OREGON WINS 44TH STRAIGHT AT MKA WITH 100-67 WIN OVER PRAIRIE VIEW A&M – Troy Brown Leads the Ducks with 17

One look at the scoreboard inside Matthew Knight Arena and one would assume Oregon dominated Prairie View A&M.

But despite the final score of 100-67, which was Oregon’s 44th straight home win, this was a game for the first 25 minutes leaving Duck coach Dana Altman aspirated at what was happening on the floor.

The Ducks had just a 13-point lead at 51-38 with 14:48 remaining.

Altman called timeout more than once because of a lack of hustle, something he never had to worry about last season.

Freshman guard Troy Brown drives to the basket against Prairie View A&M

Freshman guard Troy Brown drives to the basket against Prairie View A&M

It will definitely be a learning curve for this new group of Ducks.

When they put it all together, the other Pac-12 teams will have their work cut out for them.

“I thought we got the tempo of the game going a little bit better which helped us” said Altman after the game when asked about the offensive burst in the second half.

“The first half I think we only took 25 shots.  We’re letting defenses get comfortable because we’re not putting enough pressure on them.  You know we’re not running hard enough.  We’re not playing fast enough.  Our ball movement again, not very good,…dribbling to much.  Just a lot of things to work on.”

Troy Brown led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds with Georgetown transfer Paul White scoring 16 points in his Oregon debut.

The former Hoya nailed 4-of-7 from long distance.

Victor Bailey Jr. added 15 points and Elijah Brown poured in 12.

Abu Kijab managed double figures with 10 points.

Oregon shot 35-of-63 from the field (55.6 percent) and 11-of-27 (40.7 percent) from long range.

Zachary Hamilton led the Panthers with 21 points.

The Ducks will now face Alabama State on Friday for an 8 pm tip on the Pac-12 Network.

— Don Smalley

 

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