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Ennis and Boucher shine on senior day

It was a memorable night for the seniors of Oregon men’s basketball. With 16:34 remaining in the Saturday afternoon game against Colorado, forward Chris Boucher slammed down a dunk to put the Ducks ahead by 23. As the crowd erupted in cheers for the senior on senior night, Boucher proceeded …

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Oregon pummels Colorado 101-73 on senior day

The math made sense. Saturday afternoon was senior day for Oregon, meaning Dylan Ennis, Chris Boucher, and of course, Charlie Noebel, were playing their last games at Matthew Knight Arena. Ennis and Boucher had never lost at home in their two year careers. Colorado had defeated the Ducks three weeks earlier to …

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Preview: Oregon looks for redemption as Colorado comes to Matthew Knight Arena

After a decisive 79-61 win over Utah on Thursday, the No. 7 Oregon men’s basketball team looks to take that momentum into their last home game against Colorado on Saturday. The last time the Ducks met the Buffaloes in late January, Oregon fell 74-65. It marked one of two conference losses …

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Oregon trounces Utah, 79-61, for 41st consecutive home win

Back on Jan. 26 when No. 7 Oregon traveled to Salt Lake City to face Utah, the Ducks needed late free throws to put away the Utes and secure the win. When the two teams met again Thursday night in Eugene, it was an entirely different story. Led by Dillon Brooks’ …

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Despite struggles in offensive paint, Ducks hand Utah 79-61 loss

The Ducks dazzled in their bright uniforms, but for head coach Dana Altman, a key part of the performance was dull. The Ducks won 79-61, but allowed the visiting Utes to win the rebounding battle in the paint, 17-7. Utah also held the edge in second-chance points, 19-3. Those two areas troubled …

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Oregon survives foul trouble, beats USC 81-70

After a loss at UCLA last Thursday, No. 5 Oregon had to regroup to conquer USC on Saturday night. The Ducks marched into the Galen Center and came out with an 81-70 win over USC, and despite foul trouble, avoided another loss after leading by double digits. Los Angeles native Tyler …

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No. 5 Oregon blows 19-point lead, falls to No. 10 UCLA, 82-79

No.10 UCLA (22-3, 9-3) used a 20-3 second half run to rally from 19 points down to topple No.5 Oregon (21-4, 10-2) 82-79, Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. Oregon is now second in the Pac-12 after No.9 Arizona’s 74-67 win over Stanford. It was a tale of two halves for the …

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Preview: Oregon heads to UCLA to begin crucial home stretch

Less than a week after it dominated No. 9 Arizona, No. 5 Oregon (21-3, 10-1) heads to Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles to challenge No. 10 UCLA (21-3, 8-3). A look at both teams heading into Thursday’s matchup — Coming in to conference play, UCLA appeared to be the team …

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Known as ‘AK’ by his teammates, Casey Benson has emerged as a 3-point threat

In the first half of Oregon’s blowout win over Arizona on Saturday, Casey Benson drilled a 3-pointer, turned to the crowd and roared. Last year, he struggled to shoot 3s at times. But on Saturday, he finished the game a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range. Confidence can do that. He …

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Morris: Oregon looks like the team to beat in the Pac-12

There probably weren’t many people who correctly predicted how Saturday’s highly-anticipated matchup between No. 13 Oregon and No. 5 Arizona would go. Oregon blew out Arizona 85-58 in front of an electric sellout crowd at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday afternoon, pulling into a tie for first place in the …

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Oregon delivers its best shooting performance of the year, routs Arizona 85-58

As he backpedaled down the court midway through the first half on Saturday, Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey cracked a smile and stared at his right hand as if he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Dorsey had just drilled his third 3-pointer in as many possessions and might as well …

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Preview: Massive showdown between Oregon-Arizona could have huge postseason implications

Last year when the Oregon basketball team traveled down to Tucson, Arizona, to face the Wildcats, it knew it was facing a very tall order. Not only would a win help the Ducks in their chase for a Pac-12 Championship, a win would end Arizona’s nation-leading 49 straight home wins. Led by …

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Dillon Brooks emerges late to keep Oregon unbeaten at home with win over ASU

Love him or hate him, when Oregon needs a big shot, Dillon Brooks is the man to demand the ball. Ahead of Saturday’s much anticipated matchup with No. 5 Arizona, the Ducks had to find their way around the pesky Sun Devils from Arizona State. For much of the game, …

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No. 13 Oregon hangs on to beat Arizona State 71-70

The Ducks waddled out the gates and struggled to flap their wings. Oregon’s 3-pointer is usually reliable, but the team was shooting 1-of-9 from behind the 3-point line with under four minutes to go in the first half. In the second half, Payton Pritchard and Dylan Ennis hit back-to-back triples …

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Oregon looks to get back on track against Arizona State

Oregon enters Thursday in a position it hasn’t faced since late November; the Ducks are tasked with bouncing back from a loss after they saw their 17-game winning streak come to an end when they lost to Colorado last Saturday. The Ducks will welcome Arizona State (10-12, 3-6) to Matthew …

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Morris: Colorado loss highlighted Ducks’ weaknesses, but they should bounce back

If Oregon’s 74-65 loss at Colorado on Saturday night came as a surprise to you, it shouldn’t have. In their last seven trips to Boulder, the Ducks have yet to come away with a win. Obviously, personnel will differ year to year, as will crowd sizes and intensity, but for Oregon …

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Oregon falls to Colorado, suffers first loss of Pac-12 play

Oregon suffered its first loss of Pac-12 play Saturday night and snapped its 16-game winning streak in the process as the Ducks fell 74-65 to Colorado in Boulder on Saturday. The Ducks had trouble taking care of the ball for much of the first half and entered halftime trailing for …

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Dillon Brooks returns to lead Oregon in down-to-the-wire win over Utah

No. 10 Oregon (19-2, 8-0) continued its domination of Utah (14-6, 5-3) on Thursday night, outlasting the Utes, 73-67 for their 17th straight win. Dillon Brooks, who was a gametime decision, finished with 19 points to help the Ducks move to 8-0 in conference play. What started as a back-and-forth …

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Oregon heads to Utah looking to extend 16-game win streak

Fresh of its school record 16th consecutive win, No.10 Oregon (18-2, 7-0) heads to Salt Lake City on Thursday to take on the Utah Utes (14-5, 5-3) in the first stop of its trip to the mountain schools. A look at both teams heading into Thursday’s matchup — Oregon is riding …

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Oregon’s 3-point shooting aides Ducks in rout of Stanford

The rain didn’t stay outside Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday. Oregon, which routed Stanford 69-52, went 11-of-25 from behind the arc with five players recording 3-pointers. Playing without Dillon Brooks, the Ducks needed players to step up regardless of Oregon’s odds against the visitors. The guards delivered with a 3-point barrage. “I feel like …

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No. 11 Oregon defeats Stanford 69-52 with every player contributing in Brooks’ absence

No. 11 Oregon’s 69-52 victory over Stanford on Saturday gave the Ducks a school record 16th consecutive victory. Oregon set the record without their best player, Dillon Brooks, who was sidelined after he sprained his foot against Cal. The win was easy. Business as usual for the Ducks. “I didn’t …

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Even if Dillon Brooks is out, Oregon will likely roll over Stanford

The No. 11 Oregon (17-2, 6-0) men’s basketball team will look for its 16th consecutive victory with a win over Stanford (11-8, 3-4) on Saturday. The Ducks are coming off a stellar performance against Cal where Jordan Bell shined. However, despite the victory, Dillon Brooks left the game with a foot …

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The Pac-12 Player of the Year conversation

Emerald writers Gus Morris and Ryan Kostecka join editor Jarrid Denney to discuss the Pac-12 Player of the Year race, potential NBA talent within the conference and Oregon’s chances at winning the Pac-12 title. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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In rout of Cal, Jordan Bell shows Oregon is deeper than expected

When Oregon squared off against Cal on Thursday, it was widely considered that future NBA lottery pick Ivan Rabb would face tough competition. To challenge the talented sophomore from Cal, Oregon head coach Dana Altman had Jordan Bell, Chris Boucher and Roman Sorkin to defend and attack Rabb. The matchup drew …

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Despite Dillon Brooks injury, Ducks fly past visiting Cal in record-breaking win

It was a record-breaking night for Oregon men’s basketball as the program won its 15th successive game and 37th straight home win, but Dillon Brooks suffered a lower left leg injury late in the first half and did not return to the court. Brooks had surgery on his left foot during …

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