Oregon Hosts No. 2 Stanford, Red-Hot California
Feb. 6, 2001
WHAT'S ON TAP . . . The highest-ranked team to visit McArthur Court in 12 seasons -- No. 2 Stanford -- takes on the Ducks Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The last time Oregon hosted a higher-ranked team was Feb. 7, 1989 versus No. 1 Arizona (a 68-53 loss). Oregon hosts California Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. Both games will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net as the second half of conference play gets underway.
LINE OF THE WEEK: Frederick Jones: 7 assists (two games). What's so impressive about that? Jones' seven assists raised his career total to 230 and into the Oregon top 10 at No. 9 (he passed Greg Ballard at 226 and David Girley at 228 during the Arizona State game). That's the fourth Oregon career top 10 that Jones, just a junior, is a member of. The Gresham, Ore., native is also among the top 10 in steals (74/10th), three pointers (91/7th) and blocks (52/7th). Jones has scored 854 career points entering the weekend and is on pace to become the 22nd member of Oregon's 1,000-point club by season's end.
OREGON TENTATIVE STARTERS
F 33 Luke Jackson 6-7 210 Fr. 7.3 ppg, 3.8 rpgF 42 Bryan Bracey 6-7 210 Sr. 19.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, .530 FG Pct.C 54 Flo Hartenstein 6-9 260 Sr. 3.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, .611 FG Pct.G 13 Luke Ridnour 6-2 165 Fr. 8.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.0 apgG 20 Frederick Jones 6-4 209 Jr. 14.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.6 apg
HEAD COACH ERNIE KENT . . . Ernie Kent (Oregon `77) is in his fourth year at Oregon. He has a 66-42 ledger with the Ducks and a 10-year career record of 156-122. He won his 150th game as a collegiate head coach Dec. 12 versus Illinois-Chicago (110-87). Kent won more games in his first three seasons as Oregon's head coach (54) than any other Oregon mentor since Howard Hobson (64) from 1935-36 through 1937-38. The former six-year Saint Mary's (Calif.) coach led the Ducks to the NCAA Tournament last season and accomplished some pretty impressive feats along the way: 22 wins was the school's most in 55 years, 13 Pac-10 wins was the most in school history, the first road triumph over a Top 25 opponent since 1977 (67-66 neutral-court win over Wake Forest), a win over the highest-ranked foe since 1995 with the 86-81 upset of No. 3 Arizona. In 1998-99, Kent took the Ducks to a 19-13 mark and a trip to New York City for the NIT Final Four. Prior to St. Mary's, he served two-year tenures as an assistant at Stanford (1990-91) and Colorado State (1988-89).
STOP BUGGING ME . . . Oregon has been remarkably injury-free this season, something that can be attributed to the hard work of strength and conditioning coach Jim Radcliffe and athletic trainer Clay Jamieson. When Julius Hicks missed two games in Los Angeles Jan. 25-27 with a sprained right ankle, he was the first Duck to miss a game due to injury since Flo Hartenstein sat out Oregon's two preseason games recovering from knee surgery.
LUCKY SEVEN . . . Under Ernie Kent, Oregon is 18-8 in its last 26 games decided by seven points or less.
HIGH-FLYING DUCKS . . . Led by the conference's leading scorer Bryan Bracey, Oregon ranks second in the Pac-10 in scoring at 82.2 points per game (Stanford is first at 83.7). The Ducks are also third in the league in free throw percentage (.727). Individually, Bracey leads the Pac-10 in scoring at 19.1 points per game, while Frederick Jones is 10th at 14.4 ppg. Oregon's 110 points scored against Illinois-Chicago is the most in the league so far this season and Bracey's 31 points against Auburn is tied for the top individual performance of the year. Other games in which Oregon has notched the Pac-10's best performance include the 13 three-pointers versus Portland State. See page 5 for a complete list of where UO ranks in the Pac-10 stats.
THREE BALL, CORNER POCKET . . . Oregon leads the Pac-10 with 7.6 three-pointers made per game. Individually, Anthony Norwood is sixth in three-pointers per outing, hitting 2.1 a game. Oregon's 145 threes put it on a pace to challenge the school record of 243 set in 1998-99 (32 games). The Ducks have made at least 10 three-pointers seven times this season, with a high of 13 coming Nov. 25 against Portland State (two shy of the school record of 15).
THE LIFE OF BRYAN . . . The leading scorer in the Pac-10 coming off a 23-point effort against No. 7 Arizona, senior forward Bryan Bracey continues to be one of the most improved players in 2000-01. After spending last season as Oregon's sixth man averaging 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, Bracey leads Oregon in scoring and rebounding at 19.1 points and 6.8 boards a game. He is shooting 53.0 percent (124-of-234) from the field. He is the only player in the Pac-10 to rank in the top 11 in scoring (19.1/1st), rebounding (6.8/11th), FG Pct. (.530/10th), FT Pct. (.812/5th) and 3-FG Pct. (.435/4th). The Chicago, Ill., native recorded his first career double-double in the season opener against Mississippi Valley State with 22 points and 12 rebounds. The 12 boards was a career high. He followed that with a 20-point game in Oregon's road opener at Denver. Bracey was named co-MVP of the Pape Jam after scoring a then-career-high 24 points in Oregon's 91-76 defeat of Massachusetts. Next, he netted 20 in the win over Illinois-Chicago. He followed that with a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds in the overtime loss to Auburn. Then came 22 points against South Carolina State and 28 points in the Pac-10 opener against Oregon State (24 in the second half). He got his third double-double (23 pts., 10 reb.) in the overtime loss to Washington (plus a career-high five steals) and followed that with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Washington State. He then scored 20 at both USC and UCLA before last Thursday's game. That's 11 20-point efforts in 19 games! Bracey became the first Duck score 30 points in a game since Alex Scales had 31 against Arizona State, March 2, 2000.
PAC-10 EM-BRACEYS BRYAN . . . Senior forward Bryan Bracey was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 11-17. The Chicago, Ill., native averaged 25.5 points and 9.0 rebounds a game. Bracey scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting (.778) with seven rebounds and a pair of assists in Oregon's 110-87 victory over Illinois-Chicago Dec. 12. He followed that with a career-high 31 points and 11 rebounds (second double-double of the season) in the 101-97 overtime loss to Auburn Dec. 16. For the week, Bracey shot 57.1 percent from the field (16-of-28) and 85 percent at the free throw line (17-of-20).
MR. JONES AND ME . . . It was expected that Frederick Jones would see an increase in his scoring average, and he has: 14.4 points per game through 19 games in 2000-01, compared to 9.7 ppg a season ago, but did you know that the junior from Gresham, Ore., has seen significant improvement in rebounding as well? He's second on the team at 5.6 per game (up from 3.9 rpg a year ago). Jones, who now ranks in Oregon's career top 10 in three-point field goals, assists, blocks and steals, was named co-MVP of the Pape Jam after scoring 23 points (matching the second-highest effort of his career) and grabbing nine rebounds in Oregon's 91-76 defeat of Massachusetts. He got his third career double-double in the Jan. 6 win over Oregon State with 18 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds. He almost secured the first triple-double at Oregon in nearly 30 years when he had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists against WSU. His strong play continued with 21 points at USC and 22 points at UCLA. It was the second time this season Jones has posted consecutive 20-point games.
COOL HAND, LUKE . . . Luke Ridnour, the first true freshman to start at the point for Oregon since Kenya Wilkins in 1993-94, is beginning to hit his stride as Oregon's floor general. The only Duck to start every game this season, Ridnour has nearly a two-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio (76-to-46), is fourth in scoring at 8.6 points per game and leads the team at 4.0 assists per game (sixth in the Pac-10). 'Rid' had a season-high nine assists in the Nov. 25 Portland State game. He scored 15 points in the Louisville win. He had eight assists and no turnovers Feb. 25 at USC. Ridnour followed that with a then-career-high 16 points at UCLA. Then in his next game, Rid scored a career-high 17 points in the upset of No. 7 Arizona. Back in 1993-94, Wilkins set the UO frosh assists record with 142.
THE GREAT DANE . . . You've got to give junior center Chris Christoffersen his due. With Julius Hicks out with a sprained ankle, Christofferson scored eight points against USC and followed that with a career-high 15 points at UCLA. The Roenne, Denmark, native went toe-to-toe with the Bruins' Dan Gadzuric and matched the UCLA seven-footer's numbers all the way. Points: 15 each. Rebounds: 7-6 in favor of Big Chris. Field Goal Percentage: .800 for Chris, .500 for Gadzuric. Christofferson's career effort against the Bruins came one week to the day after setting a then-career-high with 11 points against Washington State. He followed that with an impressive defensive performance against Arizona that included three blocks and several altered shots.
FLO MOJO . . . Senior center Flo Hartenstein continues to contribute after preseason knee surgery that caused him to miss nearly all of fall camp. He recently played in his 100th career game Jan. 25 at USC. Flo came off the bench in the opener against Mississippi Valley State for his first appearance of 2000-01. And in typical workman-like form, Hartenstein contributed five points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action. Against Denver, Flo was again effective off the bench, grabbing nine rebounds with six points and three steals in 23 minutes. Hartenstein had a pair of blocked shots in the upset of No. 7 Arizona to give him 38 career and move into the UO top 10. He had a steal against Arizona State, leaving the German just four shy of UO's career top 10! Flo was also key off the bench in the Louisville win with a season-high 11 rebounds (one shy of a career high) and eight points. He made his first start of the season Jan. 20 against WSU and has started the last five.
PATIENCE, YOUNG JEDI . . . Freshman Luke Jackson, whose hometown of Creswell is just down the road from Eugene, has lived up to his Oregon State Player of the Year reputation. He led the team in scoring at Cal with 12 points and led the team in rebounding at Stanford with seven. Then he scored 15 points (one shy of his career high) with six boards against Washington. Jackson was one of UO's few bright spots with 10 points off the bench versus Arizona State. He got his first collegiate start against Washington State and scored nine points with seven rebounds. Jackson scored a career-high 16 points in the 110-87 defeat of UIC on Dec. 12. He's averaging 7.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
JULIUS' HOOKS . . . Senior center Julius Hicks is second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage. He's shooting 61.8 percent from the field for the year (55-of-89). The long arms Hicks have also been on display this year. On the season, Hicks has 19 blocks and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 (1.1 bpg). His 19 blocks this season is almost halfway to Oregon's season record of 42, set by Blair Rasmussen in 1984. He's also just four blocks shy of entering the season top 10 at 23 (Henry Madden, 1997). The San Francisco native is averaging 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
ON THE MARK ANTHONY . . . One of Oregon's best players down the stretch last season, junior guard Anthony Norwood set career highs in points and assists during the 99-90 win at Denver. He scored 25 points, which easily surpassed his previous high of 19 (set last year against Denver) and dished out seven assists. Through this year's first 19 games, Norwood is third on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and leads the team with 39 threes.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS . . . Ben Lindquist certainly settled into the role of super sub during the month of December. He had seven points against Massachusetts, four against Illinois-Chicago, a career-high tying 13 against Auburn, eight at Northern Arizona and 10 at Louisville. His shooting percentage during the month was remarkable for a guard: .560 (14-of-25). The junior from St. George, Utah, also seems to like playing Denver. He set his career high last season versus the Pioneers (13) and nearly matched that effort this year (12), with a pair of key threes off the bench.
ABOUT STANFORD . . . Stanford, 20-1 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-10, is ranked No. 2 in both polls after suffering its first loss of the season Saturday against UCLA (79-73). The Cardinal had won a school-record 20 games in a row prior to that loss. Sophomore guard Casey Jacobsen leads Stanford at 17.6 points per game and is one of the best three-point shooters in the country at 44 percent (53-of-120). The Collins twins, Jarron and Jason, are at 13.3 and 12.7 points per game, respectively. The Cardinal are out-scoring their opponents by more than 20 points per game (83.7 to 62.3) and by nearly 18 points per game in road contests. Stanford has already secured its seventh consecutive 20-win season.
TENTATIVE STANFORD STARTERS
F 31 Jarron Collins 6-11 255 Sr. 13.3 ppg, 7.0 rpgF 32 Ryan Mendez 6-7 210 Sr. 10.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apgC 34 Jason Collins 7-0 260 Jr. 12.7 ppg, 8.0 rpgG 23 Casey Jacobsen 6-6 210 So. 17.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apgG 4 Michael McDonald 6-1 180 Sr. 8.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.0 apg
ABOUT CALIFORNIA . . . Cal is 15-6 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-10 and has won 14 of its last 17 games. The Bears' only losses during that time have come to No. 16 Arizona, No. 1 Stanford and No. 19 USC. Cal's Sean Lampley and Oregon's Bryan Bracey are in a heated battle for the Pac-10 scoring title, Bracey enters the weekend at 19.1 points per game, while Lampley is right behind at 19.0 points per game. The game will also feature the two most-accurate shooters in the Pac-10 in the Bears' Solomon Hughes (65.5 percent) and Oregon's Julius Hicks (61.8 percent). Cal has won three of its last four Pac-10 road games. The Bears play at Oregon State Thursday night.
TENTATIVE CALIFORNIA STARTERS
F 21 Sean Lampley 6-7 225 Sr. 19.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.3 apgF 25 Brian Wethers 6-5 210 So. 7.8 ppg, 2.1 rpgC 32 Nick Vander Laan 6-10 245 So. 6.6 ppg, 5.8 rpgG 12 Shantay Legans 5-10 175 So. 10.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.6 apgG 42 Ryan Forehan-Kelly 6-5 195 Jr. 7.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apg
CLIMBING THE CHARTS . . . Flo Hartenstein and Frederick Jones are wasting no time in trying to leave their marks on the Oregon career charts. Jones is now ranked in the career top 10 in four categories: three-point field goals, assists, blocks and steals. He had seven assists over the weekend to enter the top 10 at No. 9 with 230, passing David Girley (228/1983-87) and Ron Lee (226/1973-77). He had a pair of threes to bring his career total to 91 (7th). Next up is former teammate Alex Scales (104/1998-2000). Jones is in sole posession of 10th in steals with 74 after passing Darryl Parker (1993-95) and Terik Brown (1995-99), who each had 73, in the Arizona State game. Jones had his 52nd career block in the Washington State game, which ranks seventh. Next up is Mike Carson, who had 53 from 1994-99. Hartenstein joined the blocks list with two against Arizona. He's got 38 career and passed Greg Trapp (37/1983-85). Chris Christofferson needs six blocks and Julius Hicks needs eight more to crack the career top 10. Hicks is four blocks away from entering the single-season top 10. On the other side of the coin, Hartenstein had a steal in the ASU game, which leaves the German with 70 career and just four shy from entering that career top 10.
FRESH FACES . . . Oregon got a look at its future in the Nov. 25 84-66 defeat of Portland State. All four freshmen set then-career highs in scoring, led by forward Luke Jackson's 13 (all in the second half). Guard Luke Ridnour scored 12 with a career-high nine assists, while guard James Davis added 10 points (three three-pointers) and center Jay Anderson had four.
TOP OF THE CLASS . . . Oregon's 1999-2000 recruiting class was rated best in the West by most services, including Bob Gibbons and Hoop Scoop's Clark Francis. The four freshmen who make up this stellar class are Parade and McDonald's All-American Luke Ridnour (6-2, 165, PG, Blaine, Wash./Blaine HS), Oregon 3A player of the year Luke Jackson (6-7, 210, F, Creswell, Ore./Creswell HS), sharp-shooter James Davis (5-10, 170, G, Vancouver, Wash./Evergreen HS) and Jay Anderson (6-9, 220, C, Faribault, Minn./Faribault HS). UO's list of newcomers also includes junior forward Mark Michaelis (6-10, 230, F, South Jordan, Utah), a transfer from Brigham Young.
DICKIE V SAYS . . . That Oregon freshman point guard Luke Ridnour is good. How good? Vitale, the ESPN harbinger of over-the-top college basketball analysis, tabbed Ridnour as the Pac-10's 'Diaper Dandy,' aka, his freshman of the year.
ARIZONA STATE RECAP . . . Awvee Storey scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures as Arizona State opened the second half with a 21-4 run to blow out Oregon 99-72 Feb. 4 at McArthur Court. Arizona State shot a season-high 62 percent with its most lopsided defeat of Oregon since a 40-point win in Tempe on Jan. 5, 1981. Freddie Jones scored 14 to lead Oregon, which was coming off its best performance of the season in a 79-67 win over No. 7 Arizona. The Ducks endured their worst home loss since falling to Arizona 92-60 on Jan. 28, 1993. The Sun Devils led 48-38 at halftime, then effectively ended the game early in the second half. Alton Mason scored 17 points, and Chad Prewitt and Tommy Smith each had 15 for the Sun Devils. Storey added 12 rebounds. The Ducks, who had been one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the Pac-10, made just 4 of 22.
ARIZONA RECAP . . . With Luke Ridnour getting career highs in points (17) and rebounds (7), Oregon beat No. 7 Arizona 79-67 Feb. 1 at Mac Court. It was the first time in 17 years that Oregon had defeated the Wildcats twice in a row, the Ducks stopped then-No. 3 Arizona 86-81 last March. Bryan Bracey led Oregon with 23 points, while Tucson, Ariz., native Anthony Norwood added 11. Chris Christoffersen came off the bench to be a factor for the fourth straight game, scoring five points and blocking three shots, including one on Arizona's Loren Woods that seem to set the tone for the game. The Wildcats shot a season-low 35 percent and committed 18 turnovers, including six traveling violations. 'We got beat every way that you could get beat,' Arizona coach Lute Olson said. 'It seemed like out of every 10 loose balls, Oregon was getting nine of them, and that's just an indication of how focused they were.' Michael Wright led the Wildcats with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Arizona's 67 points were a season low by two, and the team missed 10 of its 12 3-pointers. Christoffersen had five points and three blocks, including two on Woods. Oregon took a 9-8 lead six minutes in and didn't trail again. A layup by Wright cut the lead to 32-27 early in the second half, but Oregon kept building from there. A fastbreak layup by Norwood, which followed Christoffersen's block of Woods, pushed the lead to nine. A basket and two free throws by Julius Hicks, playing with a sprained right ankle, plus a layup by Bracey, made it 56-40 with 10:17 to play. Arizona couldn't get closer than eight after that.
UCLA RECAP . . . Matt Barnes scored a career-high 26 points and sparked UCLA's second-half comeback as the Bruins beat Oregon 98-88 Jan. 27 in Pauley Pavilion. Frederick Jones led Oregon with 22 points, while Bryan Bracey added 20, Luke Ridnour scored 16 and Chris Christoffersen had 15. The points were career highs for Christoffersen and Ridnour. Earl Watson added 20 points and seven assists, Jason Kapono had 18 points and Dan Gadzuric 15 points for the Bruins. UCLA stepped up its full-court defense in the second half against the second-highest scoring team in the conference. Trailing by 10, the Bruins used a 35-17 run to take a 77-65 lead. Barnes had 10 points in the spurt, including a dunk off his own steal at midcourt. Oregon, which has lost 17 straight on UCLA's home court, contended with foul trouble during the Bruins' scoring burst. The Ducks had three players foul out, including centers Flo Hartenstein and Christoffersen, who had a career-high seven rebounds. Despite the absence of their big men, the Ducks controlled the boards, 40-33. UCLA's effort to get back into the game and take a commanding lead seemed to wear out the Bruins. That allowed the Ducks to rally briefly and cut their deficit to 82-77 with 4:33 remaining. But Kapono answered with a 3-pointer, then Barnes scored four straight as the Bruins pulled away.
USC RECAP . . . The No. 25 Southern California Trojans played 35 minutes of solid basketball, then held on nervously. Up by 16 with 5:08 remaining, the Trojans were outscored 18-5 over the next 3:37 before finally putting Oregon away 78-74 Jan. 25 at the L.A. Sports Arena. Sam Clancy had 21 points and five blocks and Brian Scalabrine added 20 points for USC. Despite their furious finish, the Ducks got no closer than three points in the waning moments. Frederick Jones had 21 points in the loss, and Bryan Bracey had 20. The Trojans were up 68-52 with 5:08 remaining before the Ducks narrowed the gap to 73-70 on Jones' layup and free throw with 1:31 left. But Clancy hit a jumper to build the lead back to 75-70 with one minute remaining, and the Ducks got no closer than three the rest of the way. Scalabrine had nine rebounds as the Trojans dominated the boards 36-18. The Trojans also held the Ducks 10 points below their average of 84.3 a game, which had ranked them No. 16 nationally in offense. USC opened a 13-point lead during the first half, was up 35-25 at halftime and seemed in control until Oregon's late rally. Luke Ridnour added eight assists with no turnovers for the Ducks.
WASHINGTON STATE RECAP . . . Frederick Jones scored 19 points and Bryan Bracey added 17 as Oregon defeated undermanned Washington State 81-66 Jan. 20 at Mac Court. The win ended the Ducks' three-game losing streak and sent the Cougars to their 29th straight Pac-10 road loss. Bracey and Jones, the Ducks' top-two scorers and rebounders, were held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. Jones had eight rebounds and eight assists, while Bracey added 10 rebounds (fourth double-double of the season) for Oregon. Chris Christoffersen came off the bench to score a then-career-high 11 points for the Ducks. The Cougars dressed only seven players because head coach Paul Graham sent six players back to Pullman for violating an unspecified team rule. Among the missing were starter Framecio Little and reserve Eddie Miller, Washington State's second leading scorer at 10.1 points per game. Still, the Cougars made a game of it until a 24-10 second-half run gave the Ducks a 62-43 lead. David Adams led Washington State with 19 points.
WASHINGTON RECAP . . . Curtis Allen slipped through Oregon's defense for a layup with six seconds left in overtime to help Washington upset Oregon 72-71 Jan. 18 at Mac Court. Luke Ridnour sank a jumper at the buzzer, but officials ruled the shot came too late. Thalo Green had a career-high 22 points and Curtis Allen added 12 to lead the Huskies (8-9, 2-3 Pac-10), who beat Oregon at McArthur Court for the second straight season for the first time since 1981-82. Bryan Bracey, who entered the game leading the Pac-10 in scoring at 19.2, had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Ducks (10-4, 1-3). Eighteen of his points came in the second half and in overtime. Luke Jackson added 15 for the Ducks. Washington led from the start of the game until the final minute, when a pair of free throws by Bracey put the Ducks ahead 62-61 with 47.5 seconds left. Another free throw by Bracey with 18 seconds left gave the Ducks a two-point lead. But a layup by Allen with 11 seconds left tied the score and sent the game into overtime. In the extra period, the teams traded baskets until Bracey put Oregon on top 71-70 with 50 seconds to go. A missed shot by Washington, followed by an Oregon turnover, gave the ball back to the Huskies with under 10 seconds to play. Allen weaved into the lane between Oregon defenders and laid the ball off the backboard for the game-winner. It was the third time in the last five meetings that Ducks and Huskies have gone to overtime.
STANFORD RECAP . . . Jason Collins' brawn, Casey Jacobsen's bombs and some tough defense propelled Stanford to a victory befitting the nation's top-ranked team. Collins had a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Jacobsen hit four 3-pointers and had 20 points as Stanford beat Oregon 100-76 Jan. 13 at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal were impressive and businesslike in their ninth straight victory over the Ducks. Stanford made an exciting 26-7 rally in the first half highlighted by 11 points from Collins, who made all eight of his free throws. A 16-3 run midway through the second half gave Stanford a 26-point lead which briefly stretched to 29. Jarron Collins, Jason's twin, spent the first half in foul trouble and scored all 13 of his points in the second half, while reserve center Curtis Borchardt had 11 points and Ryan Mendez nine. Anthony Norwood had 14 for the Ducks, who met the nation's No. 1 team for the first time in six years, while Luke Jackson added 10 points and seven rebounds.
CALIFORNIA RECAP . . . Sean Lampley had 23 points and 10 rebounds as California beat Oregon 78-62 Jan. 13 in Berkeley to snap the Ducks' four-game winning streak. Nick Vander Laan added 14 points and seven rebounds for Cal in their Pacific-10 Conference home opener. The Bears moved to 8-0 this season at home. Oregon was led by Luke Jackson with 12 points, and leading scorer Bryan Bracey was held to 10. The Ducks led by as many as five points several times in the first half. But Cal went on a 13-3 run with four minutes left to take a 38-33 lead into the break. The Bears held the Ducks to just 26 points and 26.5 percent shooting in the second half. Cal took a 46-35 lead on Joe Shipp's layup, and built their advantage to 74-53 with 2:33 left in the game.