All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NCAA Basketball Tournament’

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    How the Ducks (or Someone New) Wins the Final Four

    I’m out of words. I’ve complained  about my disinterest in a national championship involving teams I couldn’t care less to watch.  I’ve complained about how college basketball is worse off when John Calipari’s programs succeed.  Yet those things continue to happen in college sports, so lots …

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    Pac-12 Hoops Transformation

    commons.wikimedia.org On a national level, the Pac-12 conference has become increasingly competitive over the past few years.  This upcoming college basketball season should see the overall Pac-12 talent level move even closer to the elite conferences such as the Big East and ACC.  The Pac-12 sent …

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    Ducks’ Season A Success Despite Tourney Loss

    Although the Ducks’ season ended in bitter disappointment by dropping a 77-69 decision to champion Louisville, we should be nothing but proud of our men in the ever changing uniforms.  Oregon, picked to finish somewhere in the middle of the “weak” PAC-12, vastly surpassed expectations and …

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  • Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win

    It was a hard fought battle for the Oregon Ducks, who lost to the Louisville Cardinals 77-69 in the Sweet 16 Friday night.  Many analysts had Oregon as being extremely overmatched in this contest; while they were overmatched in some facets of the game, they …

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  • Surprising Things I Learned from the Oregon/Louisville Game

    I learned last night that our Ducks can stay with a very good Louisville team.  Nine times out or ten we’re going to go down to defeat to them, but we played them tough, won the game over the last 37 minutes, and comported ourselves …

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    Oregon vs Louisville Preview

    If you have read anything about this game on sports sites, then you have heard how Oregon doesn’t stand a chance… how Louisville is the best team in the nation… how Oregon can’t match up with any of their players.  To this I say…blah!, and you should too.  …

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  • Baker’s Dozen: A Duck-Centric Ranking of the Remaining Teams

    Everyone’s got some formula for solving The Bracket:  Always pencil the 1s and 2s in the first round.  Pick at least one 12 over a 5.  You have to choose a few upsets, because even though going chalk will land you in the top third …

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  • Oregon Unknowns: Ducks the odds-on favorite to advance in the Sweet Sixteen

    When Oregon and Louisville tip it off tonight at 4:15 on CBS, the Ducks are matched up against arguably the hottest team in the country. But you should also know that this “Return of the Firs” team has been bending their knees and breaking all kinds of …

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    Potential Upset Relies on Kazemi

    The Louisville Cardinals versus the Oregon Ducks…there is no doubt that the battle of the birds is a highly anticipated matchup.  All of the sports media outlets laud the pace and press with which both teams play, and Louisville’s full-court press could well be a road bump for …

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    Artis Provides the Stability Ducks Need to Succeed

    The inclusion of Dominic Artis has been undoubtedly imperative to Oregon’s success on the hardwood this year.  Without Artis, the Ducks were a meager 5-4, turned the ball over routinely and lacked the offensive confidence to win games.  With Artis in double figures, as he was …

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