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Kenny Wooten provides needed ‘spark’ in narrow win over Texas Southern

Texas Southern’s Trayvon Reed found his way under the basket. He receives the ball and, with hopes of making his first basket of the game, he jumps up and shoots. Instead of finding the basket, the ball immediately gets blocked by Oregon freshman Kenny Wooten. The crowd erupts and the …

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Ducks overcome first-half struggles, defeat Texas Southern 74-68

During a two-minute span in Oregon’s first half against winless Texas Southern University on Monday, the Ducks shot and missed three consecutive three-pointers, and then gave up a three-pointer to Texas Southern to give the Tigers a 24-17 lead. That about sums up the first half for the Ducks, who led …

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Elijah Brown flashes his scoring potential in Oregon’s blowout win over Colorado State

The Elijah Brown that came out on Friday night was the player that Oregon thought they were getting. The grad-transfer from New Mexico averaged over 20 points a game during his two years with the Lobos, yet he has struggled to find his role for the Ducks so far this …

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Ducks begin new win streak at Matthew Knight Arena, pummel Colorado State 95-65

Oregon has a new winning streak at Matthew Knight Arena. One. A week after a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Boise State ended the Ducks’ 46-game home-winning streak, Oregon got back in the win column. It wasn’t pretty to start, but the Ducks (6-3) eventually pulled away from Colorado State (4-6) for …

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Mullens ‘disappointed’ with Taggart’s exit as the search for Oregon’s next head coach begins

For the second time in as many years, Oregon is searching for a new head football coach. In the wake of Willie Taggart’s departure for Florida State, which became official on Tuesday, Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens held a press conference to discuss Taggart’s exit and where Oregon’s football program …

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Boise State snaps Oregon’s 46-game home-win streak with halfcourt buzzer beater

Oregon needed a strong performance to bounce back from its disappointing showing at the PK80 Invitational over the past weekend. The Ducks didn’t play well in any of their three games facing stronger competition for the first time this season but took the experience to learn and mature. The Ducks …

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Ducks’ defense gets burnt by Trae Young in 90-80 loss to Oklahoma

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young was one-on-one with Oregon freshman forward Troy Brown. Oklahoma led by five with five minutes left. The game was up for grabs. That’s when Young attacked Brown, burying a shot after a spin move fadeaway. One possession later, he buried a 3-pointer …

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One thing is definite after PK80: Oregon has a long way to go

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are still games to be played in the PK80 Invitational, but Oregon’s weekend is already over. An early finish is usually what happens when you lose the opening game of a tournament. The Ducks finished their PK80 run with a disappointing 90-80 loss against Oklahoma on …

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PK80 Preview: Ducks face high-powered Oklahoma in consolation bracket championship

PORTLAND, Ore. — Less than a month after Oregon and Oklahoma scrimmaged in Las Vegas, the two teams will meet once again; this time, in an official game. The Ducks (5-1) and Sooners (3-1) will play in the consolation bracket of the PK80 Invitational at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Both …

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Payton Pritchard’s career night at Veterans Memorial Coliseum lifts Oregon past DePaul

PORTLAND, Ore. — Up until Thursday night, Payton Pritchard had never lost a game at the Moda Center. The West Linn, Oregon product won two state high school championships at the Trail Blazers’ arena during his prep career, and he claimed he’s 10-0 in the building. But that alleged streak …

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Ducks put on a 3-point show, but it was defense that ultimately defeated DePaul, 89-79

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard had an opportunity to win the game against DePaul (1-4) in regulation. With seconds left, he made a quick dribble move, creating enough space to take an open 3-pointer. The ball rolled around the rim and fell out, and the game went …

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Pk80 Preview: Oregon faces DePaul in consolation bracket of PK80

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ahead of PK80, Oregon head coach Dana Altman looked at the tournament as a chance to boost his team’s strength of schedule. If Oregon won its first-round game, it probably would’ve faced No. 4 Michigan State with the possibility of a rematch with No. 9 North Carolina …

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Self-inflicted wounds spoil Ducks’ PK80 opening in 71-63 loss to UConn

PORTLAND, Ore. — With eight seconds left in Oregon’s matchup with UConn, the Huskies’ Christian Vital and the Ducks’ Troy Brown Jr. headed in opposite directions. Vital walked to the free throw line, looking to seal a Huskies’ win, while Brown walked to the Oregon’s bench, the latest victim of …

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Oregon’s first test brings more questions than answers

PORTLAND, Ore. — My ears hurt. It’s Thanksgiving, and the refs were in a charitable mood for Oregon 71-63 loss to UConn in the first round in the PK80 Invitational. Oregon and UConn combined for 53 fouls on Thursday. That’s 1.3 fouls per minute. For an Oregon team trying to build …

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PK80 Preview: UConn is Oregon’s biggest challenge yet

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Ducks are no strangers to early season tournaments. Last season, Oregon took a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational, a prestigious annual event. The Ducks lost the opening game of the tournament to Georgetown in what was a game of growing pains for an eventual …

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Oregon men’s basketball gets five-star Bol Bol

On Monday, five-star center Bol Bol announced on the Players’ Tribune that he has committed to the University of Oregon. I would like To thank everyone who recruited me. I had a tough decision to make. Today I would like to announce I have committed to Oregon https://t.co/kWOmpiKTt8 pic.twitter.com/cdyMrp5JQg — Bol …

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After a rough start, Oregon beats Ball State 95-71 behind Pritchard’s record night

Oregon went down 29-24 in the first half against Ball State. Then, Dana Altman called a timeout. “Coach Altman knows how to get us fired up,” forward Paul White said. “He said we were just coming out not focused, very slow and we were kind of just not being in …

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Elijah Brown breaks through, has his best game as a Duck

It has taken awhile for Elijah Brown to find his footing in Oregon’s offense. The New Mexico graduate transfer, who led the Lobos in scoring in each of his two seasons in the Mountain West Conference, scored only 16 points and shot a mere 24 percent from the field in …

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Altman earns 600th career win as Oregon trounces Alabama State

The players on Oregon’s bench rose to their feet as redshirt senior walk-on Evan Gross put his head down and drove to the hoop within the final 30 seconds of play. He cut to his left, leaped and kissed a left-handed layup off the glass and in to send many …

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Oregon men’s basketball secures four-star Will Richardson

Four-star guard Will Richardson signed for Oregon men’s basketball on Thursday, according to 247Sports. Richardson, a 6-foot-4-inch left-handed shooter will join the Ducks’ already strong recruiting class of 2018, which has already secured four-star Miles Norris and five-star Louis King. According to 247Sports, the Ducks’ recruiting class moves up from …

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Former Ducks thrive in the NBA

The Oregon men’s basketball team is coming off of its first Final Four appearance since the Ducks won the first NCAA National Championship in 1939. Four of the five starters from the Final Four team have gone on to play at the professional level. Many of those players have already …

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What can Brown do for you: How Troy Brown became Oregon’s next big thing

Several years ago, Troy Brown Jr. and his family were driving home from a preseason basketball tournament at midnight, and Brown Jr. was fuming. His team had just lost a tournament championship game in the closing seconds, and even though he had spent his entire day hooping, he was too …

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Oregon beats Prairie View A&M behind strong second-half play

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. Despite turning the ball over 12 times and committing 23 fouls in the game, Oregon outscored Prairie View A&M by 24 points in the second half for a 100-67 win Monday night at Matthew Knight Arena. By no means did Oregon …

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Paul White makes an immediate impact in his debut

Four minutes into Monday’s game against the Prairie View A&M Panthers, Oregon’s Paul White stepped on the court. Within a minute, the redshirt junior sunk a three, his first ever basket as a Duck. “It was a great shot,” Keith Smith said. “Paul is a great shooter and any time a …

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