What’s Wrong With a Two-Out Rally?

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The Ducks definitely have a flair for the dramatic. Everything about their season came down to the wire. With everything on the line, the Ducks took down No. 2 UCLA last weekend and earned themselves a spot in the College World Series playoffs. With ups and downs all season for the diamond Ducks, there were few consistencies as Oregon had to fight week in …

Two Years and Three Cheers for Mighty Joe Young

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“Here we go. Five seconds left in regulation. Young with three. Young FOR three. GOT IT!”- Dave Pasch, ESPN Announcer. A truly amazing play. The final few seconds leading up to Joseph Young’s buzzer beater against Utah to advance Oregon to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship were unforgettable. It’s been a couple weeks now, but I still find myself thinking about …

What An Amazing Run

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Incredible. That’s the only word that describes the 2014-15 Ducks’ basketball season. I’ve never seen a team projected to be one of the worst in its conference play at such a high level during league play, and then at an even higher level during the NCAA Tournament. The growth of this team has been remarkable, and the Ducks deserve to …

Ducks Play Their Game to Outlast Cowboys

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I wrote this past Thursday that Oklahoma State would be a tough matchup for the men of Oregon in the NCAA Tournament round of sixty-four. The Ducks would need to play the game at their pace, limit turnovers, and limit Cowboy sharpshooter Phil Forte to ensure victory. After a hard-fought 79-73 victory, it is time to examine whether these predictions …

Why Your Bracket Went So Terribly Wrong

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One round in, and your NCAA tourney bracket is shattered beyond belief. Why? Where did you go wrong? You calculated the assist/turnover ratio in neutral-site games played in December, but before Christmas. You searched the power rankings put out by ESPN, Sports Illustrated and The Food Network. This was supposed to be your year. Alas, you made just a few …

Ducks Ride Some Cowboys In Big Win

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Can you believe it? The Oregon Ducks, the team that was projected to be one of the worst in the Pac-12 Conference this year, just played a game in the Big Dance. That alone is an accomplishment by itself! But, knowing Coach Dana Altman, we knew that just being there wasn’t enough for this hungry squad. The Ducks took on …

Oregon’s Tournament Path Opens

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A month ago we were wondering if we’d even get to see our Ducks put on their Dancing shoes at all. Now we’ve got a chance to see them go deep into March and show off those Cinderella slippers to the whole world. The NCAA’s West bracket opened up in a startlingly weak way yesterday, with 4th-seeded North Carolina and 5th-seeded Arkansas winning …

Oregon Ducks: Five Factors for March Madness Success

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Forget Cinderella. She only went to the ball once. For the third consecutive year, the Oregon men’s basketball team will attempt to step on big toes at the Big Dance, aiming for a seat at the Final Four. It’s not impossible. .@OregonMBB takes the court in Omaha in two days. #GoDucks #FlywithUs http://t.co/XnMwCZoKy4 pic.twitter.com/9rwehDw68n — GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 18, 2015 The Ducks have defied preseason …

Do Not Sleep on the Men From Stillwater

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On paper, eighth-seeded Oregon’s first-round NCAA Tournament matchup with ninth-seeded Oklahoma State appears to be a one-sided affair favoring the Ducks. Per ESPN.com, the Cowboys are 178th in the nation in points per game, and 145th in field goal percentage. Oregon, meanwhile, checks in at 26th in the country in scoring, and a respectable 63rd in field goal percentage, shooting …

Oregon Ducks Continue to Honor Frohnmayer in NCAA Tournament

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A simple, black ”DF” patch was added to the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball jerseys throughout the Pac-12 tournament, honoring the late Dave Frohnmayer. The patch is a small, solemn mark of recognition, giving thanks to the celebrated former president of the University of Oregon, who sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer on March 9, 2015. Oregon will be wearing “DF” patches to honor UO …

Ducks Dancing as No. 8

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The Ducks will be dancing in Omaha, and Oregon fans will get a chance to see their team participate in the NCAA tournament for the third year straight. Aside from making school history by earning a third straight bid to the madness that ensues in March, the Ducks will be heading into their regional bracket seeded No. 8. The bracket this year is looking oddly …

These Ducks Are Ready

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What more can you say about our beloved Ducks basketball team? “Conquering adversity” should be its slogan. Through all the media bashing, questioning, and lack of confidence in this team from the entire state of Oregon, the Ducks persevered and created what we see before us today: a contending Division I basketball program. I can’t say I wasn’t one of those who …