Two Years and Three Cheers for Mighty Joe Young

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“Here we go. Five seconds left in regulation. Young with three. Young FOR three. GOT IT!”- Dave Pasch, ESPN Announcer. A truly amazing play. The final few seconds leading up to Joseph Young’s buzzer beater against Utah to advance Oregon to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship were unforgettable. It’s been a couple weeks now, but I still find myself thinking about …

Joseph Young Comes Up Clutch Down the Stretch

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In an epic nail-biter, the Ducks came out victorious with an impressive three-pointer from Joseph Young with only 1.1 seconds left to take the win, 67-64. With only one second left on the clock, the Utes were unable to answer back and the celebration started on the court. For the second time this year, Oregon took down No.17 Utah in …

These Ducks Are Ready

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What more can you say about our beloved Ducks basketball team? “Conquering adversity” should be its slogan. Through all the media bashing, questioning, and lack of confidence in this team from the entire state of Oregon, the Ducks persevered and created what we see before us today: a contending Division I basketball program. I can’t say I wasn’t one of those who …

After Winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Altman is Focused on the Tournament

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Dana Altman is not a man of many words. Although on the sidelines he can be seen yelling out directions at his players, he really is a quiet and humble guy. So, when talking about his Ducks, Altman kept it brief. Altman’s Ducks saw incredible success this season, a season in which many experts expected them to fail. Early predictions …

Ducks Finish Season Victorious in Civil War Slugfest

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The Oregon men’s basketball team finished the regular season with its fifth straight win in a hard fought 65-62 victory over Oregon State Wednesday night at Gill Coliseum. The Ducks improve to 23-8 overall (13-5 Pac-12), earning a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament, standing just one game behind second place Utah in conference standings. The Beavers (17-13, 8-10), under first year head coach Wayne Tinkle, finish the regular …

What to Watch for in the Postseason

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The Oregon men’s basketball team continued to barrel down the stretch with another big win at Stanford last night, and with a second or third place finish in the Pac-12 now secured, March Madness is all but upon us. The victory all but locked the Ducks in as a middling seed for the Dance, and ensured Oregon would at least be competing on …

How Far Can They Really Go?

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The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team has now won 20 games, which makes 2014-15 the fifth consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins. That has never happened in the 109 previous seasons of Oregon basketball. It’s astonishing to think about where the team was to start the season, and how quickly it has matured into a tournament-caliber squad. But despite their …

Oregon Men’s NCAA Tournament Hopes Still Alive

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The Oregon men’s basketball team is currently in the middle of what can only be described as a tumultuous season. After a convincing 95-72 win over Washington State at Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks are now 17-7 (7-4 Pac-12) and are sitting on the proverbial “bubble” for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Oregon continues to move forward despite some shaky performances …

Ya Gotta Have Heart — Ducks Dancing in March?

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EUGENE, OR. – You could tell there was a different feel in Matthew Knight Arena even before the game tipped off on Saturday afternoon.  Maybe it was because the entire arena was filled up for the first time in who knows how long, maybe it was because the Ducks’ seniors had one last chance to show off their skills at …

Hungry Ducks, Tasty Win

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EUGENE, OR. – What a season it has been for our Oregon Ducks.  Up, down, and all around; it’s been difficult to determine what to think of the team.  Recently, the Ducks have taken the initiative in becoming more consistent as they’ve racked multiple wins, making one final push towards the NCAA Tournament. On Tuesday night, Oregon battled away against the talented …