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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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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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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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Pritchard and Kigab named to the FIBA World Cup All-Star Team

Oregon sophomore and team USA’s Payton Pritchard and incoming freshman and Canada’s forward Abu Kigab were named to the 2017 FIBA Under-19 World Cup All-Star Team. Kigab was one of the top performers in the tournament because he averaged a double-double with 14.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In …

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Pritchard, Kigab battle in U-19 World Cup semifinal

Two Oregon Ducks played for their respective countries as sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard represented the US and incoming freshman forward Abu Kigab played for Canada. Canada defeated the United States 99-87 in the semifinal of the Under-19 FIBA World Cup in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday. The win marks the …

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