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Oregon men’s basketball falls to last-place Stanford, Ducks’ NCAA Tournament at-large hopes effectively over

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Oregon State had duds to spare and already had little chance of getting a rough spot to the NCAA Tournament.

Jermaine Quinard had 18 points on the Ducks.The Ducks shot a dismal 37.9% from the field and assembled no more than 5-point runs.-Place Stanford in the Maple Pavilion Saturday night .

Oregon coach Dana Altman said on the radio after the game, “I admired the players for how hard they played the last two games, but we just didn’t have the same effort and focus. I did,” he said. “Sometimes we played hard and other times the focus and energy just wasn’t there. .”

Spencer Jones had 16 points and 6 rebounds for the Cardinals (7-12, 2-7 Pac-12). From the field 42-37 in the first half, he shot an astounding 66.7% and took the lead with 37:46 at the end. Best win of the season.

“We just changed baskets in the first half and got into trouble,” Altman said. “Going into the second half, we had really good looks. Jermaine missed a wide open 3, Dante missed a layup, we missed another wide open 3. No baskets. It was 5 to 27 until the last minute, we had really good looks, then we went to 10 and missed two front ends and one layup so we were in a four point game. It could have been, and at some point you have to put pressure on them.”

Rivaldo Soares scored 13 points, Keyshawn Barthelemy scored 11, and Emphari Dante scored 9 points and 15 rebounds for Oregon (11-9, 5-4). Advance to Q2 with victory. But Oregon’s short-term impact on his NET, 55, is less of an issue. Losing in Palo Alto was unbearable when the team’s resume already included home losses to Utah Valley and his UC Irvine.

Harrison Ingram had 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Michael Jones had 10 points and 5 rebounds, shooting 50 percent from the field, with 3 shooting 39.1 percent.

“We didn’t win any category,” Altman said. “We didn’t take anything seriously.”

Dax needs to win the Pac-12 Tournament to earn a spot in the Big Dance. Not even a NIT is guaranteed, as UO was his 11th team to enter Saturday’s game outside of his NCAA Tournament field, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s predictions.

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