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Oregon looks for best start in 80 years vs. streaking Stanford

Jan 18, 2007 - 4:44 PM Stanford (11-4) at No. 10 Oregon (16-1) 8:30 pm EST

EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- The only thing standing between Oregon and its best start in 80 years is one of its toughest foes.

The 10th-ranked Ducks look to snap a seven-game losing streak against Stanford in a Pac-10 clash on Thursday.

Oregon is looking for its first 17-1 start since 1926-27, when it won 25 of its first 26 contests. The Ducks already have surpassed last season's squad, which limped to a 15-18 record.

Since dropping its lone contest of the season to USC on January 4, Oregon (16-1, 4-1 Pac-10) is riding a three-game winning streak. The Ducks upset then-No. 1 UCLA on January 6 and swept through their Arizona road trip with a 60-55 victory over Arizona State on Thursday and a 79-77 win over then-No. 10 Arizona on Sunday.

Bryce Taylor scored 21 points and Maarty Leunen added 14 and 14 rebounds for the Ducks in Sunday's win.

The Cardinal also are riding a three-game winning streak. Stanford defeated then-No. 22 Washington State, 71-68, in a dramatic finish on Saturday. Anthony Good nailed the game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds remaining and tied a career high with 30 points.