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Hoops GameDay Blog: UO vs UNLV

The 4-0 Oregon Ducks head to the desert of Las Vegas to take on the No. 18 ranked UNLV Running Rebels in the semi-finals for the Global Sports Classic Saturday night. Tip is set for 6 PM and can be seen on the CBS Sports Network (not your regular CBS channel).

Dominic Artis and the Oregon Ducks hope to pull off the upset.

Oregon is coming off a 67-45 victory over Jacksonville State this past Monday while UNLV last played on Saturday beating Jacksonville State 77-58. The Rebels have been off since Jacksonville State.

Should Oregon win they will face the winner between Cincinnati or Iowa State at 7:30 PM Saturday. If Oregon loses they will play the other loser Saturday at 5 PM.

The last time Oregon and UNLV met it was back in the 2007 NCAA Tournament when Oregon won 76-72 in a Sweet 16 match-up. Oregon leads the all-time series 2-1.

Oregon's 4-0 start is the first time the Ducks have done it since that 2007 season.

I am told Waverly Austin will return to action after missing Monday's game with a wrist injury while senior Carlos Emory is still a game-time decision after injuring himself on Monday.

Probable Starters

UNLV Starters

G - Anthony Marshall SR 6-foot-3 12.5 ppg, 6 apg
G - Katlin Reinhardt FR 6-foot-5 12.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg
G - Bryce DeJean-Jones 6-foot-5 11.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg
F - Mike Moser JR 6-foot-8 10.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg
F - Anthony Bennett FR 6-foot-8 17 ppg, 8 prg

Oregon Starters

G - Dominic Artis FR 6-foot-3 10 ppg, 2.5 apg
G - Damyean Dotson FR 6-foot-6 10.8 ppg, 5 rpg
F - E.J. Singler SR 12.8 ppg, 5 rpg
F - Arsalan Kazemi SR 6-foot-7 3.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg
C - Tony Woods SR 6-foot-11 12 ppg, 3.8 rpg

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