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Tyler Dorsey may be the Ducks’ key to success, but inconsistency remains a hurdle

On Jan. 4, in Seattle, against rival Washington, the No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball team was in trouble early. Jordan Bell, one of Oregon’s most consistent players and arguably its best defender, was ushered to the locker room with an apparent injury, and Dillon Brooks, among others, was in early foul …

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No drama in Civil War; Oregon routs Beavers 85-43

Coming into the 347th Civil War between No.13 Oregon (16-2) and Oregon State (4-14), Beaver fans were hoping for a repeat of last year’s first matchup between the two teams. In 2016, Oregon State beat the Ducks on a rare off-night, 70-57 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. Oregon State was …

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Improved ball movement has led to Oregon’s rapid advancement in Pac-12 play

With four minutes left in the game Saturday night, the Oregon student section was already chanting “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” urging Oregon head coach Dana Altman to sub in Duck walk-on guard Charlie Noeble. It was that kind of game for Oregon as the Ducks cruised to an 85-43 win over …

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Oregon and Oregon State have taken very different paths to 347th Civil War meeting

No. 13 Oregon and Oregon State face off in the 347th installment of the Civil War today at 7:30 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena as two teams on very different trajectories. The Ducks come in riding a 13-game win streak — tied for second longest streak in the country — and …

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Oregon found its groove during crucial month of December

Oregon head coach Dana Altman had heard the hype about his Ducks before the season. If things played out well, Altman and the Ducks knew they could be the last team standing at the end of the college basketball season. But, if Oregon was going to reach its final destination, the month of December …

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Oregon pulls away from Cougars in second half, extends winning streak to 13

For 27 minutes on Saturday in Pullman, Washington State gave Oregon all it could handle. With 12:48 left in the second half, the Cougars and the Ducks were still locked in a tight back-and-forth game. Up 50-48, Roman Sorkin drilled a wide-open three-pointer that sparked a 13-4 run and proved …

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Ducks overcome foul trouble to top Washington 83-61 on the road

Duck fans held their collective breath as Oregon forward Jordan Bell crumpled to the ground midway through the first half Wednesday evening after an apparent non-contact leg injury. Bell has been arguably Oregon’s most consistent player this season  as several Oregon stars have been in and out of the lineup …

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Dillon Brooks named NCAA Player of the Week

Just hours after being named Pac-12 Player of the Week, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks was named the NCAA Player of the Week. Brooks earned the two honors after two stellar performances over then-ranked No. 2 UCLA and No. 22 USC. Brooks nailed a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to propel Oregon …

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Oregon men’s basketball takes down undefeated USC 84-61 to earn Dana Altman’s 700th win

Oregon forward Dillon Brooks made the game-winning shot against an undefeated team to stun the Matthew Knight Arena crowd on Wednesday. On Friday, he led the Ducks in a dominating fashion, despite the lack of an ESPN Top 10 play. Brooks paced Oregon (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12) in scoring with 28 points, going …

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Dillon Brooks drills game-winning 3-pointer to secure monumental victory over No. 2 UCLA

Hours before Oregon tipped off against No. 2 UCLA on Wednesday, Dillon Brooks was scrolling through his Twitter feed when a post from former Oregon star Aaron Brooks caught his eye. The tweet featured a photo of McArthur Court from Jan. 7, 2007, the day Aaron Brooks hit a game-winning …

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Pac-12 basketball preview: UCLA remains frontrunner entering conference play

Kicking off Pac-12 conference play will be a high-profile showdown between No. 2 UCLA and No. 21 Oregon, widely considered two of the top teams coming out of the nonconference schedule. While Oregon began the season as the clear frontrunner to win the conference, the Southern California schools have stolen the headlines. UCLA …

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Oregon tops Fresno State 75-63, Jordan Bell scores career-high 23 points

In their final game before Pac-12 play begins, the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs 75-63. With the win, the Ducks (11-2) have now won nine games in a row since their loss to Georgetown at the Maui Invitational. The Ducks were led by junior forward …

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Dillon Brooks returns to the starting lineup as Oregon tops UNLV 83-63

Oregon star forward Chris Boucher was ruled out of Saturday’s game prior to tipoff, and was seen wearing a walking boot during warmups as Oregon prepared to take on UNLV at the Moda Center in Portland. His absence didn’t make much of a difference, though, as the No. 22 Ducks …

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Oregon thrives late to defeat upset-minded Montana 81-67

With just over six minutes remaining, No. 22 Oregon found itself in a fight with Montana. The Grizzlies, who entered the game with a record of 3-7, had just hit a 3-pointer and cut Oregon’s deficit to 67-61. However, the Ducks responded with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes …

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Dorsey continues hot shooting streak as Oregon hangs on for 65-56 win over Alabama

After a 2015-16 campaign in which he shot 40 percent from the 3-point line and was Oregon’s best deep threat as a freshman, Tyler Dorsey looked lost at the start of the year. The 6-foot-4 sophomore with NBA potential shot 4-of-14 in Oregon’s marquee matchup versus Baylor early in the …

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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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