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Strong second half propels Ducks past Rider 99-86 and into the second round of the NIT

Minutes before tip of Oregon’s first-round NIT matchup with Rider, the Ducks emerged from their locker room in their fluorescent yellow jerseys to a half-hearted cheer from a maybe quarter-full Matthew Knight Arena. It’s a sight that Oregon has seen few times at home this season, and mainly for preseason …

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LaMarcus Aldridge Reflects on Damian Lillard Relationship, Regrets About Blazers

San Antonio Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge discussed his relationship with Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in an interview published Thursday. 
Aldridge and Lillard played alongside each other in Portland for three seasons from 2012-1…

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Georgios Papagiannis Reportedly Agrees to 10-Day Contract with Trail Blazers

Free-agent center Georgios Papagiannis and the Portland Trail Blazers reportedly agreed to terms Tuesday on a 10-day contract, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 
The Sacramento Kings waived Papagiannis at last month’s trad…

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Damian Lillard Met with Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen to ‘Spark That Urgency’

Damian Lillard’s meeting with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen turned into a discussion of how the franchise can join the ranks of the Western Conference’s elite teams.
In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Lillard noted he wanted to open …

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Ducks fall to UCLA in overtime, 86-78

Oregon didn’t lead for the majority of the game, but it did push the clock into its first overtime of the season. Yet, Oregon didn’t win, UCLA did. On Saturday night at the Pauley Pavilion, the Ducks fell victim to their ongoing battle with inconsistency as they lost to the …

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Preview: Ducks face LA schools this weekend in high-stakes matchups for each team

Oregon is riding high off its sweep of the Washington schools last week, but steeper tests approach, starting with the Los Angeles schools this weekend. The Ducks travel south to play USC (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday and UCLA (17-8, 8-5) on Saturday. Both games carry heavy postseason implications for each …

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Sweep of Washington schools gives Oregon confidence and momentum heading into crucial stretch

At this point in the season, Oregon needs to do one thing above all else: Win. The Ducks did just that on Sunday, completing a sweep of the Washington schools for Oregon’s first weekend sweep of conference opponents this season. What’s more, is that it seems that Oregon has bounced back …

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Photos: The Oregon Ducks triumph over the Washington State Cougars 84-57

Damian Lillard Drops 50 Points in 3 Quarters in Blazers’ Win over Kings

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored 50 points in just three quarters in the Blazers’ 118-100 rout of the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center Friday night.
Michael Wagaman of the Associated Press passed along comments from Lilla…

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Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten’s big game is a glimpse at what the freshmen can do

Eugene doesn’t experience droughts often, but for a five minute period in the first half, the Oregon men’s basketball team didn’t score a point. Then, freshman Troy Brown checked back in. With the Ducks down 19-16, Brown drove to the basket, fought through defenders and shot the ball high off …

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