Oregon Basketball Analysis: What a Difference One Rocky Road Trip Makes

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LAS VEGAS–  Who was that team disguised in Oregon basketball uniforms playing at Colorado and Utah in the last round of Pac-12 regular season games? Certainly not the team Duck fans have learned to know this season and definitely not the same team that piled up 23 wins. Most assuredly, it wasn’t the same one that led the conference for …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Down-and-Dirty Defense Allows Ducks to Run Free

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Until Oregon’s recent payback win over Stanford, when the Ducks shot 48% from the field, its outside shooting woes and stagnant offensive production have been well-chronicled, especially in the nine-game absence of point guard Dominic Artis. The offensive scouting report on Oregon?  “Pay close attention to Singler, Dotson, and Emory on the perimeter, but dare Loyd and everybody else to …

Basketball Analysis: Altman’s Inbound Sets Get Ducks Easy Scores

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FishDuck.com is widening its coverage of Duck sports with some UO mens’ basketball analysis.  The goal is to break down parts of UO Coach Dana Altman’s philosophy as it pertains to the success of the basketball team. As a retired teacher and basketball coach, I’m interested in learning more about what makes Altman’s teams consistently so good.  I don’t pretend …

Ducks Clean Up Play in Blowout Win

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Going into Saturday’s game against hapless Idaho State, Coach Dana Altman was concerned that his young Oregon team was making far too many mistakes in winning seven of its first eight games. Leading the Pac-12 in turnovers (17.3 pg) isn’t a desirable stat, but with a week between games and a re-focused attention on improving giving the ball up, the …