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Oregon outplayed in all facets of the game in 70-57 loss at Oregon State

This was not the way Oregon was hoping to begin Pac-12 play. After a rough showing against Western Oregon five days ago, the Ducks were looking to play a complete game when they traveled to Corvallis to face rival Oregon State in the conference opener. Not only did Oregon fail …

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Oregon fails to rise to the occasion in Civil War Pac-12 opener

Oregon (11-3, 0-1 Pac-12) was understandably at a loss of words following its 70-57 Pac-12 opener loss to Oregon State (10-1, 1-0). Head coach Dana Altman pointed the finger at the Beavers’ 31 points off turnovers and second chance points. Dillon Brooks (13 points) felt like the team played too …

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Dylan Ennis season debut provides positive sign for Oregon despite sloppy play against Western Oregon

Oregon was hoping for a dress rehearsal in its final non-conference game. Instead, it got a first half scare from an inferior opponent and are left with plenty of questions as it enters conference play. The Ducks prevailed over the Western Oregon Wolves by a score of 88-60 in a …

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Oregon welcomes back Dylan Ennis, prepares for Pac-12 play

Tonight, Oregon will wrap up its non-conference schedule against Western Oregon. Then, next Sunday, it will open Pac-12 play in Corvallis against Gary Payton II (16.5 points per game) and in-state rival Oregon State. “The intensity there will be pretty good,” Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. Most importantly though, …

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Oregon rallies to beat Alabama 72-68 on the road

It was a tale of two halves for the Ducks. After coming out sluggish in the first half and digging itself into a massive hole, Oregon used a big second half rally to come from behind and stun the mostly-pro Alabama crowd in a 72-68 win. With the win, Oregon …

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Despite lapse in focus, Oregon withstands Long Beach State 94-73 with strong second half

A lot went wrong for Oregon (9-2) in the first half against visiting Long Beach State (6-7). Against an outside-oriented 49ers team, the Ducks didn’t contest the perimeter and gave up a combined 34 points to two role players: Roschon Prince (13) and Travis Hammonds (21). This lapse in focus …

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With Jordan Bell back, Oregon is starting to look more like itself

Midway through December, Oregon (8-2) is slowly starting to look like the team Dana Altman envisioned, before injuries hurt its rotation. With Jordan Bell and Dylan Ennis – two presumed starters – out with foot injuries to begin the season, the pace for this team to reflect its true potential …

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Ducks return to form in 78-63 victory against UC Irvine

Looking to bounce back from deflating losses to UNLV and Boise State over a three-game road trip, Oregon did just that in a 78-63 victory over UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Ducks faced a tall task, literally, in the form of 7-foot-6 UC Irvine center Mamadou Ndiaye. But after Ndiaye …

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Notes: Injuries continue to plague Oregon as they return home

On Monday, Dana Altman joked about not having enough guys to practice. “We didn’t have many guys at practice yesterday,” Altman said. Currently, Oregon (7-2) has two potential starters out — Dylan Ennis (right foot) and Tyler Dorsey (left knee) — despite recently returning Jordan Bell (foot) in a loss …

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