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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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Troy Brown Jr. selected No. 15 by Washington Wizards in NBA Draft

Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Troy Brown Jr. was picked No. 15 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Brown is the first University of Oregon first-round pick since 2007, when Aaron Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets No. 26 overall. He is also the highest …

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Former Oregon men’s basketball player Tyler Dorsey arrested in Eugene

Tyler Dorsey, former Oregon men’s basketball player and a rookie for the Atlanta Hawks, was arrested on Saturday for DUII, driving without lights and an open container, which was first reported by KVAL and confirmed to the Emerald by Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin. Police say that Dorsey was pulled over in …

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Troy Brown will forgo college eligibility, become professional

Oregon men’s basketball freshman Troy Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday that he will become a professional, forgoing his college eligibility. “I know my time was very short, but I’ve made a ton of memories and friendships that will last a lifetime,” Brown said on Twitter. “I would like to thank …

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Oregon guards play big role in win over Rider

It was an ugly game. From turnovers to missed shots to in-and-out free throws, Oregon’s first-round NIT game against Rider wasn’t pretty. But after the team shot 33.3 percent in the first half, the Ducks guards stepped up and gave Oregon life. Sophomore Payton Pritchard went 7-of-12 for 23 points …

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Oregon survives first round Pac-12 in overtime against WSU 64-62

Oregon survived the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, barely. The sixth-seeded Ducks (21-11, Pac-12 10-8) battled their way through an ugly first half to overcome the No. 11-seed Washington State Cougars (12-19, 4-14) in overtime Thursday night, 64-62 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After Oregon’s worst first half …

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Preview: With plenty still to play for, Oregon welcomes Arizona schools for heavy-weight weekend series

Oregon returns to action this week after getting swept in LA and will host the Arizona schools in the Ducks’ last homestand of the year. Oregon (17-10, 7-7) hosts Arizona State (19-7, 7-7) on Thursday before facing conference-leading No. 14 Arizona (21-6, 11-3) on Saturday. As of Thursday, the Sun …

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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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Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious

— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season. …

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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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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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Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life

It was on the court of a Seattle community center where NBA player Jamal Crawford — who played for the New York Knicks at the time — first spotted seventh-grader Keith Smith with a basketball in his hand. The 18-year NBA veteran noticed more than just talent in Smith. He …

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Boise State snaps Oregon’s 46-game home-win streak with halfcourt buzzer beater

Oregon needed a strong performance to bounce back from its disappointing showing at the PK80 Invitational over the past weekend. The Ducks didn’t play well in any of their three games facing stronger competition for the first time this season but took the experience to learn and mature. The Ducks …

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Pk80 Preview: Oregon faces DePaul in consolation bracket of PK80

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ahead of PK80, Oregon head coach Dana Altman looked at the tournament as a chance to boost his team’s strength of schedule. If Oregon won its first-round game, it probably would’ve faced No. 4 Michigan State with the possibility of a rematch with No. 9 North Carolina …

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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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After a rough start, Oregon beats Ball State 95-71 behind Pritchard’s record night

Oregon went down 29-24 in the first half against Ball State. Then, Dana Altman called a timeout. “Coach Altman knows how to get us fired up,” forward Paul White said. “He said we were just coming out not focused, very slow and we were kind of just not being in …

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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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Oregon men’s basketball secures four-star Will Richardson

Four-star guard Will Richardson signed for Oregon men’s basketball on Thursday, according to 247Sports. Richardson, a 6-foot-4-inch left-handed shooter will join the Ducks’ already strong recruiting class of 2018, which has already secured four-star Miles Norris and five-star Louis King. According to 247Sports, the Ducks’ recruiting class moves up from …

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Louis King and Miles Norris officially sign with Oregon

On Wednesday, Louis King and Miles Norris put pen to paper, officially signing their National Letters of Intent with Oregon. The two nationally-ranked recruits have been highly touted throughout their recruiting process. King, a 6-foot-8 five-star forward from Burlington, New Jersey, was a member of the United States U19 World …

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Oregon lights up Northwest Christian in 124-72 exhibition win

Oregon men’s basketball ended its home exhibition slate with a demolition of neighboring NAIA school Northwest Christian, beating the Beacons 124-72. Payton Pritchard led the way for Oregon. The sophomore finished with a game-high 25 points, shot 4-of-5 from three, and added four assists in his 20 minutes of action. …

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Quick Hits: Oregon women No. 1 in Cross-Country, men’s golf gets a surprise

— A former Oregon recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and his staff. He tore his ACL during a workout for the coaches, and is reportedly looking for compensation upwards of $100,000. — After winning the Pre-National Invitational this past Saturday, the Oregon women’s cross-country team is …

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Brandon McCoy commits to UNLV over Oregon, others

Brandon McCoy will not be an Oregon Duck after announcing his commitment to UNLV on Twitter. Blessd and truly thankful to say I’ve committed to UNLV !!! pic.twitter.com/w4aw8gFidU — Brandon McCoy (@flyguyfreddyy) April 26, 2017 McCoy, a five-star recruit from San Diego, California, had finalists of Oregon, Michigan State, Arizona and of course UNLV. …

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Jordan Bell leads Oregon to Final Four in rout of Kansas

“They be sleeping on us.” Those were the words Jordan Bell said to a reporter on national television right after No. 3 seeded Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas 74-60, booking the Ducks’ first trip to the Final Four in 78 years. Bell was iconic in Oregon’s biggest victory since 1939 …

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Preview: Oregon takes on red-hot Michigan in Sweet 16

Oregon has its biggest test of the NCAA Tournament yet in the Sweet 16 against Michigan. The No. 3-seed Ducks are coming off a nail-biting win over Rhode Island in the second round in Sacramento after convincingly beating Iona in the opener. Oregon’s late heroics from Tyler Dorsey gave the Ducks …

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