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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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Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten’s big game is a glimpse at what the freshmen can do

Eugene doesn’t experience droughts often, but for a five minute period in the first half, the Oregon men’s basketball team didn’t score a point. Then, freshman Troy Brown checked back in. With the Ducks down 19-16, Brown drove to the basket, fought through defenders and shot the ball high off …

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Oregon’s defense dominates in 65-40 win over Washington

As the game clock wound down, Washington looked desperate to grab a basket. They had scored only 38 points. The Ducks defense had shut them down. One game after Stanford handed Oregon head coach Dana Altman his biggest loss as the Ducks’ head coach, Oregon’s defense held Washington to 28 …

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Stanford routs Oregon 96-61 in worst loss of Dana Altman era

Stanford routed Oregon 96-61 on Saturday in Palo Alto for the worst loss Oregon has suffered in the Dana Altman era. The previous record was Oregon’s 90-56 loss at Arizona in the 2014-15 season. Stanford (13-11, 7-4) shot 63 percent from the field, hit 12 3-pointers on a 60-percent clip …

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Ducks use late run to hold off Cal in 66-53 win

Oregon held off a pesky Cal team and used an 8-0 run in the closing minutes to pull away from the Golden Bears for a 66-53 win on Thursday night in Berkeley, Calif. Elijah Brown scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half while MiKyle McIntosh recorded a …

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Preview: Ducks head south for critical matchup with Bay Area schools

Oregon (14-7, 4-4) hits the road this weekend for matchups with Cal (7-15, 1-8) on Thursday and Stanford (11-11, 5-4) on Saturday. The Ducks are coming off wins over UCLA and Oregon State and need to keep winning if they want a chance of making the NCAA Tournament. First up …

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Ducks’ shooting the difference in Civil War rematch

It has been 22 days since the Civil War rivals battled it out on the court when Oregon fell in its biggest losing deficit of the season to Oregon State. Twenty-two days of training and playing other Pac-12 schools. Each coming into tonight’s rematch with the same conference record after …

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Strong first half saves Oregon from second half lapse as Ducks beat Beavers 66-57

Payton Pritchard drove to the basket between three Oregon State players, and while tossing up a layup that kissed off the glass and went in, he was fouled. Before heading to the free throw line, he let out a yell. Excitement. Joy. Relief. After Oregon went on a 27-4 run …

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Preview: Ducks looking for revenge in Civil War rematch

Oregon (13-7, Pac-12 3-4) will have a chance to reclaim state bragging rights during Saturday’s conclusion of this season’s Civil War series against the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers (11-8, 3-4) won the first matchup on Jan. 5 in Corvallis, Oregon, winning 76-64 over the Ducks. Beaver forward Tres Tinkle …

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Oregon hangs on to beat UCLA 94-91

Oregon forward MiKyle McIntosh stole the ball from a UCLA pass. He turned and found teammate Payton Pritchard before running into the courtside table where ESPN commentators Dave Pasch and Bill Walton sat. Pritchard continued to run the ball down the court and into the paint, and instead of shooting, …

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Ducks team play vital in UCLA win

In the first half of Oregon’s 94-91 win over UCLA, the Ducks showed the best glimpse of team play all season when all five players on the court combined to set up a Troy Brown 3-pointer from the corner. UCLA could learn something from Oregon’s ball movement. pic.twitter.com/F8hl9eeaRZ — Matt …

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Ducks top Central Arkansas 96-82 for fifth straight win

Within the first 20 minutes of Oregon nonconference finale against Central Arkansas on Wednesday, the Ducks outshot the Bear by 28 percent. Oregon made 22 of its 30 shot attempts and went to the half shooting a season-high of 73.3 percent from the field. Come the second half and the …

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Ducks rally in the second half to down Fresno State 68-61

Fresno State stepped on the court with a 22-year losing streak to Oregon. But this year they were ready for battle as the Bulldogs carried a seven-game winning streak, with six of those wins coming at home, into the matchup. And at the half, it looked like they would clench …

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Ducks hold off Portland State 95-84 for third straight win

Oregon and Portland State boast very different storylines so far this season. The Ducks, looking to reload from last season’s Final Four run, have performed below their expectations, while the Vikings, who boast a fresh team full of transfers, have played far above theirs. Oregon is still piecing together its …

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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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