Men’s Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball guard Damyean Dotson reaches deferred prosecution agreement for false ID charge

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 5:43 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball sophomore guard Damyean Dotson reached a deferred prosecution agreement Friday afternoon at the Eugene Municipal Court. He was charged with possessing a false identification at Taylor’s Bar and Grill in February. If Dotson, represented by Eugene-based attorney Jesse Lohrke, meets all conditions of the agreement by Oct. 13, his charge will be […]

Oregon men’s basketball forward Ben Carter to transfer to UNLV

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 10:13 am.

Sophomore men’s basketball forward Ben Carter has been granted a release from his scholarship at Oregon and plans to transfer to UNLV. Carter will join A.J. Lapray as the second Duck to transfer out of the program this week. Head coach Dana Altman confirmed of Carter’s and Lapray’s transfers Friday morning. “Ben and A.J. [Lapray] are […]

Men’s basketball guard A.J. Lapray to transfer from Oregon to Pepperdine

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 9:47 am.

Oregon men’s basketball guard A.J. Lapray will transfer to Pepperdine, he tweeted Thursday afternoon. The athletic department has not confirmed the transfer yet. (Update: Dana Altman confirmed Lapray’s transfer Friday morning) Happy to announce that I'll be playing at Pepperdine next year! #GoWaves — Angelo (@AJLapray) April 10, 2014 Lapray played in two games last season […]

Oregon men’s basketball guard Johnathan Loyd joins football team as wide receiver

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 2:20 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball senior guard will be joining the football team this coming season as a wide receiver, according to editor Rob Moseley. Loyd will dawn No. 10 this upcoming season, the same number he wore for the basketball team. Quarterback Damion Hobbs is No. 10 on the current roster but he will switch […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Jillian Alleyne named honorable mention All-American

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 2:25 pm.

- Women’s basketball standout Jillian Alleyne was awarded honorable mention All-America honors by The Associated Press, the first Oregon player to receive the honor since Shaquala Williams in 2002. The sophomore led the nation in rebounds per game (16.8) and double-doubles (29) this season and became the fifth player in NCAA history to grab 500 rebounds in […]

Former Oregon men’s basketball assistant Brian Fish officially named Montana State’s 22nd head coach

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 8:06 pm.

On Monday, it was reported that Oregon assistant men’s basketball coach Brian Fish would be named head coach of the Montana State University men’s hoops program. The announcement became official Tuesday afternoon and Fish was named as the 22nd head coach in Bobcats history. “I’m overwhelmed with emotion,” Fish said in a Montana State press conference […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Johnathan Loyd on his favorite memories of former assistant coach Brian Fish

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 2:40 pm.

On Tuesday evening, Montana State filled its head coaching vacancy with Oregon men’s basketball assistant coach Brian Fish. Fish just finished his fourth season with the Ducks, the same number of seasons guard Johnathan Loyd played for the team. Loyd was the first recruit to commit to Oregon with head coach Dana Altman and Fish […]

Oregon men’s basketball assistant coach Brian Fish to be Montana State head coach, according to ESPN

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 7:51 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball assistant coach Brian Fish will become Montana State’s head coach, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Oregon assistant Brian Fish will be the head coach at Montana State, sources told ESPN. News conference set for Wednesday. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 1, 2014 Fish, 48, will replace Brad Huse, who got fired after […]

Former Oregon men’s basketball player and coach Ernie Kent hired as Washington State head coach

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 5:11 pm.

Washington State hired Ernie Kent to be the new men’s basketball coach on Monday. Kent, a former Oregon player and coach, will replace Ken Bone, who was fired on March 18. “Somebody like Ernie that would have a passion for Washington State like he did for the University of Oregon would be someone I’d be […]

Kim: What’s next for Oregon men’s basketball?

By on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 5:09 pm.

The Oregon men’s basketball team (24-10, 10-8 Pac-12) has come a long way. Since bringing in Dana Altman from Creighton in 2010, the Ducks have experienced four straight 20-win seasons and two straight NCAA tournaments. And during these past four years, the Ducks have established themselves as a formidable — at times, elite — national […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Men’s basketball emotions on full display in locker room following NCAA tournament loss

By on Sunday, Mar. 23 at 5:56 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 17-23. Men’s basketball “It was really a disappointing loss. We played pretty well the […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks’ season ends with 85-77 loss to Wisconsin in NCAA tournament round of 32

By on Saturday, Mar. 22 at 9:28 pm.

After jumping out to a 49-37 lead at halftime, the seventh-seeded Ducks were unable to hold that momentum as two seed Wisconsin came from behind to win 85-77 in Milwaukee, Wisc., and advance to Anaheim and the Sweet 16 in the West Region of the NCAA tournament. “What a classy individual,” Wisconsin head coach Bo […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Tough Wisconsin team stands in way of Ducks’ return to Sweet 16

By on Friday, Mar. 21 at 4:58 pm.

In order to return to the Sweet 16 the Oregon men’s basketball team (24-9) is going to have to go through a much bigger, better team than the one it beat two days ago. After seventh-seed Oregon defeated No. 10 seeded BYU 87-68 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Ducks will now […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks beat BYU 87-68 in second round of NCAA tournament

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 6:05 pm.

The Oregon men’s basketball team (24-9) won its first game of the 2014 NCAA tournament Thursday afternoon, beating BYU(23-12) 87-68. The Ducks will face Wisconsin in the round of 32 on Saturday. Oregon sophomore Elgin Cook had a huge homecoming, scoring a career-high 23 points off the bench on 8-for-9 shooting. The Milwaukee native added […]

Emerald roundtable: Road back to Sweet 16 starts with test against BYU to open NCAA tournament for Oregon men’s basketball

By on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 7:05 pm.

Every week during men’s basketball season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game(s). Today, sports reporters Hayden Kim, Madison Guernsey and Ryan Kostecka discuss the NCAA tournament. Oregon’s first game comes on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. PST against BYU. 1) Was Oregon’s seven seed higher (move favorable), lower or about what […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Five-star recruit JaQuan Lyle commits to Oregon

By on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 4:01 pm.

JaQuan Lyle, five-star men’s basketball recruit and the No. 22 overall player in the 2014 class according to, committed to Oregon at about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday. Lyle originally committed to Louisville before deciding to withdraw his commitment in September. Lyle made his commitment at the Evansville Airport Holiday Inn by announcing he would attend University […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Seventh-seeded Ducks set for rematch with 10th-seeded BYU

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 5:23 pm.

After a flurry of wins to end the season, including an eight-game winning streak, the Oregon men’s basketball team (23-9, 10-8 Pac-12) has reached the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row (a first since the 2007 and 2008 seasons). The Ducks will open up the tournament as a seven seed in the […]

Kim: Oregon men’s basketball postseason will not reflect last loss

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 9:05 am.

Following their 82-63 loss to UCLA (26-8, 12-6) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament, Joseph Young said: “We’re a good team and we’re going to make a run because it’s a game of runs.” Young wasn’t wrong. Despite the Bruins snapping Oregon’s (23-9, 10-8) eight game winning streak, the Ducks received a seventh seed in the […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks selected as seven seed, will play BYU in first round of NCAA tournament

By on Monday, Mar. 17 at 12:06 am.

The Oregon men’s basketball team (23-9, 10-8 Pac-12) is the seven seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament. They’ll play the 10th-seeded BYU Cougars (23-11, 13-5 WCC) in Milwaukee, Wis., on Thursday, March 20 at approximately 12:10 p.m. Pacific Time. The Ducks defeated BYU 100-96 in overtime on Dec. 21. “Nothing but excitement,” […]