In tight-knit ball games the outcome is often decided at the charity stripe. That was no different Wednesday, when the Ducks shot just 14-for-27 and the Miners hit 30-for-41. They were especially poor in key situations, with Arsalan Kazemi missing three of four in the closing minutes of regulation (he finished 7-15) and Tony Woods did the same to finish the first overtime.
Kazemi finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds. The senior was injured late in the final overtime, laying on the floor in pain before being helped off with an undisclosed injury. He later returned.
The loss was just the team's second of the season, the first coming to Cincinnati in Las Vegas.
Oregon will play Houston Baptist Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.