Ducks Ride Some Cowboys In Big Win

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Can you believe it? The Oregon Ducks, the team that was projected to be one of the worst in the Pac-12 Conference this year, just played a game in the Big Dance. That alone is an accomplishment by itself! But, knowing Coach Dana Altman, we knew that just being there wasn’t enough for this hungry squad. The Ducks took on …

Ducks Basketball Future Looking Bright

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Embrace it. Indulge in it. Revel in it. March Madness is upon us. And unless you are terribly out of “the know,” than you know the Oregon Ducks play Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament today at 3:50 p.m. on TBS. Win or lose, this season has been a pleasant surprise for Duck fans everywhere. With …

From the Bottom to the Top, Oregon Goes Dancing Three Years in a Row

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At the beginning of the season in November, who would have thought that a team returning only four starters would head into the post season seeded eight in the NCAA tournament? Yet that is exactly what the Oregon Ducks accomplished, shocking teams, fans and analysts all over. For the Ducks, the off season was filled with one hit after another. The …

Oregon Ducks: Five Factors for March Madness Success

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Forget Cinderella. She only went to the ball once. For the third consecutive year, the Oregon men’s basketball team will attempt to step on big toes at the Big Dance, aiming for a seat at the Final Four. It’s not impossible. .@OregonMBB takes the court in Omaha in two days. #GoDucks #FlywithUs http://t.co/XnMwCZoKy4 pic.twitter.com/9rwehDw68n — GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 18, 2015 The Ducks have defied preseason …

The Oregon Ducks: A Cinderella Story

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I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think the men’s basketball team had a chance of doing well this season. With the loss of three great players and the team being dominated by young freshmen, the odds were certainly stacked against the Ducks. Without Dana Altman, the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, the success the Ducks had this year would probably not …

Despite The Naysayers, Oregon Will be Ready to Dance

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The 2014-2015 Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team had one of the most exciting regular seasons in recent memory. Not only did the Ducks finish in a two-way tie for second place in the conference, but they also played in the Pac-12 championship game against the Arizona Wildcats and, for the third straight season, they qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The …

These Young Ducks are Ready to Dance

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The Ducks are going dancing as the No. 8 seed in the Western Regional and are facing a familiar foe in Oklahoma State, who they triumphed over in the first round of the 2013 tournament only to fall to Wisconsin in their second game. A repeat performance has been predicted by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. While acknowledging Oregon’s strong finish to the …

Despite Slow Start, Oregon Prevails Against Colorado

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Joseph Young put up 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists; Elgin Cook added 20 points, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit finished with 15 points to help the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team defeat the Colorado Buffaloes 93-85 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night. Swingman Dwayne Benjamin replaced Jordan Bell in the starting lineup …

These Ducks Are Ready

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What more can you say about our beloved Ducks basketball team? “Conquering adversity” should be its slogan. Through all the media bashing, questioning, and lack of confidence in this team from the entire state of Oregon, the Ducks persevered and created what we see before us today: a contending Division I basketball program. I can’t say I wasn’t one of those who …

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 …

Altman Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

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Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman earned his second John Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year award on Monday, after his Ducks finished the season 23-8 (13-5). The Quack Attack won eight of its last nine to help Altman wrap up his 18th consecutive winning campaign. That accomplishment puts him in the company of basketball royalty; Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boheim, Bill Self, Tom Izzo and Stew …