Men’s Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball overcomes first test with 78-68 win against Toledo

By on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:41 pm.

With 2:39 left to play and Oregon clinging to a six-point lead, the Ducks were looking for some sort of spark to put the game out of reach and get the victory. While many people in attendance expected Joseph Young to be that spark, it was freshman Dillon Brooks and junior Dwayne Benjamin doing the igniting. […]

Oregon men’s basketball prepares for early season challenge against Toledo

By on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:47 pm.

Dana Altman called Oregon’s next three games the toughest stretch he’s had to face at Oregon. The Ducks face Toledo at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday before heading to Brooklyn to face No. 24 Michigan, then No. 12 Villanova or No. 15 VCU to finish up the Progressive Legends Classic. Each team will present a unique […]

Oregon men’s basketball signs four-star forward Trevor Manuel

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8:28 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball received its second commit of the season as four-star power forward Trevor Manuel submitted his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday. At 6-foot-9, 215-lbs., Manuel’s long frame, emphasis on defense and a dependable mid-range jump shot will be a welcome addition to Oregon’s athletic group of forwards next season. 247 Sports rated Manuel a […]

ICYMI: Oregon men’s basketball overcomes Young’s off night against Detroit

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:12 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball got its first taste of adversity in game one of the Progressive Legends Classic as the Ducks topped Detroit 83-66 on Monday night at Matthew Knight Arena. After ending the first half at a 35-35 tie, the Ducks (2-0) used an 11-0 advantage in second chance points to separate from the Titans […]

Joseph Young is the difference between Pac-12 and mid-major type of basketball for Oregon

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 11:46 pm.

Although he’s just one on a roster of 15 players, the importance of Joseph Young being on the court and playing at a high-level for the Oregon basketball team cannot be overstated. This statement was never more clear than when Oregon faced off against Detroit, a team that finished 13-19 overall and 6-10 in the […]

Joseph Young listed as front-runner for the John R. Wooden Award

By on Monday, Nov. 17 at 11:22 am.

Oregon men’s basketball’s Joseph Young has been added to the Preseason Top 50 list for the John R. Wooden Award, the most prestigious honor in college basketball. The list was released Monday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Young, a senior guard for the Ducks, figures to feature heavily this season as […]

Gameday Roundtable: Opinions and insights offered as Oregon basketball’s season nears

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11:39 pm.

The basketball season is just hours from getting started. With that, staff reporters Christopher Keizur and Ryan Kostecka answered a roundtable of questions about Dana Altman’s job security, Joseph Young’s level of productivity and the biggest issues Oregon might face this year.  Is Dana Altman on the hot seat? Why? Kostecka: Of course Altman is on the […]

Gameday: Pac-12 basketball Power Rankings

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 10:42 am.

A few years ago, the Pac-12 conference was looked upon as one of the nation’s most talented and deepest men’s basketball conferences. A lot has changed over the years and entering the 2014-2015 season, the conference’s talent outlook has never seemed bleaker. With only two teams being ranked in the AP preseason top-25, the conference’s depth […]

Pac-12 men’s basketball preview: Arizona reloads, Colorado and Utah look to play spoiler

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11:43 pm.

The Pac-12 conference got back on track in 2014, putting six teams in the NCAA Tournament, but faces another rebuilding season this year. UCLA, Stanford, Arizona State and Oregon each lost huge chunks of their production from a year ago. The Bruins are faced with replacing three first round NBA draft picks, Stanford saw two […]

Q&A: Life after basketball: Johnathan Loyd sheds insight onto reconstructed Oregon men’s basketball team

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:46 pm.

For the first time in four years, Johnathan Loyd won’t be lacing up for the Oregon men’s basketball team. As the newly reconstructed Ducks head into the season, Loyd, currently a member of the Oregon football team, took a moment to shed some insight on the upcoming season and what to expect from the new players. Here’s […]

Led by Joseph Young, Oregon men’s basketball tries to regroup

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 12:02 am.

A lot has changed for Oregon men’s basketball since it played Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA tournament last year. That game forecasted a promising future for the program. Fifth-year coach Dana Altman had successfully assembled a talented roster with players like Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis – who are both now gone […]

Basketball Gameday: Top players in the Pac-12

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 12:04 am.

With the Pac-12 men’s basketball season just a few days from starting, the conference is once again loaded with top-tier talent. Combining a blend of experienced returners with a crop of talented underclassmen, the Pac-12 should be one of the strongest conferences when it comes to pure, individual talent. Here are the top players in the Pac-12: […]

Three takeaways from Oregon men’s basketball’s first two exhibition games

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:19 pm.

Oregon emerged from its two exhibitions unscathed, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the team that can only be answered by increased competition. The Ducks beat Northwest Christian 101-69 to open the year, then beat Western Oregon 104-55 on Sunday night and were really never challenged in either of the match ups. Oregon led […]

Oregon men’s basketball: Despite “slow” start, Ducks show off athleticism in 104-55 win over Western Oregon

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:23 pm.

The right word would be “slow” when describing the way things started for Oregon in its final exhibition game before its season opener on Friday. Missing its first five shots and turning the ball over four times, the Ducks would succumb itself to a 18-7 deficit just seven minutes into the game against an under […]