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Ducks Drop Close One to Cal
Posted Feb 17, 2012
Despite a career high performance by Devoe Joseph, the Oregon Ducks fell to conference leading California 86-83. Joseph hit for 33 points but it was not enough as late game ball-handling errors allowed California to erase a seven-point lead and take command with just over a minute to play.
(34) shoots the ball over
Golden Bears guard
(1) during the second half at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears defeated the Ducks 86-83. Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Oregon is now 18-8 for the season and 9-5 in conference play as California improves to 21-6 overall and 11-3 in the Pac-12.
Oregon hit 54.1 percent of its field goals, on 33-of-61 shooting. Meanwhile Cal was 55.7 percent in field goal shooting on 34-of-64 shooting.
Joseph's former teammate at
, Justin Cobbs led California with 28 points.
had 11 points and
added 10 for Oregon.
Turnovers were Oregon's major weakness against the Bears turning the ball over 22 times though a stingy Cal defense added to Oregon's ball handling woes. Cal had 15 turnovers.
Oregon returns to action this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. (PT) with a road game against
- The Ducks are 5-4 this season in true road games (4-3 in Pac-12 road games).
(two blocks) tied the school record for blocks in a season. He now shares the record with Blair Rasmussen who tallied 42 blocks during the 1986-87 season.
- Devoe Joseph scored a career-high 33 points. It was his second 30-point game of the season. He is the only UO player to drop 30 in a game this season.
- Carlos Emory (11 points) reached double-figures in scoring for the fifth time in six games.
finished with eight points which snapped a streak of six straight games where he scored in double-figures. Singler is just five points shy of reaching the 1,000-point mark for a career.
- Olu Ashaolu (10 points) scored in double-figures for the eighth time this season.
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