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 …

Ducks Weather Late Rally; Edge USC 76-74

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LOS ANGELES– When E.J. Singler hit a three-pointer with 2:55 to play to give No. 21 Oregon a 75-65 lead over USC last night, it looked like a sixth straight win for the Ducks was safely tucked away and the team could finally begin contemplating Saturday’s tantalizing Top-25 matchup against league-leading UCLA. But an energized Trojan squad, playing its first …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Inside-Out Play Improves Long-Range Shooting

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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. I am a retired teacher and basketball coach, and am interested in learning more about what makes Altman’s teams consistently so successful. I …

Ducks Drain Last Minute Free Throws to Hold Off ASU

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On a night when Oregon never seemed to get a rhythm going, they dug down deep and found a way to hold off stubborn Arizona State last night at Matthew Knight Arena, 68-65.  The Ducks won primarily by hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the final 58 seconds. With the win, the Ducks improved to a 14-2 overall record, …

High Flying Ducks Shoot Down #4 Arizona

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The crowd was buzzing.  The yellow-clad Pit Crew was filled up long before normal, and the students were hyped.  The pep band was rocking. ESPN2 with Bill Walton was in the house. A stirring rendition of the national anthem helped create the kind of electricity that has mostly been absent from Matthew Knight Arena since its opening two years ago. …

Oregon Basketball: Ducks Whip Wolf Pack In Final Non-Conference Tilt

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The Oregon Ducks defensively were outstanding as they knocked off the Nevada Wolf Pack 56-43, at Matthew Knight arena. The Ducks have been working on defensive communication, improving defensive rotations, and it showed in their final game of 2012. Oregon also spent the final practices of 2012 working on limiting turnovers and improving ball movement in its inconsistent offensive execution. The match …

Could Jabari Brown Be The Next Chris Harper?

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Normally, a reserve guard for the Missouri Tigers going 1-for-7 on three-pointers while playing twenty minutes in a Tuesday night non-conference game would elicit as little interest as any topic that could be written about herein.  However, the reserve guard in question isn’t just anyone, but once the most celebrated recruit to have signed with Oregon in nearly a decade, …

Ducks vs. Nebraska: This Set Basketball Back a Few Years

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“This set basketball back a few years.“ That’s how Coach Dana Altman described Oregon’s 60-38 thumping of Nebraska Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.  He was speaking mainly about the dismal outside shooting for both teams. The big win that improved Oregon’s record to 9-1, over a Big-10 team with a winning record, one that could possibly propel the Ducks …

Meet Your New Ducks: A Home Run In Football AND Basketball!

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One of Chip Kelly’s underappreciated qualities is his ability to get the most out of his players and maximize their potential. This has been evident throughout his whole tenure at the University of Oregon. Look at what he did with former QB Daryle Hawkins, or DB Kenjon Barner, or TE Dion Jordan (now a 1st round NFL prospect at DE). …