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Heading into their game against the Washington State Cougars in Pullman on a five-game losing streak, the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team was desperate for a win. Thanks to an offensive outburst from guard Jason Calliste, the Ducks earned that much-needed victory by a final of 71-44 over the Cougars.
Calliste led all scorers with 20 points off the bench, making eight of ten shots attempted in the game including four of six from three-point range. Ducks starting guard Joseph Young was the only other player on either team in double figures with ten points — guard Que Johnson led Washington State in scoring with nine.
With the win, the Ducks (14-5, 2-5 Pac-12) snap a five game losing-streak that occurred after the team started the season 13-0, while the Cougars (8-12, 1-7 Pac-12) see their current losing streak extended to four games. The Ducks next return home to host the UCLA Bruins (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12) on Thursday, January 30th.
Note: Ducks redshirt freshman and two-sport athlete Arik Armstead made his on-court debut against Washington State, scoring his only shot attempt in four minutes of play. Armstead also plays defensive end for the Oregon football team.
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