Oregon looks for home win vs Colorado
EUGENE — Oregon looks for its sixth straight win over Colorado at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. The last victory for the Buffaloes ((16-6, 11-5)) at Oregon (12-4, 7-3) was a 48-47 win on Feb. 7, 2013.
Oregon has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Eugene Omoruyi, Chris Duarte, LJ Figueroa and Amauri Hardy have collectively accounted for 64% of the team's scoring this year and 60% of all Ducks points over the last five games.
And McKinley Wright IV with Colorado has connected on 29% of the 62 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 4 of 15 over his last five games. He's also converted 83.1% of his free throws this season.
The Ducks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Buffaloes. Oregon has 50 assists on 82 field goals (61%) across its past three outings while Colorado has assists on 37 of 79 field goals (46.8%) during its past three games.
Oregon is ranked second among Pac-12 teams with an average of 75.4 points per game.
Oregon QB Tyler Shough announces intention to transfer
EUGENE — Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough has announced he is entering the transfer portal with three years of eligibility remaining.
Shough started all seven games for the Ducks this season as a redshirt sophomore, passing for 1,559 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was intercepted six times.
Oregon finished 4-3 overall and won the Pac-12 title with a 31-24 victory over USC in the championship game. The Ducks fell 34-17 to Iowa State in the Fiesta Bowl.
"Thank you to my teammates and brothers for making this place a home. I will forever cherish the bonds we have built together," Shough posted to Twitter. "Once a Duck, always a Duck."
Shough is the eighth scholarship player at Oregon who has announced a decision to transfer.
— Associated Press