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 …

Which Duck Team Does it Best: Football or Men’s Basketball?

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After a remarkable 12-2 season that ended with wins in the Rose Bowl and the Pac-12 Championship, the Oregon Ducks football team proved once and for all that they are back. Unlike, the football program, Oregon men’s basketball is in the midst of one of their best eras in school history. They have won at least a share of the …

Oregon Hoops Hit Stride During Final Stretch

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The Oregon men’s basketball team got back on track this past weekend, as they swept Colorado and Utah at home to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12. The first half against Colorado looked much the same as we had seen over their last road trip; lethargic, not making shots and giving up way too many easy points. …

Oregon Basketball Heading In Opposite Directions

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Oregon Men Lost On Offense The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is at the crossroads of their season. The Ducks have lost two straight conference games in which they have had over eight minute field goal droughts in the second half after gaining a double digit lead. This has been a different season than what we have become accustomed to under …

Oregon Basketball: Breaking Down The Pick And Roll

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The pick-and-roll is one of the most frequently utilized offensive plays in all of basketball. In order to generate good shots out of the pick-and-roll, a team needs to execute three elements–adequate floor spacing, good screens, and adept ball-handling–and it needs to do so aggressively. While the men’s basketball team consistently struggles with their pick-and-rolls, often not even leading to …