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Porter guides Ducks to rare victory

Another losing streak has come to an end. Behind a gritty, low-scoring effort, the Ducks pulled out a 54-44 win against the USC Trojans to end a five-game losing streak Thursday night in Los Angeles. “It’s too bad this game wasn’t on TV, because this team played very, very well,” …

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Taking charge

Nick Cote Throughout the majority of his basketball career, Jeremy Jacob has experienced almost entirely successful seasons on the court. But as he and the rest of the Oregon men’s basketball team face the tail end of another losing campaign in the Pacific-10 Conference, Jacob has pushed through the adversity …

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Ducks need hot shooting to take down Trojans again

In the midst of a five game losing streak, the Oregon men’s basketball team has one bright spot to focus on. The final four games of the 2009-10 season are against teams the Ducks have already beat this year. It may not be a big bright spot, but for a …

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Trends continue: Ducks lose fifth straight 64-49

ODE Another weekend, another loss. The Oregon men’s basketball team lost 64-49 to the California Golden Bears Saturday at McArthur Court, furthering the team’s descent into the basement of the Pacific-10 Conference. Oregon (12-14 overall, 4-10 Pac-10 Conference) is now in 10th place, while the Golden Bears (18-9, 10-5) are …

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A tale of two halves

Jack Hunter Sophomore guard Jeremy Green scored all 18 of his points in the second half to help the Stanford Cardinal (12-14, 6-8 Pacific-10 Conference) complete the season sweep over the Oregon Ducks (12-13, 4-9 Pac-10) with a 72-65 win at McArthur Court last night. Green finished 10-for-10 from the …

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Kent blames youth, turnovers for loss

Jack Hunter Just minutes after another frustrating loss to Stanford, with the spotlight shining brightly upon his tired face, head coach Ernie Kent was asked if he got the sense things might not turn around. He sighed, and quickly launched into a comprehensive answer that preached one thing — patience. …

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Senior Catron likely out for rest of season

Jack Hunter Oregon’s most recent three-game slide may be the start of the end for the Ducks. With six games to go in the season, the team is 12-12 and 4-8 in the conference. Tonight’s game against the Stanford Cardinal (11-14, 5-8) is Oregon’s best chance for a win in …

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Desperate for ‘D’

Dave Martinez There are two main questions heading into the Oregon men’s basketball game tonight as the Ducks host the Stanford Cardinal for the final time at McArthur Court. First: how do you slow Stanford scoring machine Landry Fields? Second: Will Oregon senior Tajuan Porter finally play his way out …

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Ducks drop yet another road game

Jack Hunter Maybe winning on the road to start the Pacific-10 Conference season was a curse rather than a blessing. Since the Oregon men’s basketball team won 90-79 to beat the Washington Huskies on Jan. 2 to sweep a two-game series in Washington for the first time in 10 years, …

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Oregon overwhelmed by Wildcats

Jack Hunter The Arizona Wildcats used 11 straight points from freshman Derrick Williams to begin the second half as they pulled away for the 70-57 victory over the visiting Oregon Ducks last night in Tucson, Ariz. Williams led all scorers with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field to …

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Kent: Ducks need better guard play to beat Wildcats

Which Oregon team will show up this weekend? That’s the question floating around when talks come up about Oregon’s two-game road trip to Arizona this weekend. Will it be the team that swept UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State or the team that scored just 42 points and lost by …

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Offensive issues still plague Ducks

Jack Hunter Saturday’s loss to in-state rival Oregon State seemed like the last straw for a lot of Oregon fans. Fresh off a two-game sweep of UCLA and USC, the Ducks were faced with a six days off to prepare for the game in Corvallis. They had a “great week …

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Beavers sweep Oregon for first time in Kent’s tenure

Jack Hunter Just when things were looking up, they got worse for the Oregon men’s basketball team. Riding a small wave of confidence going into Saturday’s 333rd Civil War in Corvallis, having won their last two games, the Ducks (12-10 overall, 4-6 Pacific-10 Conference) fell flat on their faces against …

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Oregon looking for split

Jack Hunter For the second time this season, the Oregon men’s basketball team was forced to spend a week off prior to taking on in-state rival Oregon State, this time for the final Civil War showdown of the season. The game marks the 333rd edition of the most-played rivalry in …

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Tightly bunched Pac: Oregon hopes to rise out of muddle

At the halfway point of the Pacific-10 basketball schedule, there has been one prevailing theme: No team is better than the next. The worst team in the conference — Oregon State — is only three games below .500, and five teams are only two games out of first place.It’s been …

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Of Trojans and technicals: USC manager gets the boot

Momentum is a fickle thing: hard to quantify and even harder to describe. But it is a tangible concept and Oregon’s win Saturday night over the USC Trojans was the perfect example of how momentum works. In the second half, Oregon was up 47-38 with 8:21 to go in the …

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Trojans take a tumble

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team got two outstanding performances from junior college transfers Jeremy Jacob and Malcolm Armstead, as the Ducks (12-9, 4-5 Pacific-10 Conference) surged past the Trojans of USC (12-9, 4-5 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon at McArthur Court. Jacob and Armstead accounted for a combined 37 …

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Singled out

Jack Hunter Maybe the Ducks should wear pink more often. On “Coaches vs. Cancer” night and with Oregon great Larry Holliday and UCLA legend Bill Walton in attendance, the Oregon Ducks won a gutty 71-66 overtime thriller over the UCLA Bruins. Sparked by 15 points off the bench from sophomore …

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Hot night from deep key to Oregon win

Jack Hunter After five straight conference losses, the Oregon men’s basketball team responded with its first hot shooting night since the Jan. 2 win over the Washington Huskies. Oregon got double-digit scoring from senior Tajuan Porter and sophomores Jeremy Jacob and Matthew Humphrey, while freshmen Jamil Wilson, E.J. Singler and …

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Ducks need Porter to play like old self

Jack Hunter After dropping its fifth straight Pacific-10 Conference game last weekend, the Oregon men’s basketball team had plenty to focus on during practice this week. Oregon head coach Ernie Kent shied away from using the term “frustrated” when speaking with reporters before practice on Tuesday but said some things …

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Out of sync

Jack Hunter The Pacific-10 Conference schedule hasn’t been nice to the Oregon Ducks, and it won’t get any easier this weekend when the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans make their final appearances at McArthur Court. Oregon (10-9 overall, 2-5 Pac-10 Conference) looks at this weekend as a way to …

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Williams struggles with issues, can’t find confidence

Jack Hunter Every team, no matter what sport, must have vocal leaders and outspoken athletes, and without question, sophomore Teondre Williams falls into another category on the Oregon men’s basketball team. His voice, a borderline whisper, is so quiet and full of humility that it’s hard to believe he is …

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Stanford extends Oregon’s losing streak to five games

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team saw its losing streak extend to five straight games after falling 84-69 to the Stanford Cardinal (10-9, 4-3 Pacific-10) on Saturday night. The Ducks (10-9, 2-5 Pac-10) have lost 24 straight games against Stanford at Maples Pavilion with their last win coming on …

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Shooting struggles persist; Kent wants to forget game

Jack Hunter Oregon’s excitement about going back on the road lasted a grand total of five minutes Thursday night against the California Golden Bears before the issues that plagued them at home resurfaced. Poor shooting by the Ducks and hot shooting by the opposition let the Bears run away in …

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Road could be what doctor ordered

The Oregon men’s basketball team will look to end its current three-game losing streak as they take on the California Golden Bears tonight in Berkeley, Calif. at 7:30 p.m. The young Duck squad (10-7, 2-3 Pacific-10 Conference) welcomes the Bay Area road trip after dropping three straight conference games at …

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Wilson’s height makes a difference

Jack Hunter Freshman forward Jamil Wilson has worked his way into a starting role for the Oregon men’s basketball team (10-7, 2-3 Pac-10) and has shown glimpses of being a stellar all-around athlete this season. He, fellow freshman E.J. Singler and sophomore Michael Dunigan are the only players having started …

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Shooting issues continue for Oregon as Ducks shoot 33 percent

Jack Hunter Freshman Derrick Williams scored 20 points and pulled 13 rebounds as the Arizona Wildcats (9-9, 3-3 Pac-10 Conference) beat the Oregon Ducks (10-7, 2-3 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon at McArthur Court. The Wildcats used hot shooting from senior guard Nic Wise and 27 made free throws as a …

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A symbol of futility

Jack Hunter With 4:56 left in the game, forward LeKendric Longmire received an outlet pass and swooped in from the three-point line, preparing to throw down a one-hand dunk. Instead of the ball satisfyingly going through the net, it hit the rim and bounced out while Arizona State recovered the …

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Opportunity knocks

A lot of talk has been made about the down year the Pacific-10 Conference is having. Not a single Pac-10 school is ranked in the AP Top 25 or isn’t in the top 48 in teams when you include the teams receiving votes. Teams have lost to a myriad of …

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Oregon talks of focus as ASU looms

Jack Hunter In the first practice together since the 64-57 loss to Oregon State on Sunday night, Oregon head coach Ernie Kent felt confident his team would be back and refocused for another tough game this week. The Ducks have already lost back-to-back games twice this year and will have …

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