No. 10 Oregon (19-2, 8-0 Pac-12) rounds out its second conference road trip tonight at 6:30 against the Colorado Buffaloes (11-10, 1-7 Pac-12).
Oregon, coming off a key 73-67 win at Utah on Thursday night, will now attempt something never done before in the history of Ducks basketball: win in Boulder. That’s right… the Ducks are still seeking a victory at Coors Events Center. Boulder just isn’t one of those places for Oregon. The Ducks have struck out at total of six times in Boulder, including an 0-4 record since the Buffs joined the Pac-12.
“I’ve heard that we haven’t won, or something like that, at Colorado,” said senior guard Dylan Ennis. “I understand that’s history, but you know this is this team this year. I’m not expecting to go in there and lose again in Colorado. That's just my mindset and I think all of us have the same mindset.”
Colorado has a bit of momentum coming off its first Pac-12 conference win against Oregon State, 85-78. The Buffs had a strong second half surge lead by freshman guard Bryce Peters 15 points in his first collegiate start.
A quick look at the game:
No. 10 Oregon vs. Colorado
Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, CO.
When: 6:36 p.m., Saturday January 28, 2017.
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Records: Ducks (19-2 overall, 8-0 Pac-12), Buffaloes (11-10, 1-7 Pac-12).
Last outings: The Ducks defeated Utah in Salt Lake City 73-67 last Thursday. Colorado had a strong second half against the Oregon State Beavers, and picked up its first Pac-12 conference win 85-78.
Coaches: UO's Dana Altman (173-66 at Oregon, 583-309 Division I). Colorado’s Tad Boyle (141-90 at Colorado, 193-132 overall (Northern Colorado and CU)).
Key Ducks: G Tyler Dorsey, 6-4, So., (12.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, .385 3FG pct.), G Dylan Ennis, 6-2, Sr., (11.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg), G Payton Pritchard, 6-2, Fr., (7.8 ppg, 3.6 apg), F Jordan Bell, 6-9, Jr., (11.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.1 bpg), F Dillon Brooks, 6-7, Jr., (13.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg), F Chris Boucher, 6-10, Sr., (13.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.0 bpg).
Key Buffs: G Bryce Peters, 6-4, Fr. (career-high 15 points vs. Oregon State), G George King, 6-6, Jr., (11.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg), G Josh Fortune, 6-5, Sr. (6.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg), G Derrick White, 6-5, Sr., (16.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg).
Notes: Oregon seeking 18-game win streak…Ducks also seeking first win at Coors Events Center, the only remaining Pac-12 arena the Ducks haven’t won in…Oregon is the only team in the Pac-12 that does not have an individual among the conference’s top 20 in scoring.