Oregon guard Malcolm Armstead (11) drives past Stanford defenders Jeremy Green, left, and Aaron Bright in the second half on Thursday. - AP

Ducks end skid

STANFORD, Calif. — Joevan Catron was aware of the long losing streak at Stanford. He's not sure many of the other Oregon players knew about it.

What mattered, though, was ending it.

Catron scored 15 points, and Oregon ceased 25 years of frustration at Stanford with a 67-59 victory on Thursday night.

"Yeah, we haven't won here in years," Catron said. "It's great to be a part of that. It's great for our program to break the streak, but hopefully we'll get a streak going for ourselves. I don't think many of the players knew about this, except maybe me and a few of the coaching staff ... (and) a couple of the trainers. Other than that, we didn't really talk about it that much."

Jay-R Stowbridge matched his career high with three 3-pointers and scored 13 points as the Ducks (10-10, 3-5 Pac-10) won at Stanford for the first time since 1986. Oregon made nine of its 17 3-point attempts.

"As a team, we talked about this being history in the making," Strowbridge said. "Breaking a streak of 25 years, that's a big accomplishment. We just want to continue winning and get the next one."

Garrett Sim and Malcolm Armstead added 10 points each for the Ducks, who have won three of their last four after a six-game losing streak.

"We needed that," first-year Oregon coach Dana Altman said. "That was a big one for us. It's something that we finally got out of the way."

Dwight Powell scored 14 points as the Cardinal (10-9, 3-5) lost a fourth straight game. Jeremy Green added 13 points and Anthony Brown 12.

"I don't think we played particularly well," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "We turned the ball over too much and we didn't find Josh (Owens) enough."

Stanford has not won since it upset Washington at home on Jan. 13. The Cardinal won four of five games before the current losing streak.

"The combination of their press and the zone they dropped back into was good," Dawkins said. "It was active and got us going too fast."

Stanford took its first lead early in the second half and was ahead 38-32 with 15:57 remaining. The Ducks scored the next 12 points and eventually built a 10-point advantage.

Stanford made the score 56-52 following consecutive 3-pointers from Brown and Green.

The Cardinal got within 60-57 before Oregon's E.J. Singler converted a three-point play with 35 seconds left, and Sim made four free throws in the final 26 seconds.

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