The Altman Era – Looking Ahead

Bob Rickert Editorials 16 Comments

Yes, Oregon is playing Michigan for a spot in the Elite 8. But for a couple moments let’s look at the trajectory of Oregon’s program under Dana Altman. Altman is on his way to being a Hall-of-Fame coach. One Final Four or one national title and he’s almost assured of it. At the pace he’s on, if he coaches another …

Dominant Ducks Fly South For the Season: A Look into Basketball’s Outstanding Year

Kerry Merrill FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

As a proud Duck, I think I speak for everyone when I say that Oregon’s men’s basketball team had one heck of a season this year.  From the first game against Georgetown all the way to the NCAA playoffs, the Ducks have proven to many that they are a force to be reckoned with.  The Ducks, along with Head Coach Dana …

Recruiting Update: “Vile Lyle” Picks Oregon

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Basketball Recruiting Commitments Amid swirling rumors, heavily-touted point guard JaQuan Lyle (5-Star/Huntington, WV/Rivals150) made his college decision public last Wednesday naming Oregon as his future destination.  One of the last nationally-ranked five stars to commit, Lyle left no doubt at the press conference mic. “Next year, I’m going to attend the University of Oregon …” Lyle, standing 6-foot-5 and tipping …

Ya Gotta Have Heart — Ducks Dancing in March?

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EUGENE, OR. – You could tell there was a different feel in Matthew Knight Arena even before the game tipped off on Saturday afternoon.  Maybe it was because the entire arena was filled up for the first time in who knows how long, maybe it was because the Ducks’ seniors had one last chance to show off their skills at …

Hungry Ducks, Tasty Win

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EUGENE, OR. – What a season it has been for our Oregon Ducks.  Up, down, and all around; it’s been difficult to determine what to think of the team.  Recently, the Ducks have taken the initiative in becoming more consistent as they’ve racked multiple wins, making one final push towards the NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday night, Oregon battled away against the talented …

Oregon Ducks & Weaves UCLA in 2 OT Win

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WESTWOOD, CA. – Holy moly, was this a battle for the ages!  If the Ducks ever needed a game to boost their confidence this was it!  After a frustrating loss to UCLA back in Eugene earlier this year, Oregon made a personal note to themselves that when they’d visit UCLA, they would take them down for how they embarrassed them …

Oregon Brings Out the Brooms Against Washington State, 67-53 Win

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EUGENE, OR. – The Oregon Ducks took on on the Washington State Cougars in a hard fought battle on Sunday night.  The Ducks crushed the Cougars in their last meeting up in Washington, and it was clear from their initial play that the Cougars hadn’t forgotten about that beating. Wazzu took an early lead as the Ducks were looking just to find …

Bench to Trench — Reserve Ducks Dominate CW Battle

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The Ducks held off the battling Beavers in Sunday’s Civil War game, but not necessarily because of the starting lineup.  Seeing the double-digit scoring figures by four of the five starters, people tend to focus all praise towards the fab five, but what about the “benchwarmers?” Bench players are an important aspect of the game.  They serve as encouragers and they’re …

Men’s Basketball: Ducks Lean on Seniors, Dump Dogs

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Oregon needed to make a statement during this three-game home stand.  And now it is two down, one to go for the Ducks (17-8, 5-8) after a 78-71 win over the Washington Huskies (14-13, 6-8) on Wednesday night. The win marked the 500th for Dana Altman – and 90th (most all time at UO) for Johnny Loyd — but it wouldn’t …

Buh Bye, Beavs — Ducks Take Civil War, 93-83

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

EUGENE,OR. – Earlier this season, the Ducks lost to the Beavers in Gill Coliseum, Corvallis.  Oregon did not forget the sour taste of defeat against those damn Beavers, and came out this past Sunday with a vengeance.  With Oregon’s play being exceptionally great against very good teams the past few games, going against a team lower in the standings, such as Oregon …

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 …

Joseph Young vs. Arizona State

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TEMPE, AZ.- After an emotional roller coaster of a loss to the Arizona Wildcats on Thursday evening, we wondered how much more of a beating could the Ducks take before saying enough is enough.  On Saturday, Oregon looked to push themselves beyond all of the adversity they have faced this season, and outshine the Arizona State Sun Devils. This was …