No. 23 Oregon takes on California on Thursday. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Ducks lost to the Golden Bears 58-54 on Feb. 2 and are 0-10 against them over the last four years.
Oregon is currently in first place in the conference and California is in fourth.
The Ducks got past Washington State 79-77 on Feb. 16 with the help of 25 points and 6 rebounds from E.J. Singler. He leads the team with 11.8 points per game. For the Golden Bears, Allen Crabbe finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the 76-68 win over USC on Feb. 17. His 19.8 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
- Oregon allows fewer rebounds (30.7 allowed per game vs. 33.9 allowed per game) than California this season.
- The Oregon rebounding leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 231 rebounds) has more rebounds than the California rebounding leader (David Kravish, 176 rebounds).
- Be afraid. Oregon has blown out more teams than California this season (six blowouts vs. two).
- Oregon has a better conference record than California this season (10-3 vs. 8-5).
- Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oregon is superior to California (Latest AP Poll: No. 23 vs. Not Ranked).
- Oregon has a better record on the road than California this season (6-3 vs. 4-5).
- Oregon has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than California ($36,309 vs. $50,441).
- Even computers respect Oregon more. Oregon has a better RPI this season than California (RPI: No. 38 vs. No. 51).
- Oregon players are more experienced than California players (14,375 minutes played vs. 13,357 minutes played).
- The Oregon steals leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 50 steals) has more steals than the California steals leader (Justin Cobbs, 33 steals).