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Ducks Rebound in Win Over Seton Hall

Dec 4, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. – Eugene Omoruyi scored 22 points and newcomer LJ Figueroa led a robust rebounding effort with nine as No. 21 Oregon defeated Seton Hall 83-70 on Friday at CHI Health Center Omaha.

How it Happened: Head coach Dana Altman was disappointed at Oregon's poor rebounding effort in Wednesday's season-opening loss to Missouri.

Message received.

Friday, the Ducks outrebounded the Pirates by 16, 38-22, and had 14 second-chance points to Seton Hall's three in evening their record at 1-1.

Oregon took a 34-28 into halftime. Omoruyi led the way with 12 points.

Two nights after the Ducks were minus-seven on the boards against Missouri, Oregon was plus-eight in rebounds (21-13) on Friday. N'Faly Dante, Chris Duarte, Chandler Lawson and Figueroa all had four rebounds in the opening frame.

The Ducks took an early 15-6 lead on Jalen Terry's first career three-pointer with 11:46 left in the first half.

Who Stood Out: Omoruyi followed up his career-high 31 points two nights earlier with 22 on Friday. For the weekend he shot 55.6 percent from the field (20-36).

Eric Williams Jr. scored 15 points with six rebounds while Duarte added 14 and five. Figueroa, who was declared eligible by the NCAA on Thursday, also had four steals.


Head coach Dana Altman
"LJ Figueroa was the difference on the game. He gave us tremendous energy."

Up Next: Oregon returns home for Finals Week. The next game currently on the schedule is the Pac-12 opener at Washington on Dec. 12.