Ducks improve to 2-0 on trip.Byline: The Register-Guard
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"The team we played tonight was a little better than the one we played the first night, but our offense really clicked,' coach Ernie Kent Ernie Kent (Born January 22, 1955 in Rockford, Illinois) is the current head men's basketball coach at the University of Oregon. He has been the Ducks' coach since he replaced Jerry Green after Green left for University of Tennessee after the 1996-97 season. said. `We continue to pass the ball so much better that it gives a whole new look and flow to the offense.'
Kent was particularly pleased with the play of his starting backcourt against the Wolverines.
"Stelly and Aaron played really well for us again,' he said. `We're playing those two a lot of minutes on this trip, but they have performed well.'
Leunen had his second consecutive double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Adam Zahn was a big contributor off the bench with 18 points and six rebounds, and Mitch Platt added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Ray Schafer had nine points to round out Oregon's scoring. The Ducks outrebounded their opposition 53-23 and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds.
`We were really good defensively; getting stops and getting out in transition," Kent said. `It's amazing how well we're playing and holding up considering we only have seven players.'
Bryce Taylor, recovering from mild right ankle sprain ankle sprain Orthopedics A stretching of the ankle ligaments and/or muscles with swelling sustained last Wednesday during practice, was held out of Monday's game. Sophomore Churchill Odia (knee) also did not play.
Kent said Taylor is not expected to play today against the Wreckers wreckers
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