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Oregon drops second straight on the road in 76-72 loss to Stanford

The No. 11 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (20-6, 9-4 Pac-12) dropped its second straight game on the road to Stanford (12-11, 5-7) 76-72. On Thursday, Oregon lost to California 83-63.

With the loss, Oregon is now just 0.5 games ahead of Arizona for the top spot in the Pac-12 standings.

Leading the way for the Cardinal was senior Roscoe Allen who finished with a game-high 25 points on a very efficient 9-of-12 shooting. He also added seven rebounds. On the season, he is averaging 15.0 points and 6.2 rebounds.

For the Ducks, it was Dillon Brooks who led the way with 24 points and five rebounds.

Despite trailing the entire game, Oregon tied the game up with 52 seconds left following a pair of Brooks free throws. Brooks would go on to miss two straight jumpers – one that would have taken the lead, the other that would have tied the game up with seven seconds to go – giving the Cardinal its first win in five games.

It was a forgettable game for Dana Altman and his players. In addition to shooting 69 percent from the line, Oregon also coughed up the ball 12 times.

Comparatively, Stanford went 9-of-13 from deep and shot 55.3 percent on the game, making it difficult for Oregon to keep up.

Stanford also did a great job of keeping Chris Boucher out of the game. Boucher, who eventually fouled out late in the second half, was held to just six points on 1-of-2 shooting and two rebounds.

Oregon will return home for a two-game home stand against Oregon State on Saturday and Washington State on Wednesday. The Ducks have just five total games remaining on their schedule before they prepare for the yearly Pac-12 tournament and NCAA tournament later in March.

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