Recruiting Update: Nation’s Top Forward Re-Adds Oregon

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Basketball Recruiting Commitments Behind the hysteria that came about over the last week, Head Coach Dana Altman secured the commitment of forward/guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (NR/Coeur d’Alene, ID). Originally from Alaska, Abdul-Bassit is in the midst of his second year in the college ranks at the JC level. A 6’4″, 195 lb. tweener, Abdul-Bassit has ability to get to the basket …

Late Game Falter Shows Ducks’ Inexperience

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For roughly 35 minutes on Saturday, Oregon seemed to be in position to earn a split in the dreaded Bay Area Trek, a trip that has been so haunting in past seasons. Unfortunately, the five wayward minutes were too much to overcome. For Dana Altman’s squad, the line between victory and defeat is smaller than most.  A team littered with …

Turnover Epidemic Spreads in the Bay Area; Cal Upsets No. 10 Ducks

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BERKELEY, Calif. — When Tony Woods made a tough bucket inside to put No. 10 Oregon up 54-48 over California with 4:20 remaining Saturday, it looked like the Ducks were going to do just enough to gain a split in their series in the Bay Area and hold off the Bears. But Oregon didn’t score again, as Cal jacked up …

Stanford Shoots Ducks Off Undefeated Perch

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  PALO ALTO, Calif. — Back in November, the undefeated, league-leading Oregon Ducks ran into Stanford’s football team at Autzen Stadium, and Oregon’s national championship dreams were squashed. Last night at Maples Pavilion on the Stanford campus, the Cardinal basketball team faced another highly-ranked and undefeated Pac-12-leading Oregon squad. Stanford didn’t blink. The No. 10 Ducks, leading the conference by …

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 …

PAC-12 Basketball: Simply Ducky

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It is good to be a Duck right now!  The University of Oregon football program has been in the Top 10 for a few years now, and because of that people all over the country think of football when they think of Oregon.  Now it seems like Oregon’s men’s basketball team is going to give their fellow Duck athletes some competition as they …

Ducks Harness Huskies in Grind-It-Out Win

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18-2 Oregon Leads Pac-12 by Two Games It wasn’t perfect. The coach still sees much work to do, but other than a rash of mystifying turnovers and missed free throws at the end, the No. 16 Ducks played some of their best basketball of the season in disposing of Washington 81-76 Saturday before a sellout crowd of 12,364 at Matthew …

No. 16 Ducks Wake Up in 2nd Half to Topple WSU; Seniors Ignite Rally from 10 Points Down

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The high-flying Oregon Ducks, alone in first place through the first three weeks of Pac-12 play and ascending rapidly on the national basketball scene, struggled mightily early in their game against Washington State Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena, and seemed ripe for their first defeat in eight contests. The Ducks sleep-walked their way through much of the first 20 …

Oregon Basketball Is For Real. For Real!

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Oregon is off to a roaring start in Pac-12 men’s basketball and expectations are looking up for this year’s team to make a triumphant return to the NCAA tournament.  With the Pac-12 North left on the schedule, the Ducks are in position to secure a nice seed. The Ducks (16-2, 5-0) are undefeated in Pac-12 play, in a year that seemed …

DUCKS SWEEP LA WITH 76-67 WIN OVER UCLA; TAKE OVER PAC-12 LEAD

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LOS ANGELES — The surprising No. 21 Oregon Ducks continued their special season yesterday by dominating the final 3 1/2 minutes of their battle against No. 24 UCLA to win a huge game on the road, 76-67. The win moves Oregon to 16-2 overall and puts them in first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 5-0 record. On Friday, …

Basketball’s Success Directly Linked To Altman

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With Saturday’s win at UCLA, Oregon men’s basketball moved to 16-2 (5-0) on the season, their best conference start in 39 years.  With victories over then 4th-ranked Arizona and 21st-ranked UCLA, Oregon sits atop the PAC-12; a nice thought at the beginning of the season, but certainly not a reality. Right? Well, it’s time to stop calling this team a …