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Bears Downed By Ducks In Eugene

March 2, 2023

EUGENE, Ore. – The California men’s basketball team could not quell a hot-shooting night by Oregon and dropped an 84-51 road contest at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday night.

Oregon (17-13, 10-9 Pac-12) won its second straight game as five Ducks scored in double figures, including Jermaine Couisnard, who finished with a game-high 17 points. The Ducks shot 55% from the field and dominated the backboards with a 45-21 rebounding advantage. Cal (3-27, 2-17) was paced by 11 points from Sam Alajiki, who knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and was 4 of 5 from the floor. Grant Newell added nine points while Joel Brown had seven points and three assists. Lars Thiemann returned to action after a one-game absence, scoring nine points in 23 minutes off the bench.

Oregon made six 3-pointers and shot 59% over the opening 20 minutes and held a 42-26 advantage at halftime. With the Bears trailing by just five points with 6:32 to go in the first half, the Ducks closed the opening frame on a 12-4 run to stretch their lead to double figures.

Cal shot 35.2% from the floor on the way to its 14th consecutive loss.


The Bears will close the regular season at Oregon State on Saturday. Tipoff from Gill Coliseum in Corvallis is set for 5 p.m. PST on the Pac-12 Network.

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Bears Downed By Ducks In Eugene

1,585 Views | 3 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by Chapman_is_Gone
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But we beat them in free throws and only got outrebounded by 24 boards.....
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Beating a dead horse to death, but has there ever been a worse offensive BB coach than fox
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An excellent moral victory, one of Fox's finest.
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