At The Free Throw Line recaps Ducks basketball — the things the Ducks are doing well or going in the Ducks’ favor (FT Made), and the things not going the Ducks’ way or things in need of improvement (FT Missed).
FT Made: Turnovers. The Ducks have been bad on turnovers so far this season. Finally, against Idaho St., there was significant improvement in bringing down the number of turnovers. Sure, it’s easy to do well and look good doing it against a bad team like the Bengals, but improvement has to happen at some point. As this team practices and gels, look for the turnovers to drop. They’re going to have to come down or this team cannot have the success it wants this season.
FT Missed: Oregon fans. The fan support for Men’s basketball as been tepid so far. There’s no reason for it that I can see. Ticket prices for the less expensive seats have been significantly slashed. There are no bad seats in Matt Court – it’s not like Mac Court; where, as much as I loved the 3rd level, there was some rotten seating up there. There hasn’t been as many fans as there should be. You’ll want to see this Duck team. They are the best team we’ve put on the floor in many years! I know you heard the media put them at the 6 or 7 spots in preseason rankings. Don’t believe it. This is the same media that crowned USC national champions in football. I think this team will be second or third in the league when all is said and done, and will go to the NCAA tournament (barring something freaky, like a rash of injuries). You owe it to yourself to get on the bandwagon now, and go see this Ducks men’s team!