.@OregonMBB's back in business. Ranked No. 10 in both AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll for first time since November. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/bs06ownzIA— GoDucks (@GoDucks) January 23, 2017
- Utah Utes (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) — Utah received a vote in the latest AP Top 25 after sweeping the Evergreen State last week by an average of 31.5 points… The Utes have scored at least 80 points in five straight games for the first time since opening the 1993-94 season with six straight games of 80-plus scoring. Their lone loss within the past five games came against No. 4 UCLA by an 83-82 decision… Utah is second in the conference in scoring (81.6ppg), field goal percentage (.517) and rebounding (39.7rpg), owning the largest rebounding margin at 8.5… Kyle Kuzma leads five Utes in double-digit scoring with 15.3 points per game, adding a team-best 10.0 boards per game as well. The Utes’ No. 2 scorer and rebounder, David Collettee (14.9ppg, 5.9rpg), didn’t play last week with concussion symptoms.
“We've been winning at home, and now we've got to figure out how to win on the road, against good teams," Dorsey said. "It's going to really test us, and show what kind of team we need to be going forward."
- The Ducks are 17-9 against the Utes all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1940-41. Oregon has taken 10 of the past 11, most recently topping Utah in last season’s Pac-12 championship game, 88-57.
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Utes’ most recent outings. No. 11 Oregon bested Stanford in Eugene on Saturday, 69-52, while Utah took down Washington in Seattle later that day, 94-72.
No. 11 Oregon 69, Stanford 52
Utah 94, Washington 72