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Late Threes Help Ducks Beat Card

Jan 2, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. -- Chris Duarte scored 23 points and No. 21 Oregon defeated Stanford 73-56 on Saturday night for its eighth straight win.
 
Eugene Omoruyi added 15 points, and LJ Figueroa had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Williams scored 12 for the Ducks (8-1, 3-0 Pac-12).
 
Bryce Wills and Spencer Jones had 12 points apiece to pace the Cardinal (5-3, 1-1), who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Wills pitched in a career-best six assists, while Oscar da Silva and Ziaire Williams also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
 
Stanford took a 46-45 lead on a basket by Wills with 9:45 to play before Omoruyi and Aaron Estrada hit consecutive 3-pointers for the Ducks.
 
Amauri Hardy added a 3 for Oregon, and Omoruyi made one of his own to put the Ducks ahead 57-51 with 6:21 left. Duarte later scored five straight points to put Oregon up 62-53 with 4:26 to go.
 
Oregon's 28 straight home wins are the second-most in school history and tied for the second-longest active streak in the NCAA. Ducks coach Dana Altman earned his 677th win to tie former Stanford and California coach Mike Montgomery for 23rd in Division I history.
 
Oregon was without freshman point guard Jalen Terry for the second consecutive game due to COVID-19 protocols.
 
Stanford senior guard Daejon Davis, who averages 13.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, missed his second straight due to a leg injury.
 
Stanford jumped out to an 11-3 lead before Oregon followed with nine points in a row to move into the lead.
 
Estrada put the Ducks ahead 16-15 before Stanford followed with a 10-2 run culminated by a 3-pointer from Jones to take a 25-18 lead. Oregon closed to 32-30 at halftime following a 3-pointer by Williams.
 
BIG PICTURE
 
Stanford: The Cardinal have had six games either canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 and had to relocate to Santa Cruz due to restrictions in Santa Clara County. After Thursday's game at Oregon State was postponed, it was rescheduled for Monday.
 
Oregon: The Ducks have won eight straight games despite battling injuries that left them with a seven-man rotation against the Cardinal.
 
UP NEXT
 
Stanford: The Cardinal visit Oregon State at noon on Monday.
 
Oregon: The Ducks visit Colorado on Thursday.