Oregon Ducks Basketball Schedule in 2014-15
The Oregon Ducks are ready to fly high this season as they hit the
basketball court to take on some of the top teams in college hoops. The Ducks have a lot of good players on the roster this
season and the fans are hoping that their talent level will help the Ducks rise above the rest in 2014-15. The Ducks play
in the Pac-12 Conference, a league notorious for housing some of the best college basketball programs, not just on the west
coast but in the entire nation. The Pac-12 is filled with tough teams and every program calling the conference home is saddled
with a challenging schedule on an annual basis. The Ducks know that they're going to have win some tough games to compete
for the top spot in the conference standings, as is the case just about every season. With a number of tough matchups coming
their way this season, they're hoping an improvement from last year can catapult them into the upper echelon of the conference
in 2014-15. The Ducks put together a very nice season in 2013-14, posting a 24-10 overall record than included a 10-8 mark
against Pac-12 opponents. The Ducks can see that if they're going to make the leap this season they need to play better against
the toughest foes that the conference is going to throw at them. With some great matchups coming down the pipe at Mathew Knight
Arena this season, fans are eagerly awaiting a number of big games that should show just how good this Oregon Ducks hoops
team is this season.
The Ducks have one of their biggest games of the season coming when the Oregon State Beavers visit
Mathew Knight Arena. The Beavers are Oregon's in-state rival, and these contests between these two teams are always heated
and often come down to the wire. The Ducks are confident that they can take down the Beavers this season, but you never know
what is going to transpire when these two bitter enemies take to the hardwood. The Ducks will surely look to get out to an
early lead in this one by running the fast break, but they're going to need to play good transition defense as well to stop
the Beavers from doing the same. The stands are going to be packed for this matchup, as they are each and every season when
Oregon State comes to town.
The Ducks play another big game when they host the Arizona Wildcats. A conference rival
of the Ducks, the Wildcats were one of the best teams in the conference last season and should be formidable once again in
2014-15. The Wildcats are capable of shutting down even the most explosive offenses in the nation, so the Ducks are going
to have to move the ball consistently to find a good shot on each possession. This should be a fantastic game, and a win could
be exactly what the Ducks need. Check out the full schedule to see all the teams coming to Tucson this season.
Ducks Basketball History
The Oregon Ducks have a rich history that includes many winning seasons and loads of memorable
moments over the years. The Ducks played their first season in 1902-03 under head coach Charles Burden, and the team has been
putting together impressive seasons ever since. The Ducks have made 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the
Elite Eight five times and winning the National Championship in 1939.
The Oregon Ducks have seen some great players
come through their basketball program over the years, which is no surprise when one considers the reputation of this program
as a whole. One of the best players to every play for the Ducks was Terrell Brandon, a point guard that put together some
great seasons for Oregon. Brandon would go on to play in the NBA, where he established himself as one of the better point
guards of his time. Unfortunately his career was cut short by injuries. Other top Oregon players to move on to the pro game
include Luke Ridnour, Aaron Brooks and Fred Jones.
Even though the Ducks definitely have
a great reputation on the gridiron as well, it's best not to make the mistake of thinking that they can't do some serious
damage on the hardwood as well. With another talented squad loaded with playmakers who can change the dynamic of a big game
in a real hurry, the Ducks definitely won't go quietly in the Pac-12, which means that you're in store for some epic games
against some of the very best programs in the country coming down the home stretch. When you're there alongside thousands
of your fellow fans for all the crucial moments of a big game, you'll definitely be glad that you're not sitting anywhere
else – not that you'll be actually sitting in your seat very often.
Oregon Ducks Basketball Trivia
many games did the Oregon Ducks play in their inaugural season in 1902-03?
The answer is two games, and the Ducks lost
both of them.
Oregon Ducks Basketball Fans
The Oregon Ducks fly high each and every season, but they couldn't
do it without some big home victories. The Ducks play better at home when they've got a great home crowd behind them, which
is pretty much every time the step on the floor at Mathew Knight Arena. The fans love to pack into the arena when the rival
Oregon State Beavers come to town, a game that has become quite the tradition for this fan base. When the game is on the line
and the Ducks are digging in looking to make a clutch bucket that seals a huge rivalry matchup, you'll understand loud and
clear what all the buzz around campus is about. True, there are plenty of options for seeing a big game these days, though
there is still no substitution for the experience you can get from the stands. Be there for all the most exciting moments
in another college basketball season filled with nail-biting action that will have you talking well after the final whistle.
Mathew Knight Arena tickets are always some of the hottest tickets around town, mainly because it's a state-of-the-art facility
that routinely brings together some of the most passionate hoops fans that you'll find anywhere in the state.