NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about Oregon’s early success on the basketball court this season. Currently sitting fourth in the PAC12 standings, the Ducks, who during the preseason were predicted by many (including myself) to sit in the bottom half of the division standings and hold a NIT ticket are making a push for the Big Dance. Damyean Dotson, E.J. Singler, and Carlos Emory have looked great.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the importance of Oregon’s basketball game against Vanderbilt on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena. After the departure of the most successful coach in Oregon basketball history (Ernie Kent), Altman was faced with the tough task of rebuilding a squad that had seen better days. Though the Ducks had a plethora of talent filling their roster, they could not put together quality seasons and wins despite a weaker Pac-12.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon basketball’s 2012/2013 strengths and weaknesses. Though the Ducks did lose senior leaders such as Garrett Sim and Devoe Joseph, Oregon returns a bevy of starters to compliment a youth movement that has many Duck fans wondering if their team can once again find its way to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks Writer Bryant Knox tells us all about the three big recruits the Ducks picked up this past weekend. Brothers Tyree, and Tyrell Robinson are huge commitments for this Ducks program that is still in rebuilding mode. At 6’9″ they will bring some size to their positions and some ball movement a deep shot ability. Arsalan Kazemi is a transfer player, who may be forced to sit out this season because of transfer eligibility.
NWSB Insider and Writer Bryant Knox details past Oregon basketball players that could make the Ducks even better than they already are. Players addressed include U of O greats Greg Ballard, Aaron Brooks, Stan Love, Terrell Brandon, Luke Ridnour, and Luke Jackson. The history of the team has a lot to offer, and there are a number of former players who would undoubtedly help
NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson profiles the newcomers to the Oregon Duck basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. With these new players, the Ducks should maintain their status as a viable threat to claim the Pac 12 title. Players include talented PG Dominic Artis, SF Damyean Dotson, and JUCO player Devon Branch.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of things we should have learned about Orgeon mens hoops this season. The Ducks always bounced back but did not step up in big games. With EJ Singler, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu all finishing their careers at Oregon, their window of opportunity may be closed.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his 5 things you could see from the Oregon Ducks in their NIT match up against the Washington Huskies. A healthy dose of Devoe Joseph will go a long way as well as steady E.J. Singler stepping up for the Ducks. After a 25 point blowout in their last meeting, the Ducks will need to contain Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to accomplish that feat again.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Tigers vs. Ducks game on Tuesday night. NIT Basketball tournament action from Eugene. After a horrid 6-26 shooting performance against Colorado in the Pac-12 tournament, Devoe Joseph bounced back strong. Next up the Ducks will put their 16-3 home record on the line when Iowa rolls in on Sunday.
Did you miss the Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks Pac 12 conference tournament basketball game Thursday? We’ve got the highlights loaded for our Pac 12 Hoops fans. Andre Roberson scored with 13 seconds left, and the Buffaloes upset the Ducks in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals when Devoe Joseph’s 3-point attempt fell short at the buzzer.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Ducks vs. Buffaloes game on Thursday night. Pac 12 Conference Basketball tournament action from the Staples Center in Las Angeles. The Ducks failed to capitalize on opportunities and lost by the same margin as their halftime deficit. Devoe Joseph had a chance to win it though.