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). …

Tales From The Pit: #16 Oregon 68 – #1 UCLA 66

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          On a brisk Saturday afternoon in Eugene on January 6th, 2007, two early Pac-10 title contenders clashed in an epic game at storied MacArthur court. The 2:00 pm tipoff had been much anticpated, as the two teams were both nationally ranked in the top 20, and at that point had only one loss between them. A predictably …

Tales From The Pit: Oregon 56 – #1 UCLA 51

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On the eve of February 16, 1974 University of Oregon students camped out in hopes of securing a coveted ticket to watch the home town Ducks take on top-ranked UCLA, a team who was coming off of it’s 7th straight NCAA Championship and had posted back to back 30-0 seasons. However, a month before, Notre Dame had managed to snap the Bruin’s incredible NCAA …