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Hoops GameDay Blog: Oregon at Stan

Oregon (18-2, 7-0) is off to their best start in Pac-12 play since winning all of their Pacific Coast Conference games in the 1925-26 season. Can Oregon repeat that feat now in 2012-13 and go 18-0? Probably not but the Ducks will give a serious run in winning their first regular-season conference title since they won the 2001-02 title.

Oregon will look to get their fourth Pac-12 road win of the year as they take on the Stanford Cardinal.

That push starts tonight when Oregon heads to Stanford for their first road game after getting ranked 10th in the country.

The Ducks will play their second game and first on the road after learning starting point guard Dominic Artis is out with a foot injury. Oregon head coach Dana Altman said earlier this week he would be out for sure for the Bay Area trip and they'd evaluate things on Monday. In Artis' place is junior Johnathan Loyd who had nine points and five assists in place of Artis Saturday against rival Washington. Freshman Willie Moore will also have his role increased as the team's backup point guard.

Stanford (12-8, 3-4) is coming off maybe their best game of the year beating Utah 87-56 Sunday evening at Utah. Sophomore point guard Chasson Randle scored 17 points while John Gage added 19 points and six rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench.

The Bay Area trip has been a house of horror traditionally for the Ducks but since Dana Altman became head coach the Ducks have won two straight at Stanford.

Projected Starters

Stanford

G - Aaron Bright JR 5-foot-11 8.2 ppg 2.8 apg
G - Chasson Randle SO 6-foot-1 13.8 ppg 2.7 apg 3.2 rpg
F - Andy Brown JR 6-foot-7 6.5 ppg 3.2 rpg
F - Josh Huestis JR 6-foot-7 9.1 ppg 8.9 rpg
C - Dwight Powell JR 6-foot-10 14.5 ppg 7.7 rpg

Oregon

G - Johnathan Loyd JR 5-foot-9 3.2 ppg 2.4 apg
G - Damyean Dotson FR 6-foot-5 11.7 ppg 4.1 rpg
F - E.J. Singler SR 6-foot-6 11.2 ppg 4.9 rpg 3.2 apg
F - Arsalan Kazemi SR 6-foot-7 8.9 ppg 9.6 rpg
C - Tony Woods SR 6-foot-11 10.9 ppg 3.6 rpg

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