SCAFATI, Italy -- The University of Oregon men’s basketball team lost 95-89 at Scafati on Friday. The Ducks are now 1-1 overall on their five-game Italian foreign tour.
“We were not able to get defensive stops when we needed them and we did not come up with the big rebounds when we got stops,” head coach Dana Altman said. “We scored enough points; 89 should be enough to win, we just did not stop them enough.”
Four Ducks reached double figures in scoring, led by freshman guard Jabari Brown who tallied 22 points. Junior forward E.J. Singler had 12, while senior guard Garrett Sim and freshman guard Brett Kingma each added 10.
Brown once again led UO offensively, making 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-7 on 3-pointers. All of Kingma’s made field goals came from behind the 3-point arc (3-of-8, 37 percent). Sim was 3-for-3 (2-of-2 on 3-pointers), while Singler went 4-of-8 from the floor.
The Ducks hit 50 percent of their 3-pointers (11-of-22), but shot just 41 percent overall from the floor (28-of-67). Oregon shot 66 percent on free throws (22-of-33).
Sophomore guard Johnathan Loyd had a team-high eight rebounds, while senior forward Olu Ashaolu and junior center Tony Woods added six boards each. Woods had UO’s only two blocks in the game.
The Ducks led 28-21 after the first period, but were out-scored 29-19 in the second stanza and eventually trailed 50-47 at halftime.
Oregon returns to action next Tuesday when they play Varese. Tip-time for Game 3 of the Italy trip is scheduled for 8:30 pm (Italian Time). In days leading up to Tuesday's game with Varese, UO will visit the Accademia Museum, home of Michelangelo’s renowned statue of David.
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