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Expectations higher this year for Dana Altman, men's basketball team

No longer viewed as conference cellar-dweller, the Ducks projected confidence during Wednesday’s media day.

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Clark: Without NBA, Oregon hoops fans have exciting plan B

Oregon has a team that some expect to make an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time since 2008. Coupled with an NBA season that could very easily be canceled altogether, Duck fans might be stuck watching this new team for more than a few games in 2011-12.

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Malee: Even with season more than a month out, Oregon basketball sparks intrigue

For the first time in years, a distinct preseason buzz surrounds the men’s basketball team.

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Clark: Oregon basketball has all the right tools to make a statement in the Pac-12

There will be a lot of new faces on the Oregon men’s basketball team in 2011-12, giving Duck fans a reason to get excited for something other than football.

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Mid-court line to be added at Matthew Knight Arena

The addition comes after a controversial inaugural season that saw complaints from players and coaches alike

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Malee: Potential lockout mars marvelous NBA postseason

As fantastic as the NBA Playoffs have been in the early going, I can’t help but watch them with a nagging feeling of dismay. It’s like a shadow creeping slowly across the court, as “40 games in 40 nights” becomes 39, then 38. The lockout is coming. Most reputable NBA …

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Clark: Laker-Blazer matchup in first round would be sweet revenge

Tuesday night my beloved Los Angeles Lakers finally snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the San Antonio Spurs, 102-93, in front of a casually enthusiastic crowd at Staples Center. And by Spurs, I mean DeJuan Blair and four other white guys not named Manu Ginobili, as the …

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Malee: Catron’s contributions round out successful year

Of all the athletes that I’ve covered at the University, Joevan Catron might just be my favorite. You might be tempted to call me crazy, considering the presence of LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, Casey Matthews and, well, pretty much every other player on the football team. It’s no secret that …

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Husseman: Pit Crew needs to make Matthew Knight Arena its own

The best possible outcome emerged for the University Pit Crew on Friday night. E.J. Singler hit the running bank shot with two seconds left. Oregon won the 2011 College Basketball Invitational on its home court. The students were elated, and proud of their Ducks. So they rushed Kilkenny Court, after …

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Oregon cruises to victory in CBI game two

The Ducks will live to play another day. Head coach Dana Altman and the Oregon men’s basketball team defeated Creighton 71-58 in game two of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series on Wednesday, extending the series to a decisive third game on Friday. After dropping the first game in Omaha …

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Oregon natives propel Ducks in victory over Bluejays

When Garrett Sim and E.J. Singler went to the bench early in the second half of Wednesday night’s 71-58 victory over Creighton, the two Oregon natives found themselves in an emotional playoff atmosphere, which would have been hard to imagine a few months ago. Oregon (20-18) prolonged its season with …

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Ducks fall to Bluejays in first game of CBI Championship Series

Alex McDougall Dana Altman’s return to Omaha didn’t quite go according to plan Monday night as the Oregon men’s basketball team fell 84-76 to the Creighton Bluejays in game one of the best-of-three championship series for the 2011 College Basketball Invitational. The Ducks (19-18) could not overcome a stellar shooting …

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Ducks pull off upset over Bruins to advance to semifinals

30. The Oregon men’s basketball team continued its surprising run in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament Thursday, defeating UCLA 76-59 to advance to the semifinals. Oregon (16-16, 7-11 Pac-10) shot 49.1 percent from the field for the game, while UCLA (22-10, 13-5 Pac-10) shot just 35.2 percent in a shocking upset. …

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Ducks burn Devils with Singler's sizzling shooting

Alex McDougall The Oregon men’s basketball team kept its season alive Wednesday night with a 76-69 first-round win over Arizona State (12-19, 4-14 Pac-10) in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament. Oregon (15-16, 7-11 Pac-10) will continue on to play second-seeded UCLA (22-9, 13-5 Pac-10) tonight in the second round. The win …

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Malee: Underestimate Altman at your own risk

Spring break is just two weeks away, but there is a cold, rainy vibe surrounding Oregon athletics right now. The NCAA vultures are circling the football program; the men’s and women’s basketball teams have lost a total of seven consecutive games; and the highly touted baseball team is struggling to …

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Strowbridge's odyssey lands him in Eugene

Rachelle Hacmac Jay-R Strowbridge is laughing. It is not a boisterous laughter so much as a quiet chuckle, as if even he can’t quite believe the story he is about to tell. “Oh wow, yeah,” he says. “That far …” Specifically, he has been asked to recall the details of …

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Ducks' last chance at revenge tonight

The Oregon men’s basketball team will have a shot at redemption on Thursday night when they take on Arizona State in Tempe. The Ducks (14-14, 7-9 Pacific-10 Conference) can avenge their final loss ever at McArthur Court, a 60-55 defeat at the hands of ASU, back on New Year’s Day. …

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Cal's dominant second half shuts down Oregon offense

Rachelle Hacmac Despite taking an 11-point halftime lead, the Oregon men’s basketball team fell apart in the second half, losing 81-71 to California Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena. With the loss, Oregon dropped to 14-13 overall and 7-8 in Pacific-10 Conference play, while Cal improved to 15-13 overall and …

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Defensive shake-up stumps Ducks in second half

Alex McDougall A quick look at the statistics sheet said everything about Oregon’s 81-71 loss at the hands of California on Thursday: It was a tale of two halves. The Ducks dominated in the opening 20 minutes, knocking down shot after shot and going into halftime with a commanding 45-34 …

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Ducks look to continue winning ways

Ivar Vong The Oregon men’s basketball team (14-12, 7-7 Pacific-10 Conference) will host California in the team’s second-to-last home game of the season tonight at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are currently tied for fourth place in the league standings with USC and face a true challenge in Cal (14-13, …

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Civil War win would be sweet revenge for Ducks

Alex McDougall Without a game to worry about on Thursday, the Oregon men’s basketball team has had a full week to prepare for the season’s second Civil War matchup Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. Of course, that does not mean that head coach Dana Altman has been happy with the …

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Joshua Smith, UCLA will be Oregon's biggest test

The opening weekend at Matthew Knight Arena back in January was almost perfect for the men’s basketball team. After a rousing upset of USC on opening night, it looked as if the momentum had carried over to Saturday as the Ducks took on UCLA. At least, until a certain 305-pound …

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Momentum swings in Ducks' favor in win over No. 20 Huskies

Alex McDougall It’s official: The Ducks are on a hot streak. The men’s basketball team (12-11, 5-6 Pacific-10 Conference) upset No. 20 Washington (15-7, 7-4 Pac-10) 81-76 on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. It was the team’s fourth win in its last five appearances. For head coach Dana Altman, it …

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Oregon's confidence on the rise after sweep of Washington schools

After a surprising sweep of the Washington schools this weekend, Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman compared his team’s performance to a given day in the classroom. His team dominated Washington State Thursday night, and came back focused in the upset over No. 20 Washington Saturday afternoon, proving the Ducks …

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Ducks focus on ball control for tonight's game

Alex McDougall In Tuesday afternoon’s practice at Matthew Knight Arena, Dana Altman reminded his players basketball is a simple game, in which playing hard is a must and playing smart is a necessity. At times, the Oregon men’s basketball team has shown flashes of both this season, but hasn’t been …

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Ducks snap two-game winning streak with defeat at Cal

The Oregon men’s basketball team fell just short of a rare sweep of the Bay Area schools on Saturday, losing 85-77 at the hands of California. Oregon (10-11, 3-6 Pacific-10 Conference) was riding a modest two-game winning streak after rousing victories over Oregon State and Stanford. Yet, despite an inspired …

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Men's basketball around the Pac-10

With the Pacific-10 Conference men’s basketball season halfway completed, the line separating contenders and pretenders is becoming clearer and clearer. While some teams are beginning to hit their stride (Washington, Arizona), others are faltering (Stanford, Oregon State). We check in with each of them as they enter the stretch run …

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Ducks upset Cardinal in Palo Alto

Stanford had only lost once in its last seven home games this season before the Oregon men’s basketball team came in and stunned the Cardinal, 67-59, Thursday night in Palo Alto. It was the first time in 25 years that Oregon won in Stanford’s Maples Pavilion. With the win, the …

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