Future Without Joseph Young Will Hurt, but Duck Basketball Set for the Long Run

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During the 2014-15 Oregon Duck men’s basketball, Joseph Young was the acknowledged leader of the team. He was handed a Duck team with three returning contributors, and in the Pac-12 Preseason Poll Oregon was predicted to finish eighth. He knew he’d be double-teamed all season long and that there was no true point guard for the team, he had to change positions on the fly. …

After Winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Altman is Focused on the Tournament

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Dana Altman is not a man of many words. Although on the sidelines he can be seen yelling out directions at his players, he really is a quiet and humble guy. So, when talking about his Ducks, Altman kept it brief. Altman’s Ducks saw incredible success this season, a season in which many experts expected them to fail. Early predictions …

Here Come the Ducks: A Look Into the Future

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One of the most important things that we learn about this game called “life” is to live in the moment. We’re taught to appreciate each and every single day and to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way. Well, I think I want to look a bit into the future. More specifically, I want to look into the …

Ducks’ Biggest Basketball Battle is on the Road

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Last night the Oregon Ducks walked away with a W after beating USC 80-75. Now the Ducks are preparing to face UCLA this Saturday in California. This season hasn’t been bad for Oregon; their offense is full of ridiculous amounts of talent and although their defense needs some improvement, they are a well-rounded team. There are only six games left …

Oregon Basketball Future Still Bright After Big Win at ASU

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The Oregon men’s basketball team has had its ups and downs this season. But the Ducks’ stock overall is on the rise. Following a blow out loss to Arizona, Oregon responded with a tough victory over Arizona State, an overtime thriller that demonstrated their ability to overcome adversity and win in a tough environment. All season, the consistent scoring abilities of senior …

Oregon Controls Its Own Destiny

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Remember when the critics projected that the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team would finish eighth in the Pac-12 this season? And remember when they also said that this would be a down year for Oregon? Well, the season isn’t quite over yet, but if you squint and take a look at the standings, the Ducks are currently eight games over …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Shoot Lights Out in Rout Of UCLA

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After a poor second half of shooting against USC on Thursday, the Oregon Ducks team submitted its most complete game of the year yesterday afternoon, scorching the UCLA Bruins 82-64 before a crowd of 7,301 people at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12) started the game playing solid team basketball, something head coach Dana Altman has been emphasizing in practices throughout this week. This young Oregon …

Oregon Basketball: 4-Star Commit Trevor Manuel is “Real Deal”

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Trevor Manuel, the Lansing Everett High School power forward, is 6’9″ and does it all. Perhaps the tallest member of the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball 2015 class, the 4-star recruit out of Michigan dunks, shoots three pointers, grabs rebounds, assists and has superb ball handling skills. Last night, Manuel posted a triple-double against Ottawa Hills, finishing with 42 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks.   Our guy …

Ducks Victorious in OT Thriller

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Sports Reporter Jordan Ingram for FishDuck.com from Matt Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene, Ore. — Dwayne Benjamin saved the Ducks from a loss at home with a clutch 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game against UC Irvine to send the game into overtime. Joseph Young finished the game off in OT with a great 3-pointer that led …

Ducks Escape Gauchos 82-78 in OT

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Jalil Abdul Bassit scored seven points in overtime on his way to a seaosn high 20 points for the Ducks, who narrowly escaped with a victory against UCSB Cal Santa Barbara) last night at Matthew Knight. Joseph Young added a team high 25, leading the Ducks in scoring, assists (4) and rebounds (11).Young’s 25 points were his highest mark since scoring …

Men’s Basketball Team Shows Promise

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The Ducks have an incredible football team, and everyone knows it.  But what about the basketball team? Through 10 games this season, the Oregon Men’s Basketball Team has amassed a record of 7-3. All three losses came against very good teams, in Michigan, VCU and Ole Miss. After last night’s 79-56 trouncing of Cal State Northridge, the Ducks seems to be improving. Last night, 6’10 highly-touted …

Big Win for Ducks over Illinois 77-70

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Oregon played extremely well to pull off a tough 77-70 win in Chicago at the United Center, home floor to the Chicago Bulls Saturday. Joseph Young, suffering through a shooting slump recently, did not start but was the second leading scorer for Oregon with 15 points. Emerging freshman star Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Dwayne Benjamin added 13 to …