No. 16 Ducks face Huskies today


EUGENE — The streaking Oregon Ducks go for their seventh consecutive win to start the Pac-12 Conference season today when they host the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena.

The game is set to start at 4 p.m. and will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network.

At 6-0 in conference play, No. 16 Oregon (17-2 overall) leads the Pac-12 standings by half a game over UCLA (6-1) and by two full games over Washington, Arizona and Arizona State, who are tied for third place at 4-2.

The Ducks are riding an eight-game winning streak overall and are 13-0 at home this season after their 68-61 victory over Washington State on Wednesday. The Huskies (12-7 overall) are coming off a 74-66 loss at Oregon State on Wednesday night.

In the most recent meeting between the Ducks and the Huskies, Washington won 90-86 in an NIT quarterfinal game last March in Seattle.

Oregon has demonstrated uncanny scoring balance so far this season. Freshman guard Damyean Dotson is the team’s leading scorer at 11.9 points per game, and four other players are averaging in double figures — Tony Woods (11.1), E.J. Singler (10.8), Dominic Artis (10.2) and Carlos Emory (10.2) — and Arsalan Kazemi is averaging 8.8 points along with a team-best 9.5 rebounds per game.

—Bulletin staff report