Big Win for Ducks over Illinois 77-70

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oregon played extremely well to pull off a tough 77-70 win in Chicago at the United Center, home floor to the Chicago Bulls Saturday. Joseph Young, suffering through a shooting slump recently, did not start but was the second leading scorer for Oregon with 15 points. Emerging freshman star Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Dwayne Benjamin added 13 to …

A Game to Build a Dream On

Brian Libby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It took a little time on Saturday night at the Moda Center for both the Ducks and their fans to come alive.  Make no mistake: the atmosphere was festive, with a crowd of yellow and (in Illinois’ case) orange-clad fans enjoying a back-and-forth game from wire to wire.  But by the final whistle, it was clearer than ever that this …