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 …

Thanks for the Dance, Good Things Ahead

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For the Oregon men’s basketball team, the dance ended on Friday with a 77-69 loss to Louisville.  The Ducks played a good game but they were playing the number one overall seed in the tournament and simply could not keep up.  The Cardinal’s Kevin Ware was explosive and their defense was able to keep the ball away from Oregon for …

Louisville too much for the Ducks in Sweet 16 win

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It was a hard fought battle for the Oregon Ducks, who lost to the Louisville Cardinals 77-69 in the Sweet 16 Friday night.  Many analysts had Oregon as being extremely overmatched in this contest; while they were overmatched in some facets of the game, they managed to put up a valiant effort against arguably the best team in NCAA basketball …

Loyd’s FT’s Force OT and Kazemi Wakes Up to Help Ducks Advance to Pac-12 Semifinals

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – First, Johnny Loyd made two critical free throws to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Then, Arsalan Kazemi awakened from a two-and a-half-game funk in time to score 11 points and grab three rebounds in the extra period to lead the Ducks into the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament Wednesday night with a …

Utah Seniors Wash Away Oregon’s Pac-12 Title Hopes

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jason Washburn threw the first punch.  His 15 first-half points left the Ducks shaken, dazed, and behind 44-30 at the break.  Then Jarred DuBois knocked the Ducks out.  His late, clutch shooting display helped the lowly Utes maintain their wire-to-wire lead and provided a monumental upset on the last day of the regular season. The …

Ducks MVP? A matter of numbers

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I was thinking this week that I would come up with my own player efficiency rating for our basketball team.  I have not done any research in regards to anyone else’s equations, so if mine is similar to something you have seen before, know that I have not copied anyone.  This is the equation I have decided on that best …

Seniors Rally Ducks Past Beavers, Reclaim Pac-12 Lead

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After freshman Dominic Artis bounced in a three-pointer to break a 52-52 tie with 11:31 left in Thursday’s Civil War at Matthew Knight Arena, Oregon’s four seniors scored 29 of the final 30 points of the game as the Ducks roared past Oregon State, 85-75, and reclaimed sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 race with two games remaining. …

Oregon Basketball Analysis: Down-and-Dirty Defense Allows Ducks to Run Free

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Until Oregon’s recent payback win over Stanford, when the Ducks shot 48% from the field, its outside shooting woes and stagnant offensive production have been well-chronicled, especially in the nine-game absence of point guard Dominic Artis. The offensive scouting report on Oregon?  “Pay close attention to Singler, Dotson, and Emory on the perimeter, but dare Loyd and everybody else to …

Turnover Epidemic Spreads in the Bay Area; Cal Upsets No. 10 Ducks

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BERKELEY, Calif. — When Tony Woods made a tough bucket inside to put No. 10 Oregon up 54-48 over California with 4:20 remaining Saturday, it looked like the Ducks were going to do just enough to gain a split in their series in the Bay Area and hold off the Bears. But Oregon didn’t score again, as Cal jacked up …

DUCKS SWEEP LA WITH 76-67 WIN OVER UCLA; TAKE OVER PAC-12 LEAD

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LOS ANGELES — The surprising No. 21 Oregon Ducks continued their special season yesterday by dominating the final 3 1/2 minutes of their battle against No. 24 UCLA to win a huge game on the road, 76-67. The win moves Oregon to 16-2 overall and puts them in first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 5-0 record. On Friday, …

Ducks Drain Last Minute Free Throws to Hold Off ASU

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On a night when Oregon never seemed to get a rhythm going, they dug down deep and found a way to hold off stubborn Arizona State last night at Matthew Knight Arena, 68-65.  The Ducks won primarily by hitting 7 of 8 free throws in the final 58 seconds. With the win, the Ducks improved to a 14-2 overall record, …

Oregon Basketball: Ducks Whip Wolf Pack In Final Non-Conference Tilt

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The Oregon Ducks defensively were outstanding as they knocked off the Nevada Wolf Pack 56-43, at Matthew Knight arena. The Ducks have been working on defensive communication, improving defensive rotations, and it showed in their final game of 2012. Oregon also spent the final practices of 2012 working on limiting turnovers and improving ball movement in its inconsistent offensive execution. The match …