Oregon vs. Utah: Full Game Preview
|Oregon||E Singler 11.2||A Kazemi 9.8||D Artis 3.5|
|Utah||J DuBois 12.1||J Loveridge 6.9||J DuBois 3.1|
No. 19 Oregon heads to Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday to take on Utah. The game gets underway at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Ducks defeated the Utes 73-64 on Feb. 9 and are 3-1 against them over the past four years.
Oregon is in first place in the conference, Utah is in 10th place.
The Ducks fell 76-53 to Colorado on Mar. 7. Arsalan Kazemi finished with 10 points and six rebounds in the loss. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 9.8 rebounds per game and 2.1 steals per game. In a 72-61 victory over Oregon State on Mar. 7, Jordan Loveridge put up 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Utes. He averages 11.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game.
Oregon looks to have the advantage over Utah in one significant area, scoring, where the Ducks have an edge over the Utes, 71.8 points per game to 63.9 points per game.
- Oregon is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Oregon is 213 lbs compared to 204 lbs for Utah.
- Oregon has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (55.8 percent to 43.9 percent).
- Johnathan Loyd is ranked 9th in the Pac-12 in steals.
- Oregon is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Oregon is 77.2 inches compared to 76.2 inches for Utah.
- A for effort, but Oregon has emerged victorious against Utah the last three times they've played.
- Boom! Oregon defeated Utah by 9 points the last time they played (Feb 09, 2013).
- The Oregon steals leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 59 steals) has more steals than the Utah steals leader (Cedric Martin, 31 steals).
- Over the past 10 years, Oregon has had more players drafted by the NBA than Utah (five vs. one).
- Oregon has a better conference record than Utah this season (12-4 vs. 3-13).
- Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oregon is superior to Utah (Latest AP Poll: No. 19 vs. Not Ranked).