After No. 13 Utah fell to Washington on Saturday, the Ducks clinched the No. 2 seed for the Pac-12 basketball tournament next week.
The Oregon men’s basketball team finished second in the Pac-12 this year. Think about that for a minute. Think of all the drama of the offseason. Think of the eight contributing players from last year’s team that the Ducks lost. Think of when, rightfully so at the time, the Ducks were picked to finish eighth in the conference.
Now look at Oregon’s seeding for the upcoming Pac-12 tournaments. No, it’s not a typo. No, you don’t need to adjust your screen. The Oregon Ducks will be the No. 2 seed in next week’s conference tournament, behind only Arizona, who finished the regular season 28-3 and 16-2 in Pac-12 play.
With the No. 2 seed, of course, comes a first round bye. The Ducks will get an extra day of rest before taking on the winner of the Colorado vs. Oregon State game on Wednesday. The Ducks will tip on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon is 3-0 this year against Oregon State and Colorado.
What Dana Altman has done this year is nothing short of pure magic. Altman, who was already under his fair share of heat for Oregon’s sexual assault scandal, took a group of guys who have for the most part never played together, and got them to win 23 games so far. To be honest, before the year started, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the Ducks lost 23 games.
Have you followed Joseph Young on Twitter lately? The dude is on fire.
U thought we was number #8 but look at the duckies now #GoDucks
— Joe Young (@JoeyBuckets3) March 7, 2015