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, …