Under-the-radar picks the Blazers could end up with

Shane Larkin

NWSB Insider Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013 NBA Draft and breaks down which players could be sleepers. Shane Larkin, Shabazz Muhammad, Giannia Antetokounmpo and Ricky Ledo all make the list. Oregon’s E.J. Singler also makes the list, although as a second-round prospect, or even a free-agent acquisition. If Portland really wants to take a chance at 10, Muhammad could very well be the guy…

Three seniors Oregon basketball will miss the most

Carlos Emory was one of the top sixth men in the conference. (Alex McDougall/Daily Emerald)

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.

Oregon Ducks basketball rewind: The 2012-2013 season

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

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.

Oregon upsets St. Louis to advance to Sweet 16

Oregon powered over St. Louis on Saturday. (USA Today Sports)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Oregon’s upset win over the St. Louis Billikens on Saturday. Forwarding their momentum from their victory over Oklahoma State, the Ducks used impressive efforts from Damyean Dotson and Arsalan Kazemi to keep their season going. Despite the win, however, the Ducks still need to cleanup their turnover issue and get Dominic Artis back to continuous production.

Oregon shuts down Marcus Smart, finishes off Cowboys

Oregon downed the Cowboys in the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo)

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.

Northwest madness time…Homegrown talent checklist

Kelly Olynyk's Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the Big Dance as a #1 seed

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament. He says the PAC12 had a relatively lackluster regular season, but the conference tournament was one of the best in recent memory. Homegrown talent either matched preseason expectations or came out of nowhere to surprise everyone. He says watch Kelly Olynyk, Peyton Siva, Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and more this week.

Oregon Ducks vs. Cowboys NCAA Tourney game notes, predictions and tweets!

Kazemi and Dotson were critical for Oregon this year. (US Presswire)

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.

Oregon wins Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, earns 12 seed

The Oregon Ducks are your 2013 Pac-12 Tournament Champions (USA Today Sports)

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.

Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Pac 12 tournament finals preview

Utes vs. Ducks

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament final. On Saturday its the Bruins vs. the Ducks for all the marbles. With multiple story lines present on Saturday night, the PAC12 Championship game has the makings of a great evening of hoops, one that will hopefully kick start putting the conference back on the NCAA basketball map.

What Oregon needs to do to get back on track

Arsalan Kazemi

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about what the Oregon Ducks need to do to get back on track before the Pac-12 Tournament and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Ducks are a much better team when they play the style of basketball that Dana Altman has groomed them to play, and that is driving to the post and getting the edge on the inside with their big men Arsalan Kazemi and Tony Woods.

Oregon fails to lock up Pac-12 title at Colorado

Oregon fell flat against the Buffaloes. (CUIndependent)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s terrible loss to the Colorado Buffaloes. Though they will still have a shot to win the Pac-12 on Saturday against Utah, Oregon’s more than humiliating loss to the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday meant that they could very well end up sharing the Pac-12 Title with UCLA. Oregon would still claim the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament with a win on Saturday.

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.

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