Dec 2, 2013 1:59 AM by Bill Halter
Sophomore forward Brian Bennett was the only Cal Poly player to score in double figures as the Mustangs lost, 82-61 at the University of Oregon. Bennett had season high's with 11 points and nine rebounds and freshman guard Ridge Shipley scored a career-high nine points. The loss drops Cal Poly to 2-5, it was the Mustangs third game in as many days at the Global Sports Hardwood Challenge hosted by the Ducks. Oregon went 3-0 at the Challenge and is now 7-0 this season.
The Ducks, ranked 14th in the Coaches poll are the fourth highest ranked opponent Cal Poly has played in program history.
Junior guard Maliik Love and sophomore wing David Nwaba both finished with nine points for Cal Poly which shot 40-percent (22-for-55) from the floor. Oregon made 48-percent (24-50) of its shots while making 9 of 19 (47%) three pointers. The Mustangs were 6 for 27 (22%) from three point range.
Cal Poly was down 44-32 at the half but a dunk by senior forward Chris Eversley to open the second half cut the defitcit to 10 points. That was as close as the Mustangs would get the rest of the night, Cal Poly made just two field goals in a six-minute span and quickly trailed 55-40. Oregon followed with an 18-5 run to put the game out of reach.
Cal Poly opens a two-game home stand inside the Mott Athletics Center with Santa Clara on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Broncos (2-4) won last year's matchup between in Santa Clara, 72-64, and lead the all-time series, 4-1.
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