UI grade vs. Oregon: B-
Player of the game
Mike Moser, Oregon
UNLV transfer has had a wacky career but seems to be finding the right fit in Eugene. Ducks are getting more parts back, but Moser is the key. His nine rebounds were big.
Illinois B, Oregon B+
Another nice effort by Rayvonte Rice, who continues to draw praise from the endless ESPN announcers. And Tracy Abrams came back with another strong road effort.
Illinois B-, Oregon B
Jon Ekey approached another double-double and manages to chip in the little things. Nice to see Nnanna Egwu expanding his range with a rare three-pointer.
Illinois C, Oregon B
Too many fouls in a hurry from the Illini subs. Maverick Morgan needs to spend some of his Christmas money on presents for the officials. Oregon’s Elgin Cook hit 5 of 6 from the floor. Sweet.
Illinois B-, Oregon A-
That makes two road games the Illini might look back on with regret come Selection Sunday. Saturday’s win would have been even bigger than Georgia Tech because the Ducks look like a top seed.