Ducks Fall Flat in Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. — Oregon men's basketball struggled from the field, falling to Colorado 68-41 in Boulder.
How It Happened: The first half was all Colorado, with the Buffaloes leading by as many as 20 points in the period with multiple runs of seven-plus points. Oregon struggled on the offensive end, shooting just 24.0% from the field, 0-7 from three-point range and 54.0% from the free throw line. Colorado had two double-digit scorers in the half, led by Tristan Da Silva (15 points) and Julian Hammond III (13). Brennan Rigsby was the lone Ducks player to net multiple field goals in the half, scoring four points. Jermaine Couisnard saw his first action of the season and hit two free throws in the half. At the break, Oregon trailed 37-19.
Colorado came out of the second and built on their lead, adding five points to lead the game by 23 points at the first media timeout. The first bucket of the half for Oregon cut the lead to 16, the closest the Ducks would get in the rest of the half. Da Silva stayed hot and finished the night with a career-high 30 points. Quincy Guerrier was the lone Oregon player to reach double-digits with 10 points.
Notable: Couisnard saw his first action of the season after recovering from a knee injury and scored nine points in 20 minutes of play. Redshirt freshman Ethan Butler also saw his first minutes as a Duck, playing four minutes in the second half.
Up Next: The road trip concludes in Salt Lake City on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. PT, with the Ducks guests of Utah, airing on the Pac-12 Network.