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Ducks Drop Game 1 at Creighton
Courtesy: Associated Press
Release Date: 03/28/2011
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Creighton's Doug McDermott scored 21 points en route to an 84-76 victory over Oregon in Game 1 on the CBI championship series at the Qwest Center Omaha on Monday night.

Game 2 is Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Tickets are available for purchase online at , over the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT, in-person sales at both the Matt Arena box office and Casanova Center ticket office.

McDermott scored nine straight points in a 12-0 run that gave the Bluejays a 58-41 lead four minutes into the second half. The Ducks got no closer than four points the rest of the way.

Gregory Echenique added 15 points and Josh Jones and Jahenns Manigat 11 apiece for the Bluejays (23-14).

Joevan Catron led Oregon (19-18) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Garrett Sim and Jay-R Strowbridge had 14 points apiece and Johnathan Loyd and E.J. Singler 10 apiece for the Ducks.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Eugene, Ore.


- The Ducks had five players score in double figures (Catron 15 pts, Sim 14 pts, Strowbridge 14 pts, Singler 10 pts, Loyd 10 pts), the first time since UO’s Dec. 11 home win over Willamette (a game UO had six players in double figures).

- Joevan Catron remains in 24th place on UO’s all-time scoring list with 1,120 career points. Catron’s 718 career rebounds ranks him 10th all-time at UO. His 131 career games played are the most of any Oregon player in the modern era.

- Catron set the single-season record for free throws made with 172 (previous record was 169 by Fred Jones set in 2001-02). Catron also moved into the top 10 for career free throws made, now ranking 10th with 344.

- Tyrone Nared and E.J. Singler , who have both played 37 games this season, rank in the top 10 for single-season block totals at UO. Nared has 30 blocks which is ninth in school history, while Singler has 29 which puts him in a three-way tie for 10th.

- Singler (10 pts, 10 rebs) registered his third double-double of the season. He also added to his double figures scoring streak, having reached 10 or more points in the last seven games.

- Malcolm Armstead has 146 steals in 68 games which ranks him No. 6 all-time in career steals at UO. Armstead is just one steal shy of matching No. 5 Anthony Taylor who had 147 steals in 115 games from 1984-88.

- Armstead, who has 81 steals in 36 games this season, added to his own single-season school record which he originally set last season (which was 65 in 32 games).

- Armstead also has 158 assists in 2010-11 which ranks eighth all-time in school history for a single season. Armstead is 10th all-time for career assists (296, 4.3 apg).

- Garrett Sim has made at least one 3-pointer in 21 of UO’s last 24 games. He went 3-of-5 on 3-pointers in the loss to Creighton.

- The Ducks added to their school record for steals in a season, now with 302 (8.2 spg) in 37 games on the year. The previous mark for a single-season was held by the 2002-03 team which had 263 (7.9 spg) in 33 games.

- Oregon dropped to 4-17 on the year when the opponent shoots for a better percentage. UO is now 6-14 on the season when out-rebounded, and 4-14 this season when trailing at the half.

- Wednesday’s CBI game against Creighton will match the latest in the year Oregon has ever played a basketball game (matching March 30, 2004 – NIT Semifinals vs. Michigan at Madison Square Garden).

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