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Washington at Oregon game thread, preview box

As always, you can follow tonight's game between Washington and Oregon (6 p.m., ESPN2) on the game thread below. And below that is our preview box.

Washington (14-12, 6-7) at Oregon (16-8, 4-8 in Pac-12)

6 p.m., Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore.

TV: ESPN2. Radio: 950-AM.

All-time series: Washington leads 188-108.

Projected starters

Statistics for 2013-14 unless otherwise noted

Oregon

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Damyean Dotson G 6-5 10.5 3.5 1.3 45.6 82.1

Joseph Young G 6-2 18.7 3.2 1.9 48.4 89.5

Johnathan Loyd G 5-8 7.6 1.8 5.2 44.9 90.0

Mike Moser F 6-8 12.7 7.3 1.5 45.0 72.9

Waverly Austin C 6-11 10.3 2.0 2.0 45.2 65.0

Washington

Player Pos Ht PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

Nigel Williams-Goss G 6-3 13.3 4.3 3.9 45.9 70.8

Andrew Andrews G 6-2 11.9 3.5 2.5 36.0 78.2

C.J. Wilcox G 6-5 18.8 3.9 2.6 45.6 86.6

Desmond Simmons F 6-7 4.4 4.0 0.6 44.9 75.0

Perris Blackwell F 6-9 10.2 6.9 1.052.1 64.3

Scouting report: This season hasn’t gone the way Oregon hoped it would. Or the way anyone thought it would after the Ducks won their first 13 games and earned a top-10 national ranking. Even after a 1-5 start to conference play, the Ducks won only three of their next six games, and more or less have to win out to have any chance of earning an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. … Despite its disappointing conference record, Oregon is still a team that will take full advantage of any defensive lapses the Huskies might experience. UO ranks eighth nationally in scoring offense (83.7 points per game), and its three starting guards are all capable of creating their own shot or making a jumper from the perimeter. The Ducks rank 10th in the conference in field-goal percentage defense – two spots ahead of the No. 12 Huskies.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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