by Steve Mims
Rivaldo Soares led the Ducks with 13 points in a 87-58 win at Cal on Thursday. N’Faly Dante added 12 points and seven rebounds while Will Richardson had 11 points and 10 assists.
Nate Bittle added 11 points and six rebounds while Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 10 points off the bench.
Three days later, it was Jermaine Couisnard leading Oregon with 18 points in a 71-64 loss at Stanford. Soares once again scored 13 points while Barthelemy added 11.
At 11-9, Oregon is a longshot to make the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks are sixth in the Pac-12 at 5-4 as they host Colorado and Utah this week.
OREGON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Oregon Women’s Basketball 2022, Photos by Highlite Agency
Oregon fell out of the Top 25 following a 68-65 loss at Oregon State on Friday.
Freshman Chance Gray led the Ducks with 18 points while Taya Hanson made four 3-pointers en route to 14 points.
Endyia Rogers added 12 points and seven assists while Te-Hina Paopao scored 11.
The Ducks have dropped two straight games to fall to 13-6, including a 4-4 mark in the Pac-12. The Ducks sit seventh in the conference as they head to California and Stanford this weekend.
Steve Mims has spent 25 years as a sportswriter, including 21 years at The Register-Guard. He covered University of Oregon athletics from 2013-2020. He works in Eugene as a registered representative and insurance agent at PBC Insurance. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.