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Oregon at Washington preview box and game thread

Post by Christian Caple on Jan. 23, 2014 at 6:31 pm with No Comments »
January 23, 2014 6:31 pm

Another 8 p.m. tipoff, though thankfully, it’s Washington’s last super-late start of the regular season. As usual, we have our game thread below, and our preview box below that.

Oregon (13-4, 1-4 in Pac-12) at Washington (11-8, 3-3)

8 p.m.., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle

TV: FOX Sports 1. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: Washington leads the series 187-108.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

Oregon

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Jonathan Loyd G 5-8 8.7 1.6 5.9 48.4 86.5

Joseph Young G 6-2 18.0 3.5 1.9 50.3 85.9

Damyean Dotson G 6-5 11.2 3.9 1.3 46.7 81.0

Elgin Cook F 6-6 7.9 4.2 0.4 56.3 62.3

Mike Moser F 6-8 14.2 7.8 1.6 46.7 73.0

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 12.3 4.5 4.2 45.7 63.8

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 12.6 3.6 2.5 37.3 76.9

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 19.7 4.2 2.6 45.7 88.9

Mike Anderson G 6-4 6.6 6.6 1.8 45.5 73.1

Perris Blackwell F 6-9 10.2 6.7 0.8 51.4 67.7

Scouting report: UW coach Lorenzo Romar said Wednesday that he told his team not to focus on Oregon’s four-game losing streak, but instead on the fact the Ducks began the season 13-0 and were ranked in the nation’s top 10. Indeed, Pac-12 play has not been kind to Oregon, which looked during nonconference play as if it could challenge Arizona for the Pac-12 title. That seems a pipe dream now, though the Ducks are still one of the quickest, most dangerous offensive teams in the country. They average 87.4 points per game, which ranks third nationally. In that regard, this might be a good matchup for the Huskies, if only because they prefer a wide-open, up-and-down game, and because the Ducks’ tallest player, 6-foot-11 Waverly Austin, appears questionable to play with an illness. Teams with big front lines have given UW trouble this season. But if UW can match Oregon’s quickness and defend in transition, it shouldn’t have to worry about getting battered by the Ducks’ size – though Mike Moser, a UNLV transfer who considered UW, is still a big-time difference maker at the power forward position.

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