Everything we know following Oregon’s 78-49 loss to No. 12 Houston

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When Dana Altman agreed to enter his team into the Maui Invitational, he probably figured the Ducks would be competitive and have a chance to win the entire tournament.

As it turns out, Oregon bit off a lot more than they could chew at this point of the season. For the second consecutive day, the Ducks were shown the door as Houston routed them 78-49.

It’s been a few days for the Ducks, who have lost 3 of their last four with three blowouts and the only win coming against Division II Chaminade.

Oregon will need to use the Thanksgiving break to get down to basics and perhaps play others a lot more such as center Isaac Johnson. But overall, it’s not just a physical thing the Ducks need to overcome. It’s a mental thing too as Will Richardson, Quincy Guerrier, and De’Vion Harmon, among others, are just not playing to their capability individually or as a team.

The first chance for improvement will come on Monday, Nov. 29 as the Ducks host Montana.

Final Score: Houston 78, Oregon 49

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Keys to the game

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  • Oregon’s inability to score the ball continues to hamper this team. The Ducks were just 6-of-20 from the field in the first half, including 3-of-11 on three-pointers. It wasn’t much better in the second half as Oregon shot 39 percent overall and 5-of-19 from long distance.

  • The Ducks turned the ball over like it was going out of style. They finished the game with 19 miscues.

  • Oregon didn’t have one offensive rebound until 12:50 left in the game. On the other side, Houston managed 11 offensive boards for the game and outrebounded the Ducks 34-26.

Players of the Game

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  • Eric Williams, Jr.: 13 points, 5 rebounds

  • Jacob Young: 8 points

  • Isaac Johnson: 7 points

What's next?

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Oregon comes home to Matthew Knight Arena Nov. 29 to host Montana for a 7 p.m. tip televised by the Pac-12 Network.

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