Sun March 9, 2014
Big Day For Oregon Basketball
Saturday was a big day for Oregon basketball. The University of Oregon Ducks Men's Basketball team hosted a packed house at Mathew Knight Arena against number 3 Arizona.
Jason Calliste made the go-ahead jumper and free throw with 4:22 left and finished with 18 points as the Ducks upset the Wildcats 64-57. Oregon's six-game winning streak keeps them eligible for a possible NCAA tournament bid and gave them their fourth straight season with at least 20 victories. Head Coach Dana Altman says fans energy was crucial to the victory.
Altman: "That's why basketball is a home court sport. When the energy is like that, we weren't playing good, I mean we had a lot of bad possessions, our crowd kept us in it, and we made a nice run there in the last eight minutes."
Men's basketball wasn't the only story Saturday. The number 3 ranked Oregon State Women's team defeated seventh-seeded Washington State 70-60 Saturday night. The win sets up a Pac-12 Conference championship matchup with number 5 seed USC. Sydney Wiese and Ali Gibson combined for 36 points.
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