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Oregon Suffers Worst Loss of the Season at Stanford

NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Stanford John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon Ducks (15-8, 5-5) end the Bay Area road trip with a dud, falling at Maples Pavilion against the Stanford Cardinal (13-11, 7-4), 96-61.

A 13-0 run by Stanford in the first half proved pivotal as Oregon could not recover. The Ducks got within 19-16 after a Payton Pritchard three, but the Cardinal responded on a three by Daejon Davis, sparking the rally.

Stanford shot 62 percent from the floor as three players from the Cardinal scored in double figures. Dorian Pickens led Stanford with 25 points, going 5-6 from three-point range. Kezie Okpala had 20 points, and Reid Travis added 17 points.

Troy Brown led Oregon with 15 points. Elijah Brown and Paul White each contributed ten points. The Ducks shot only 42 percent from field goal range.

A strength for the Ducks this season has been in the rebound department. Unfortunately, at Stanford, the Ducks got rebounded, 34-21. Oregon also gave up a season-high in points to Stanford.

Oregon saw a three-game win streak against Stanford end on Saturday. The victory was the most significant margin for Stanford over the Ducks since the beginning the series in 1949.

The loss of the Ducks keeps them in the middle of the Pac-12 standings. Oregon needed a sweep of the Bay Area schools to remain in contention for the regular season title. With the lopsided loss to Stanford, the Ducks appear unlikely to contend until the conference tournament.

Washington visits Eugene on Thursday as the Huskies are making a case for the NCAA Tournament. Tipoff begins at 7:00 p.m. PST with a telecast on FS1.