Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells at the players during the first half. The Oregon Ducks played the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Timeline: A year that was for Oregon and Dana Altman

March 8-9, 2014 Oregon men’s basketball upsets No. 3 Arizona at Matthew Knight Arena in front of a sold-out crowd. Damyean Dotson scores two points and Dominic Artis is held scoreless, while seniors Jonathan Loyd, Jason Calliste and Mike Moser lead the way on the scoreboard. Later that evening, Dotson, …

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NCAA Tournament: Joseph Young’s 30 point-effort isn’t enough as Oregon falls to Wisconsin, 72-65

A year ago to date, Oregon was left answerless during a second half comeback from the Wisconsin Badgers that the NCAA Tournament is predicated on. Wisconsin erased a 12-point halftime deficit in the 2014 third round and outscored the Ducks by 20 points in the game’s final 20 minutes in front …

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NCAA Tournament Four Factors: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 1 Wisconsin

If Oregon needed a miracle to just compete with Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game last weekend, the Ducks will need a miracle and then some to pull off the upset over the West bracket’s No. 1 seed Wisconsin. Much like Arizona, the Badgers represent the antithesis of Oregon’s program. Wisconsin has a …

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The Oregon basketball team walks onto the floor after a timeout during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon advances to round of 32 with 79-73 win over Oklahoma State

With his team leading by six and 1:30 left in the game, Oregon’s Jordan Bell had a decision to make. He could either stay with his man underneath the basket or run out and challenge Oklahoma State’s Anthony Hickey’s three-point attempt. Bell didn’t even hesitate to challenge Hickey and the …

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Oklahoma State senior Le'Bryan Nash (2) shoots for two over a Kansas player's head. (Courtesy of Jackie Dobson/The O'Colly)
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Why Oklahoma State will beat Oregon

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament starting and Oregon set to face No. 9 seed Oklahoma State, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to hear an opponent’s take. This edition is …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) celebrates the win after the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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NCAA Tournament Roundtable: Oregon won’t get past Wisconsin; Kentucky undisputed favorite to win it all

Joseph Young guaranteed it. Now, it’s a reality. Oregon will play in the 2015 NCAA Tournament this Friday with a date set against no. 9 seed Oklahoma State. After his performances in Las Vegas, Young will likely be relied on to score at a high level if the Ducks expect to …

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NCAA Tournament: Wisconsin may be a team Oregon faces again

If the Ducks can find a way to get past Oklahoma State in the round of 64, awaiting them will either be No. 1 Wisconsin or No. 16 Coastal Carolina. Since no 16 seed has ever upset a 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament, it’s safe to …

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NCAA Tournament Four Factors: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

The NCAA Tournament produces an interesting match up between Oregon and Oklahoma State. The players to watch out for is Oregon’s Joeseph Young and Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash.

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The Oregon basketball team start to dance in the middle of the crowd after the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Social Media reacts to NCAA basketball Tournament ‘Selection Sunday’

After selection Sunday, social media weighs in on their reactions to the 2015 NCAA basketball tournament bracket.

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The Oregon Ducks played the Colorado Buffalos in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Matt Sisneros/CU Independent)
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Oregon men’s basketball receives No. 8 seed in 2015 NCAA Tournament

Oregon men’s basketball received a No. 8 seed in the West bracket from the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee and will face No. 9 seed Oklahoma State next Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Ducks are coming off an 80-52 loss to the Wildcats in the Pac-12 title game. “It never gets old,” Altman …

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Pac-12 Tournament: Arizona dominates Oregon, 80-52

Arizona proved it is the best team in the Pac-12. The Wildcats dominated Oregon 80-52 in the Pac-12 Championship on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in front of a deafening clad-red crowd. Right off the bat, it was clear that it was going to be Arizona’s …

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Pac-12 Tournament: PacHoops’ Adam Butler breaks down Oregon vs. Arizona

With the very best of the Pac-12 basketball media clan in Las Vegas, the Emerald got a chance to catch up with Adam Butler (@PacHoopsAB) of PacHoops.com. Butler breaks down the Pac-12 Tournament and looks ahead to the championship game between No. 2 seed Oregon and No. 1 seed Arizona. After seeing …

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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Arizona

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) lets out a roar after winning against the Utah Utes. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Tournament: Joseph Young delivers in 67-64 win over No. 3 Utah

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Time seemed to slow down as Joseph Young’s desperation shot started its trajectory. “We’re making the tournament,” Young said to a media scrum just under a month ago. “I just want to get that out right now.” No one took him seriously, it was just overconfident fodder. And yet, here Young …

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The Oregon Ducks played the Colorado Buffalos in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Matt Sisneros/CU Independent)
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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Utah

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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Pac-12 Tournament: No. 2 Oregon survives No. 10 Colorado, 93-85

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –It wasn’t pretty, but No. 2 seeded Oregon men’s basketball survived No. 10 seeded Colorado, 93-85 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night. The Buffaloes bookended runs to start and finish the game, but the opportunistic Ducks turned 13 Colorado turnovers into …

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The Oregon basketball team talks after a time-out during the first half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Colorado

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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Roundtable: Insights and predictions as Oregon enters the Pac-12 Tournament

The Pac-12 Tournament starts today and Oregon is currently sitting comfortable as the No. 2 seed. The Ducks, who were predicted to finish eighth in the conference before the season began, are scheduled to play the winner of the Colorado, Oregon State game Thursday. With that said, Emerald basketball reporters …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) celebrates the win after the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Joseph Young, Dana Altman take Pac-12 honors

Oregon picked up two Pac-12 honors on Monday. Joseph Young was selected as the 2014-15 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and head coach Dana Altman was named the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year. Young’s Pac-12 leading 19.8 points per game was enough to take the award over Arizona’s …

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Oregon State Beavers guard Malcolm Duvivier (11) scores two points after getting the rebound during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon on March, March 4. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Here is the Pac-12 tournament bracket (and what it means)

Oregon men’s basketball defied the odds over the final stretch of the regular season and wound up with the No. 2 seed in the Pac-12 tournament. This granted the Ducks a valuable first round bye and–more importantly–put them as far away as possible from top-seeded Arizona. The Ducks are a combined 6-1 …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dillon Brooks (24) dunks the ball at the open basket during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon on March, March 4. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Joseph Young, Elgin Cook could use one more to round out a three-point threat for the Ducks

When it comes to the stat sheet at the end of any given Oregon basketball game, Joseph Young and Elgin Cook are the two names that lead the scoring column. Young is the Pac-12’s scoring leader, averaging 19.8 points per game. Cook has averaged 15.3 points over his past seven games. With …

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Oregon forward Dwayne Benjamin (0) shoots over Colorado guard Jaron Hopkins (23) during the first half. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 18, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Dwayne Benjamin’s arrival caps off a long and unexpected journey

Up until his junior year at Northside High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dwayne Benjamin was a football player. He was a good one, too, drawing interest from LSU head coach Les Miles at one point. Benjamin undoubtedly had the intangibles to make serious strides on the gridiron as a standout …

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The Oregon basketball team walks onto the floor after a timeout during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Kim: Oregon fans lack enthusiasm as NCAA tournament approaches

I briefly spoke with former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington on Saturday morning. We discussed the current state of the Pit Crew and Oregon men’s basketball since transitioning from McArthur Court to Matthew Knight Arena. If you didn’t already know, Harrington was one of 10 original members of the Pit Crew …

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The Oregon basketball team walks onto the floor after a timeout during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Rankings: Arizona and Oregon take top two seeds of upcoming tournament

The Pac-12 tournament starts on Wednesday with four games in Las Vegas before a winner is crowned on Sunday. Here’s a quick breakdown of the conference teams ranked by their tournament seed: 1) Arizona (28-3, 16-2 in Pac-12): The Wildcats won the regular season championship because they have the most balanced roster in the conference. …

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Oregon Ducks forward Jordan Bell (1) holds back Oregon Ducks forward Tim Jensen (32) after Oregon scores an important basket during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon on March, March 4. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Kim: Oregon escapes Civil War with close win, a trend that’s remained consistent all year

Corvallis — On Monday, Dana Altman hit the film room like usual. It was two days before Oregon (23-8, 13-5) headed up north to visit its in-state rivals for a season ending Civil War matchup. Altman simply wanted to see what worked well and what his team needed to improve since …

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Oregon Ducks forward Dwayne Benjamin (0) moves the ball past Oregon State Beavers forward Daniel Gomis (14) during the second half of the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon on March, March 4. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Oregon men’s basketball defeats Oregon State 65-62 in thriller

With the game tied at 52 and 3:51 remaining on the clock, the Oregon basketball team was struggling to find an offensive rhythm. As the Ducks sat in the huddle during a media timeout, head coach Dana Altman drew up a play to run out of the timeout. Rather than …

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"We have just gradually gotten better and hopefully we’ll be able to continue that here in the last couple weeks of the season." (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Q&A: Dana Altman reflects on regular season and looks ahead to Civil War game

Dana Altman speaks to The Emerald about the Oregon men’s basketball team’s progress this season and its upcoming game against Oregon State.

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Oregon men’s basketball clinches first round bye in Pac-12 Tourney with 73-70 win over Stanford

With 17 seconds remaining in a tie ball game, Oregon’s Dwayne Benjamin was at the free throw line preparing to shoot the biggest set of free throws in the Oregon basketball season. To that point, Benjamin was shooting 44-percent on the season and was 2-for-4 on the night. After missing …

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University of Oregon drops sexual assault counterclaim amid public outcry

The University of Oregon has dropped its counterclaim against the lawsuit filed by a student alleging that men’s basketball coach Dana Altman and other administrators acted negligently in recruiting Brandon Austin.

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