Broncos' half court shot ends Ducks' 46-game home win streak

Pablo Tucker
December 3, 2017

With the victory, the Broncos improved to 7-1 for the season. However, the Ducks will have to start over after Friday night.

OR saw two of its big men, MiKyle McIntosh and Paul White, foul out in a combined 38 minutes. OREGON (5-3): McIntosh 4-7 0-0 8, Smith 1-5 0-0 2, White 4-8 0-0 9, Pritchard 9-16 7-7 28, E.Brown 6-15 3-3 17, Kigab 0-1 0-0 0, Cage 0-2 0-0 0, Wooten 1-1 0-0 2, Sorkin 1-4 0-0 2, Bailey 1-2 0-0 2.

The Ducks had the chance to take the lead with under a minute left.

After two free throws gave BSU a 70-68 lead, Pritchard ran the floor, drove to the hoop and scored with four seconds left to tie the game.

The football team, coaches, school, fans and community of Fresno did get a very bad deal with the outcome of the Sunday morning computer poll rankings. OR had the nation's longest by a wide margin, entering the season with a 42-game home winning streak that dated back to January 2015. Boise State entered Fridays game averaging 12.1 3-pointers per game, which was tied for sixth in the country.

Oregon: Continues a four-game homestand against Colorado State on December 8.

Not that any of that matters right now. "Any team can beat us now". They wouldn't lose again until the team reached the NCAA Tournament three times, won the Pac-12 twice, went to a pair of Elite Eights and last season's Final Four. Thats how we survived that first half. The Ducks shot a ideal 10-for-10 but thanks to 22 fouls, allowed Boise State to take 25 attempts, 18 of which were converted. It was at a time when many considered OR to be just a football school. The Pirates have made seven postseason appearances, including three in the last five years.

"It comes down to toughness and it comes down to leadership", Altman said. "It was a long time ago".

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