New Flock of Ducks: Oregon Women Add Sharpshooting Transfer

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For a college basketball team, losing arguably three of the top players in program history warrants an expected down time to rebuild and reload. However, that is not the case for Oregon Women’s Basketball, as Kelly Graves and staff continue to show that this program is going to be around for a long time to come. Not only are the …

New Flock of Ducks: A Hardy Welcome for Grad Transfer

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The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is bringing back plenty of returning talent for the upcoming season. However, if there is one thing we know about Dana Altman, it is that he is always looking for ways to improve his roster, particularly with experience, and this off season has been no different. The Ducks once again will bring in a graduate transfer …

New Flock of Ducks: Promising Point Guard Jalen Terry

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For the first time in what feels like forever, the Oregon Men’s basketball team is going into the summer with a nearly full roster that is deep, talented and poised to make a run for another PAC-12 Championship. With so many players returning, fans will have many familiar faces to cheer for. That said, there are still a few new …

Payton Pritchard: NBA Journeyman or Future Star?

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Last offseason, Payton Pritchard postponed his NBA career to come back and play one more season for the Ducks. Four-year seniors are hard to come by nowadays in college basketball, especially ones that start all four years at one school. It is safe to say that Pritchard has earned himself the honor of being an all time Duck, for any sport. …

Oregon Men’s Basketball: What Could Have Been?

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The Oregon Ducks Men’s Basketball team was just starting to hit their stride. As winners of six of their last seven games, including four straight to end the regular season as PAC-12 champions, the Ducks were poised to make a tournament run. As the number one seed in the PAC-12 tournament, the Ducks were set to take on rival Oregon …

Business Remains Unfinished for Lady Ducks

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Perhaps the team with the most disappointment and sense of “what could have been,” the 2019-2020 Oregon Women’s Basketball team will always wonder if they would have been able to complete their unfinished business. All the pieces were in place, as this was their year. Plain and simple. It is a tragedy that this team and these players did not …

Who Made Your Fantasy Ducks Men’s Basketball Team?

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Alright Ducks fans. It’s a bummer out there. Almost everywhere you look, there is no sports coverage. Nada. Zippo. Diddly squat. So, what are you going to do? Well, I got two words for you: Buck up. When the real world fails you, it’s time to retreat into the pleasures and delights of Fantasyland. After a day of perusing Twitter, …

Thank you Sabrina, Thank you Payton

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After winning the Pac-12 Championship in both Women’s and Men’s College Basketball, it looked as if both Ducks teams were primed for long March Madness runs. Then the sports world stopped. On March 11th, 2020, after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was diagnosed with COVID-19, the NBA announced they were suspending the season. Although the news was shocking to …

Oregon Basketball’s West Coast Dominance

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Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams had big weekends, as the Lady Ducks won the Women’s Pac-12 Tournament, and the men clinched the regular season title. Oregon becomes the first Pac-12 school to have a three-peat: football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball all won Pac-12 regular season championships. The women became champions in Las Vegas in typical fashion. …

What Makes Dana Altman’s Defense so Successful?

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Dana Altman is known for his spread offense and his match-up zone defense. While the offense gets adjusted every year to fit personnel, the defense has remained the same and is a key to Oregon’s success. Altman’s zone defense is different than most generic 2-3 zone defenses that teams face. It uses a lot of man-to-man principles to cover holes and …

Oregon Women’s Basketball Honors Seniors

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This past weekend the Oregon women’s basketball team played their last two regular season home gamesand took the opportunity to celebrate seniors Minyon Moore, Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard along with departing junior Satou Sabally. While also clinching the Pac-12 regular season title, it was a true celebration. Not only for the team, but the two sell-out crowds who were …

Oregon Basketball’s Roller Coaster Weekend

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For the Oregon Women’s Basketball team, this past weekend was a monumental final road trip of the season to the Bay Area. The Ducks turned in two more dominating performances against Cal and No. 4 Stanford to reach 14 straight victories, saw an NCAA record set and learned about the future of the roster. It was a very emotional few …