Oregon Ducks fall to Washington State in Will Richardson’s return

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Which is not how substantially Oregon’s foremost scorer experienced. Which is how numerous days it can be been since Oregon men’s basketball has received a activity thanks to a loss from Oregon State and six video games becoming postponed thanks to COVID-19. 

That shedding skid ongoing with Washington State (eleven-seven, four-seven) defeating Oregon (nine-four, four-three) at Matthew Knight Arena, seventy four-seventy one. It is really the very first time the Cougars have ever received at MKA. 

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Here are the essential takeaways.

The Very good

Will Richardson returned!

Following becoming sidelined all season thanks to left thumb surgical procedure, the junior issue guard built his season debut Thursday right after becoming cleared before this week. Altman claimed on Talkin’ Ducks that if he performed on Thursday vs. Washington State would occur down to his conditioning and it would be his determination.

Richardson performed 33 minutes but struggled from the area shooting just 2-nine but he did make six of seven free-toss makes an attempt and additional 5 helps. The offense passed the eye take a look at with him in it, even if the final results left a large amount to be wished-for. 

The Undesirable

Three-issue shooting

Oregon struggled from guiding the arc, making just 5 of seventeen 3-ideas for 29.four%. Richardson, who performed for the very first time this 12 months, skipped all four makes an attempt.

In the meantime, the Cougars shot forty five.five% from guiding the arc, making 10 threes such as numerous momentum-swinging buckets to continue to keep the Ducks at an arm’s length away.  

Chris Duarte injured.

All through the second fifty percent, Chris Duarte went down with a right ankle harm and did not return to the court right after becoming assisted off of it. If he misses prolonged time, that could be it for the Oregon Ducks who count on his shot development and exterior shooting to earn. 

Dana Altman experienced no update on Chris Duarte’s status all through his postgame press meeting. 

The Stat

Oregon experienced 10 very first-fifty percent turnovers. 

The Quotation

“We definitely struggled with turnovers, 10 turnovers in the very first fifty percent…. We have been slow receiving to their shooters.” – Dana Altman

The Next Recreation

Oregon hosts Washington on Saturday, February sixth at 1:00 p.m. PT.