Basketball Analysis: Altman’s Inbound Sets Get Ducks Easy Scores

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FishDuck.com is widening its coverage of Duck sports with some UO mens’ basketball analysis.  The goal is to break down parts of UO Coach Dana Altman’s philosophy as it pertains to the success of the basketball team. As a retired teacher and basketball coach, I’m interested in learning more about what makes Altman’s teams consistently so good.  I don’t pretend …

Ducks Harness Huskies in Grind-It-Out Win

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18-2 Oregon Leads Pac-12 by Two Games It wasn’t perfect. The coach still sees much work to do, but other than a rash of mystifying turnovers and missed free throws at the end, the No. 16 Ducks played some of their best basketball of the season in disposing of Washington 81-76 Saturday before a sellout crowd of 12,364 at Matthew …

No. 16 Ducks Wake Up in 2nd Half to Topple WSU; Seniors Ignite Rally from 10 Points Down

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The high-flying Oregon Ducks, alone in first place through the first three weeks of Pac-12 play and ascending rapidly on the national basketball scene, struggled mightily early in their game against Washington State Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena, and seemed ripe for their first defeat in eight contests. The Ducks sleep-walked their way through much of the first 20 …

DUCKS SWEEP LA WITH 76-67 WIN OVER UCLA; TAKE OVER PAC-12 LEAD

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LOS ANGELES — The surprising No. 21 Oregon Ducks continued their special season yesterday by dominating the final 3 1/2 minutes of their battle against No. 24 UCLA to win a huge game on the road, 76-67. The win moves Oregon to 16-2 overall and puts them in first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 5-0 record. On Friday, …

Basketball’s Success Directly Linked To Altman

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With Saturday’s win at UCLA, Oregon men’s basketball moved to 16-2 (5-0) on the season, their best conference start in 39 years.  With victories over then 4th-ranked Arizona and 21st-ranked UCLA, Oregon sits atop the PAC-12; a nice thought at the beginning of the season, but certainly not a reality. Right? Well, it’s time to stop calling this team a …

Ducks Weather Late Rally; Edge USC 76-74

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LOS ANGELES– When E.J. Singler hit a three-pointer with 2:55 to play to give No. 21 Oregon a 75-65 lead over USC last night, it looked like a sixth straight win for the Ducks was safely tucked away and the team could finally begin contemplating Saturday’s tantalizing Top-25 matchup against league-leading UCLA. But an energized Trojan squad, playing its first …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Inside-Out Play Improves Long-Range Shooting

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FishDuck.com is widening its coverage of Duck sports with some UO mens basketball analysis. The goal is to break down parts of UO Coach Dana Altman’s philosophy as it pertains to the success of the basketball team. I am a retired teacher and basketball coach, and am interested in learning more about what makes Altman’s teams consistently so successful. I …

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, …