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Ducks can’t win on historic night

Jack Hunter The orange and lightning yellow clashed spectacularly Sunday night in the last men’s Civil War to ever be played at McArthur Court. In a night primed for something special to happen with former Oregon point guard Terrell Brandon on hand to get his jersey retired, and the entire …

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Zoned out

Jack Hunter The final Civil War showdown at historic McArthur Court didn’t quite go the way the Oregon men’s basketball team had hoped. After an emotional beginning to the evening with the retirement of former Oregon standout Terrell Brandon’s jersey, the Ducks (10-5, 2-1 Pacific-10 Conference) found themselves on the …

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Dual-threat Armstead takes reins for Ducks

Sophomore guard Malcolm Armstead raced up the court in Pullman, Wash., and eyed the clock. There were five seconds remaining in the second overtime period, and the score was tied at 89 against the Washington State Cougars. As he dribbled up the right side of the court, he heard head …

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Back for the last time

Jack Hunter After a season to forget last year, 2009-2010 is already shaping up to be a better one. The Oregon men’s basketball team is fresh off its first sweep of the Washington schools on the road since 1999-2000. The team is 10-4 overall and already has more wins than …

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Surprising start for Ducks

Shawn Hatjes Two exhibition games, 12 preseason games, 18 Pacific-10 Conference games and one game or more at the Pac-10 Tournament make up the Oregon men’s basketball schedule. With 14 of those games behind them (not including the two exhibition contests) and a 10-4 overall record, 2-0 in Pac-10 play, …

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Road warriors: Ducks beat Washington schools

Jack Hunter For the first time in almost a decade, the Oregon men’s basketball team (10-4) went on the road to sweep both of the Washington schools, as they shocked the No. 17 Huskies 90-79 on Saturday night. Sophomore center Michael Dunigan had another strong outing for the Ducks, going …

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Ducks can’t cool down sizzling Tigers, lose 106-69

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team (4-3) suffered its worst loss of the season thus far as it fell 106-69 to Missouri (5-2) on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers used first-half runs of 11-0 and 22-1 to pull away 53-24 at halftime and the Ducks were unable to answer in …

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Hardwood Series game first major road trip for Ducks

The Oregon men’s basketball team (4-2) will make its first out-of-state road trip this season when they travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on the Missouri Tigers (4-1) on Friday afternoon. The game will be played as a part of the 2009 Pacific-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series and will be the …

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Athlete of the week: Teondre Williams

Sophomore guard Teondre Williams has been lighting up the hardwood during the last couple of weeks. Against Montana State on Nov. 28, Williams had 19 points and four rebounds in a 23-point Oregon win. Williams is averaging 14.8 points per game through Oregon’s first six games. The Emerald caught up …

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Oregon rebounds with win over Montana State

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team was able to overcome several key injuries last week to bounce back with an 89-66 win over the Montana State Bobcats on Saturday night at McArthur Court.  The Ducks welcomed back sophomore center Michael Dunigan after missing the previous two games as he …

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Ducks mauled by Grizzlies, still searching for rhythm

The Oregon men’s basketball team (3-2) dropped its second straight game as it fell 68-55 to the Montana Grizzlies (4-1) last night at McArthur Court. The loss was the Ducks’ first at home this season after starting the year 3-0.   “I feel like we’re a team that’s out of …

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Pilots overwhelm Ducks with 15-1 run, hot shooting

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team fell to the Portland Pilots Saturday night at the Chiles Center, snapping Oregon’s three-game winning streak that started its season. Portland (3-0), shot 52.5 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from the three-point line to stop the Ducks. Oregon (3-1) was led …

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Oregon excited about its improvement

Jack Hunter Two games are left in this season. Just two games separate the No. 11 Oregon Ducks and the postseason — whatever that might bring.  The pressure is mounting for Oregon, and with a key battle on Saturday in Tucson with second place Arizona, it’s even harder for the …

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I-5 trip could be road block

Christin Palazzolo The Oregon Duck basketball team (3-0) will take its show on the road for the first time this season when they travel to Portland to play the University of Portland Pilots Saturday. The game, which will start at 7 p.m., is a rematch of last year’s game in …

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Ducks feast upon sacrificial Rams

Jack Hunter The Oregon men’s basketball team completed a three-game sweep of visiting Winston-Salem State, UC Davis and Colorado State this weekend as the Ducks won the Basketball Travelers Invitational Tip-Off Tournament at McArthur Court. And in a weekend that was filled with highlights, senior guard Tajuan Porter broke the …

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Meet the participants of the BTI Tip-Off

Jack Hunter With the exhibition portion of the season behind the Oregon men’s basketball team, the Ducks will now turn their attention to the Basketball Travelers Invitational Tip-Off Tournament this weekend. Oregon will host Colorado State University, UC Davis, and Winston-Salem State at McArthur Court with the first round of …

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Kent yet to set starters for tourney

Leslie Montgomery Now that the Oregon men’s basketball team has concluded both exhibition games with victories over Concordia and Lewis & Clark, the Ducks still have plenty of questions to answer as they head into this weekend’s Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament here in Eugene. With games officially starting to count …

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Porter, Longmire lead Ducks to exhibition win

Leslie Montgomery The Oregon men’s basketball team won its final exhibition game yesterday night, defeating Lewis and Clark 74-59 in its final tune-up before hosting the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament this weekend at McArthur Court. Offensively, the Ducks’ shot selection was much improved from the season-opener last weekend against Concordia, …

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Final exhibitions for women, men Sunday

The Oregon men’s and women’s basketball teams will conclude their exhibition seasons this weekend at McArthur Court. The Duck women go first, playing on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Western Oregon. First-year head coach Paul Westhead had a successful debut in front of the Eugene faithful on Tuesday night, as …

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Ducks win first game of the year, 99-61

The Oregon men’s basketball team beat visiting Concordia University 99-61 last night at McArthur Court in the team’s first exhibition game of the season.   Freshman Jamil Wilson led the way for the Ducks with 17 points and four steals during his 18 minutes of playing time. Wilson and senior …

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Leaving last season behind

Jack Hunter For the Oregon men’s basketball team, Sunday’s exhibition game showed glimpses of what could be a greatly improved squad in comparison to the last seasons 8-23 overall finish.   And while the Ducks only beat Concordia University, their roster from top to bottom looks vastly better on both …

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Ducks improve physicality, talent level over offseason

Shawn Hatjes Early Wednesday morning, Oregon head basketball coach Ernie Kent went on a bike ride to remind himself that basketball season is right around the corner. It had been raining the night before and he wanted to remind himself that when the Oregon weather turns, Duck basketball has finally …

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A brand new day

Getting only two wins in Pacific-10 Conference play usually doesn’t inspire confidence for a quick turnaround in the next season, but that’s exactly what Oregon Duck men’s basketball players say you should expect.

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