Final Road Trip Of The Season Sends Men's Hoops To Oregon, Oregon State
Feb. 16, 2010
Stanford Cardinal (11-14, 5-8 Pac-10)
Oregon Ducks (12-12, 4-8 Pac-10)
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 7 p.m.
McArthur Court (9,087) Eugene, OR
Series History: Stanford leads 87-44
Last Meeting: Stanford 84, Oregon 69 (Jan. 23, 2010)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: Dave Flemming, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Kevin Danna, Analyst: Chris Fitzgerald)TV: none
The Opening Tip
Stanford (11-14, 5-8 Pac-10) embarks on its final road trip of the year. Winless on the road in 10 attempts, the Cardinal opens its road swing on Thursday night against Oregon (12-12, 4-8 Pac-10). The contest will represent Stanford's final visit to McArthur Court, as the Ducks will leave the historic venue next year for Matthew Knight Arena. Two days later, Stanford travels to Corvallis for a matchup against Oregon State (11-13, 5-7 Pac-10). Stanford swept both teams at home in January.
Thursday's game can be heard live on XTRA Sports 860 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the chemistry-rich tandem of Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and John Platz (analyst). KZSU 90.1 FM provides coverage with Kevin Danna (play-by-play) and Chris Fitzgerald (analyst). There is no television coverage for this game.
After closing out its road schedule against Oregon State on Saturday, Stanford plays its final three games of the regular season at Maples Pavilion.
Tabbed sixth in this year's Pac-10 preseason media poll, Oregon checks in at 12-12. The Ducks are 4-8 in league competition, currently in last place in the standings.
Oregon has lost three in a row and eight of its last 10 overall. The only victories during that stretch was a home sweep of the LA schools in late January.
The Ducks enjoyed their best stretch of the year in mid-December, putting together a six-game winning streak that included a rare road sweep of the Washington schools.
Oregon is 10-5 at home this year, which marks the final season of McArthur Court.
Oregon ranks fifth in the league in scoring (70.7 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (34.6 rpg). The Ducks have reached the 90-point plateau in four games so far this year.
Michael Armstead and Tajuan Porter share the club lead in scoring at 11.3 points per game. Armstead (104 assists, 50 steals) and Porter (45-132 three-pointers, 87.5 percent free throws) join Michael Dunigan (9.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 33 blocks, 55-percent shooting) as key contributors on a young team.
Stanford All-Time vs. Oregon
Stanford holds an 87-44 all-time advantage. The Cardinal has won seven of the last 10 meetings overall. Last month, Stanford extended its home-winning streak over Oregon to 24 games with an 84-69 win. The two schools split last year's series with wins on their home courts, as Stanford won easily 77-55 at Maples Pavilion before Oregon won 68-60 in Eugene. The Cardinal last won a game at McArthur Court (57-56) back on Feb. 2, 2006.
Who To Watch Against Oregon
Thanks to a 32-point outing in a win over the Ducks last month, Landry Fields has averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game against Oregon in seven career contests. Drew Shiller is averaging 7.6 points per game in three career matchups and has made more buckets (7) against Oregon than any other Pac-10 opponent. Da'Veed Dildy (3-7 from the field in four games) and Jarrett Mann (4-9 from the field in three games) have also contributed.