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Preview: Oregon at Arizona

Chase Jeter completed his general studies degree in December at Arizona, but the Duke transfer’s basketball career with the Wildcats is just getting started as they host Oregon on Thursday for a Pac-12 contest. Jeter, a 6-10 junior center, recorded a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds while shooting 8-for-11 from the field in an 87-65 victory at California on Saturday, and received a compliment from a high place afterward.

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“You’re really good, and you’re really tall, and you’re very cool,” Pac-12 television analyst and Hall of Famer Bill Walton told Jeter with a wide grin. “Your parents should be really proud.” Jeter, who scored 103 points in 48 games (10.3 minutes per contest) with Duke from 2015-17 before sitting out the 2017-18 season, is averaging 13.4 points and a club-most 7.4 rebounds while shooting a team-high 64.3 percent from the field – third in the Pac-12. The Ducks snapped a two-game slide with an 81-60 victory over USC on Sunday for their second win in the last five contests as freshman forward Louis King continued to thrive in Pac-12 competition. “The guys really responded well,” Oregon coach Dana Altman told reporters about his team, which blew a 17-point lead in the second half and an eight-point bulge in the final 45 seconds of regulation in an 87-84 overtime loss to UCLA last Thursday. “They were upbeat. My staff did a great job staying upbeat and getting them ready. A lot of people contributed.”

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ABOUT OREGON (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12): King has recorded 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per Pac-12 game, raising his season averages to 9.9 and 5.1, and is shooting 40 percent from the floor after going 23-for-48 in his last three contests. Senior forward Paul White (10.4 points) matched a career high with 19 points versus USC and is averaging 15.8 in his last four contests while grabbing at least four rebounds in each game during that span. Junior guard Payton Pritchard (11.7 points, 4.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds) is averaging 7.5 points in his last four games after scoring 13.8 per contest in his previous four.

ABOUT ARIZONA (13-4, 4-0): Sophomore guard Brandon Randolph (team-high 16.3 points per game – 10.2 in the second half) is one of two Pac-12 players to reach double figures in every contest (UCLA’s Kris Wilkes), and is 27-for-27 from the free-throw line in the final five minutes of a game this season. Senior guard Justin Coleman (9.2 points, 3.2 assists) is five points away from 1,000 in his career after scoring 13 and registering five assists versus Cal. Freshman guard Brandon Williams (11.5 points, club-best 3.8 assists) is 5-for-7 from 3-point range in his last three games after going 3-for-21 in his previous four contests.

TIP-INS

1. Arizona, which shot a season-best 56.1 percent from the field Saturday, is 31-for-35 from the free-throw line in its last two games, raising its season percentage to 75.4 – second in the Pac-12 behind Cal (76.4).

2. Oregon sophomore F Kenny Wooten (6.6 points, 4.9 rebounds), who has missed the last four games with a broken jaw, practiced with a mask Tuesday and could be cleared to play.

3. Wildcats sophomore G Emmanuel Akot, who averages 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 19.3 minutes in 17 games (11 starts), told coach Sean Miller on Sunday that he is leaving the team.

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12-19-2015

Arizona Wildcats vs. New Mexico Lobos

College Football Real Money Fantasy Preview 12-19-2015

It will be a PAC 12 versus Mountain West conference showdown when the bowl season begins as the New Mexico Lobos will meet the Arizona Wildcats. The New Mexico Bowl will be played on Saturday December 19th at 2PM Eastern Time and fantasy college football GMs can tune to ESPN TV to follow the results of their DFS roster picks.

The Arizona Wildcats are 6-6 and failed to earn a berth into the PAC 12 championship game like they did in 2014. The issue with the Wildcats has been with the defense. In their past five road games the Wildcats have given up no fewer than 31 points. This game will be played on New Mexico’s home field and the Wildcats have allowed 40 points per game in their road games. The strength of the Wildcats has been their offense. The team is 15th in the nation in total offense by gaining 494 yards per game. Arizona is balanced in the run and pass. A big hit for the Wildcats is their leading running back Nick Wilson will be out.

New Mexico should be motivated in this spot as the team is 7-5 and playing in a bowl game for the first time in a long time The Lobos picked up wins on the road to Boise St and has a home victory to Air Force 47-35 in the final regular season game.

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The Lobos are the number eight rushing team from college football. They run for 249 yards per game. Jhurell Pressley leads the Lobos on the ground with 846 yards on 135 carries and 11 touchdowns. The senior running back is averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

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Arkansas St Red Wolves vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

College Football Fantasy Preview 12-19-2015

In the New Orleans Bowl it will be the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to battle the Arkansas St Red Wolves. Fantasy college football draft managers can tune to ESPN TV at 9PM Eastern Time on Saturday December 19th to track the results of their DFS roster picks.

The Red Wolves were champions of the Sun Belt conference at 8-0 in conference and 9-3 overall. They were a very high scoring team by averaging 41 points per game. They are a well balanced offensive team and are led by an experienced quarterback. But they are a bit leaky on the defensive end by giving up nearly 29 points per game. They have trouble stopping the pass by allowing 252 yards through the air.

Louisiana Tech finished off the regular season with a record of 8-4. They finished 6-2 in the Conference USA West division behind first place Southern Mississippi. They had a shot to make the Conference USA title game but dropped a 58-24 home decision to Southern Miss. They are the 15th ranked passing team from college football.

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Senior quarterback Fredi Knighton has been impressive throwing for 19 touchdowns and seven picks for Arkansas St. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in three straight games and eight of his past nine contests.

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Louisiana Tech wide receiver Trent Taylor led the team with 89 catches for 1133 yards with eight touchdowns. The junior has seen significant action in his three years with the Bulldogs. In the game against Southern Miss, Taylor had 11 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. This game will be played in a dome and will be a plus for the passing game.

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