The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (18-5, 7-3 Pac-12) head to Oregon State to take on the Beavers (13-9, 3-7 Pac-12) in what should be a high-scoring game. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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The last time the Ducks played, they fell to the Stanford Cardinal, 70-60. Oregon’s Chris Duarte put up 14 points and eight rebounds in the contest. Stanford did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (16-20; 80.0 percent). Oregon, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (12.4 vs. 16.7).
The Beavers are trying to rebound after their 69-67 loss to the California Golden Bears in their last outing. Tres Tinkle led Oregon State in scoring with 19 points on 6-for-15 shooting. California had an effective field goal percentage of 0.529 (above their season average of 0.471). Oregon State, meanwhile, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (24-30; 80.0 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Beavers won both contests last season. In the most recent matchup, Oregon State won 72-57. The Beavers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.6 and a great free throw rate of 0.275. For those same stats, the Ducks were 25.9 and 0.178, respectively.
This showdown figures to be a shootout as a pair of the country’s best offenses go head-to-head. Oregon State currently ranks 39th with 110.0 points per 100 possessions and Oregon is 18th (111.9).
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Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Oregon State, ATS Winner – Oregon State, O/U – Under
The Ducks rank 46th in steals per game (7.9) while the Beavers rank 131st (6.3).
Oregon averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. Oregon State ranks 155th in assists allowed per game (13.0).
Oregon State ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.4) while Oregon ranks 131st in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Ducks rank 130th in rebounds per game (36.2) while the Beavers rank 242nd (33.4).
Oregon ranks 167th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while Oregon State ranks 265th (18.1).
The Beavers have been outscored by an average of 6.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Oregon State has defeated opponents by an average of 5.5 points.
During their last five games, the Ducks have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (1.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (1.9 above their season average).