Dana Altman and His Band of Unsung Heroes

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Surrounded by three beefy Cowboys, Casey Benson leaped for the rebound and popped from the scrum with the basketball. Midway through the first half with Oklahoma State, Benson had provided an essential stop in the game. His stat line for the contest wasn’t impressive—two rebounds and a steal, no points, but Benson was an unsung hero in the game. He …

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 …

A Salute to Dana Altman and a Record Breaking Run

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The University of Oregon men’s basketball team has won 20 games in five straight seasons for the first time in the 110-year history of Ducks basketball. Oregon has had a significant run the past half decade, and there is no one more deserving of the Ducks’ success than Head Coach Dana Altman. As a senior at the University, and a lifelong Ducks …

Ducks Go Dancing: Why We’re Out, Why We’re In

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Football season and the bittersweet buzz of another incomplete National Championship run may be over in Eugene, but this March Oregon fans may have another postseason to get excited about.  The surging Ducks have been the proverbial talk of the town ever since last Sunday’s big victory over #9 Utah. Speculation over their tournament chances are running wild and sports pundits across the nation are …

Oregon Comes Out Victorious in its Last Home Game

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Dillon Brooks scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds, Joseph Young added 14 points, and Elgin Cook put up 12 points of his own to help the Oregon Ducks come out on top in a 69-58 victory over the No. 9 Utah Utes on Sunday afternoon. The Ducks (20-8, 10-5 Pac-12) came into Sunday’s game fighting for their NCAA …

The Old Guards: Oregon’s Senior Backcourt

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On Senior Night Sunday, two Duck starters bid farewell to Matthew Knight Arena, though they hope they won’t be finished with Oregon basketball for a few weeks yet. Neither is over 200 lbs or taller than a modest 6’4″ but both leave giant-sized footprints on Kilkenny Floor. Point Guard Joseph Young is one of only two significant contributors left over from last …

Oregon Back On Track With Win Over Colorado

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Last night, the Ducks annihilated the Buffaloes with an emphatic 73-60 victory at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon, which recently had a four-game win streak snapped by UCLA, finished on a powerful note by not allowing Colorado to edge its way back into the game in the second half. With the NCAA Tournament coming closer and closer each day, it was pivotal for …

Oregon Comes Up Short Against UCLA

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The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team matched up against Steve Alford and the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, and came up short in a 72-63 loss. With only about two weeks remaining in the regular season, both the Ducks and the Bruins came into Saturday’s game on a hot streak. After getting off to a slow start …

Oregon Men’s Basketball: Ducks Defeat USC, 80-75, in Series Sweep

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Entering the final stretch of the regular season, the Oregon men’s basketball team needs tough wins on the road. The Ducks survived a late rally by USC Wednesday night, defeating the Trojans 80-75 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Joe Young and the Ducks fly by the Trojans in LA: http://t.co/Mfh9EI5P9y pic.twitter.com/wAVDMrn9i8 — Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) February 12, 2015 The Ducks won their fourth …

Ducks Need First Road Win To Stay Above .500 In Pac-12

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Tonight the Ducks will conclude their Arizona road trip and attempt to pick up their first Pac-12 road win against Arizona State. Oregon has struggled on the road this season, dropping games to Michigan and VCU in the Progressive Legends Classic in New York as well as falling to Washington and Washington State two weeks ago. After their performance against Arizona …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Shoot Lights Out in Rout Of UCLA

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After a poor second half of shooting against USC on Thursday, the Oregon Ducks team submitted its most complete game of the year yesterday afternoon, scorching the UCLA Bruins 82-64 before a crowd of 7,301 people at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12) started the game playing solid team basketball, something head coach Dana Altman has been emphasizing in practices throughout this week. This young Oregon …

Ducks Escape Gauchos 82-78 in OT

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Jalil Abdul Bassit scored seven points in overtime on his way to a seaosn high 20 points for the Ducks, who narrowly escaped with a victory against UCSB Cal Santa Barbara) last night at Matthew Knight. Joseph Young added a team high 25, leading the Ducks in scoring, assists (4) and rebounds (11).Young’s 25 points were his highest mark since scoring …