Oregon basketball gears up for stretch run

Are the Ducks priming for a big run?. (Photo: Scott Olmos/USA Today)

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.

Oregon Basketball in Top 25 for first time since ’07

Are the Ducks priming for a big run?. (Photo: Scott Olmos/USA Today)

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.

Oregon Ducks make statement, beat undefeated Arizona

The Ducks handed Arizona their first loss of the season in stunning fashion. (Photo: Mason Trinca/The Emerald)

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.

Oregon men’s basketball triumphs in 2013 Civil War

Oregon State started conference play with a loss to the Ducks. (Photo: Brian Davies/The Register Guard)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory over the Beavers in the college basketball edition of the Civil War. A slow start to the game was mitigated in the second half when Oregon took command and ended up with a convincing 79-66 victory. E.J. Singler took control of the boards with a total of nine rebounds.

2012/13 Oregon Ducks basketball first month recap

Utes vs. Ducks

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s hot start to their 2012/2013 college basketball season. Head Coach Dana Altman has changed the way people perceive a program that was, at least for the past few years, one of the more mediocre programs in the Pac-10/12. With just one game left until Pac-12 play officially begins with a contest against bitter-rival Oregon State, the Ducks must look back on the first portion of their season in order to truly evolve into a team that can find itself towards the top of the conference come seasons end.

Oregon men’s basketball gets spot in Lunardi bracket

Arsalan Kazemi

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.

Oregon Ducks flying high early in the season

Damyean Dotson of the Oregon basketball team

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.

Pac 12 Insider: Oregon Basketball faces Vanderbilt on Friday

Dominic Artis of Oregon

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.

Pac 12 Preview: Washington St. Cougars strengths and weaknesses

Brock Motum

NWSB Editor and Insider Jordin Ereth talks about Washington State basketball’s 2012/2013 strengths and weaknesses. He points out Washington St.’s biggest knocks coming into the season were rebounding, free-throw shooting and defense in front court. The vast improvements came in the rebounding category, where Brock Motum hauled in 10 and DJ Shelton added 12 of his own, along with 5 more from Mike Ladd and Junior Longrus.

Pac 12 Preview: Oregon Ducks strengths and weaknesses

Oregon Duck Basketball Head Coach Dana Altman

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.

2012 Pac 12 Hoops – Northwest freshman who will turn heads this season

Dominic Artis

NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the Pac-12’s standout freshmen from the Northwest in 2013. This season, aside from the Oregon Ducks’ incoming class, the Northwest freshmen may be flying under the radar to start the year. Andrew Andrews, Richard Longrus, Dominic Artis, Ben Carter and Demarquise Johnson make up this exclusive list.

New kids on the block: Profiling Oregon basketball’s newcomers

E.J. Singler

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.

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