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Lexi Bando came to Oregon to build something, now she is a Pac-12 champion

SEATTLE — Eugene native Lexi Bando committed to play for head coach Kelly Graves when he was still in charge of Gonzaga in Spokane, Washington. Then, a job opened up in Eugene and Graves, as well as Bando, made the switch. “I just believed in his vision,” Bando said. “He …

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Podcast: Oregon women’s basketball wins Pac-12 Tournament

SEATTLE — Associate sports editor Shawn Medow and reporter Aaron Alter discuss Oregon women’s basketball’s Pac-12 Tournament victory this weekend in Seattle. The Ducks defeated Stanford on Sunday 77-57 to win the tournament after they beat Colorado on Friday and UCLA on Saturday. Shawn and Aaron talk about each game …

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In Pac-12 championship game, the Ducks’ 24 points off of turnovers were the difference

SEATTLE – In Oregon women’s basketball’s loss to Stanford during the regular season, the Cardinal turned the Ducks’ 15 turnovers into 21 points. On Sunday night, the Ducks flipped the script with 24 points off of the Cardinal’s errors on their way to a 77-57 victory in the Pac-12 Tournament …

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Sabrina Ionescu puts on a show as Oregon women’s basketball wins first ever Pac-12 Tournament title

SEATTLE — With under two minutes to play in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game, the section directly behind the Oregon bench stood up and began to chant “MVP” as Pac-12 player of the year and sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu dribbled the ball up the court. “I saw a little twinkle …

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Preview: Oregon looking for revenge as Ducks take on Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament title game

SEATTLE — As Oregon women’s basketball heads into the program’s first ever Pac-12 Tournament championship game appearance, the team has one thought on its mind: payback. During the regular season, Oregon lost to Stanford 78-65 at home — the Ducks’ only home court loss all year long. On Sunday, they’ll …

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In a physical win, Ruthy Hebard proves she’s near-unstoppable at her best

SEATTLE —  You could call it old-school basketball, and you wouldn’t be wrong. In a game that featured some of the college basketball’s most electric shooters, it was sensational post play from forward Ruthy Hebard that carried the Ducks to their 65-62 comeback win over the UCLA Bruins in the …

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A 65-62 comeback win over UCLA leads the Ducks to their first ever Pac-12 Tournament title game

SEATTLE — UCLA had possession down three points with only seconds to play in the game. Oregon forced the Bruins to keep the ball outside of the 3-point arc, and UCLA star guard Jordin Canada passed the ball off in the final seconds to Japreece Dean, who launched up a …

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Preview: Oregon women’s basketball set for top-10 semifinal matchup with UCLA

SEATTLE — Following Oregon women’s basketball’s 84-47 win over Colorado on Friday, the Ducks had the rest of the day to occupy themselves. Of course, some of it was spent watching the game that directly followed theirs, which would produce their next opponent. The team sat in the corner of …

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Lexi Bando shows senior leadership in blowout win over Colorado

SEATTLE — One month ago, guard Lexi Bando sat on the bench and watched as the then-No. 6 Oregon women’s basketball team beat California 91-54 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Today, she started for the No. 1 seeded Ducks in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 Tournament. She didn’t sit …

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Oregon women’s basketball demolishes Colorado in 84-47 blowout at Pac-12 Tournament

SEATTLE – If there was any doubt about Oregon women’s basketball’s top seed in the Pac-12 Tournament, the Ducks smashed it with an 84-47 rout of Colorado in the quarterfinal round on Friday. The win extends the Ducks’ win streak to seven games, and marks the team’s largest margin of …

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Oregon enters final stretch seeking first Pac-12 regular season title since 2002

The end is nearing for the No. 13 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12). The Ducks are currently tied with Arizona for first in the conference and have four games remaining on their regular season schedule. If it comes down to it, Oregon would hold the tiebreaker against Arizona, having won their …

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Recap: Altman will return to Oregon men’s basketball, Dotson, Artis and Austin will not

Following the Eugene Police Department’s release of a report detailing the alleged rape of a University of Oregon student by three members of the men’s basketball team, President Michael Gottfredson announced on May 9 that Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin “will not play basketball at Oregon again.” Dana …

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Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — Ducks fall to the UCLA Bruins 63-82 in second round of Pac-12 Tournament

The Oregon men’s basketball team (23-8, 10-8 in Pac-12) take on the UCLA Bruins (23-8, 12-6 in Pac-12) in their second game of the Pac-12 tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13. The Ducks and Bruins split the season series 1-1, with the Ducks picking up a …

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Oregon men’s basketball: No repeat as Pac-12 champs, Ducks sucker punched by UCLA

After winning eight games in a row to gain some momentum in the Pac-12 tournament and most likely securing themselves an NCAA tournament bid, the Ducks couldn’t muster up enough magic as they fell 82-63 to the UCLA Bruins in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament. Although the Ducks …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks and UCLA Bruins square off in second round of Pac-12 tournament

After winning its opening round game against Oregon State 88-74 Wednesday night, the Oregon men’s basketball team (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12) take on the UCLA Bruins (23-8, 12-6) tonight in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 tournament. The two teams split the regular season series with the road team winning each time. Wednesday …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks advance to Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals with 88-74 win over Oregon State

The Oregon men’s basketball team (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12) extended their winning streak to eight games following their first round victory against Oregon State (16-15, 8-10) in the Pac-12 tournament. Including the regular season, the Ducks finished the season 2-1 against the Beavers. They are now set to face No. 2 …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — Ducks beat Oregon State Beavers 88-74 in second round of Pac-12 Tournament

The Oregon men’s basketball team (22-8, 10-8 in Pac-12) take on the Oregon State Beavers (16-14, 8-10 in Pac-12) in their first game of the Pac-12 tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12. The Ducks are looking to carry the momentum over from their 64-57 win over …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Civil War headlines first round of Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament

– One of the biggest rivalries in college sports will headline day one of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, as Oregon (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) and Oregon State (16-14, 8-10) will partake in a Civil War game for the third time this season. The game will take place at 6 p.m. …

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Emerald roundtable: How will the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament play out?

Every week during men’s basketball season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game(s). Today, sports reporters Hayden Kim, Madison Guernsey and Ryan Kostecka discuss the Pac-12 tournament, which starts this afternoon. 1) How will the Ducks fare in the Pac-12 tournament? Kim — The Ducks may be …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks take on rival Oregon State in Pac-12 tournament for first time

Last season, the Oregon men’s basketball team garnered three wins in three days to win the Pac-12 tournament. This time, the Ducks will have to win four games in four days to take home the trophy. “I’m going into this tournament with the same mindset (as last year),” senior guard …

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After the buzzer: Joseph Young says seven-game winning streak ‘helps a lot’ heading into Pac-12 tournament

The Oregon men’s basketball team (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and recently received the seventh seed for the upcoming Pac-12 tournament. Oregon guard Joseph Young spoke to reporters before practice on Monday about facing in-state rivals Oregon State for the third time this …

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Raw video: Johnathan Loyd on Oregon’s first game of Pac-12 tournament versus Oregon State

Oregon senior guard Johnathan Loyd talked to the media before Monday’s practice and said he “just found out” about playing Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday. Loyd discussed that matchup, Oregon’s defensive depth and his team’s mindset during their current seven-game winning streak. Follow …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Joseph Young makes All-Pac-12 second team, Mike Moser earns honorable mention

The Pac-12 announced its 2013-14 men’s basketball awards and all-conference teams Monday morning, and two Ducks earned accolades. Guard Joseph Young made the second team and forward Mike Moser earned an honorable mention for the Ducks (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12), who finished the regular season tied for third in the conference. Both …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Mike Moser earns second straight Pac-12 player of the week honor

Forward Mike Moser earned his second straight Pac-12 player of the week award on Monday, putting him into the Oregon men’s basketball history books. Before Moser, no Duck had ever earned consecutive player of the week honors. This is also the second time in program history that Oregon has earned back-to-back …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks end regular season with 64-57 win over No. 3 Arizona

It may have taken longer than it wanted, but the Oregon men’s basketball team (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) eventually edged out No. 3 ranked Arizona (28-3, 15-3) 64-57 in front of a sold out home crowd on senior night to conclude their regular season. With multiple key runs down the stretch, …

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Emerald roundtable: Oregon women’s basketball looks to finish Paul Westhead’s tenure with successful Pac-12 tournament

Every week during women’s basketball season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game(s). Today, sports reporters Jonathan Hawthorne, Chris Keizur and Joseph Hoyt discuss the Pac-12 tournament, the last for Paul Westhead as Oregon’s head coach. The Ducks play Washington State in the first round of …

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Hawthorne: Women’s basketball poised to make a Pac-12 tournament run in final postseason for Paul Westhead

This is it. Time to shine. Put it all together and play 40 minutes of consistent basketball. The Oregon women’s team needs to maintain its momentum and run with it. When the Ducks take the court in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament at Seattle’s KeyArena on Thursday, they have …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks pick up sixth straight win against ASU 85-78

Dana Altman’s efforts to cap 10,000 fans at Matthew Knight Arena Tuesday night may not have come into fruition, but it did attract an emotional crowd. With just one game remaining against No. 3 ranked Arizona, the Oregon men’s basketball team (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12) picked up its sixth straight conference win …

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GameDay: Three in the key — Oregon vs. Arizona State

The Ducks are still alive. If Oregon hopes to keep its momentum going heading into the Pac-12 tournament March 12-15, it’s going to have to beat Arizona State on Tuesday night first. After getting blown out in the first half, the Ducks used a big second-half run to get back …

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