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California Continues to Be Winless in Conference Play After Losing to Oregon, 73-62

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California Has Lost 11 Straight Games

Oregon almost entirely dominated in this game against California which may not mean much to some due to Cal’s struggles this season but it’s something positive. The Ducks shot better from the field (29-53 FG, .547%), won the rebounding battle over the Golden Bears (32-23), they even had more assists (18-10). Oregon did have more turnovers than California (15-9) but it didn’t seem to affect the Ducks too much in the win.

Oregon Ducks:

(Starters)

Louis King - 12 Points

Paul White - 11 Points, 4 Rebounds

Kenny Wooten - 11 Points, 5 Rebounds, 4 Blocks

Will Richardson - 8 Points, 9 Assists, 5 Turnovers

Payton Pritchard - 20 Points, 10 Rebounds

(Reserves)

Francis Okoro - 0 Points

Ehab Amin - 5 Points

Miles Norris - 0 Points

Victor Bailey Jr. - 6 Points, 4 Assists

California Golden Bears:

(Starters)

Justice Sueing - 17 Points, 5 Rebounds, 3 Steals

Andre Kelly - 0 Points

Paris Austin - 12 Points, 5 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 3 Steals

Darius McNeill - 8 Points

Juhwan Harris-Dyson - 0 Points

(Reserves)

Connor Vanover - 12 Points, 5 Rebounds

Matt Bradley - 10 Points

Tonight’s Observations:

  • Dana Altman gets his 100th PAC-12 victory. He is the 22nd PAC-12 coach all-time to accomplish that.
  • California’s defense was really working for them in the 1st half which is completely the opposite of what they have been doing in conference play so far. The Bears were jumping into passing lanes and getting quick points off turnovers.
  • Pritchard’s three-point shots were on point tonight. He hit 3 deep ones in the 1st half and finished with 5 in the game.
  • Attacking the rim early on wasn’t working for the Ducks against the the Bear’s 2-3 zone so adjustments were made. Oregon started the game 6-12 from beyond the arc.
  • California was 1-12 on three-pointers in the 1st half. You aren’t going to win a game that way.
  • Wooten’s block on one end of the floor and then the put-back dunk on the other was absolutely sweet.
  • Oregon was on a 17-2 scoring run towards the latter part of the 1st half.
  • The Ducks had 11 turnovers in the 1st half but still led by 11 over the Bears.
  • Pritchard had his career-high of 10 rebounds. He also got his second career double-double. This was definitely the best game Payton has put together all season.
  • California’s big 7-footer, Connor Vanover, scored all of his 12 points in the 2nd half.
  • Will Richardson had his career-high of 9 assists. The last 3 games from Richardson have really shown what he is capable of doing when the ball goes through him on the offensive end.
  • Louis King reaches double figures for the 9th time in 10 PAC-12 games.

Oregon now improves to .500% (5-5) in PAC-12 conference play and looks to get some sort of momentum going into the second half of PAC-12 play with a win over the Cardinal this weekend.

Next Game - Stanford @ Oregon (8:00 PM ET, ESPN2) on Sunday, February 10th

*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho