Oregon Hoops: They Don’t Rebuild, They Don’t Reload, They Retransfer!

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Kevin Cline Pac-12 Conference Champions. . .that was last year. . .and again this year!  At this point in the season the Ducks have established an identity as strong competitors for a second straight conference title.  The effort has been led by almost an entirely new unit than those we saw hoist the trophy last year in Las Vegas.  A …

Ducks put the O in Oregon in OT Win

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From Video OXFORD, Miss.-  Oregon came into Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon with an incredible record of 7-0 (first time since their 2006-07 season) and were looking to capture another win, making them one of only two teams in the PAC-12 still undefeated.  But, with this being the Ducks’ first matchup in history against the Rebels, both teams knew this …

Johnathan Loyd: The Unsung Hero

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Kevin Cline This is the story of an unsung hero, that man who consistently delivers brilliance, but receives little recognition.  In sports this may be the sixth man, the kicker, or even the designated hitter.  On the Oregon men’s basketball team, this man is the point guard. With star Dominic Artis still on suspension, Johnathan Loyd has led the team to a great start …

Ducks Outrun Mustangs, Remain Undefeated

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Kevin Cline The 14th-ranked Oregon basketball team defeated the overmatched Cal-Poly squad, 82-61 on Sunday evening before an announced home crowd of 5,580.  The Ducks were able to jump out to an early double-digit lead against the Mustangs behind a lights out performance in the opening minutes from eventual game MVP Johnathan Loyd, and a sharp shooting effort by sophomore Damyean Dotson. Loyd, the senior point … 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 …

(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 …

Oregon Unknowns: Ducks the odds-on favorite to advance in the Sweet Sixteen

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When Oregon and Louisville tip it off tonight at 4:15 on CBS, the Ducks are matched up against arguably the hottest team in the country. But you should also know that this “Return of the Firs” team has been bending their knees and breaking all kinds of records this year.  Also, Oregon has some distinct historical and statistical advantages in this game. …

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 …

Loyd’s ‘Outstanding’ Homecoming Leads Ducks to Pac-12 Championship

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – You couldn’t write a better script. The local high school star comes back to his hometown and comes off the bench to lead his college team to a major conference championship, and along the way, picks up the tournament Most Outstanding Player award. Johnathan Loyd, a Las Vegas native son, came off Oregon’s bench for the …