NCAAB Game Recap - California at Oregon
Thu Mar 5, 2020 11:00 PM EST

AF
60
SDSU
73
F
ChaSo
48
Radf
62
F
Leh
70
Colg
83
F
Stetsn
62
Lib
66
F
USC-Up
70
Winth
106
F
Buck
64
Amer
59
F
Lipsco
73
NFla
71
F
NM
70
UtSt
75
F
UNCA
62
GWebb
72
F
Navy
63
Boston
69
F
Oakl
63
WIGB
78
F
E IL
65
APSU
76
F
Wyo
74
Nev
71
F
Bois
67
UNLV
61
F
Lafy
73
Army
68
F
TNSt
48
E KY
58
F
YSU
61
IL-C
67
F
Hamp
78
Longw
53
F
Evans
55
Valpa
58
F
Portl
62
SCla
76
F
IlSt
65
Drake
75
F
LoyMa
75
USD
61
F
Cal
56
Oreg
90
F
Ill
63
OhSt
71
F
Hou
71
UConn
77
F
Nebras
58
Mich
82
F
NCAT
80
NCC
86
F
DelSt
100
How
88
F
Copp
63
MD-ES
60
F
Norf
68
Morg
62
F
FlaAM
70
BethC
72
F(OT)
PVAM
71
Alc
80
F
JackSt
71
AlSt
59
F
TXSo
74
South
89
F
WichSt
60
Mem
68
F
Stan
65
OrSt
68
F
UMKC
61
UtVal
51
F
CBU
50
NMSt
83
F
S UT
65
MTSt
73
F
N CO
71
Mont
64
F
Wash
90
AzSt
83
F
IdaSt
77
E WA
100
F
Gram
57
AlaAM
58
F
Web
72
Ida
64
F
HI
67
UCDav
65
F
CS-Ful
53
UCSB
55
F
CAPoly
73
LongB
80
F(OT)
NoAZ
66
PorSt
80
F
WaSt
62
Ariz
83
F
ChiSt
Seatt
Canc

Mar 5, 2020, 11:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

California (13-17)

20

36

56

(13) Oregon (23-7)

46

44

90

Early outburst sends No. 13 Oregon to 90-56 win over Cal
Fri Mar 6, 2020 1:59 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon is thinking championship - and the No. 13 Ducks certainly looked the part Thursday night.

By scoring 21 consecutive points to pull away from California in the first half, the Ducks went on to win 90-56. It was their widest margin of victory in a Pac-12 game this season.

That sets up a home game Saturday against Stanford that could result in a share of the conference title, or possibly outright possession of the championship. The Ducks (23-7) moved back into a tie with UCLA for first place in the conference at 12-5 with the regular season ending Saturday. UCLA meets USC to conclude its season before Oregon hosts Stanford.

"It will be a big game Saturday night, we have to play real well," Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "We are playing a team that really needs a win and we need a win to win a conference championship.

"It's not like with our tradition that we can take that lightly. Everyone talks about March and the NCAA Tournament, but I still think conference titles mean a lot."

Payton Pritchard led five Ducks in double figures with 20 points and passed out nine assists in Oregon's 21st consecutive home victory, including all 16 home games this season. Pritchard shot 6 of 8 overall, including making all three of his 3-point attempts.

Oregon shot 63% from the field overall, including 71% (12 for 17) on 3s as Anthony Matthis added 17 points on 5 for 6 shooting from 3-point range. Will Richardson and Addison Patterson each had 13, and Shakur Juiston chipped in 10. Oregon had 18 assists with only eight turnovers, and a 32 -25 advantage in rebounds.

"A lot of good stats there," Altman said. "I thought it was a really good effort.

"Everybody gave us a little something. If you can get eight or nine guys contributing at this time of year, that can make a real difference."

Matt Bradley led the Bears (13-17, 7-10) with 15 points, and Grant Anticevich added 10. Cal shot 36% from the field and struggled to get into an offensive flow against Oregon's pressure defense.

"I don't want to take anything away from Oregon, they've got a great team," Cal coach Mark Fox said. "They're still playing for the championship, but I'd hoped to give them a better fight.

"We played poorly from top to bottom. ... We coached poorly."

After trailing by as many as 28 points, Cal made a brief rally to get within 15 at 58-43 with 11 minutes remaining. But after a media timeout, Pritchard made two free throws, hit a 3-pointer from the corner that was followed by a 3 from Patterson and Oregon's lead was back to 66-43, prompting Cal to use a timeout with 9:33 remaining.

Oregon never trailed, taking a quick 11-5 lead by making its first five field-goal attempts. The lead kept edging wider until the Ducks blew it open with 21 consecutive points for a 46-18 advantage with two minutes left in the opening half as Cal went five minutes without a point.

"I was disappointed in our approach to the game, but I want to give Oregon credit. They played very well," Fox said. "The only thing I was surprised by was our very poor start to the game."

It was 46-20 at halftime, with the Ducks shooting 68% overall, including 5 of 6 on their 3-point attempts. Pritchard led Oregon with 13 points and was supported by 10 from Richardson, questionable to play after a sprained ankle suffered a week ago in a win over Oregon State caused him to miss practices leading up to the game.

"I thought defensively we played real hard for most of the game," Altman said. "In the first half, we flew around and made defensive plays. The ball movement was good and obviously we shot it well from 3, and that gives you a big bost."

BIG PICTURE

California: The Bears have lost their last six games against Oregon, and haven't won in Eugene since 2014.

Oregon: Unbeaten in 16 home games this season, the Ducks have stretched their home winning streak to 21 games.

COACHING MILESTONE

The win for Oregon raised Altman to 668 coaching victories, moving him into a tie with Gary Williams for 25th in Division I victories.

UP NEXT

California: at Oregon State on Saturday to conclude the regular season.

Oregon: plays its final home game against Stanford on Saturday.

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Leaders

California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Orender 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Brown 0 0 0 1 0 0
Oregon PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Osborn 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Ionescu 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Cal Oreg
Points For 56 90
Field Goals 20/56-36% 31/52-60%
Three Pointers 7/23-30% 12/17-71%
Free Throws 9/10-90% 16/20-80%
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Defensive Rebounds 16 25
Rebounds 26 33
Blocks 4 5
Steals 3 3
Turnovers 10 8
Personal Fouls 17 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Oreg Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 30 Oreg 77 @ Cal 72 C. Lawson 2 A. Kelly 2
Thu Mar 5 Cal 56 @ Oreg 90 L. Thiemann 2 C. Walker 2

Game Information

Stadium: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon
Attendance: 7,651
Game Time: