Ducks Drain Last Minute Free Throws to Hold Off ASU

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On a night when Oregon never seemed to get a rhythm going, they dug down deep and found a way to hold off stubborn Arizona State last night at Matthew Knight Arena, 68-65.  The Ducks won primarily by hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the final 58 seconds. With the win, the Ducks improved to a 14-2 overall record, …

High Flying Ducks Shoot Down #4 Arizona

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The crowd was buzzing.  The yellow-clad Pit Crew was filled up long before normal, and the students were hyped.  The pep band was rocking. ESPN2 with Bill Walton was in the house. A stirring rendition of the national anthem helped create the kind of electricity that has mostly been absent from Matthew Knight Arena since its opening two years ago. …

Oregon Basketball: Ducks Whip Wolf Pack In Final Non-Conference Tilt

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The Oregon Ducks defensively were outstanding as they knocked off the Nevada Wolf Pack 56-43, at Matthew Knight arena. The Ducks have been working on defensive communication, improving defensive rotations, and it showed in their final game of 2012. Oregon also spent the final practices of 2012 working on limiting turnovers and improving ball movement in its inconsistent offensive execution. The match …

Ho, Ho, Ho, Hum: Ducks Roll Huskies 91-50

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After a long flight back from Texas Wednesday night, the Ducks basketball team was looking to put the triple-overtime loss suffered at UTEP in the rear view mirror as soon as possible. With a home game scheduled Saturday against Houston Baptist, the hangover from the disappointing defeat wouldn’t last long. Oregon jumped on the young Huskies early and cruised to …

Missed Opportunities Plague Ducks in Triple-Overtime Defeat

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EL PASO — The Ducks battled back to take the lead in the second half of their game at UTEP Wednesday night, but failed to get key defensive stops down the stretch and missed chance after chance at the free throw line at the end of regulation and in overtime, in dropping a winnable game on the road Wednesday night, …

Ducks vs. Nebraska: This Set Basketball Back a Few Years

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“This set basketball back a few years.“ That’s how Coach Dana Altman described Oregon’s 60-38 thumping of Nebraska Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.  He was speaking mainly about the dismal outside shooting for both teams. The big win that improved Oregon’s record to 9-1, over a Big-10 team with a winning record, one that could possibly propel the Ducks …

Ducks Clean Up Play in Blowout Win

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Going into Saturday’s game against hapless Idaho State, Coach Dana Altman was concerned that his young Oregon team was making far too many mistakes in winning seven of its first eight games. Leading the Pac-12 in turnovers (17.3 pg) isn’t a desirable stat, but with a week between games and a re-focused attention on improving giving the ball up, the …