Oregon Men’s Basketball: Ducks Defeat USC, 80-75, in Series Sweep

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Entering the final stretch of the regular season, the Oregon men’s basketball team needs tough wins on the road. The Ducks survived a late rally by USC Wednesday night, defeating the Trojans 80-75 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Joe Young and the Ducks fly by the Trojans in LA: http://t.co/Mfh9EI5P9y pic.twitter.com/wAVDMrn9i8 — Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) February 12, 2015 The Ducks won their fourth …

Jordan Bell is Oregon’s Sultan of Swat

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The Ducks‘ 75-67 victory over USC at Matt Knight Arena was a special night for two of Oregon’s most charismatic and effective players. Senior Joseph Young scored 19 points, becoming the 33rd Duck in Oregon basketball history to reach 1,000 career points. Jordan Bell, Oregon’s dexterous defender, grabbed 13 rebounds and recorded his 66th block in 19 games as a freshman. Currently, Bell is averaging …

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Conference Update

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A few weeks into the always fun Pac-12 play, the league is shaking itself out like I thought. Arizona would succeed, Arizona State wouldn’t, and Oregon was a complete mystery. Each Pac-12 team brims with talent, regardless of ranking. The ephemeral beauty of the game itself warrants a look into the entire league, and see who is where as of now. Top of the Pac Arizona (16-2; 4-1, Pac-12) The Wildcats were …

Ducks Trample Motor City’s Detroit Titans

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After a dominating win against Coppin State, the Oregon Ducks kept the winning streak alive against Juwuan Howard Jr. and the Detroit Titans. With eight minutes left in the first half the Ducks and Titans were in a slug fest going at each other’s throats with a flare of 3-points shots and easy lays ups. Toward the end of the …

Altman Deserves Some Love

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The Ducks could have folded, could have checked out, given up and quit.  One month ago they were spiraling out of control, looking lost (at times) on the court and appeared to be out of the equation for an NCAA tournament berth.  Lesser teams would have surrendered. But not these Ducks, and not this coach: Dana Altman. Certainly, there is …

Let the Games Begin!

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Oregon football pummeled Texas in the Alamo Bowl last week.  Oregon baseball is No. 6 in preseason rankings.  And while that’s all good and fun, this, ladies and gentlemen, is basketball season.  So how exactly is the Duck basketball team performing?  Well, they are 13-0 and top-10 in the AP Top 25 — an incredible start to a season by …

Duck Basketball — Where’s the Love?

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Oregon leads the nation in Scoring and comes in at No. 7 in Field Goal Efficiency – but where’s the love?  Granted, some of the other stats rankings aren’t as special: assists, No. 24 (which is certainly solid but not elite) and rebounding, No. 155. On the surface, rebounding is by far their biggest weakness, but when the ball goes through the hoop the first …

Ducks Snatch Victory From the Jaws of a Cougar

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The 13th-ranked Oregon Ducks defeated an upset-minded BYU team, 100-96 in OT, to improve to 11-0 on the season. In a matchup of two of the top offensive teams in the nation, many had expected the kind of fireworks the two teams provided in the overtime thriller. And once again when the outcome seemed in doubt, is was Altman’s team making the plays when it mattered most as the …

Ducks Keep Rolling, But Need ‘BIG’ Help Soon

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Craig Strobeck Dana Altman’s team just keeps getting better.  Ten games in and they have yet to lose, and for the most part, have won convincingly with a 15.6 point average margin of victory. Coming off another stellar performance Tuesday night against UC Irvine, Oregon kept its unblemished record alive as they march toward the challenges of conference play.  Here’s …

Duckling Profile: Jason Calliste. . .Sudden Impact

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Craig Strobeck The Oregon Ducks are riding high following a 28 point win against UC Irvine and advancing their record to 10-0.  Three games away from the start of conference play, Oregon and Arizona are the only Pac-12 teams still undefeated.  How have they been so successful to start the season following the loss of three strong seniors from last …

Pac-12 Tournament Champion is Up for Grabs

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It all comes down to the final weekend to crown a Pac-12 basketball regular season champion.  Oregon has led the way the entire year, sparked by victories over the UCLA Bruins and Arizona Wildcats.  UCLA stands tied with Oregon for first place in the conference with a 12-4 record, but losses by both teams during the final week of play …