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Oregon Ducks defense helps secure win over Colorado Buffaloes originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
The Oregon Ducks secured their fourth straight win on Thursday night against the Colorado Buffaloes, 60-56.
— Oregon Men's Basketball (@OregonMBB) February 19, 2021
Will Richardson scored five points in the final minute to help lift the Ducks to victory.
Thursday night's win was in large part because of the great defense that was displayed throughout the night, as well.
On the night, Oregon held Colorado to just 34.4 percent shooting with 17 turnovers. The Ducks themselves only just 43.4 percent from the field and turned the ball over seven times in the first half of the game, but were able to grind out the win on defense alone.
Ducks guard Chris Duarte led the team with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and had a team-high seven rebounds while Frank Kepnang was a factor on defense, blocking three shots and altering a few shots down the stretch of the game.
The Ducks have a 13-4 record and are 8-3 in the Pac-12. They will host the Utah Utes on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.