Elgin Cook (23) elevates for two points. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon avenges loss to Colorado with convincing 76-56 win to remain atop Pac-12

Chris Boucher batted a would-be lay up against the backboard with just under eight minutes remaining in the first half and couldn’t help but stop and smile. Casey Benson quickly grabbed the rebound and found Dwayne Benjamin in transition, who then hit a three-pointer that extended Oregon’s first half lead …

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Dwayne Benjamin (0) thanks the fans after the game. The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon looks to remain atop Pac-12 standings with Colorado and Utah coming to town

Drake recently dropped a new track called “Summer Sixteen” on his OVO Sound Radio. The hook of this already widespread song starts with the line: “Looking for revenge.” Dillon Brooks, who has was named the Pac-12 and National Player of the Week, said at Wednesday’s practice that the song has been …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) goes to block the shot of a USC player. The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Dillon Brooks among top candidates for Pac-12 Player of the Year

There’s no doubting the depth and overall team talent of the Pac-12, with 11 teams ranked in the top-70 of the RPI. But the individual talent in the conference isn’t quite receiving the national acknowledgment it deserves. Even without the national acknowledgement, the Pac-12 Player of the Year (POTY) award …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) tries to get a shot off a past a USC player.  The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Dillon Brooks named National Player of the Week

Just a day after grabbing his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, Oregon forward Dillon Brooks was honored by three organizations as their national player of the week: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Naismith Trophy and NCAA.com. Officially, the honor, which is run by USBWA and presented by the Blue Ribbon …

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Oregon Ducks forward Chris Boucher (25) reaches to block the shot of USC Trojans forward Darion Clark (0). The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Chris Boucher may be Oregon’s most important player

Sunday night, reigning national junior college player of the year Chris Boucher scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven blocks, as then-ranked No. 23 Oregon knocked off Arizona State 91-74 on the road. Not only did Boucher help lead the Ducks to their third sweep …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) goes to block the shot of a USC player. The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Dillon Brooks grabs first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

For the first time in his career, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks tabbed Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. Brooks, who recently helped No. 16 Oregon sweep the Arizona schools for just the third time in school history, received the nod from media members who cover the league. In the past two …

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Oregon Ducks forward Jordan Bell (1) screams in midair after dunking the ball moments after Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) did. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on January 23, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon jumps to No. 16 in AP Poll after sweep of Arizona schools

After sweeping Arizona and Arizona State on the road for just the third time in the previous 35 years, Oregon basketball improved to No. 16 in the AP Poll released Monday morning.  It is the highest spot the Ducks (18-4, 7-2) have reached in the poll this season, and leaves …

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Oregon Ducks forward Chris Boucher (25) reaches to block the shot of USC Trojans forward Darion Clark (0). The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon sweeps Arizona road trip with 91-74 win over Arizona State

Only twice in 35 previous tries had Oregon defeated both Arizona and Arizona State in the same road trip. After snapping Arizona’s 49-game home win streak on Thursday, the Ducks avoided a letdown. Their 91-74 win over Arizona State clinched Oregon’s third sweep of the Arizona schools in the team’s …

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Oregon outmuscles Arizona, snaps Wildcats’ 49-game home win streak, 83-75

Oregon lost to Arizona by an average of 21 points in their three meetings’ in 2015. Less than 10 minutes into the game Thursday night, it appeared that the latest matchup would follow a similar script. The Wildcats made 12 of its first 13 shots and were ahead by as …

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Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) dunks the ball during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on January 23, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon confident heading into games versus Arizona, Arizona State

The No. 23 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team will attempt to do what few teams have in the past couple years Thursday: knock off Arizona at the McKale Center. The No. 18 ranked Wildcats, despite coming off a 74-73 loss at California, are riding a 49-game home winning streak. For …

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UCLA guard Bryce Alford brings the ball up the court in the beginning of the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on January 23, 2016. (Kyle Sandler/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Arizona vs. Oregon will feature clash of ranked teams

The Pac-12 is arguably the deepest and most talented college basketball conference in the nation. 11 of its 12 teams rank in the top 57 of the RPI while 10 of the 12 teams are within two games of being in first place in the conference. Following the latest AP …

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Doing it the right way: How Tyler Dorsey exemplifies humility in a game full of egos

Early in December 2015, the Oregon men’s basketball team traveled to Las Vegas to face a talented University of Nevada Las Vegas team at the MGM Grand Hotel. It was the first road game of the year.   Midway through the second half, the Ducks were fighting to get back …

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Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) dunks the ball during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the UCLA Bruins at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on January 23, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Dillon Brooks and Casey Benson lead Oregon to 86-72 victory over UCLA

In order to take down UCLA at home, Oregon (16-4, 5-2 Pac-12) head coach Dana Altman was focused on two aspects of Oregon’s game heading into Saturday afternoon. Altman challenged his team to win the rebounding battle against UCLA’s big combination of Tony Parker and Thomas Welsh while also finding …

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Dwayne Benjamin (0) goes up for a layup. The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon defeats USC, further solidifies Pac-12 top-to-bottom strength

The unsettled Pac-12 hierarchy is no closer to being solidified following Oregon’s 89-81 defeat of USC on Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena. It appears that it could be a good thing for the conference too. The No. 21 Trojans (15-4, 4-2 Pac-12) came into Thursday’s game as only one of two …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) tries to get a shot off a past a USC player.  The Oregon Ducks face the No. 21 USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 21 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon finds hot shooting hand, runs away with 89-81 win over USC

By the time No. 21 USC came to Eugene Thursday, the Trojans were widely known as one of the biggest surprises in college basketball. And as Oregon found out quickly, the Trojans’ hot start to Pac-12 play was no fluke. USC, coming off an 89-75 win over UCLA last week, …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) points to his teammates after scoring during the second half. The Oregon Ducks face the Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 10, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon prepares for a quick turnaround against USC and UCLA

Coming off a split against Utah (77-59 win) and Colorado (87-91 loss) on the road, the Oregon men’s basketball team (14-4, 3-2 Pac-12), which currently stands in a four-way tie for second in the conference, prepares for another difficult test against visiting No. 21 ranked USC (15-3, 4-1) and UCLA (11-7, …

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Oregon men’s basketball falls apart late in 91-87 loss to Colorado

The Ducks had a chance to accomplish something rarely done in the Pac-12. After defeating Utah on the road last Thursday, the Ducks had the chance to pull off the rare sweep of the mountain schools when they played Colorado on Sunday night. Instead of pulling out the victory, Oregon …

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Oregon looks for important road wins over Utah, Colorado

With nine teams rated inside ESPN’s RPI top 50 – Oregon (11), USC (19), Utah (22), Oregon State (30), Colorado (33), Arizona (34), Arizona State (39), California (42), UCLA (44) – the Pac-12 boasts one of the best top-to-bottom conferences in college basketball. No wins come easy in the Pac-12 …

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Tyler Dorsey (5) holds the ball by halfcourt as the clock runs down. The Oregon Ducks face the Stanford Cardinals at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan 10, 2016. (Kyle Sandler/Emerald)
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Video: Dorsey, Altman and Cook preview Oregon’ basketball’s road trip

Tyler Dorsey, Dana Altman and Elgin Cook preview the Ducks’ road games against Utah and Colorado

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Oregon Ducks guard Dylan Ennis (31) celebrates Oregon Ducks forward Dwayne Benjamin (0) slam dunk during the second half. The Oregon Ducks face the Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 10, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Kim: Ennis’ injury provides leadership opportunity for Brooks and Dorsey

Like every coach before a new season, Dana Altman had an ideal vision for his team: The new guys would fit in with returners, and both would step up in place of reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, Joseph Young. In addition, this group would make another run in March. At the center …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) dunks the ball during the first half. The Oregon Ducks face the Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 10, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Dillon Brooks’ double-double helps lead Oregon past Stanford, 71-58

After Oregon opened 2016 with a 13-point loss to in-state rival Oregon State, head coach Dana Altman said the Ducks needed to “get good quick.” Consider Sunday’s performance a firm validation of where the Ducks have gotten in just one week. Thanks to a 19-9 run to close the first half, an unrelenting defense and a …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) grabs a free throw rebound. The Oregon Ducks face the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 6, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Kostecka: Lack of leadership must change for Oregon

Entering the 2015-2016 men’s basketball season, it was apparent Oregon’s biggest issue would be replacing star guard Joseph Young. Young, a two-year transfer from Houston, set multiple Oregon records during his time in the green and yellow and was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 43 pick in …

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Former Oregon forward Trevor Manuel lands at Loyola Marymount

Former University of Oregon basketball forward Trevor Manuel is transferring to Loyola Marymount University, Michigan Live reported Friday morning. The 6-foot-9 forward and former four-star recruit left Oregon this week and verbally committed to LMU midway through his freshman season. “I think it’s a good fit because it’s a program that’s being built …

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Dylan Ennis (31) is guarded closely by Tres Tinkle (3). The Oregon Ducks lost to the Oregon State Beavers on January 3, 2016 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Report: Dylan Ennis will apply for sixth year of eligibility with NCAA

Dylan Ennis, who was ruled out for the season with a broken foot before Oregon’s Wednesday night game against Cal, will apply for a sixth year eligibility, according to CBS Sports. Oregon’s Dylan Ennis will apply for a sixth year of eligibility with the NCAA, source told @CBSSports. Out for …

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Matthew Knight Arena host Malachi Williams talks the job and his love of Oregon sports

Malachi Williams is a big Oregon sports fan, so it’s no surprise that after moving to Seattle, he felt compelled to return to the city where he went to school. A current crowd host at Matthew Knight Arena, Williams has been around the Duck sports scene for awhile. Recently, he took the …

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Oregon Ducks guard Tyler Dorsey (5) hits a three pointer late in the second half to secure Oregon's lead. The Oregon Ducks face the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Jan. 6, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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After Ennis’s season ends abruptly, Dorsey and Boucher step up

Only an hour before Oregon was set to tip-off its Pac-12 home opener against Cal on Wednesday, the Ducks’ season was clouded with the news of Dylan Ennis’s season-ending foot injury. Playing only 21 total minutes in two games, the senior transfer’s season and possibly his collegiate career came to …

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