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Injury status of Oregon’s Chris Duarte, Will Richardson for Thursday’s game against Cal

Oregon could be without two of its top two scorers on Thursday night against Cal.

Chris Duarte of the Oregon Ducks shoots the ball over Maddox Daniels of the Colorado Buffaloes during the first half at Matthew Knight Arena on February 13, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

UPDATE 7:09 p.m. Chris Duarte will miss the remainder of the regular season and the conference tournament, and Will Richardson remains a game time decision.

The Oregon Ducks could be without two of their top three scorers for Thursday night’s game against the California Bears. Junior guard Chris Duarte broke the pinky finger on his shooting hand, and it’s possible he misses the rest of the season. Sophomore guard Will Richardson is a question mark for tonight with an ankle injury.

Duarte is averaging 12.9 points per game, second only to Payton Pritchard on the Oregon roster. He also averaging 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists with 1.7 steals per game. Richardson is averaging 10.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals.

Oregon won four of its last five games, and the Ducks are looking at a No. 4 seed according to Bracketology sites with two regular season games remaining.

Even with the possibility of two of their guards sitting out, Oregon comes into Thursday night’s game as 15-point favorites against Cal at DraftKings Sportsbook. The two matched up on Jan. 30, and Oregon pulled off a 77-72 road win. Duarte finished with 19 points, and Richardson added 15 for the Ducks.

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