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Ducks lose the rebounding battle, fall to USC 75-70

“We let that one slip.” Those were the words of Payton Pritchard, who had 18 points and seven assists in Oregon’s 75-70 loss to Southern California on Thursday night at Matt Knight Arena. Oregon got beat badly on the boards. USC outrebounded Oregon 36-26, including nine more offensive rebounds. Bennie …

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Loss to USC is a big hit on Oregon’s NCAA Tournament chances

Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard walked into the postgame media room with his jersey half on. He slowly put it back on to speak to the media, most likely after he took it off in frustration after the game. “We let that one slip, but we keep letting them slip. …

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With Civil War matchups on horizon, a shift in power gives Ducks the edge

The women’s basketball Civil War will take place this weekend, and while the Ducks hold a 59-39 all-time advantage over the Oregon State Beavers, it has been 13 games since the Ducks have been able to claim victory against their rivals from Corvallis. “I know it’s been a long streak,” …

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Ruthy Hebard: Outstanding as a freshman and still going strong in year two

In the words of Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves, sophomore forward Ruthy Hebard is “a nightmare for defenses.” “If you don’t double her, you’re going one-on-one against an elite post,” Graves said. For the past two seasons, the Fairbanks, Alaska native has been the premier forward for the …

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Oregon women’s basketball up to No. 7 in AP Poll

Oregon women’s basketball moved up one spot in the AP Poll to a record-high No. 7 on Monday after wins against Arizona and No. 18 Arizona State on the weekend, extending the Ducks’ win streak to nine games. The Ducks (17-2, 6-0) are joined by four other Pac-12 teams in …

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Oregon track and field starts the indoor season strong at UW Preview

Oregon Track and Field’s debut on the University of Washington’s indoor track was a chance for veterans to get back into competition and new athletes to experience collegiate meets. Though it is far from the most competitive meet Oregon will have this season, it provided a chance for all competitors …

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Maite Cazorla’s experience on display as Oregon beats Arizona State

The crowd at Matthew Knight Arena was on its feet after Maite Cazorla assisted and then scored on back-to-back baskets in the second quarter. Over 4,000 people were in attendance to see No. 8 Oregon beat No. 18 Arizona State, 74-64, and witness Cazorla score 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting …

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Sharpshooting Ducks down No. 18 Sun Devils 74-64

After the Ducks’ abysmal 38 percent shooting performance against Arizona Friday night, head coach Kelly Graves made it clear that his team needed to improve if it hoped to compete with the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils. The Ducks rose to the challenge, dominating the Sun Devils for a …

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Ducks fight but fall to Wildcats

Oregon men’s basketball dropped a close road game to the No. 17 Arizona Wildcats, 90-83, on Saturday in Tuscon, Arizona. Despite double-digit points from MiKyle McIntosh (2o points), Elijah Brown (25 points) and Payton Pritchard (12), the Ducks were unable to complete a sweep of the Arizona schools. The loss …

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Ducks battle through slow start to pick up victory over Arizona

Oregon women’s basketball fought through a slow start to grind out a 62-44 win over the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night. The win moves the No. 8 Ducks (5-0 Pac-12) into first place in the Pac-12, and makes them the only undefeated squad in the conference. It also extends the …

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Ducks sweep doubleheader to start 2018 season

Following an impressive 2017 campaign, the Ducks knew they would enter the 2018 season with a target on their backs. The momentum created by last season’s team can only be taken so far. On Friday, a doubleheader was the first chance for Oregon to show that the expectations surrounding their …

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Photos: Daily Emerald’s 50 Best from 2017

Here is a collection of the Daily Emerald’s best photos from the 2017 calendar year. The photos were taken by the following Daily Emerald photographers, journalists and contributors: Will Campbell, Aaron Nelson, Phillip Quinn, Amanda Shigeoka, Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, Christopher Trotchie, Ben Green, Samuel Marshall, Adam Eberhardt, Kiara Green, Emerson Malone, Levi Gittleman, Craig Wright, Madi Mather, …

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Ducks rally for road upset of No. 11 Arizona State

Oregon men’s basketball stunned the Arizona State Sun Devils in a 76-72 win in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday night. The loss was ASU’s first home defeat of the season. For the Ducks (2-2 Pac-12), the victory comes on the heels of a tough loss at the hands of Oregon State. …

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Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life

It was on the court of a Seattle community center where NBA player Jamal Crawford — who played for the New York Knicks at the time — first spotted seventh-grader Keith Smith with a basketball in his hand. The 18-year NBA veteran noticed more than just talent in Smith. He …

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Report: Oregon to add Georgia’s strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld

Oregon is expected to hire  Aaron Feld, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Georgia, as the Ducks new strength coach, according to Fox Sports1’s Bruce Feldman. Feld replaces Irele Oderinde as Oregon’s head strength and conditioning coach. Oderinde left the program on Sunday to join Willie Taggart’s staff at …

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Preview: Arizona and Arizona State battle No. 8 Oregon this weekend

Following the first ever sweep of the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins last weekend in Los Angeles, the Ducks return home to Matthew Knight Arena for games against the Arizona Wildcats and No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils this weekend. The Ducks enter the weekend games with a 15-2 record …

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Preview: Ducks face tough test in the desert

In Joe Lunardi’s latest ESPN Bracketology, the Ducks were nowhere to be found. If they want to jump back into NCAA Tournament conversation, they need at least one win over Arizona State or Arizona. Wins over both are unlikely. Arizona State started the season 12-0 with wins over Kansas and …

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DJ Henderson, long jumper and Oregon commit, looks to capitalize on a promising career

Kenny Roseman, the head coach of Cedar Hill Trinity High School outside Dallas, needed long jumpers for a local district meet. So he looked to sprinter and basketball player Darius “DJ” Henderson. “First he asked me if I could dunk,” Henderson explained. “I was like, ‘Yeah I can dunk.’ And …

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The resilient cheerleader: From the Final Four to chemotherapy

A sea of Oregon green and yellow and North Carolina blue and white engulfed the stands. Oregon cheerleader Sarah DeBois walked out from behind the stands to look at the 77,612-person crowd. “It was the scariest, most exciting thing,” DeBois said. “We had never cheered in front of that many …

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Ducks hold on to defeat UCLA 70-61

Oregon women’s basketball rode double-digit efforts from Maite Cazorla, Ruthy Hebard and Sabrina Ionescu to survive a tough road clash with No. 14 UCLA, beating the Bruins 70-61 in Los Angeles on Sunday. The Ducks move to 4-0 in conference play with the victory — the program’s best start since …

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Oregon falls to Oregon State in the 349th Civil War

Last year was different. Last year, the Oregon State Beavers went 5-27 with only one win during Pac-12 play. They lost twice to the Oregon Ducks, who went 33-6 and earned a spot in the NCAA Final Four. This year, the Beavers came into the 349th Civil War on Friday …

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Oregon survives slow start, beats USC 70-66

For the first time in eight years, the Ducks are 3-0 to start conference play after No. 9 Oregon (14-2, 3-0) came away with a 70-66 win at Southern California (10-4, 0-3). Maite Cazorla, who doubled her season scoring average, had 18 points and six assists on 7-of-12 shooting. She …

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Oregon defeats Colorado, 77-62, for first Pac-12 win of the season

It’s New Years Eve and the Oregon men’s basketball team now has something to celebrate: Its first Pac-12 win of the season. The Ducks took down the Colorado Buffaloes, 77-62, at home on Sunday night. This brings the Ducks’ record to 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in Pac-12 play. …

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Sabrina Ionescu breaks NCAA record in win over the Washington Huskies

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is in the record books. Ionescu ended the 2017 calendar year by setting the NCAA career record for triple-doubles, the eighth of her career, during the Ducks 94-83 win over the Washington Huskies on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. She is just a sophomore. Ionescu secured …

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A poor defensive second half helps Utah drop Ducks in Pac-12 opener

Oregon’s Elijah Brown lugged the ball across the court just before the game-ending buzzer went off. Meanwhile, at center court, Utah forward David Collette screamed as he clenched both fists. Utah had broken Oregon’s nine-game winning streak over the Utes. It was Utah’s first win in Eugene since 1951 and …

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Oregon women’s basketball defeats Washington State 89-56 in conference opener

The No. 10 Oregon women’s basketball team opened Pac-12 play with a 89-56 win against the Washington State Cougars on Friday at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks closed each half well against the Cougars. In the first half, the Ducks scored six straight points to take a 41-23 halftime lead. …

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