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OSU men's basketball: Opponent preview — Oregon

OSU men's basketball: Opponent preview — Oregon

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Paul White led Oregon in scoring in the first Civil War this season with 16 points off the bench. 

The Beavers travel to Eugene on Saturday for the 350th men's basketball Civil War. Here's a look at the Ducks.

Oregon (13-7, 3-4) got coach Dana Altman's 200th win with the Ducks with last Saturday's 94-91 home win against UCLA. 

Payton Pritchard had 25 points (including 5 of 8 on 3-pointers), four rebounds, four assists and three steals. MiKyle McIntosh added 18 points and eight rebounds and Troy Brown 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals. Victor Bailey scored 18 points in 25 minutes off the bench. 

Pritchard, a sophomore guard, is the team's leading scorer at 15.7 points per game. He also averages four rebounds and 4.5 assists. 

Senior guard Elijah Brown averages 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists; freshman forward Troy Brown 11.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists; McIntosh, a senior forward, 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds; and junior forward Paul White 10 points and 6.3 rebounds. All but White also average in double-figure scoring in conference games.

In conference games, Kenny Wooten is second in blocks (2.1); Troy Brown is fourth (2.3) and Pritchard fifth (2.1) in assist-to-turnover ratio; and elijah Brown fourth in 3-pointers made (2.9).

In Pac-12 games, the Ducks score 74.3 points (sixth) and allow 76.0 (ninth). They're shooting 44.7 percent (fifth) and allow opponents to shoot 46.9 (10th). Oregon is second in free-throw percentage (82.8), 10th in 3-point percentage (30.7), 12th in rebounds (31.0) and second in rebounds allowed (32.6).

For the season, the Ducks shoot 46.8 percent from the floor, 35.2 on 3-pointers and 79.0 at the free-throw line. In conference, those numbers are 44.7, 30.7 and 82.8.

Oregon lost the rebounding category just twice in 13 nonconference games. The Ducks have been outrebounded four times in seven Pac-12 contests.

Altman is in his eighth season at Oregon. He's reached three Sweet 16s with the Ducks, including last year's Final Four appearance.

Oregon State leads the Civil War series 186-163. Oregon has won 39 of the past 50 games against Oregon State dating to the 1994-95 season.

The Beavers won the first game between the two this season, 76-64, on Jan. 5 in Corvallis.

No Oregon starter scored in double figures. The Ducks, who shot 36.2 percent, were led by White (16 points) and Bailey (11) off the bench. Tres Tinkle led Oregon State with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Oregon State is going for its first season sweep of Oregon since the 2009-10 season.


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