Tagged: NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Ducks Finish Season Victorious in Civil War Slugfest

The Oregon men’s basketball team finished the regular season with its fifth straight win in a hard fought 65-62 victory over Oregon State Wednesday night at Gill Coliseum. The Ducks improve to 23-8 overall (13-5 Pac-12), earning a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament, standing just one game...

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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...

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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”...

Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win 1

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...

Surprising Things I Learned from the Oregon/Louisville Game 0

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...

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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...

Baker’s Dozen: A Duck-Centric Ranking of the Remaining Teams 3

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...

Oregon Unknowns: Ducks the odds-on favorite to advance in the Sweet Sixteen 0

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...

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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...

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...

Oh So Sweet, Do We Dare Hope for More? 0

Oh So Sweet, Do We Dare Hope for More?

For the first time since 2007, the Ducks are dancing in the Sweet 16.  Last weekend it was the Damien Dotson show, right?  Or was it the Arsalan Kazemi show?  Actually, it was Dotson, Kazemi, Singler, Emory, Loyd and every other Duck-player-on-the-team;...

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Ducks Do it Again

We were all feeling pretty good after watching our Mighty Fighting Ducks dominate a solid Oklahoma State team from the always-considered-better BIG-12.   After watching the Ducks paste a very good defensive and very efficient offensive squad in St. Louis (who won...