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PORTLAND, Ore. John Montefusco Jersey . -- Despite a seven-game winning streak, Oregon coach Dana Altman isnt satisfied with what he sees from the Ducks.Were stuck in the mud, he said. I keep talking about how much work we have to do, but we keep finding ways to win games.The No. 22 Ducks (9-2) head to Moda Center in Portland to face UNLV (6-4) on Saturday evening.The Rebels beat Oregon 80-69 last season at MGM Grand Garden Arena after building a 47-33 lead at halftime.That was an intense game, Oregon senior center Chris Boucher said. It was my first time playing in front of a big arena like that. One thing I know is we cant let them start the game like they did last time so we have to catch up. It is hard to come out and play catch up the whole game. We have to play good defense and make sure we give ourselves a chance to win.The Ducks are the home team playing about 120 miles from campus in the city that hosts their largest fan base. Freshman point guard Payton Pritchard will be playing in front of a hometown crowd.I won two state titles at (Moda Center), so I like that floor, he said. I had good memories there so hopefully we can continue that.The Ducks struggled to put away unranked Alabama and Montana in their last two games as Altman considered adjusting his lineup.We are still trying to figure things out, Altman said. We are probably going to make some adjustments. After three days of practice, I dont know who will start the next one. We may go a whole different direction.One change that could come soon would be the addition of all-conference forward Dillon Brooks to the starting lineup. The 6-foot-7 junior missed the first three games following offseason foot surgery and has come off the bench in all eight games since returning while averaging 12.3 points per game.It is always different, its a change and not only for him, but for us too, Boucher said. Coach will make the right decision and when Dillon is back, he will be ready to play and help us too.Boucher had a career-high 19 rebounds in Tuesdays 81-67 win over Montana while scoring 23 points and blocking five shots. He ranks 11th in the nation with 3.2 blocks per game.It makes my life a lot easier defensively, Pritchard said of having Boucher as the final line of Oregons defense. I can pressure on defense and if I get beat, I know Chris has my back. It is big time.Boucher leads Oregon with 14.1 points per game while sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey is averaging 13.5.UNLV bounced back from a 94-45 loss to Duke on Saturday to defeat Incarnate Word 92-64 on Wednesday.Guard Jalen Poyser leads UNLV with 16.1 points and 3.9 assists while forward Tyrell Green averages 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds for first-year coach Marvin Menzies. Randy Moffitt Jersey . 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He said he feels better as we go, but were not going to push him so we can have a proper evaluation.Kaepernick, who is competing with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job, has been battling the shoulder problem since Thursday. The shoulder issue left him unable to throw in the teams final two practices of the week.On Friday, Kelly and Kaepernick expressed some optimism that the quarterback would be able to play against the Texans but acknowledged it would be a decision made closer to game time.Kelly and Kaepernick pointed to the heavy workload -- between 86 and 102 throws per practice -- for a player coming off shoulder surgery as the primary reason for the discomfort in the shoulder.But the 49ers clearly didnt want to push Kaepernick to play when they have an important week coming with joint practices and a preseason game against the Denver Broncos.Colin isnt 100 percent, and it wouldnt have been fair to put him in and judge him in a competition, Kelly said. Were just ttrying to get him healthy and see if we can get him ready for this week against Denver. Willie McCovey Jersey. ?Kaepernick is still rebuilding arm endurance after an offseason in which he had to work his way back from shoulder, thumb and knee injuries. Kaepernick, a former high school pitcher, likened his shoulder issue to a pitcher having to bounce back after throwing a lot of pitches.I think its been the buildup, Kaepernick said Friday. Its something that you dont really get the reps of live action and that violent motion when you are practicing in the offseason. So I think its just building my endurance in that area.Ive experienced that a couple of times in my baseball career. My arm has always snapped back quick so (Im) not too concerned about it.With Kaepernick out, Gabbert started at quarterback against the Texans. Gabbert finished 4-of-10 for 63 yards with a touchdown and three carries for 18 yards. After a rough pair of drives to start, Gabbert led a touchdown drive before calling it a night.The good thing is he did settle down, Kelly said. I thought the ball he threw to Vance [McDonald] was outstanding. There were some real positives you can build on. But there were some throws, as Blaine would tell you, hes going to wish he had those back. ' ' '