Oregon Basketball Battling For Position

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 27 Comments

Oregon Men Continue To Struggle On The Road The Oregon men’s basketball team had a disappointing trip to the Bay Area this past weekend. After beating Cal on Thursday 77-72, they dropped there next game against Stanford 60-70. In the loss to Stanford, the Ducks suffered through a nearly ten minute field goal drought in the second half. During that …

Oregon Basketball on Top of the Pac

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Lady Ducks Own The State The Oregon women’s basketball team completed a crucial sweep of then-No. 7 Oregon State this past weekend, and in dominant fashion. The Lady Ducks first won on Friday in Eugene, 76-64, controlling the game from the tip. After a hot shooting first half, the Ducks led 46-29 at halftime and never relinquished the lead, despite …

Oregon Basketball Squads Building Momentum

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team had a roller coaster weekend in Washington state on their latest road trip. After falling to Washington State on Thursday with an uninspired effort, the Ducks bounced back in a big way with a win over the talented Washington Huskies in Seattle. Frankly, it was a game that the Ducks absolutely needed to win, …

State of the Pac-12: Women Ball Too; The Ducks Are Flying High

Cameron Johansson Editorials 26 Comments

In a busy week of sports, we saw a weekend full of exciting NFL playoff games, LSU claimed the national football championship and Duke basketball had a rare loss in an ACC matchup against unranked Clemson. After the College Football National Championship Game, the Associated Press released their end of the season polls. The Ducks finished at number five, and …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Still Finding Its Footing

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 53 Comments

Dana Altman has always been known for his motion offense, and his matchup zone defense. However, this season the Ducks are not employing as much of those schemes as they have in years past. The main reason for this is personnel. Installing an offense and defense can be difficult with nine new players. Offensively, Altman’s scheme is typically a four …

Oregon Basketball Heating up Just in Time for Pac-12 Play

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 8 Comments

Last Saturday the Ducks were able to secure their biggest road win in the Dana Altman era: a crucial 71-70 overtime win on the road over then No. 5 ranked Michigan. It had the intensity of a make-or-break game in March, and should build momentum for this team going into conference play. The Ducks were carried by the senior backcourt …

Oregon Basketball’s Bounce Back Weekend

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams got back on track in a big way this past weekend after both teams dropped games over Thanksgiving. After a slow start, the men were able to find their stride in the second half on their way to a 89-64 victory over a scrappy Hawaii team. The women controlled their game from …

Ducks Basketball Slips up in Paradise

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 19 Comments

In the first big week of the college basketball season, both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams were subject to their first losses. While that can be disappointing, there’s reason to believe it might just be a small hiccup on their resumes. The Men played what was most likely the toughest three-game stretch any team in the country will …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Shows Toughness and Wins Top-15 Showdown

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 33 Comments

We are fortunate to have new FishDuck.com Basketball Writer Coach Nord, and long-time photographer and pro Kevin Cline attend the PK Invitational in Portland as credentialed Media for the site … In an early season test for the Oregon Men’s Basketball team, a back-and-forth battle broke out between the Ducks and the Memphis Tigers. It wasn’t a pretty game, but …

One-and-Done Players: Good for Oregon Basketball?

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 17 Comments

The simple answer: Yes, if done the right way. And Dana Altman looks to be getting on the right path. The one-and-done phenomenon started in 2006, when the NBA made a rule stating that in order for a player to be eligible for an NBA draft, they must be at least 19 years old and/or one year removed from high …

Oregon Men’s Basketball Transferring to New Heights

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After a spectacular and exciting Cinderella run into the NCAA tournament, a top-notch incoming recruiting class, and the potential return of all but two players, expectations were high for the Oregon Men’s Basketball 2019-20 season at the end of last year. However, the unexpected departures of a number of players left Dana Altman and his staff with the challenge to, …