Ducks Meet Duke in Sweet 16

Oregon Ducks guard Tyler Dorsey (5) shoots a three pointer late in the game to extend the Ducks’ lead. The No. 1 Oregon Ducks take on the No. 8 Saint Joseph’s Hawks in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. on March 20, 2016.

None of the Ducks shot particularly well and the defense was uncharacteristically porous around the basket, but the guys made timely stops and equally timely shots to survive the Hawks’ final push and advance to the next round.

1-Seed Ducks Begin Their Tourney Push

Oregon Ducks guard Casey Benson (2) walks out onto the court prior to the start of the game. The Oregon Ducks face the Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 12, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

That Oregon won was not a huge surprise. The manner in which they won, on the other hand, left Larry Krystkowiak dumbfounded and devoid of answers. The Oregon Ducks capped off the Pac-12 tournament in rout-like fashion after nearly giving the game away the night before against Arizona. They learned from their semifinal mistakes—where they … [Read more…]

Ducks Face Wildcats In Pac 12 Tournament Semifinal

Dillon Brooks (24) launches up a three-pointer. The 16 ranked Oregon Ducks host the Utah Utes on February 7, 2016 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)

Nike schools, like the Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats, are wearing shooting shirts with the phrase “Bring Your Game” during the post season push. Both schools had to do exactly that for a full 40 minutes in their quarterfinal matchups, as the Ducks held on to win 83-77 against the Huskies, and the Wildcats exhaled after an 82-78 finish over the Buffaloes.

Happy New Year!

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This past year gave us many reasons to celebrate. We watched thousands of Ducks—including many of our team members—earn their degrees, and welcomed many new students to the Oregon family. We celebrated members of the UO’s world-class faculty as they were honored with awards in a multitude of fields from science to education. We cheered … [Read more…]