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Troy Brown Jr. selected No. 15 by Washington Wizards in NBA Draft

Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Troy Brown Jr. was picked No. 15 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Brown is the first University of Oregon first-round pick since 2007, when Aaron Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets No. 26 overall. He is also the highest …

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Former Oregon men’s basketball player Tyler Dorsey arrested in Eugene

Tyler Dorsey, former Oregon men’s basketball player and a rookie for the Atlanta Hawks, was arrested on Saturday for DUII, driving without lights and an open container, which was first reported by KVAL and confirmed to the Emerald by Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin. Police say that Dorsey was pulled over in …

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Oregon men’s basketball forward M.J. Cage announces intentions to transfer

Oregon men’s basketball forward, M.J. Cage has announced his intention to transfer from the program. pic.twitter.com/TUpQqp2ls5 — Michael Cage Jr. (@mjcage_) May 7, 2018 The redshirt-freshman played in 11 games last season and scored 19 points, with a career-high 11 against Central Arkansas. Cage was a three-star recruit out of …

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Oregon forward Keith Smith to transfer

Oregon’s roster took another hit on Tuesday. Oregon reserve forward Keith Smith announced on Twitter that he will transfer from the university. “After much thought and consideration from my family, I’ve decided it’s in my best interest to transfer,” Smith’s post read. “I’m very thankful for the lifelong relationships I’ve …

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Troy Brown will forgo college eligibility, become professional

Oregon men’s basketball freshman Troy Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday that he will become a professional, forgoing his college eligibility. “I know my time was very short, but I’ve made a ton of memories and friendships that will last a lifetime,” Brown said on Twitter. “I would like to thank …

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Oregon’s season ends with a 101-92 loss to Marquette in the second round of the NIT

Oregon’s season ended on Sunday with a 101-92 loss to Marquette in the second round of the NIT. Marquette (21-13) jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led from the 7:14 mark in the first quarter. The Ducks finish the season at 23-13, marking the fewest …

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Podcast: Season recap for Oregon Men’s Basketball

Join Senior Sports Editor Jack Butler and Associate Sports Editor Gus Morris as they review the season from start to finish for Oregon Men’s Basketball. In this discussion are Oregon’s biggest surprises, disappointments and triumphs, along with the impacts new players have had on the team. To conclude, Jack and …

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Oregon guards play big role in win over Rider

It was an ugly game. From turnovers to missed shots to in-and-out free throws, Oregon’s first-round NIT game against Rider wasn’t pretty. But after the team shot 33.3 percent in the first half, the Ducks guards stepped up and gave Oregon life. Sophomore Payton Pritchard went 7-of-12 for 23 points …

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Strong second half propels Ducks past Rider 99-86 and into the second round of the NIT

Minutes before tip of Oregon’s first-round NIT matchup with Rider, the Ducks emerged from their locker room in their fluorescent yellow jerseys to a half-hearted cheer from a maybe quarter-full Matthew Knight Arena. It’s a sight that Oregon has seen few times at home this season, and mainly for preseason …

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Preview: Oregon embraces NIT bid, prepares for Rider on Tuesday

There are plenty reasons for Oregon to be disappointed with its NIT bid this season. The Ducks are, after all, coming off their first Final Four in almost 80 years. The NIT was not what they had in mind. But Oregon isn’t looking at the postseason tournament with a glass …

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Oregon loses to USC, falls short of Pac-12 championship game

Oregon’s NCAA Tournament hopes came crashing down on Friday night. After narrowly winning their first two games of the Pac-12 Tournament, the Ducks suffered an embarrassing 74-54 loss to USC in the semifinals. Oregon needed to win the conference tourney to make the dance, so Friday’s loss ended any hopes …

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Seniors lead Oregon to 68-66 victory over Utah in Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal

After getting two blocks in the final 15 seconds of Wednesday’s win over Washington State, Oregon men’s basketball freshman center Kenny Wooten pinned Utah’s game-winning layup attempt to the backboard. The athletic play sealed Oregon’s 68-66 victory over Utah in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal. It was obviously a big play,” …

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Oregon survives first round Pac-12 in overtime against WSU 64-62

Oregon survived the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, barely. The sixth-seeded Ducks (21-11, Pac-12 10-8) battled their way through an ugly first half to overcome the No. 11-seed Washington State Cougars (12-19, 4-14) in overtime Thursday night, 64-62 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After Oregon’s worst first half …

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Ducks hold off Washington 72-64 in Pac-12 finale

Oregon will head to Vegas next week on a high note. The Ducks survived a furious late-game rally from Washington to win their Pac-12 finale against the Huskies 72-64 on Saturday in Seattle. Oregon finishes its regular conference schedule with an overall record of 20-11, the eighth straight year the …

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Oregon loses to Washington State 76-78, falls to seventh in the Pac-12

With 04.1 seconds remaining, MiKyle McIntosh waited for the precise moment to pass to an open Payton Pritchard. Oregon was down two and needed everything to fall into place to force overtime. Pritchard received the pass and made his move along the sideline, dribbling through Washington State defenders, but his …

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Recent play of graduate transfers Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh key for Oregon’s success

Oregon head coach Dana Altman expected more out of graduate transfers Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh this season. The duo came to Oregon to provide a veteran presence and leadership to a team that had lost four of its five starters during the offseason, but the two have struggled to …

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Seniors propel Ducks in physical 98-93 upset over No. 14 Arizona

A complete rollercoaster of emotion. A game unlike any other this season. A team with everything on the line against another with everything to prove. And when the seconds ran down, there was no doubt Oregon senior Elijah Brown’s screams were of pure and utter elation. In its most aggressive, …

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Oregon’s strong second half pushed them past Arizona and towards a possible run in March

Watch out, Pac-12. Here come the Ducks. Oregon won a massive game in thrilling fashion on Saturday night, taking down the No. 14 Arizona Wildcats 98-93 in overtime. The game featured a bit of everything: Multiple players received technical fouls, a future NBA star dominated and the crowd at Matthew …

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Oregon outplays ASU for 75-68 win to complete season sweep of Sun Devils

The crowd at Matthew Knight Arena watched as an Oregon six-point lead quickly faded away. With a 5-0 run, the Arizona State Sun Devils had crept back up to even the scoreboard with 34 seconds remaining in first half. The half’s final possession was given to Oregon, and forward Payton …

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Ducks trending upward after win over Arizona State

The Ducks have their backs against a wall and they know it. Yet, at the same time, they’re playing their best basketball of the season. Funny what a little pressure can do. With their win over Arizona State on Thursday, Oregon suddenly looks like a team poised to make a …

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Preview: With plenty still to play for, Oregon welcomes Arizona schools for heavy-weight weekend series

Oregon returns to action this week after getting swept in LA and will host the Arizona schools in the Ducks’ last homestand of the year. Oregon (17-10, 7-7) hosts Arizona State (19-7, 7-7) on Thursday before facing conference-leading No. 14 Arizona (21-6, 11-3) on Saturday. As of Thursday, the Sun …

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Ducks fall to UCLA in overtime, 86-78

Oregon didn’t lead for the majority of the game, but it did push the clock into its first overtime of the season. Yet, Oregon didn’t win, UCLA did. On Saturday night at the Pauley Pavilion, the Ducks fell victim to their ongoing battle with inconsistency as they lost to the …

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Ducks end two-game wining streak, falling to Trojans 72-70

After a 17-minute lead in the first half, the Ducks couldn’t keep up with the Trojan pressure when it mattered most. Oregon (17-9, Pac-12 7-6) saw its two-game win streak come to a close, losing a battle to USC (18-9, 9-5) Thursday night, 72-70. With 17 seconds left, Oregon’s Troy …

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Preview: Ducks face LA schools this weekend in high-stakes matchups for each team

Oregon is riding high off its sweep of the Washington schools last week, but steeper tests approach, starting with the Los Angeles schools this weekend. The Ducks travel south to play USC (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday and UCLA (17-8, 8-5) on Saturday. Both games carry heavy postseason implications for each …

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Sweep of Washington schools gives Oregon confidence and momentum heading into crucial stretch

At this point in the season, Oregon needs to do one thing above all else: Win. The Ducks did just that on Sunday, completing a sweep of the Washington schools for Oregon’s first weekend sweep of conference opponents this season. What’s more, is that it seems that Oregon has bounced back …

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Oregon men’s basketball athleticism too much for Washington State as Ducks win 84-57

Kenny Wooten should have been given an assist to Troy Brown Jr. After blocking the ball directly into Troy Brown Jr.’s hands, Wooten watched as Troy Brown Jr. sprinted down the court for an and-1 dunk that brought the crowd at Matthew Knight Arena to its feet. Washington State’s three-point …

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