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Oregon men’s basketball: History shows a good December will lead to a great March

Entering the 2016-17 college basketball season, the Oregon basketball team had high expectations. The Ducks were ranked No. 5 in the nation — reaching as high as No. 1 in some polls — and were the returning Pac-12 Champions. With all the pieces in tact for the Ducks to make a …

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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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Ducks are hitting their stride at a perfect time after historic win

Oregon’s win over Savannah State Saturday afternoon was one for the history books. The Ducks set school records in points (128), assists (36) and field goals (54) en route to their 30th straight win at Matthew Knight Arena, 128-59. But the Ducks’ historic victory was overshadowed by what another Pac-12 …

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Oregon rewrites record book in 128-59 rout of Savannah State

Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena was one for the ages. The Ducks (7-2) rolled Savannah State (2-8) by a final score of 128-59, extending their win streak to five games since losing to Georgetown on Nov. 21. “It was a fun day for the guys,” said head coach Dana …

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Ducks fly past Western Oregon 93-54 for fourth consecutive win

When Oregon faced Western Oregon last year, the game was extremely close at the end of the first half. The Ducks led by four points last year before pulling away for the 28-point victory. Coming into Wednesday’s game, Oregon made sure there would be no repeat of a close game. The …

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Dillon Brooks ‘was trying too hard’ in his home debut as he continues to shake off rust

Dillon Brooks made his much anticipated return to Matt Knight Arena on Monday in a 68-63 Oregon victory over Boise State. The pre-season All-American was far from impressive. Brooks has been limited this season because of a foot injury, and he made his return during the Maui Invitational a week …

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Dylan Ennis pours in 18 points as Oregon hangs on to beat Boise State

With 3:33 left in regulation, Oregon found itself trailing the Boise State Broncos 58-57, in desperate need of a big play if the Ducks hoped to avoid their first home loss since January 2015. As Portland Trailblazers’ point guard Damian Lillard looked on from his baseline seat, Oregon’s Dylan Ennis caught a pass …

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Oregon could depend heavily on three-guard lineups until Dillon Brooks is fully healthy

When it was announced that Dillon Brooks would miss an unknown amount of time with a foot injury during the summer, the idea of his absence raised numerous questions for Oregon. Brooks, who led the Ducks in scoring last season and was named an AP preseason All-American in early November, …

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Dylan Ennis takes one last shot at a national title during sixth year of eligibility

On June 30, Lake Forest Academy head basketball coach Matt Vaughn received a text from one of his former players. The text, sent to Vaughn and two of his assistants, was from Dylan Ennis, a standout at LFA who graduated in 2011. Ennis was letting them know he had officially been …

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Oregon defeats UConn 79-69 to finish fifth in Maui Invite

Oregon (4-2) got off to a hot start and weathered numerous UConn (2-4) runs to hold on 79-69 and win the fifth place game in the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. Chris Boucher put up 21 points, five rebounds, three blocks and was 7-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-7 from three. Tyler …

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Oregon defeats Tennessee 69-65 with a game-winning three from Dillion Brooks

In his second game of the season, Dillon Brooks made the game-winning 3-pointer that propelled No. 13 Oregon to a 69-65 victory over Tennessee in the Maui Invitational. OT pull up game winner from Oregon’s Dillon Brooks https://t.co/GkPkVoChEL — The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) November 22, 2016 Oregon got its best performance …

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Ducks hope to follow in the footsteps of the 1939 ‘Tall Firs’ in post

The year was 1939 and Oregon just finished revolutionizing basketball. The “Tall Firs” became NCAA Champions when they beat Ohio State 46-33 in the inaugural NCAA Tournament. They were nicknamed the “Tall Firs” because they held a height advantage over most teams. Slim Wintermute, the tallest player, stood 6-foot-8. Seventy-seven years …

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Meet the new faces of Oregon men’s basketball

Oregon welcomed five new players to its roster for the 2016-17 season. Before the additions of transfers Paul White and Kavel Bigby-Williams, Oregon boasted the 30th ranked recruiting class in the nation according to ESPN. Recruiting sites Scout and 247sports.com rated head coach Dana Altman’s haul as the 10th- and 12th-best …

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Oregon falls to Georgetown 65-61 in first round of Maui Invitational

It was a tale of two halves. In the first half, everything went right for Georgetown. In the second half, No. 13 Oregon dominated, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Georgetown’s first half. The Ducks (2-2) fell 65-61 in the first round of the Maui Invitational. Oregon started slow with …

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Men’s hoops falls nine spots to No. 13 in AP Poll

A 66-49 loss to Baylor last week was enough to drop the Oregon men’s basketball team nine spots to No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday. The Ducks had climbed to their highest ranking in school history at No. 4 in last week’s release. Kentucky …

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Oregon’s 2016-17 team could be the deepest in recent memory

Dana Altman will have some serious weapons at his disposal this season. Entering his seventh year at Oregon, he will not only be coaching what is probably his deepest team ever, but also one of the deepest teams in the country. While their talent will be what decides the outcome …

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Altman: Winning the rebounding battle will be ‘critical’ for Oregon’s success this year

When Jordan Bell and Payton Pritchard took the podium Thursday night after beating Valparaiso 76-54, both were asked about their thoughts on the game they had played two days earlier. On Tuesday, in Waco, they got trounced by Baylor, 66-49, in what was the first true test of the season …

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Oregon bounces back to defeat Valparaiso 76-54

As Oregon walked off the basketball court on Tuesday against Baylor, the Ducks had an uneasy feeling. They played bad in all facets of the game and head coach Dana Altman was thoroughly upset with Oregon’s ball movement. It came as no surprise Thursday evening when Valparaiso opened up in a …

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With the addition of a jumpshot, Jordan Bell has become one of Oregon’s more versatile players

With nine minutes remaining in Oregon’s road matchup with Baylor on Tuesday, Jordan Bell caught an entry pass at the top of the key, turned to face the basket and cooly drained a contested 18-foot jumper. Earlier in the half, Bell caught a pass on a fastbreak after an Oregon …

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No. 4 Oregon basketball falls to Baylor 66-49 in first road test of season

During halftime of Oregon’s matchup with Baylor in Waco, Texas on Tuesday, ESPN commentator Andy Katz stated that Duck forward Dillon Brooks could return from a foot injury as early as next Monday. The news couldn’t come at a better time for the Ducks, who missed the scoring presence of …

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Men’s hoops climbs to No. 4 in AP Poll

Oregon men’s basketball earned its highest Associated Press ranking in school history on Monday. The Ducks checked in at No. 4, up one spot, in the latest AP Top 25 Poll after their season-opening 91-77 win against Army on Friday night. No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Villanova, …

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Oregon men’s basketball adjusts to life without Dillon Brooks

Oregon men’s basketball is ranked No. 5 nationally, and Dillon Brooks played a significant role in getting the Ducks to that spot. The forward, however, is sidelined with a foot injury that will keep him out. No timetable has been given for his return. Brooks’ injury hurts Oregon’s depth, but he will be …

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Basketball future remains bright with talented 2017 class

Oregon men’s basketball is on the rise. In 2015-16, the Ducks won the Pac-12 championship, advanced to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament and began the current season ranked No. 5 in the country. Head coach Dana Altman received a seven-year contract extension. To top it all off, the future looks …

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After game one, freshman Payton Pritchard shows he can be Oregon’s starting point guard

The Oregon basketball hype machine was working overtime all offseason. The storylines: Jordan Bell and Chris Boucher’s shot blocking ability, the return of Dylan Ennis, Dillon Brooks’ All-American selection and Tyler Dorsey’s perimeter scoring. After the first game of the season Friday, Payton Pritchard as the Ducks’ leading man in …

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Ennis underwhelms in Oregon’s 91-77 season opener against Army

Oregon’s season-opener was closer than expected, as the Ducks took down Army 91-77 in front of a record full-house crowd of 12,364 at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. Phil Knight made the trip to Eugene to witness this extensively-hyped Ducks team defeat the Army Black Knights for their 19th-straight home-opening victory. …

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Dana Altman gets new seven-year contract worth more than $18 million

Oregon men’s basketball head coach Dana Altman earned a new contract that will keep him in Oregon until 2023. His new contract was approved after the Executive and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees passed a vote of acclamation during a brief meeting early Friday afternoon. UO President Michael Schill supported the proposal of …

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