PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Myles Powell and Seton Hall came roaring out of halftime with a torrid outside shooting display that left Oregon wobbled and facing a massive hole.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Battle 4 Atlantis opens Wednesday with four ranked teams playing in an early season test through the Thanksgiving holiday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Mathis had another big shooting night to help No. 11 Oregon get another big win.
Mathis shot 5 for 9 on 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and the Ducks followed...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Payton Pritchard came to Oregon’s rescue with some timely offense.
Pritchard scored 24 points and Texas Arlington could only respond with one missed shot after another in...
The closest thing to a long shot left in the NCAA Tournament is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years, made the Final Four a couple years ago and is led by a coach with almost 650 wins...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring drought that seemed like it would never end.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon was the Pac-12's preseason favorite, yet did not play like it through most of the season. The Ducks were inconsistent, lost their star freshman, had some ugly...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two down, two to go for the Oregon Ducks and their dominant defense.
Louis King and Payton Pritchard scored 20 points each, and Oregon shut down Utah 66-54 Thursday night in...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon knows its only real NCAA Tournament shot is to win four games in four days at the Pac-12 tournament.
The way the Ducks are playing defense, they might just do...
SEATTLE (AP) — Dana Altman wishes Oregon's surge, led by the Ducks defense, would have shown up a little bit sooner during conference season.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Defense was the key from start to finish for Oregon forcing 17 turnovers and limiting Washington State's top scorer.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the second game in a row, Oregon found a way to exceed coach Dana Altman's defensive expectations during the second half.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Francis Okoro earned his way into Oregon's eighth different starting lineup two games ago with sheer effort.
The freshman from Nigeria has since showed off what the Ducks...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a rare sighting Thursday, snow falling along the Los Angeles foothills. In downtown there was a much more common occurrence - Bennie Boatwright knocking down...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For one game at least, all was well in the basketball world for Oregon's Payton Pritchard.
The result was the second career double-double for the last remaining Duck from the Final Four run two years ago.
Pritchard had 20 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help Oregon outlast California 73-62 on Wednesday night.
Louis King added 12 points and Paul White and Kenny Wooten each had 11 for the Ducks (14-9, 5-5 Pac-12). Freshman Will Richardson had a season-high nine assists.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's defensive benchmark for success is to hold its opponent to fewer than 70 points.
It also doesn't hurt when the Ducks produce their most efficient offensive game of the season, either.
Paul White and Louis King each scored 19 points as Oregon raced past Southern California 81-60 on Sunday night.
The Ducks scored on 35 of 62 possessions and shot 29 of 52 (55.8 percent), only the third time in 16 games they've made more than half their shots and the first in eight games.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ehab Amin came off the bench to score 23 points and grab a team-high six rebounds to lead Oregon past Boise State 62-50 on Saturday night.
Oregon (9-4), which beat the Broncos 66-54 on Dec. 15, completed a sweep of the rare home-and-home nonconference series with the Broncos and did it with only eight scholarship players.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A matinee start seemed to catch the wrong team off its game with no excuses.
Fortunately for Oregon, there was enough that went right between falling behind by eight points early and giving up 13 straight at the end for the Ducks to claim a season-high fourth consecutive win.
Victor Bailey Jr. scored 16 points in his first start and Oregon finished a sweep of its four-game homestand by outlasting Florida A&M 71-64 on Tuesday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon took its first game without Bol Bol pretty much in stride.
Just how tall an order it might be playing without the 7-foot-2 freshman star for an extended time wasn't something coach Dana Altman wished to address.
Payton Pritchard had 19 points and five rebounds as Oregon overcame Bol's absence to race past Boise State 66-54 on Saturday night.
"It's a lower leg injury," said Altman, who fended off all inquiries about Bol with the same response. "We'll take it day by day."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ehab Amin let his Oregon teammates know that sleepwalking through another first half was no longer acceptable.
After the Ducks fell behind by nine points, the graduate transfer cut loose during a timeout, and the message hit home.
"It really started with Ehab yelling at us that we've got to put our hands up and play more defense," Bol said.
Bol had 20 points and nine rebounds as Oregon relied on its defense and rebounding to get past San Diego 65-55 on Wednesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wasn't about to let another huge underdog walk off its floor celebrating a stunning upset.
Kenny Wooten jammed that sentiment home for the Ducks, and it also didn't hurt to have another five-star recruit waiting in the wings.
Wooten scored a career-high 20 points and Bol Bol had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon past Omaha 84-61 on Saturday night.
Wooten was 9-for-12 shooting from the field with six dunks.
The NCAA has imposed two years of probation on Oregon after finding the school violated rules related to the men's and women's basketball teams and the track and field program.
The decision issued Wednesday said women's basketball coach Kelly Graves failed to "monitor and promote an atmosphere of compliance in his program." He must serve a two-game suspension this season. The team is 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Trayvon Reed picked the right night to be perfect.
Reed scored 23 points and John Jones added 20 to help Texas Southern shock No. 18 Oregon with an 89-84 victory Monday night.
Reed, a 7-foot-2 senior, made all nine of his shots and also was 5-for-5 from the foul line for the Tigers (2-4), who were 24-point underdogs.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The stat sheet doesn't lie, and Oregon coach Dana Altman didn't mince words while ticking off the unsatisfactory numbers even after his team won.
"Our focus, our attention to detail, I didn't think was very good," he said, "and that shows in the percentages, especially in the second half.
"I hope guys will put pressure on themselves so that we can get better after a win."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first game drew mixed reviews from coach Dana Altman.
The performances by returning starters Payton Pritchard and Paul White were right on cue, but the rest of the Ducks showed some rough spots that need work, especially under the boards.
Pritchard scored 22 points while White added 15 and No. 14 Oregon opened its season by routing Portland State 84-57 victory Tuesday night.
"We took a step in the right direction," Altman said. "It just wasn't smooth the way we like.
Last season: 23-13, eliminated in the second round of the NIT.
Coach: Dana Altman.
Who's gone: G Elijah Brown, F MiKyle McIntosh and F Troy Brown Jr.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake has hired longtime Creighton assistant Darian DeVries as its basketball coach.
The Bulldogs announced Thursday that DeVries will replace Niko Medved, who last week left after one season at Drake to take over at Colorado State.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to beat Oregon at the rim with the game on the line is becoming a bad idea in this Pac-12 tournament.
The long arms of Kenny Wooten are making sure of it.
Elijah Brown led Oregon's second-half comeback and Wooten finished it off with his second straight game-ending blocked shot, lifting the Ducks to a 68-66 win over Utah in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals on Thursday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon looked nothing like a team fighting for a longshot NCAA Tournament spot. The Ducks struggled with Washington State's physical defense, clanged one shot after another, had a whopping 17 points by halftime.
A little second-half surge got them going. A lot of grit and two big Kenny Wooten blocks got them into the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.
SEATTLE (AP) — Fortunately for the Oregon Ducks, when their offense suddenly disappeared their defense stepped up.
Payton Pritchard scored 14 points and Paul White added 13 as Oregon turned back a late rally by Washington to preserve a 72-64 victory on Saturday to end the Pac-12 Conference regular season.
Washington, which trailed 44-29 at the half, used a 9-2 run to pull within 68-64 with 3:12 remaining, but failed to score the rest of the way.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's secret to success still comes down to simple plays.
When the Ducks make them, they usually earn coach Dana Altman's seal of approval.
Elijah Brown had 19 points and seven rebounds, and MiKyle McIntosh added 16 points to lead Oregon past Arizona State 75-68 on Thursday night.
Paul White had 11 points for the Ducks (18-10, 8-7 Pac-12), who beat the Sun Devils (19-8, 7-8) for the eighth consecutive time and moved into a tie for sixth in the conference standings.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Dana Altman is still waiting for his real Oregon team to stand up.
A 60-point swing in outcomes over the past two games left the Ducks' coach at a loss as to their identity.
Troy Brown Jr. scored 21 points and Kenny Wooten had 12 points and seven blocks to lead Oregon past Washington 65-40 on Thursday night.
Five days earlier, the Ducks were blown out by 35 points at Stanford, the worst loss in Altman's eight seasons at Oregon.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dorian Pickens thought only of being aggressive and let the chips fall. He was nearly perfect.
Pickens scored 25 points, making five 3-pointers, and Stanford handed Oregon its worst loss of the Dana Altman era, beating the Ducks 96-61 Saturday.
KZ Okpala added 20 points for the Cardinal (13-11, 7-4 Pac-12), who won their second straight and seventh in 10 games. Reid Travis added 17 points.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Oregon Ducks were happy to get a conference win on the road, but dissatisfied with their own play after a victory over a struggling California team.
MiKyle McIntosh had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Oregon beat California, 66-53, on Thursday night, sending the Bears to their ninth straight defeat to match the second-longest losing streak in school history.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's strategy in the final seconds was simple: Foul before UCLA could get off a tying 3-pointer and then get the ball into Payton Pritchard's hands.
The Ducks did both to avoid a fourth home loss before their first sellout crowd of the season.
Pritchard scored 25 points, capped by four free throws in the final 6.7 seconds, to help Oregon hold off UCLA for a 94-91 win on Saturday night.