NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his three seniors that the Oregon Ducks basketball team will most in 2013-2014. With all the praise and accolades that can be given to the Ducks basketball program, they will be without some of their best players in the coming years, as E.J. Singler, Arsalan Kazemi, Carlos Emory, and Tony Woods played their final season in 2012-2013. Catalysts part of Oregon’s run to the Sweet 16, the Ducks will surely miss the services of each and every one of them. And while all have their own special talents, fans of the Ducks will miss three of these guys the most.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps what was Oregon’s surprising and outstanding 2012-2013 college basketball season. Picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12 by the Pac-12 Media Poll, the Ducks outplayed their competition throughout the year en route to their first Pac-12 Tournament Championship since 2008. Though they eventually lost to Louisville in the Sweet 16 of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Ducks upset both Oklahoma State and St. Louis while putting the program back on the college basketball map.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Ducks used a furious attack on the boards as well as an impressive effort form the three-point line to ease past a dangerous OSU team. Eliminating the production of Marcus Smart as well as letting Arsalan Kazemi go beast mode were big contributions in giving Oregon the victory.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews Oregon’s NCAA tournament game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys that is slated for a 1:40pm tip. The Ducks are still dancing this year and will have a great shot to play the spoiler to Oklahoma State and prove to the nation that they deserved to be much higher than a 12-seed. The last time these two teams met on the court, Oregon took care of business and beat the Cowboys by 13 on December 28, 1987.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s recent performance in the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as their 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. While it was great to see the Ducks win the Pac-12 Tournament for the first time since 2008, their 12 seed is a complete joke and they deserve to be ranked higher. That being said, playing the underdog card throughout the rest of the season won’t be a bad thing, either.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson previews Oregon’s upcoming basketball games that will determine what seed the Ducks take in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. While Dominic Artis’ return is still in question, Oregon can manage to strengthen their seed by continuing the play from their past three games.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the overachievers and one underachievers on Oregon’s 2013 basketball team. Using a talented roster filled with young players to compliment their impressive veterans, the Ducks have climbed the rankings throughout the year, now rated as the No. 16 team according to the AP Top 25
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s No. 21 ranking in the latest AP Top 25. After a few years spent being the Pac-10/12 college basketball punching bag it looks as though the Ducks are back from the depths and ready to show the nation that the University of Oregon is much more than just a football school.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s huge victory over the Arizona Wildcats. Once the laughing stock of the Pac-12 in 2008 and 2009, Oregon made a huge statement last night as to how far they have come under Altman as they took down the undefeated Arizona Wildcats at a rowdy and boisterous Matthew Knight Arena by the score of 70-66.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Joe Lunardi’s latest braket that has the Oregon Ducks sitting in a 10 seed position. Though conference play has not even started yet, many NCAA Basketball fans are already anticipating the next March Madness. Luckily for most college basketball fans, Joe Lunardi, one of ESPN’s master bracketologists, satisfies everybody’s craving early on in the season with his release of his very early 2013 March Madness bracket.
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.
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.