Oregon vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
|Oregon||E Singler 11.5||A Kazemi 9.9||D Artis 3.6|
|Colorado||S Dinwiddie 15.2||A Roberson 11.5||S Dinwiddie 3.0|
On Thursday, Colorado hosts No. 19 Oregon at Coors Events Center. The game tips off at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Buffaloes defeated the Ducks 48-47 on Feb. 7 and are 3-1 against them over the past four years.
Colorado is in fifth place in the conference, Oregon is in first place.
In spite of 14 points and seven rebounds from Xavier Johnson, the Buffaloes came up short 62-46 against California on Mar. 2. He tallies 8.3 points per game and also adds 4.8 rebounds per game. For the Ducks, Arsalan Kazemi put up 17 points and 12 rebounds in the 85-75 win over Oregon State on Feb. 28. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.9 per game and steals with 2.2 per game. Oregon can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: defensive rebounding percentage at 72.5 and offensive rebounding percentage at 36.9.
- Andre Roberson is ranked 5th nationally in rebounds, 29th nationally in steals, and 8th in the Pac-12 in blocks.
- Even computers respect Colorado more. Colorado has a better RPI this season than Oregon (RPI: No. 27 vs. No. 48).
- Boulder isn't as congested as Eugene (population is significantly lower).
- Colorado has a stronger schedule than Oregon this season (SOS Rank: No. 22 vs. No. 107).
- A for effort, but Colorado has emerged victorious against Oregon the last two times they've played.
- Boom! Colorado defeated Oregon by 1 point the last time they played (Feb 07, 2013).
- The Colorado scoring leader (Spencer Dinwiddie, 426 points) has more points than the Oregon scoring leader (E.J. Singler, 334 points).
- The Colorado steals leader (Andre Roberson, 63 steals) has more steals than the Oregon steals leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 59 steals).
- The Colorado blocks leader (Andre Roberson, 38 blocks) has more blocks than the Oregon blocks leader (Tony Woods, 31 blocks).