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

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

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 …

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 …

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

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

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

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

Duckling Profile: Joseph Young — Already Elite and Getting Better

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Kevin Cline Oregon men’s basketball has been rolling with a relatively new coach in Dana Altman, a beautiful new basketball arena presented by the gracious Phil Knight and recent success as the 2011 CBI champions and an appearance in the sweet sixteen last year (only losing to the team that ultimately won the tournament).  It was only a matter of …

Dana Altman’s Top 5 Impact Players

Sam Arney FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

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 …