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Oregon MBB Preview & Gamer

December 12, 2020
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Oregon takes on the Huskies at 5 p.m. Saturday in Seattle. The game is on the Pac-12 Networks.

Oregon is 3-1 after winning its last three. The Huskies are 1-3, but they bounced back against Seattle earlier this week after starting the season with three consecutive losses.

Oregon cruised in its last two games, against Eastern Washington and Florida A&M. The Ducks appear to be pulling things together heading into conference play.

The Pac-12 looks to be pretty competitive. Five or six teams are poised to seriously contend -- and Oregon is in that mix.

Dana Altman has trotted out the same starting lineup in every game. However, the distribution of minutes has varied.

Since he was declared eligible, L.J. Figueroa has contributed the most minutes off the bench. While he didn’t necessarily have the greatest game against the Rattlers, he’s going to be a guy who is hard to keep of the floor.

In fact, the St. John's transfer could crack the starting lineup -- if he’s able to heat up from beyond the arc. He’s a career 37.1 percent shooter from deep, but he’s just 2 of 7 to start the year.

Freshman point guard Jalen Terry has also seen his playing time go up in every game. Terry played over 22 minutes against the Rattlers, and while the scoring wasn’t there, he flashed potential. He plays incredibly hard and has been aggressive on both ends of the court.

The biggest story line heading into this game has to be N’Faly Dante. The former 5-star had the best game of his career against the Rattlers, finishing with 22 points (on 10 for 10 shooting in just 18 minutes) and 5 rebounds.

Admittedly, the 6-11 sophomore wasn’t going up against top-end talent, but the offensive output was promising. It's clear he has the potential to be an absolute game-changer when he’s rolling. Not too many guys in the conference are capable of doing what her can do.

Unfortunately, we don’t get this basketball game as the cherry on top of the UO-UW football game. But there’s still plenty of reasons to watch.

It’s Ducks versus Huskies in what is always an entertaining game. Follow along here for live updates.

 
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