Best week ever?
Among college basketball teams last week, the answer is yes for the Oregon Ducks.
Following a close win over Arizona State and a rout of the Arizona Wildcats, the Ducks were named national team of the week by NBC Sports:
Oregon put together the single-most dominant performance that we’ve seen to date this season.
They were hosting Arizona on Saturday. The Wildcats entered the day ranked No. 5 in the country. They were 10-0 in Pac-12 play, which included a win at UCLA. There was a growing crowd that considered Arizona, as of 3:59 p.m. ET, to be the best team in college basketball.
That all changed at 4:00 p.m. ET, because Oregon totally humiliated the Wildcats. They his 16 of their first 21 threes. They jumped out to a 38-11 lead and stretched it to 62-27. They threw more casual alley-oops than you’ll see the Harlem Globetrotters throw against the Washington Generals.
Yep, Oregon was the Harlem Globetrotters and Arizona was the Washington Generals, who have an all-time record of something like 0 - 20,000. The win also keeps the Ducks in the hunt for a Pac-12 regular season title.
Oregon is now in position for a very high seed in the NCAA Tournament and March is just a few short weeks away.