Ducks Drop No. 25 Cardinal
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Luke Ridnour scored all 23 of his points in the secondhalf and extended his free throw streak to a school-record 43 in a row to leadOregon over No. 25 Stanford 79-64 Thursday night.
Ridnour sat for the final 18:03 of the first half after picking up hissecond foul in 32 seconds. He came back to help the Ducks (16-5, 6-4 Pac-10)stop Stanford's four-game winning streak.
In the second half, he shot 7-for-13 from the field and made all six of hisfoul shots. The previous school mark for free throws was 41 straight.
Oregon, which started the week by dropping out of The Associated Pressrankings for the first time in 18 weeks, beat the Cardinal for only the secondtime in 15 games. The Ducks avenged an 81-57 loss earlier this season atStanford.
Reserve Andre Joseph had 17 points for Oregon. Luke Jackson and IanCrosswhite each had 14.
Joseph picked up most of the slack for Ridnour. The junior guard entered thegame four minutes into the first half and scored 14 points before halftime,including a three-minute stretch when he made three 3-pointers.
Joseph's third 3 ignited a 9-2 run that ended with the Ducks up 29-18 threeminutes before the break.
The second half belonged to Ridnour. The junior attempted Oregon's first sixshots and scored its first six points to give the Ducks a 42-32 lead.
After the Cardinal cut the lead to 47-44, Ridnour scored eight straight witha pair of 3-pointers and two foul shots for Oregon to make it 58-51.