Only one game for the Ducks this week and it’s an important one for the state of Oregon. Oregon State won the first matchup against U of O back in early January, 77-72. Tres Tinkle was the leading scorer for the Beavers with 28 points on 4-8 3PT. He also grabbed 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Louis King had his first career double-double against OSU with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
That was the first PAC-12 conference matchup for both teams. Oregon has been 6-4 since then and sit 5th in the conference standings. Oregon State has also been 6-4 since that first game in conference play and now are in 3rd place in the PAC-12. This game is very important for seeding in the PAC-12 Tournament as U of O is only 1 game behind OSU in the standings. Remember, the first 4 teams in the PAC-12 standings get a first-round bye straight into the quarterfinals.
Wins - UC Riverside, Wyoming, Old Dominion, Penn, @ Long Beach State, Missouri State, Pepperdine, Central Connecticut State, @ Oregon, USC, UCLA, Washington State, @ Colorado, @ Utah, California
Losses - Missouri, @ Saint Louis, Texas A&M, Kent State, @ Arizona State, @ Arizona, Washington, Stanford
KenPom Ranking - #93
Oregon (15-8, 6-5) @ Oregon State (15-8, 7-4) 10:30 PM ET, PAC12 on Saturday, February 16th
- 74.2 Points Per Game
- 36.6 Rebounds Per Game
- 15.2 Assists Per Game
- 6.1 Steals Per Game
- 5.6 Blocks Per Game (#6 in the Nation; Kylor Kelley Ranks #2 in the Nation at 3.5 BPG)
- 69.5 Points Allowed Per Game (+4.6 Since Last Meeting)
- 46.9 Field Goal Percentage
Player to Watch For:
Tres Tinkle, Junior - 20.5 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.7 SPG
Tres has led his team in PPG, RPG, and APG throughout the entire season. He now leads the Beavers in SPG too. Tinkle is a versatile scorer who has recorded double figure points for now 57 straight games.
Score Prediction: 76-72, Ducks over Beavers
Oregon has improved since that last meeting against the Beavers. The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 meetings but 2-2 in PAC-12 games on the road.
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho