Oregon betters Utah 76-66

Dillon Brooks had 30 points and 9 assists, both career highs, to lead the Ducks to a 76-66 “W” over Utah.

Chris Boucher added 15 points and Elgin Cook had 12 for the first place Ducks, who won their sixth consecutive game and 22nd straight at home, one shy of the school record. Who knew…you certainly couldn’t tell from the crowds. Granted today is Superbowl Sunday but the attendance trend is well documented and beginning to get attention now that the Ducks are improving. Any who…

The Ducks’ 9-2 start in Pac-12 play is their best since 2001-02, which was the last time they won the conference title. Their 20-4 overall record is Oregon’s best since 2007-08. Both of those previous teams reached the Elite Eight under coach Ernie Kent. … Oregon has won 20 games in all six seasons under Altman. … Sophomore Jordan Bell had three blocks, upping his school record to 120 in just 51 games.

Oregon plays at Cal on Thursday night on ESPN2.

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Oregon RB, Thomas Tyner, to retire

We wish him the best!

Tyner was a five-star recruit from Aloha High School. He retires with 1284 of total rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

He’s chosen to take medical retirement after missing all of 2015 while recovering from shoulder surgery.

It is expected that he will stay enrolled at Oregon to graduate and may still compete at Hayward.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25474908/oregon-rb-thomas-tyner-a-former-five-star-recruit-retires-from-football

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Ducks revenge mile-high loss with beat down of Buffs in Matt Court

Ducks shoot 41 percent and still blow out Colorado by 20. Turnovers again proved to be key as the Ducks gave up 6 vs the Buffs 14.

Boucher went down with an apparent ankle but word is its a minor ding.

http://www.examiner.com/article/ncaa-tournament-2016-oregon-destroys-colorado-has-eyes-on-national-title

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