The Oregon men's basketball team (18-2, 7-0) has risen all the way to No. 10 in the latest AP top 25 poll. Following wins against the Washington schools last week, the Ducks have started 7-0 in conference play for the first time in school history.
Saturday, 12,364 of the Oregon faithful came, and saw, selling out Matt Knight Arena for the first time since February 22, 2011. And the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) conquered, dispatching Washington (12-8, 4-3) 81-76.
Oregon's defense was a key factor in the victory. After shooting above 40 percent from the field and over 50 percent from the three-point line (7-11) in the first half, the Ducks shut down the Cougars with stingy defense after halftime.
It is all about the numbers. The No. 16 Oregon Ducks were down by 10 points after the first 20 minutes of play against Washington State, but the Ducks turned it around to score a 68-61 comeback win. The victory improved Ducks’ basketball to 6-0 in conference play for the first time since 1926. It was [...]
Ranked 16th in the nation and boasting a 16-2 record, the Oregon men's basketball team have been projected as a five seed in Joe Lunardi's latest NCAA tournament Bracketology. The Ducks have been rising recently in Lunardi's weekly projected rankings. Last week Oregon was projected as a seven seed and they were projected as a ten seed the week before that.
The 16-2 (5-0) Oregon Ducks are off to a historic start. With the toughest part of Oregon's schedule behind them, the Ducks can make a serious run in the Pac-12.
The No. 21 Oregon Ducks improved to 5-0 in conference play in a clutch win over a top-25 UCLA Bruins program.
It was dirty, it was grimy but the Ducks pulled out a close win against the Arizona State Sun Devils 68-65. With the win the Ducks improve to 14-2 on the season, and 3-0 in conference play. Oregon also moved into first place in the Pac-12 Conference standings with their victory over the Sun Devils. While the Ducks were predicted to finish seventh in the Pac-12 preseason poll, center Tony Woods expected to be first in the Pac-12 when conference play started.
Now that Oregon football is over, it's time to start paying attention to Ducks and prep basketball.
After going on a 13-0 run midway through the first half, the Oregon Ducks opened the game up and defeated the University of Texas-San Antonio 95-78. The Ducks improved to 6-1 on the season, shooting a season-high 63.3 percent from the field.