Mike Moser and the Evolution of the Transfer Power Forwards

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As Mike Moser has caught fire, the Oregon Ducks have surged to six straight wins. The senior from Portland is coming off a series against the Southern California schools where he hit another gear, averaging 16 points, 16 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.  On top of that, Moser was named as both the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week and …

Stat Attack – Top Five 2013 Basketball Stats

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Don Olson Now, nearly one third of the way into the Ducks’ 2013 basketball season, there have been many unexpected turns.  The suspension of two key players, the addition of so many transfers and how all these changes would play out on the court.  As of now, these developments have only made the Ducks surprisingly stronger, as demonstrated in their …

Dana Altman’s Top 5 Impact Players

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Suffering through this last week after the Ducks’ football loss to Stanford has been miserable.  There was a silver lining, however, in the form of Oregon’s newly-renovated basketball team.  There always seems to be at least one week each year where I can’t read anything about football without getting sick to my stomach.  This last week was just that.  With Oregon’s basketball …

NBA Draft Surprises, Trades, and the Iranian Connection

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The 2013 NBA Draft had many story lines.  It was commissioner David Stern’s last NBA draft as he is set to retire this upcoming February.  The consensus projected number one pick, Nerlens Noel, fell all the way to the New Orleans Pelicans at number six only to be traded to the 76ers along with a first round pick in next years draft …

Thanks for the Dance, Good Things Ahead

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For the Oregon men’s basketball team, the dance ended on Friday with a 77-69 loss to Louisville.  The Ducks played a good game but they were playing the number one overall seed in the tournament and simply could not keep up.  The Cardinal’s Kevin Ware was explosive and their defense was able to keep the ball away from Oregon for …

Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win

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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 managed to put up a valiant effort against arguably the best team in NCAA basketball …

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

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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 records this year.  Also, Oregon has some distinct historical and statistical advantages in this game. …

Oregon Was In The Zone … Defense

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The 12th seeded Oregon Ducks took down 4th seed St. Louis Billikens Saturday in San Jose, 74-57.  It should be blatantly obvious to everyone after this game that Oregon got no seeding respect from the selection committee.  However, it seems to have worked out in the Ducks’ favor, as Oklahoma State and St. Louis were seeded high, and probably not deserving of …

Ducks Perform Elegant First Step at the Big Dance

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The NCAA tournament game was technically an upset: No. 12 seed Oregon topples No. 5 seed Oklahoma State 68-55.  It felt like anything but. Oregon, now 27-8, was the aggressor from the opening tip and took the game physically to the higher-ranked Cowboys from the Big-12 Conference.  On Thursday, the Ducks were simply the quicker and …

Loyd’s ‘Outstanding’ Homecoming Leads Ducks to Pac-12 Championship

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – You couldn’t write a better script. The local high school star comes back to his hometown and comes off the bench to lead his college team to a major conference championship, and along the way, picks up the tournament Most Outstanding Player award. Johnathan Loyd, a Las Vegas native son, came off Oregon’s bench for the …

Loyd’s FT’s Force OT and Kazemi Wakes Up to Help Ducks Advance to Pac-12 Semifinals

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – First, Johnny Loyd made two critical free throws to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Then, Arsalan Kazemi awakened from a two-and a-half-game funk in time to score 11 points and grab three rebounds in the extra period to lead the Ducks into the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament Wednesday night with a …