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 …

Oregon Basketball Battling For Position

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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

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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 …

Women’s Basketball Early Season Primer

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Waiting For The Prince The Oregon Women’s Basketball team received some disappointing news recently when the NCAA deemed Texas transfer Sedona Prince ineligible this season. The University of Oregon athletic department had applied for a waiver for Prince to play this year after she felt uncomfortable with the way her rehab process was going at Texas. Prince, who transferred to …

Oregon Basketball’s Bounce Back Weekend

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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

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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 Basketball Bursting out of the Gates

Alex Nordstrand Editorials 12 Comments

Both the Oregon Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are undefeated in the early stages of the 2019-2020 season. This is no surprise for the Women, who came into the season as the number-one team in the nation, with many picking them as favorites to win the national championship. However, it has been an unusually fast start for the men, who …

The Stars Are Aligning for Oregon Women’s Basketball

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In seemingly the blink of an eye, the Oregon Women’s Basketball program has risen to the top of the NCAA rankings, with some experts even favoring them to win the National Championship. However, with such a meteoric rise, it’s fair to wonder whether the program can sustain this level of success after this group of players moves on. I think …