Photos: Oregon football — Ducks attend Alamo Bowl Team Night at Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs NBA game

Posted by Ryan Kang and Michael Arellano on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 9:01 pm.

The Oregon Ducks attended the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. The entire Oregon football team, including the coaches, sat to watch the basketball game Christmas night before starting practice on Thursday. The Texas football team did not attend the event. The Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 111-98 Wednesday night during the NBA Christmas Day series.

Click here to view the Emerald’s first gallery of the Alamo Bowl festivities. 

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) drives into Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the Christmas basketball game at AT&T Center. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) drives into Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the Christmas basketball game at AT&T Center. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks attempts an unsuccessful reverse layup during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks attempts an unsuccessful reverse layup during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (21) holds a triple-threat against Houston center Dwight Howard (12) during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (21) holds a triple-threat against Houston center Dwight Howard (12) during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks has the ball stripped away from him as he drives through the paint during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks has the ball stripped away from him as he drives through the paint during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili (20) pulls up a jumper in the Spurs' Christmas Day game against the Houston Rockets. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili (20) pulls up a jumper in the Spurs’ Christmas Day game against the Houston Rockets. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili fights to maintain control of the ball as he goes to the floor during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili fights to maintain control of the ball as he goes to the floor during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard James Harden dishes out to the perimeter during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard James Harden dishes out to the perimeter during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The national anthem is played before tipoff. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The national anthem is played before tipoff. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard and his teammate attempt to save an errant rebound during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard and his teammate attempt to save an errant rebound during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reacts after being called for a personal foul during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reacts after being called for a personal foul during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives in towards the paint against a Houston defender. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives in towards the paint against a Houston defender. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) prepares to sign his namesake jersey for Johnnie Phillips Jr., a Roseburg, Ore. native now living in San Antonio. Phillips Jr., a '98 Oregon graduate, has tickets to the Alamo Bowl and remarked of his first time seeing Mariota in person: "this is like a dream come true...seeing these guys." The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Oregon sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) prepares to sign his namesake jersey for Johnnie Phillips Jr., a Roseburg, Ore. native now living in San Antonio. Phillips Jr., a ’98 Oregon graduate, has tickets to the Alamo Bowl and remarked of his first time seeing Mariota in person: “this is like a dream come true…seeing these guys.” The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks acknowledges the fan section after Houston's 111-98 victory over San Antonio. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks acknowledges the fan section after Houston’s 111-98 victory over San Antonio. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) talks to the referee about the call that was just made against the Spurs during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) talks to the referee about the call that was just made against the Spurs during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard (12) and San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) jump for the rebound during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard (12) and San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) jump for the rebound during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Rockets guard and former Oregon Duck Aaron Brooks is interviewed by local Eugene, Ore. media after Houston's win. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard and former Oregon Duck Aaron Brooks is interviewed by local Eugene, Ore. media after Houston’s win. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Tommy Lee Jones shares a laugh during the Spurs and Rockets basketball game. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Tommy Lee Jones shares a laugh during the Spurs and Rockets basketball game. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard relaxes in the team locker room after their win against the Spurs during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard relaxes in the team locker room after their win against the Spurs during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard lays it in during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard lays it in during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard James Harden catches his breath during a timeout in the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard James Harden catches his breath during a timeout in the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston guard James Harden (13) lays-up the basketball during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston guard James Harden (13) lays-up the basketball during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard throws down a breakaway dunk during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard throws down a breakaway dunk during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Boris Diaw (33) puts up a hook-shot against Houston forward Omri Casspi (18) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio forward Boris Diaw (33) puts up a hook-shot against Houston forward Omri Casspi (18) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

The Spurs' mascot, The Coyote, "conducts" at center court before pre-game introductions. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Spurs’ mascot, The Coyote, “conducts” at center court before pre-game introductions. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks pauses at mid court during a break in the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Rockets guard Aaron Brooks pauses at mid court during a break in the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) gets hit in the face by the basketball after failing to rebound during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) gets hit in the face by the basketball after failing to rebound during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston forward Chandler Parsons (25) puts up a floater during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston forward Chandler Parsons (25) puts up a floater during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard (12) pulls away from San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

Houston center Dwight Howard (12) pulls away from San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) sizes up Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

San Antonio guard Tony Parker (9) sizes up Houston guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the Alamo Bowl Team Night at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A group of Oregon football players pose for a picture during the Alamo Bowl Team Night held at the Spurs vs. Rockets basketball game at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)

A group of Oregon football players pose for a picture during the Alamo Bowl Team Night held at the Spurs vs. Rockets basketball game at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks attend the Valero Alamo Bowl Night game featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs the Houston Rockets at the AT&T Center on Dec. 25, 2013. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)