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

The Hunger Games: Oregon Transfers Play to Win

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Steve Francis When it comes to college basketball, most fans focus on star power and the celebrity of a team.  Several NBA franchises are even suspected of “tanking” their seasons to increase their chances of drafting incoming stars who have only played a small handful of college-level games.  Every year, sports analysts and wannabe sports analysts (ahem, my friends) gather around the television set or radio to … Continue reading

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

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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

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 …