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CBS, Westgate have Oregon MBB at 7-1 odds to win 2019 NCAA title

After missing the NCAA Tournament this past season, going 23-10 with a sixth place finish in the Pac-12, Oregon men’s basketball has retooled thanks to some notable recruits. CBS and Westgate give the Ducks 7-1 odds to win the national title, trailing just three teams. The Ducks are behind three …

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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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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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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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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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Oregon’s first test brings more questions than answers

PORTLAND, Ore. — My ears hurt. It’s Thanksgiving, and the refs were in a charitable mood for Oregon 71-63 loss to UConn in the first round in the PK80 Invitational. Oregon and UConn combined for 53 fouls on Thursday. That’s 1.3 fouls per minute. For an Oregon team trying to build …

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Oregon men’s basketball gets five-star Bol Bol

On Monday, five-star center Bol Bol announced on the Players’ Tribune that he has committed to the University of Oregon. I would like To thank everyone who recruited me. I had a tough decision to make. Today I would like to announce I have committed to Oregon https://t.co/kWOmpiKTt8 pic.twitter.com/cdyMrp5JQg — Bol …

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Elijah Brown breaks through, has his best game as a Duck

It has taken awhile for Elijah Brown to find his footing in Oregon’s offense. The New Mexico graduate transfer, who led the Lobos in scoring in each of his two seasons in the Mountain West Conference, scored only 16 points and shot a mere 24 percent from the field in …

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Altman earns 600th career win as Oregon trounces Alabama State

The players on Oregon’s bench rose to their feet as redshirt senior walk-on Evan Gross put his head down and drove to the hoop within the final 30 seconds of play. He cut to his left, leaped and kissed a left-handed layup off the glass and in to send many …

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What can Brown do for you: How Troy Brown became Oregon’s next big thing

Several years ago, Troy Brown Jr. and his family were driving home from a preseason basketball tournament at midnight, and Brown Jr. was fuming. His team had just lost a tournament championship game in the closing seconds, and even though he had spent his entire day hooping, he was too …

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Defensive struggles loom in the Ducks’ win over Coppin State

As the old saying goes: “Defense wins championships.” Oregon head coach Dana Altman had a similar sentiment after the Ducks won 70-54 in a lackluster performance against Coppin State on Friday, specifically struggling on the defensive side of the ball. “I think the offense will come,” Altman said. “I think …

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Oregon releases statement regarding handling of Bigby-Williams sexual assault investigation

The University of Oregon has released a statement about the Emerald’s report on the sexual assault investigation of former men’s basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. Bigby-Williams recently announced he is transferring to Louisiana State University. Here is the full statement found on AroundtheO: Recent media coverage of an allegation of sexual assault …

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Bigby-Williams, Smith step up into larger roles in Oregon’s first round win

SACRAMENTO — Survive and advance, one game at a time. The No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 12 Iona Gaels 93-77 at the Golden1 Center on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks were heavily favored entering the game despite the loss …

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Oregon pummels Colorado 101-73 on senior day

The math made sense. Saturday afternoon was senior day for Oregon, meaning Dylan Ennis, Chris Boucher, and of course, Charlie Noebel, were playing their last games at Matthew Knight Arena. Ennis and Boucher had never lost at home in their two year careers. Colorado had defeated the Ducks three weeks earlier to …

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Known as ‘AK’ by his teammates, Casey Benson has emerged as a 3-point threat

In the first half of Oregon’s blowout win over Arizona on Saturday, Casey Benson drilled a 3-pointer, turned to the crowd and roared. Last year, he struggled to shoot 3s at times. But on Saturday, he finished the game a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range. Confidence can do that. He …

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A new role hasn’t sidelined Chris Boucher’s offensive efficiency for the Ducks

Chris Boucher’s new role may have come as a surprise to some Oregon basketball fans. Sports Illustrated featured Boucher on the regional cover of its college basketball season preview, but now he’s not in Oregon’s starting lineup. Instead, he’s become one of the best sixth men in the country. After five straight …

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Oregon men’s basketball takes down undefeated USC 84-61 to earn Dana Altman’s 700th win

Oregon forward Dillon Brooks made the game-winning shot against an undefeated team to stun the Matthew Knight Arena crowd on Wednesday. On Friday, he led the Ducks in a dominating fashion, despite the lack of an ESPN Top 10 play. Brooks paced Oregon (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12) in scoring with 28 points, going …

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Dillon Brooks ‘was trying too hard’ in his home debut as he continues to shake off rust

Dillon Brooks made his much anticipated return to Matt Knight Arena on Monday in a 68-63 Oregon victory over Boise State. The pre-season All-American was far from impressive. Brooks has been limited this season because of a foot injury, and he made his return during the Maui Invitational a week …

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Ennis underwhelms in Oregon’s 91-77 season opener against Army

Oregon’s season-opener was closer than expected, as the Ducks took down Army 91-77 in front of a record full-house crowd of 12,364 at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. Phil Knight made the trip to Eugene to witness this extensively-hyped Ducks team defeat the Army Black Knights for their 19th-straight home-opening victory. …

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Video: Dana Altman and Dillon Brooks Preview Cal Game

Head Coach Dana Altman and two of his players discuss what the team is lacking and what to expect in their match up against University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. Follow Samuel on Twitter: samwow55

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Oregon men's basketball dominates UCLA, wins 82-64

Oregon men’s basketball took advantage of a scorching start from the field to blow out UCLA 82-64 at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday. In the first half, the Ducks (14-6, 4-3) shot 75 percent from the field, went 6-7 from three-point range and held UCLA (11-9, 3-4) to 42.9 percent shooting …

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Dwayne Benjamin finds much-needed rhythm in last non-conference game

Oregon can thank Dwayne Benjamin for picking up the slack. Benjamin, who boasted a game-high 18 points in an overtime comeback win over UC Irvine, played his best game of the season, despite a rough night for the now 10-3 Ducks. Heading into Pac-12 play, Dana Altman is still concerned …

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Oregon still looking for consistency as non-conference season ends and Pac-12 play begins

After everything the Ducks have been through — from the tumultuous offseason to returning just three players with any real playing time — Oregon should be very pleased to be standing at 10-3 at the end of the preseason schedule. The only person who doesn’t seemed pleased is Ducks head …

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Oregon survives OT thriller against UCSB, wins 82-78

Dana Altman looked exhausted following Oregon’s 82-78 overtime win over visiting University of California Santa Barbara. Altman, who had been stressing the importance of finishing out the non-conference schedule strong, knew how tough their two remaining games would be, and tonight, his team found out why the hard way. Without …

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Oregon tries new lineup against Delaware State, still looking for answers

 Dana Altman had enough with the bad starts. Even with a 7-3 record heading into their matchup with visiting Delaware State, Altman said he was planning to switch things up. Today, he started Casey Benson, Jordan Bell and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, all newcomers to the starting five. These five ended up …

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Oregon men's basketball fly by Delaware State 83-70 to improve to 8-3

Oregon head coach Dana Altman said changes needed to be made if the Ducks were going to start games off stronger. Staying true to his word, Altman mixed things and the results were undeniable. “The guys got off to a good start — I thought our starting lineup did a …

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