Rematch at The Big Dance: Wisconsin Scouting Report

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Mighty Joe Young and the Oregon Ducks squeezed past Oklahoma State with a 79 – 73 victory. Next up is a team that the Ducks should be very familiar with, Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers. For those Duck fans who have blocked the 2014 tournament from their memory, here’s a painful reminder. The Ducks played against Wisconsin in last …

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 …

These Young Ducks are Ready to Dance

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The Ducks are going dancing as the No. 8 seed in the Western Regional and are facing a familiar foe in Oklahoma State, who they triumphed over in the first round of the 2013 tournament only to fall to Wisconsin in their second game. A repeat performance has been predicted by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. While acknowledging Oregon’s strong finish to the …

FishDuck Imagines College Basketball Media Discussing Selection Sunday

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Tomorrow is Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. It is a chance for fans of good teams to celebrate their success … and pray to Sweet Baby Jesus that their team avoids being an eight or nine seed in Kentucky’s region. But for the national college basketball pundits, it is one more chance to show their expertise on ESPN and …

Oregon is a Dominant Pac-12 Power in Athletics

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Oregon football is known for coming out on top of the Pac-12 at the end of each season. They finished their 2014 run winning the conference championship, the Ducks did the same in their 2011 season, and in their 2010 season when the conference was originally called the Pac-10. However, in recent history Duck football hasn’t been the only sport …

Lady Ducks Shock No. 19 Stanford

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The Lady Ducks made a statement in Sunday’s game against the No. 19 Stanford Cardinal. Matthew Knight Arena was buzzing after Oregon pulled off the upset, defeating Stanford 62-55 in the Ducks’ senior game. The win added to the Ducks’ 13-16 (6-12 Pac-12) record going into the Pac-12 tournament this coming Thursday in Seattle. With their huge win over Stanford …

How Far Can They Really Go?

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The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team has now won 20 games, which makes 2014-15 the fifth consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins. That has never happened in the 109 previous seasons of Oregon basketball. It’s astonishing to think about where the team was to start the season, and how quickly it has matured into a tournament-caliber squad. But despite their …

Ducks show Resolve in Beating Cal Bears

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The growth of this Oregon basketball team continues to surprise and impress the Duck fan faithful. Last night in Haas Pavilion our beloved Ducks responded every time to a potential run by Cal as they hit key shots down the stretch and made 10 of 11 foul shots at crunch time to seal the win, 80-69. This simply did not …

The Old Guards: Oregon’s Senior Backcourt

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On Senior Night Sunday, two Duck starters bid farewell to Matthew Knight Arena, though they hope they won’t be finished with Oregon basketball for a few weeks yet. Neither is over 200 lbs or taller than a modest 6’4″ but both leave giant-sized footprints on Kilkenny Floor. Point Guard Joseph Young is one of only two significant contributors left over from last …

Oregon Duck Sports Calendar: Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, 2015

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Oregon Duck Sports Calendar—February 18 to February 24, 2015 2/18/15 Women’s Softball Oregon vs Sam Houston State – College Station, TX 12:30 p.m. Media: Live Streaming:   CBS College Sports (subscription) Oregon vs Texas A&M – College Station, TX 2:30 p.m. Media: ESPN 3 The No. 2 ranked Ducks continue their trek through the Lone Star State with a game against …

Heart Over Talent

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Speechless. That’s the best word that describes how most of us feel about the Ducks’ success this season. Prior to the season beginning, Oregon had only four players on its roster, and they were all guys returning from the year before.  Two of them, Joseph Young and Elgin Cook, were legitimate threats, and the other two ( Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Theo Friedman) …