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Dillon Brooks named National Player of the Week

Just a day after grabbing his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, Oregon forward Dillon Brooks was honored by three organizations as their national player of the week: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Naismith Trophy and NCAA.com. Officially, the honor, which is run by USBWA and presented by the Blue Ribbon …

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Chris Boucher may be Oregon’s most important player

Sunday night, reigning national junior college player of the year Chris Boucher scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven blocks, as then-ranked No. 23 Oregon knocked off Arizona State 91-74 on the road. Not only did Boucher help lead the Ducks to their third sweep …

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Dillon Brooks grabs first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

For the first time in his career, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks tabbed Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. Brooks, who recently helped No. 16 Oregon sweep the Arizona schools for just the third time in school history, received the nod from media members who cover the league. In the past two …

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Oregon confident heading into games versus Arizona, Arizona State

The No. 23 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team will attempt to do what few teams have in the past couple years Thursday: knock off Arizona at the McKale Center. The No. 18 ranked Wildcats, despite coming off a 74-73 loss at California, are riding a 49-game home winning streak. For …

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Men’s basketball prepares for Arizona, softball listed high in preseason rankings

— Tomorrow night, recently ranked No. 23 Oregon men’s basketball will travel to Tucson to face No. 18 Arizona. Despite dropping to Cal 74-73 in their last game, the Wildcats are riding a 49-game home winning streak. According to Emerald sports reporter Ryan Kostecka, “to become a legitimate contender,” Oregon …

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Video: Check out Eugene’s psych-rock band Snow White

The Emerald sits down with local Eugene band, Snow White, to talk glitter and psych-rock.

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Oregon prepares for a quick turnaround against USC and UCLA

Coming off a split against Utah (77-59 win) and Colorado (87-91 loss) on the road, the Oregon men’s basketball team (14-4, 3-2 Pac-12), which currently stands in a four-way tie for second in the conference, prepares for another difficult test against visiting No. 21 ranked USC (15-3, 4-1) and UCLA (11-7, …

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Oregon looks for important road wins over Utah, Colorado

With nine teams rated inside ESPN’s RPI top 50 – Oregon (11), USC (19), Utah (22), Oregon State (30), Colorado (33), Arizona (34), Arizona State (39), California (42), UCLA (44) – the Pac-12 boasts one of the best top-to-bottom conferences in college basketball. No wins come easy in the Pac-12 …

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Oregon looks to bounce back against talent-stacked California

Like countless others across the country, the Oregon men’s basketball team circled around a TV Monday night and watched the season’s best college game this season. No. 1 Kansas downed No. 2 Oklahoma 109-106 in triple overtime. Some of the nation’s best – Buddy Hield (career-high 46 points), Perry Ellis (27), Wayne Selden …

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Oregon fails to rise to the occasion in Civil War Pac-12 opener

Oregon (11-3, 0-1 Pac-12) was understandably at a loss for words following its 70-57 Pac-12 opening loss to Oregon State (10-1, 1-0). Head coach Dana Altman pointed the finger at the Beavers’ 31 points off turnovers and second chance points. Sophomore Dillon Brooks (13 points) felt like the team played …

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Oregon welcomes back Dylan Ennis, prepares for Pac-12 play

Tonight, Oregon will wrap up its non-conference schedule against Western Oregon. Then, next Sunday, it will open Pac-12 play in Corvallis against Gary Payton II (16.5 points per game) and in-state rival Oregon State. “The intensity there will be pretty good,” Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. Most importantly though, …

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Despite lapse in focus, Oregon withstands Long Beach State 94-73 with strong second half

A lot went wrong for Oregon (9-2) in the first half against visiting Long Beach State (6-7). Against an outside-oriented 49ers team, the Ducks didn’t contest the perimeter and gave up a combined 34 points to two role players: Roschon Prince (13) and Travis Hammonds (21). This lapse in focus …

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With Jordan Bell back, Oregon is starting to look more like itself

Midway through December, Oregon (8-2) is slowly starting to look like the team Dana Altman envisioned, before injuries hurt its rotation. With Jordan Bell and Dylan Ennis – two presumed starters – out with foot injuries to begin the season, the pace for this team to reflect its true potential …

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Notes: Injuries continue to plague Oregon as they return home

On Monday, Dana Altman joked about not having enough guys to practice. “We didn’t have many guys at practice yesterday,” Altman said. Currently, Oregon (7-2) has two potential starters out — Dylan Ennis (right foot) and Tyler Dorsey (left knee) — despite recently returning Jordan Bell (foot) in a loss …

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Notes: No. 24 Oregon hits the road again, will face Boise State

Tyler Dorsey thought his season was over. The five-star recruit, potential one-and-done Oregon freshman awkwardly came down on his left knee after a rebound at the MGM Grand while playing UNLV last Friday. Anyone who saw the replay – Dana Altman and Dorsey both said one time was more than enough …

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No. 15 Oregon starts road trip with first loss to UNLV

For the first time this season, the No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball team (6-1), which dropped its first game on the road against UNLV (7-1) 80-69 in front of a packed MGM Grand, couldn’t overcome its offensive struggles. In what was supposed to be a neutral site – National Finals …

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No. 15 Oregon braces for first road trip against UNLV, Navy

The next home game for undefeated No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball (6-0) won’t be until Tuesday, December 15. This Friday, the Ducks will face a 6-1 UNLV team that Dana Altman describes as another “very athletic team,” in what expects to be a packed arena. “It’s a good venue,” Altman …

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Big nights from Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey lift Oregon past Valparaiso

When a player is hot, you feed him the rock. When an offense gets stagnant, players have to step up, adjust the approach and get it going. On Sunday, Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey helped No. 20 Oregon (4-0) do just that, leading them past an undefeated Valparaiso (5-1) team 73-67 …

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Vernon Adams Jr.’s historic day keeps Oregon’s Pac-12 title hopes alive

Vernon Adams Jr. had a reminiscent tone when he spoke to the media after No. 23 Oregon’s (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) convincing 48-28 win over No. 22 USC (7-3, 5-3). He had just thrown for a record breaking six touchdowns – never before been done against the Trojans – to six …

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Oregon’s routine 77-59 win over Savannah State highlighted by bench

There wasn’t too much to like or take away from Oregon’s (3-0) routine 77-59 win over visiting Savannah State (3-1). To put it bluntly, the second half just wasn’t pretty. The Ducks couldn’t make free throws (45.8 percent) and continued to struggle from the outside (23.5 percent) against an expected …

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Oregon survives first test against No. 20 Baylor with gritty defense

Dana Altman and the No. 25 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (2-0) didn’t quite know what to expect as they tipped off against No. 20 Baylor (1-1). This early in the season, without having faced a quality opponent, there were naturally a lot of question marks surrounding Altman’s limited roster. …

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Tyler Dorsey erupts against Jackson State in season opening 80-52 win

Tyler Dorsey could do no wrong in Oregon’s season opener against Jackson State. Inking 18 first half points on 5-of-5 shooting, 4-of-4 from deep, the former Gatorade Player of the Year in California couldn’t have been any more efficient in Oregon’s 80-52 win over Jackson State last Friday. With Villanova …

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Oregon men’s basketball signs Pritchard and Cage, receives verbal from Smith

On Wednesday night, Dana Altman and the Oregon men’s basketball team officially inked West Linn standout Payton Pritchard and Mater Dei’s M.J. Cage during the early letter-of-intent period that will run through November 18. Both are listed as four-star recruits according to 247sports. Pritchard, a 6-foot-1 guard that averaged 22.1 points, 5.8 …

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Chris Boucher does a little bit of everything in 91-40 rout of Southern Oregon

At the half, Oregon’s Chris Boucher flirted with a double-double – he had 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. As Oregon concluded its preseason schedule with a 91-40 rout of visiting Southern Oregon, the 6-foot-10 junior college transfer looked primed to enter regular season play. Boucher finished with 13 …

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Physically redefined Dillon Brooks leads Oregon to 92-44 win over Northwest Christian

In their first exhibition of the year, Oregon fans were introduced to a new and improved Dillon Brooks. Brooks, who led the team with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting in the Ducks’ 92-44 win over Northwest Christian, showed off what a summer of hard work and international competition can do. With …

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Mark Helfrich looks forward to Cal, breaks down future of replays

After last Thursday’s 61-55 win over Arizona State in triple overtime, Mark Helfrich and the Ducks turn their attention to Cal. Helfrich spoke to the media on Sunday in his weekly Sunday teleconference. What stood out to you after watching the game on film? A couple huge plays on special …

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ITA Regionals: Maasland reaches semifinals in both singles and doubles tournaments

This past weekend, Oregon senior Daan Maasland made a successful run through the preliminary rounds of the ITA Regionals, a five day event in Seattle, Washington. His great outing finally came to an end in a semifinal loss Sunday afternoon. Maasland, who was ranked 67th in the ITA preseason singles rankings, was ousted by …

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Oregon volleyball splits in Washington, football makes it 12 straight wins against Huskies

– At 3-3, Oregon needed a win to get its season back-on-track. And that’s exactly what they did. Oregon went into Washington and defeated the Huskies 26-20. The Emerald’s Kenny Jacoby wrote Oregon’s win over Washington is “only the beginning” of a season turnaround. Wide receiver Darren Carrington had a …

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Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon men’s basketball picked to finish fourth by media

The Oregon men’s basketball team was projected by the media to finish fourth in the Pac-12 this season. Arizona was picked to finish first (18), while California (9) and Utah (7) were picked to rank second and third, respectively. Oregon received one first place vote. Heading into the new year, Oregon head …

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Amos and Soemarno pace Oregon men’s tennis in first tournament of season

With just three weeks of training behind them, Oregon men’s tennis had a strong showing at the UCSB Classic, a three day tournament in Santa Barbara, California. It was their first competition of the year. Jayson Amos and Armando Soemarno made their debut as a doubles duo and captured the Flight …

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