Ducks Host Beavers in Civil War
Feb. 12, 2002
WHAT'S ON TAP . . . Oregon looks to run its home record to 14-0, but Oregon State stands in the way as your Northwest Dodge Dealers present the 316th Civil War. The Ducks (9-4) will try to remain in second place in the league with a win, and could move back in the top spot as Arizona (10-3) must travel to UCLA (8-4) and USC (8-4). Elsewhere, Stanford (8-4) and Cal (8-4) travel to the Washington schools.
TENTATIVE OREGON STARTERS
F 3 Robert Johnson 6-8 235 Jr. 7.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, .557 FG Pct.F 33 Luke Jackson 6-7 215 So. 15.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.1 apgC 25 Chris Christoffersen 7-2 300 Sr. 8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, .536 FG Pct.G 13 Luke Ridnour 6-2 165 So. 14.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.0 apgG 20 Frederick Jones 6-4 209 Sr. 17.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.2 apg
NABC HONORS THREE DUCKS . . . Frederick Jones, Luke Ridnour and Luke Jackson were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2002 All-District 14 team, which was announced Tuesday. Jones and Ridnour were named to the first team, while Jackson made the second team. Joining Jones and Ridnour on the first team were Casey Jacobsen and Curtis Borchardt of Stanford and Dan Dickau of Gonzaga. The second team was Jackson, Philip Ricci of Oregon State, Zach Gourde of Gonzaga and Utah State's Tony Brown and Desmond Peniger.
QUICK HITS...A brief look at what to watch for Saturday:
Lucky Thirteen. Oregon is 13-0 at Mac Court for the first time in 64 years, and for only the second time in school history. The only other time the Ducks started a season 13-0 at home was in 1937-38, that squad went a perfect 16-0 in Eugene as a prelude to the 1938-39 NCAA Championship team. Overall, the 13-game home winning streak is Oregon's longest in 63 years -- since the school-record 23 game home winning streak that lasted from Feb. 13, 1937 to Jan. 6, 1939. The current streak is tied for the third-longest on the UO books:
Home Win Streak Dates
23 Feb. 13, 1937-Jan. 6, 1939 15 Jan. 15, 1926-Feb. 22, 1927 13 Feb. 18, 1911-Jan. 31, 1913 13 Nov. 15, 2001-present
5-1 vs. Top 25. The Ducks are now 5-1 against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, including No. 11 Arizona (Eugene), No. 15 Arizona (Tucson), No. 14 Stanford (Eugene), No. 13 UCLA (Eugene) and No. 23 USC (Eugene). It is the first time in school history that UO has beat five ranked opponents in one season. The lone loss came last Thursday night at No. 20 Stanford.
Oregon is 7-3 against teams ranked in the top 52 of the most recent Ratings Percentage Index (RPI): wins over No. 8 Arizona (twice), No. 22 UCLA, No. 26 California, No. 31 Stanford, No. 46 USC and No. 52 Pepperdine. The losses came at No. 26 California, No. 31 Stanford and at No. 38 Minnesota. Oregon is No. 35 this week.
High Octane. The Ducks lead the Pac-10 and ranks fourth nationally in scoring offense (86.3).