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 …

Smallest Mistakes Have the Biggest Impact

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TUSCON, AZ.- The Oregon Ducks jolted out of the snow in Eugene just in time, as they took on Arizona Thursday night.  The Arizona Wildcats proved that they were beatable, as they lost their first game of the year earlier in the week to the Cal Golden Bears, and the Ducks saw this as an opportunity to strike while Arizona …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Pickin’ Apart the Wicked Opponent

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Nobody likes their opponent.  Ducks’ players shake the opposing team’s hands at the end of every game as a show of sportsmanship, but is the common fan convinced there isn’t at least an ounce of animosity present?  The opponent’s job, goal and sole purpose is to defeat Oregon.  And in that, they are evil by nature and in practice.  The …

Ducks Lose Another, Confidence at an All-Time Low

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SEATTLE, WA.- The Ducks were heading into Seattle having lost their last four consecutive games.  On Thursday night, Oregon battled against the Washington Huskies, looking to find themselves and maybe pull out a win.  This song has been playing for too long, however, as the Huskies pulled out a nail-bitting 80-76 win to push the Ducks to a five-game losing streak. …

Oregon’s Conference and Post-Season Update: A World Turned Inside Out

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The woes on the hardwood continued for Oregon this past Sunday, as they dropped their fourth straight conference game to Oregon State.  After mirroring the best start in school history with 13 consecutive victories, what looked to be a promising season has quickly turned into a nightmare of disarray for the Ducks. Coming into Sunday’s game, an improvement on the defensive …

Those Damn Beavers!

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CORVALLIS, OR – The Ducks haven’t been playing their best basketball as of late, and they continued their struggles against their next door neighbor and Civil War foe, the Beavers, on Sunday afternoon.  Oregon is the third-highest scoring squad in the nation, averaging 88.4 ppg, but tonight, their biggest strength was their biggest weakness. Both teams looked like they were ready …

Communication is Key, Ducks Locked Out

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  EUGENE, OR.- There’s no other way to put it, the Ducks are in big, big, BIG trouble. After such an impressive start to the season, the Ducks haven’t been able to carry their mojo into league play, as they are now 1-3 in the PAC-12 after their heart-breaking 82-80 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Sunday afternoon. Just when …

Ducks Men’s Basketball: Winning Formula or Big Mess?

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With a giant national yawn, the most recent AP poll ranks Oregon men’s basketball 12th in the nation.  However, this recent success is a welcome Christmas present for fans across the entire spectrum of Oregon sports.  Now we can continue watching nationally-ranked Duck teams into the new year.  The basketball squad has claimed their undefeated record by using speed, effective …

Stat Attack – Top Five 2013 Basketball Stats

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Don Olson Now, nearly one third of the way into the Ducks’ 2013 basketball season, there have been many unexpected turns.  The suspension of two key players, the addition of so many transfers and how all these changes would play out on the court.  As of now, these developments have only made the Ducks surprisingly stronger, as demonstrated in their …

Ducks Rolling on the Road to the Big Dance

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Kevin Cline With football coming to an end and basketball in full swing, Duck fans couldn’t be more excited for our 9-0 men’s basketball team, which is rolling down the road toward the Big Dance like an empty 18-wheeler with a tail wind.  Last year the Ducks won the PAC-12 Conference Tournament and took down UCLA twice and Arizona once, but received only a No. 12 seed in the …

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 …