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Oregon advances to Sunday’s NCAA Regional final with 6-0 win over Baylor

Oregon didn’t want to look past Fordham in the first round of the NCAA Regionals. An 8-0 run-rule win over the Rams allowed the No. 4 ranked host team (46-8) to keep true its word. That doesn’t mean that Oregon didn’t start preparing for Baylor ace Heather Stearns (20-7), who …

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Preview: Oregon softball continues tradition of hosting NCAA regional

This past Sunday, Oregon (44-8, 20-4 Pac-12) was selected as one of 16 teams to host a four-team NCAA regional. As the No. 5 seed, Oregon will have the chance to host the super regional next weekend with a win. In its inaugural season, Jane Sanders Stadium will open its …

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Oregon wins final regular season series, now waits for postseason seed

Emotions were running high at Jane Sanders Stadium on Senior Day. Two days after claiming its fourth straight Pac-12 title against Utah (32-19, 13-10 Pac-12), the six outgoing Oregon seniors were showered with gifts and special videos on the big screen. In addition, Sammie Puentes sang the National Anthem. But …

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Nikki Udria’s two homers cement second straight shutout against No. 17 Arizona

Nikki Udria made sure to rebound from her 0-for-3 game one outing against visiting No. 17-ranked Arizona (32-16, 9-8 Pac-12). In game two, at a sold out Jane Sanders Stadium, Udria drove home four runs — one solo home run in the first, one three-run homer in the fifth — to lead No. 5-ranked …

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Oregon women win Pepsi Invitational, men’s basketball adds junior college All-American

— Oregon women’s track and field won the Pepsi Invitational over the weekend. It topped second place Penn State 173-166. The men ended in a rare tie with Penn State. — Last season, Dana Altman and the Oregon men’s basketball team watched as reigning junior college player of the year Chris …

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Oregon adds junior college All-American Kavell Bigby-Williams

Dana Altman’s trend of landing junior college transfers continued this weekend. Oregon men’s basketball added All-American forward Kavell Bigby-Williams to its roster. Bigby-Williams, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound standout from Gillette College in Wyoming, officially confirmed his commit to DuckTerritory.com over the weekend. As a sophomore last season, Bigby-Williams posted 16.8 points, 13.6 rebounds, and 5.8 …

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Oregon still not sure who will declare for NBA Draft, Benjamin officially commits to basketball

Dana Altman told his players to take two weeks off from practicing and weight lifting. As hard as it was for the players to stay out of the gym, they are now easing back onto the court in preparation for the offseason. The focus has slowly shifted from heartbreak to …

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Hot UCLA bats hand Oregon its first loss at Jane Sanders Stadium

Jane Sanders Stadium may have set a new attendance record in its fourth game, but UCLA’s bats likely didn’t let any of them leave content. No. 4 ranked Oregon (26-5) dropped its first game at its new ballpark, 16-6, after the Bruins  finished with 12 hits. The 16 runs were the most Oregon has …

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Oregon appears prepared to build on success after falling short of Final Four

There is a reason why it hurts. Like Dana Altman told a small circle of media members after Oregon fell short of the Final Four, these next six months without practices and games will be tough. “It’s going to hurt for a while,” Altman, who won Pac-12 Coach of the Year …

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Buddy Hield, Oklahoma too much as Oregon’s historic season comes to a close

ANAHEIM – In the far left corner of the Oregon locker room, Dwayne Benjamin sat with a towel over his head. Fighting back tears, Benjamin slowly collected his red and black Jordan sandals and packed his bag. The graduating senior, who had transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College two years ago, realized …

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Buddy Hield draws comparisons to Oregon: ‘You kind of watch yourself out there’

ANAHEIM – Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield said he didn’t find out about his head coach Lon Kruger’s long back history with Oregon head coach Dana Altman until one of his teammates gave him the low-down while stretching at the team’s shoot around. The two coaches first came together back in …

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Kim: Trash talk or not, Dillon Brooks’ late game celebration shouldn’t be an issue

 ANAHEIM – Out of all the moments from Oregon’s Sweet 16 win over Duke last night, the spotlight was lit on the alleged interaction between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Ducks forward Dillon Brooks as they shook hands after the game. It all sprouted when Brooks drained a three-pointer from …

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Game Preview: No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 2 Oklahoma

ANAHEIM – Top-seeded Oregon will continue its NCAA tournament run following an 82-68 win over Duke in the Sweet 16. Up next will be an even tougher task with the nation’s leading scorer Buddy Hield and No. 2 seed Oklahoma. The Elite Eight West Regional final is set for a 3:07 …

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Sweet 16: Oregon far from satisfied at it advances to Elite Eight with 82-68 win over Duke

ANAHEIM – Exactly 38 seconds remained on the clock at the Honda Center when Dillon Brooks pulled down his ninth and final rebound. A couple ticks later, he held the ball in his hands near the half court line as a section of Oregon fans behind the team’s bench let …

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Sweet 16: Matchup against Duke presents ‘great opportunity’ for Oregon

ANAHEIM – When Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked to point out the biggest challenges about playing Oregon Wednesday afternoon, he highlighted the team’s athleticism, versatility and effort. His All-Americans Grayson Allen and Matt Jones, who sat side-by-side with the five-time national champion, nodded their heads in agreement. “You …

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Pac-12 tournament: Like Dillon Brooks envisioned, Oregon wins title and makes history

One by one, Oregon players and coaches carefully stepped up the ladder at the south end of MGM Grand Garden Arena to cut themselves a piece of history. “It was the greatest feeling in my life,” Chris Boucher, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, said. Casey Benson let out …

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Pac-12 tournament: Tyler Dorsey riding hot streak heading into title game

LAS VEGAS – Before top-seeded Oregon advanced to tonight’s Pac-12 tournament title game against Utah, surviving Arizona in an semifinal overtime thriller, Dylan Ennis rode around his scooter during pre-game warm ups like usual. What did he see? He saw freshman Tyler Dorsey with a look in his eye that ensured Ennis …

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Pac-12 tournament: Top-seeded Oregon favored against No. 2 Utah

LAS VEGAS – Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak couldn’t have summed up the Pac-12 tournament semifinals any better in his post game presser following an 82-78 overtime win over California. “What a day of basketball here at the MGM, really. First game overtime, our game overtime, all the top seeds winning games. …

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Pac-12 tournament: With a little bit of Tylenol and will, Dwayne Benjamin keeps Oregon’s title hopes alive

LAS VEGAS – Dana Altman was focused on getting top-seeded Oregon mentally prepared for an overtime nail biter against fourth seeded Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. After going 2-for-7 at the charity stripe the last few minutes in front of a deafening MGM Grand Garden Arena crowd, Oregon had a …

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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announces conference tournament move to T-Mobile Arena

LAS VEGAS – Larry Scott took the podium to announce that the Pac-12 has reached an agreement with T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Events to keep the conference tournament in Las Vegas as part of a new three-year deal. The current deal with the MGM Grand Garden Arena expires this …

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Pac-12 tournament: Oregon prepares for rematch with Arizona in semifinals

LAS VEGAS – The top four seeds in the Pac-12 tournament all advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament Thursday. Top-seeded Oregon (26-6) and No. 4 seed Arizona (25-7) will tip off at 6:15 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks. That game will be followed by No. 2 seed Utah facing …

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Pac-12 tournament: Chris Boucher’s performance vs. Washington embodies a year of hard work

LAS VEGAS – Emotions flooded Chris Boucher as he a took a seat on the MGM Grand Garden Arena hardwood under the basket with the final buzzer fading in the background. Can’t blame him, he’s been through a lot this year. “He just grinds through it,” Dylan Ennis said. “These are …

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Pac-12 tournament: Oregon advances to semifinals with 83-77 win over Washington

LAS VEGAS – Similar to their last meeting, Washington came out firing and top-seeded Oregon came out slow. Up as much as 12 in the first half, it was the younger, lower-seeded Huskies doing the punching early in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament. It wasn’t thanks to its senior leader Andrew …

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Pac-12 tournament: Top-seeded Oregon tips off postseason against Washington

LAS VEGAS – Top-seeded Oregon, who enters the Pac-12 tournament as the outright regular season champion for the first time since 2002, will tip off against Washington at noon in the second round. Last night, Washington comfortably ran past Stanford 91-68 in its first round matchup behind Dejounte Murray’s 25-point leading performance. For a …

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Roundtable: Predictions and analysis as Oregon gets set for Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament

As Elgin Cook said at Oregon’s practice Monday, it’s a new season. The Ducks, winners of the Pac-12 regular season title for the first time since 2002, head into the postseason riding a five-game winning streak. With the Pac-12 Tournament beginning March 9, associate sports editor Hayden Kim and staff reporter …

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Oregon pours in Pac-12 All-Conference honors

It’s not hard to see why the Oregon men’s basketball is ranked No. 8 overall in the country and secured its first regular season conference title since 2002: It has a roster including some of the best players in the conference. This afternoon, the Pac-12 acknowledged some of those standouts at …

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Elgin Cook ties season-high of 26 points against Washington on senior night

For the only player in school history to make three straight NCAA tournaments, Elgin Cook was quick and to the point in his farewell to fans. No different from his usual post game podium talk, Cook thanked the fans, embraced his teammates and kept his words to a minimum. Can’t …

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Kim: With the postseason coming soon, Tyler Dorsey could prove to be Oregon’s ‘X-Factor’

Tyler Dorsey’s goals have been clear from the beginning: Help Oregon win the Pac-12 and make a deep run in March. It’s what he said in early January when I sat down with him and it’s what he’s saying now with just three games remaining in the regular season. As Oregon’s highest touted …

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Oregon enters final stretch seeking first Pac-12 regular season title since 2002

The end is nearing for the No. 13 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12). The Ducks are currently tied with Arizona for first in the conference and have four games remaining on their regular season schedule. If it comes down to it, Oregon would hold the tiebreaker against Arizona, having won their …

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Oregon men’s basketball bounces back with Civil War win, baseball sweeps San Diego State

– The No. 16 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12) put its recent two-game skid behind them and comfortably beat in-state rival Oregon State 91-81 in front of a sold out Matthew Knight Arena Crowd. It was the first sell out of the season. – Snapping out of …

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