Oregon Men’s Basketball: Where Do We Go From Here?

Bryan Holt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

In November, the Oregon Ducks (15-8, 3-8 Pac-12) seemed to be a prime contender for a deep run into March Madness, winning its first 13 games and reaching the No. 10 ranking in the AP Poll.  That incredible start now seems miles away since they reached conference play, as the Ducks are 10th in the Pac-12 standings, and they have only seven …

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 …

Your Greatest “Oregon” Ducks

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About a year ago, I wrote a post attempting to list the greatest “Oregon” Ducks of all-time - University of Oregon athletes, regardless of sport, who were either natives of the state of Oregon, or at had least moved here at a young age and thus “grew up” in Oregon. I originally planned to do a “top 10”, but early in the research it …

Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

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 …

Singler Legacy Getting A Wonderful Sendoff

Joel Gunderson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

For the better part of the last four years, Oregon senior E.J. Singler has been toiling around the University of Oregon program, steadily going about his business as if he were working a boring 9-5 job.  The last remaining holdover from the Ernie Kent-era, Singler has quietly put together one of the best careers in Duck history, and continues to be …

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 …

Ducks Pay Back Utah and Gain Another Chance to Claim a Pac-12 Title

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Utah ended Oregon’s goal of winning the regular season conference championship a week ago in the final Pac-12 game in Salt Lake City with a stifling performance against a flat and uninspired Duck effort. Last night in semifinal action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in No. 10-seed Utah’s third game in three nights, Oregon got …

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

Luke Roth FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

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 …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: What a Difference One Rocky Road Trip Makes

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LAS VEGAS–  Who was that team disguised in Oregon basketball uniforms playing at Colorado and Utah in the last round of Pac-12 regular season games? Certainly not the team Duck fans have learned to know this season and definitely not the same team that piled up 23 wins. Most assuredly, it wasn’t the same one that led the conference for …

Utah Seniors Wash Away Oregon’s Pac-12 Title Hopes

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jason Washburn threw the first punch.  His 15 first-half points left the Ducks shaken, dazed, and behind 44-30 at the break.  Then Jarred DuBois knocked the Ducks out.  His late, clutch shooting display helped the lowly Utes maintain their wire-to-wire lead and provided a monumental upset on the last day of the regular season. The …

Ducks MVP? A matter of numbers

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

I was thinking this week that I would come up with my own player efficiency rating for our basketball team.  I have not done any research in regards to anyone else’s equations, so if mine is similar to something you have seen before, know that I have not copied anyone.  This is the equation I have decided on that best …