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 …

Ducks Leave Anteaters Hungry

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Don Olson EUGENE, OREG.- The 6-5 UC Irvine Anteaters came into Eugene with one of the tallest, if not the tallest, player in college basketball at 7’6” in Mamadou Ndiaye.  Oregon has been struggling on the boards in their previous games, thus UCI felt strong and mighty with their lethal weapon in the paint.  UC Irvine forgot that a team …

The Year of the Transfers — A Critical Test Sunday

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Craig Strobeck I don’t know how he does it, but Dana Altman has done it again.  After losing three of five starters to graduation, this pragmatic coach has somehow found a way to piece together a team.  A team which is off to one of the best starts in Oregon basketball history.  The Ducks have set a torrid pace, winning …

Altman’s Troop of Transfers – Who are the top 5?

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Steve Francis The Oregon Ducks basketball team is currently 4-0 and ranked 14th in the nation.  The Ducks are in great position thanks in large part to Dana Altman once again pulling in some stud transfers.  I don’t think there is a better coach in the nation at building a team out of transfer players.  Of the 89.5 points per game … Continue reading

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 …

Recruiting Update: 4* RB Tony James Trades Florida Humidity for Oregon Reign

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Steve Francis Football Recruiting Commitments Almost equally impressive as the Oregon offense, a torrential downpour — the likes of which have not seen in Eugene for some time – brought with it the Ducks’ newest commitment: vaunted tailback Tony James (4-Star/Gainesville, FL/Rivals250). “I kind of knew I would be verballing while I was on my visit,” said the 5’9, 175-lb. James.  ”All I …

Recruiting Update: Lil’ Snoop to Join DAT?

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Kevin Cline Football Recruiting News Just when you thought the Oregon/Snoop Dog connection couldn’t get any stronger, son Cordell Broadus (4-Star/Diamond Bar, CA) announced that he may make an appearance in Eugene this coming October. “I might be going up to Oregon this season,” said Broadus. “Oregon came by the school this spring and told me they really like me. They …

Recruiting Update: Oregon’s New Pipeline

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Football Recruiting Fall Camp Update A mere 11 days away from our season opener, the Men of Autzen continue to make strides that will lead us to another date: January 6, 2014. Entering Week 3 of fall camp, the class of 2013 is making its presence felt with several players in the hunt for playing time during this upcoming season. Between …

Will the Ducks Live or Die by the Three-Point Shot?

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Like many college basketball teams, the Ducks relied heavily on three-point shots last season. They weren’t the most prolific team from deep range, but they weren’t a relentless rim-attacking team either. The stats back this up. In their 28 wins from the 2012-13 season, Oregon shot 36.7% from three-point land. In their 9 losses, 26%. This isn’t exactly revelatory, as …

(Duck) Stepping Forward

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Each year some players graduate and move on, while new players step onto the court at Matthew Knight Arena for the first time.  The people that are leaving have our gratitude for the year(s) they spent in the Oregon green and yellow, and our best wishes for the future.  Those returning or joining the team for the first time feel the weight …

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 …

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 …