Oregon BB Coach Dana Altman: “We have a tremendous amount of work to do.”

Kellen Garrett Editorials 2 Comments

When Dana Altman told reporters that, “Trouble is eight days from today. We have to go down to Baylor and play a game.” After a 35-point victory in the team’s final exhibition, it was as if he could see into the future. Sure enough, when his 4th-ranked Ducks traveled to Texas to take on an unranked and unheralded Baylor squad, the …

Preseason Coaches Poll Shows Oregon Ducks Basketball Has Respect

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Polls never really mean much. The games still have to be played, and no trophies are given out for poll rankings. That being said, the release of the preseason basketball Coaches Poll signifies that the season is right around the bend and sparks some excitement, especially if you are a fan of a school such as the Oregon Ducks that …

Ducks Have New Rules and New Faces

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There were 6.4 seconds left in the Ducks season, and a berth in the NCAA tournament hung in the balance. It was the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament and defending champion Oregon had put its season in the hands of senior Joseph Young. Dribbling the length of the court, Young pulled the trigger from beyond NBA range and netted a game-winning basket …

Jordan Bell is Oregon’s Sultan of Swat

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The Ducks‘ 75-67 victory over USC at Matt Knight Arena was a special night for two of Oregon’s most charismatic and effective players. Senior Joseph Young scored 19 points, becoming the 33rd Duck in Oregon basketball history to reach 1,000 career points. Jordan Bell, Oregon’s dexterous defender, grabbed 13 rebounds and recorded his 66th block in 19 games as a freshman. Currently, Bell is averaging …

Horrible Situation Turns into an Incredible Outcome

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

  A few weeks ago the University of Oregon basketball team took a huge hit, as it lost three vital pieces to the future of the program due to some unacceptable actions that have been covered in depth. The entire nation heard of the situation, and surely an untrue stigma has been placed upon the university. Coach Dana Altman has expressed …

12 Seeds Over 5 Seeds Down Through History

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I am going to start a movement to ban alcohol at NCAA Selection Committee hotels in the future.  The obviously liquored-up 2013 committee placed Oregon in the 12 spot in this year’s bracket, a spot normally reserved for SUNY/Stony Brook, IUPUILSMFT. and Washington.  The Ducks victory over Okie State, though not unprecedented (especially this year), was a statistical anomaly.  Since …

All I Want For Christmas Is Madness in March

Daniel Hendricks FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With Oregon football securely in another BCS bowl, I’ve turned my holiday wishes to hoops.  This year’s squad is playing with promise and purpose, and the Ducks seem primed for a return to the NCAA Tourney.  At 10-2 with one non-conference game remaining, the magic number is 20 wins in the regular season.  So what stands in our way?  An improved but …