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Men's Basketball Hosts No. 17/15 Oregon Saturday Night

Jan 8, 2021

Oregon Game Notes | Utah Game Notes | Pac-12 Weekly Notes

SALT LAKE CITY – After some schedule shuffling, the Utah men's basketball team will now play #17/15 Oregon this Saturday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. (MT) to kick open a four-game homestand inside the Jon M. Huntsman Center.
Todd Harris will have the call between the Utes and Ducks on the Pac-12 Networks with Wyking Jones giving commentary as the Utes look to snap a two-game losing-streak and snap a five-game skid against Oregon as well.
After scoring 5 points against USC, Timmy Allen now has 992 career points. He's now just 8 points shy of becoming the 40th player in Utah basketball history to record 1,000 career points and the 21st Ute to do so as a junior.
As of 9:30 a.m. (MT) on Jan. 8, 2021, there are 181 active players at the Division I level with at least 1,000 career points and 13 of them reside in the Pac-12 while only two of the 13 are forwards. In addition, only Matt Bradley (Cal) and Eric Williams, Jr. (Oregon) are juniors – the rest are seniors. In total, only 28 of those 177 active players with 1,000 career points are juniors.

Player School Class Position Career Points
McKinley Wright IV Colorado Sr. G 1,546
Remy Martin Arizona State Sr. G 1,432
Holland Woods Arizona State Sr. G 1,430
Ethan Thompson Oregon State Sr. G 1,346
Oscar da Silva Stanford Sr. F 1,193
Terrell Brown, Jr. Arizona Sr. G 1,158
Tahj Eaddy USC Sr. G 1,101
Amauri Hardy Oregon Sr. G 1,083
Ryan Betley California Sr. G 1,065
Makale Foreman California Sr. G 1,058
Matt Bradley California Jr. G 1,056
LJ Figueroa Oregon Sr. G 1,042
Eric Williams, Jr. Oregon Jr. F 1,022

The Ducks will head to SLC with a must-win mentality after their eight-game win-streak was snapped on Thursday at Colorado, falling 79-72 despite Chris Duarte leading the charge with 27 points. Oregon's last loss came in the season-opener against Missouri, 83-75, in a neutral site game.
Offensively, Guene Omoruyi paces UO with 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game to go with a .507 shooting clip, and .359 clip from downtown (14-of-39). Duarte isn't far off, averaging 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists with a team-leading .444 (28-of-63) clip from 3-point land. His 22 steals is also good for a team-high. Eric Williams Jr. is the third and final Duck averaging in double-figures, registering 11.7 points per game with a 6.6 rebounding average. Meanwhile, transfer LJ Figueroa pages the team on the glass with a 6.9 rebounding average to go with his 9.6 points per game.
In conference play, UO has had team effort on the scoring end with five players averaging in double-figures led by Duarte's 20.8 points per game. Others averaging in double-figures in the four league games include Omoruyi (18.3 ppg), Dante N'Faly (12.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg), Figueroa (10.8 ppg) and Williams Jr. (10.3 ppg).
With the recent schedule change, Utah will now play Colorado on Monday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. instead of its originally scheduled date of March 6 to free up the final week of play to make up games. Todd Harris will have the call on Monday afternoon tip between the Buffs and Utes while Don MacLean serves as the analyst.
The busy week continues for the Runnin' Utes as they welcome in the Bay Area teams with Stanford making the visit to the Jon M. Huntsman Center first on Thursday, Jan. 14. The ESPN2 or ESPNU game against the Cardinal got pushed back one day as part of the recent schedule update with tip-off still TBD. Utah will then play host to the Golden Bears on Saturday, Jan. 16, for an 8 p.m. game on ESPN2 or ESPNU.