Ducks Take Stanford 68-64

It took the Oregon Ducks (19-8, 10-5) nearly the whole game to get the lead, but behind some hot shooting by E.J. Singler and a stingy defense, the Oregon Ducks over came the Stanford Cardinal 68-64. Singler ended the contest with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists.

(PHOTO) Oregon Ducks forward E.J. Singler (25) shoots over Stanford Cardinal forward Josh Huestis (24) during the second half at Maples Pavilion. Oregon defeated Stanford 68-64. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

E.J. Singler's 20 points was the eighth time this season he's gone over the 20-point mark and was aided in the Oregon cause by Olu Ashaolu with 14 points.

With the win, the Ducks now are tied fourth spot with Arizona in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament seeding at 10-5 and if Oregon can hold onto the seeding, it would mean that they would have a bye on the first day of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Josh Owens had 20 points while Dwight Powell chipped in 11 for Stanford (18-9, 8-7). The Cardinal was held scoreless in the last 3:45 after taking a 64-61 lead on Owens' dunk.

POSTGAME NOTES

- Ducks are now 9-1 when holding their opponents below 70 points … UO improved to 12-3 this year in games decided by less than 10 points (5-2 in games decided by less than five points).

- It was just the third time this year Oregon won despite trailing at halftime (3-4 this year when trailing at the half).

- The Ducks out-rebounded their opponent for the 14th time this season (UO is 10-4 in those contests). - E.J. Singler (20 points) led the team in scoring for the eighth time this season. It was the fifth time this season Singler has scored 20 or more points. He became the 31st player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark in the game (now with 1,015 career points in 98 career games).

- Olu Ashaolu (14 points and 10 rebounds) registered his second double-double of the season (28th of his career).

- Devoe Joseph (12 points) reached double-figures in scoring for the 13th straight game. Joseph has scored 10 or more points in 20 of the 21 games he's played in this season.