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No. 13 Oregon vs. No. 5 Arizona: How to watch, follow and more

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The top teams in the Pac-12 go will go head-to-head, as No. 13 Oregon welcomes No. 5 Arizona to Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. PT, viewable on ESPN.

Week 13 — No. 13 Oregon Ducks (20-3, 9-1 Pac-12) vs. Arizona Wildcats (21-2, 10-0 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Place: Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, Ore.)
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At A Glance

  • No. 13 Oregon Ducks (20-3, 9-1 Pac-12) — Preseason All-American Dillon Brooks scored the final 12 points for the Ducks to help them grind out a 71-70 win over Arizona State at MKA on Thursday. UO’s home-game winning streak now stands at 39, the second longest active streak in the country behind Kansas (51)… The Ducks are 20-3 overall for the first time since 1937-38 and 9-1 in conference play for the first time since 1938-39, the season they won the inaugural NCAA Tournament… Five UO players are averaging double-digit scoring — Brooks (14.2ppg), Chris Boucher (12.4), Tyler Dorsey (12.1), Dylan Ennis (11.5) and Jordan Bell (11.1)… Defensively, UO leads the country with 169 blocks, thanks to big men Boucher (60, 12th nationally) and Bell (50, 25th nationally).
  • No. 5 Arizona Wildcats (21-2, 10-0 Pac-12) — Arizona rides a 15-game winning streak into Eugene, most recently routing Oregon State at home Thursday, 71-54. The Beavers got out in transition early to take a 29-27 edge into the break, but it was the Wildcats who ran away with it in the second half… Key wins for the Wildcats include beating Michigan State (Nov. 11), USC (Jan. 19) and UCLA (Jan. 21), while their lone losses have come against Butler (Nov. 25) and currently-undefeated Gonzaga (Dec. 3). Arizona is one of three teams in the country without a true road loss, as Gonzaga and Maryland are also 6-0 in that regard… Arizona ranks 16th in the nation in scoring defense (62.7). On a similar note, the Wildcats have held opponents to the ninth lowest three-point shooting percentage in the country (29.4), while owning the 34th highest clip in the same category (39.0)… Lauri Markkanen paces the team with 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, while Allonzo Trier has averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 boards and 3.7 assists in his three games back from suspension. Dusan Ristic (11.9ppg, 6.3rpg), Rawle Alkins (11.6ppg, 5.4rpg) and Kobi Simmons (11.3ppg, 2.5apg) have also been productive for the Wildcats.

All-Time Series

  • The Ducks are 28-49 against the Wildcats all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1978-79. Oregon swept last season, beating Arizona on the road, 83-75, and then in the Pac-12 semifinals, 95-89 (OT).

Film Session

Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Wildcats’ most recent outings. No. 13 Oregon edged Arizona State in Eugene on Thursday, 71-70, while No. 5 Arizona routed Oregon State in Corvallis the same day, 71-54.

No. 13 Oregon 71, Arizona State 70

No. 5 Arizona 71, Oregon State 54