On Monday, the Oregon Ducks lost their first game since early February. Thursday night, the Ducks got back to winning.
Oregon trailed early, but eventually led at halftime 33-28. The Ducks and Stanford Cardinal traded the lead a few times in the second half before Stanford led 63-60.
Then, Oregon went on an 11-5 run in the final 4:32 to seal the game. Both teams struggled to make baskets, the Ducks final four points came from the free throw line.
After Chandler Lawson’s dunk, Oregon went 0-for-3 from the floor over the last 3:06 of the game.
Stanford (14-10, 10-8 Pac-12) on the other hand hit a pair of layups during the final four-and-a-half minutes, but the Cardinal only went 2-for-6 over that span.
The Ducks (15-5, 10-4 Pac-12) hung on to beat Stanford 71-68 after Ziaire Williams missed a three-pointer with under five seconds left.
Chris Duarte led the way for Oregon with 24 points. He also got substantial help from three other starters; LJ Figueroa (13 points) and Eric Williams Jr. (10 points) while Eugene Omoruyi had a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds).
Four Stanford players scored in double figures, led by Jaiden Delaire’s 15 points.
Up next, the Ducks head to Berkeley to face Cal at 7 p.m. Saturday night on FS1.