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2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Oregon Ducks

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Record: 23-9

RPI: 27

BPI: 20

Conference: Pac-12 Conference

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region: No. 7 seed in the West

 

The Oregon Ducks had a lot of questions coming into the season, but they still managed to knock off the Georgetown Hoyas in the very first game of the year. The Ducks would go on to win every single game in their non-conference schedule and even started Pac-12 play with a 1-0 record. It all went downhill from there.

Oregon then lost five games in a row. However, it has gotten back on track and even went on an eight-game win streak towards the end of the season.

 

What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Joseph Young (18.6 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Mike Moser (8.0 rpg)

Leading Passer: Johnathan Loyd (4.7 apg)

Bad Losses: Oregon State

Good Wins: UCLA, Arizona

 

The transfer players led the way for Oregon this year. Mike Moser resurrected his career and is averaging 13.5 points per game and eight rebounds per game. He is also shooting 37.9 percent from behind the arc. Detroit transfer Jason Calliste managed to put up 12.4 points per game and shot 50.8 percent from behind the arc in the process.

It is Joseph Young who has been leading the team in the scoring department all year long, though.

The Ducks are one of the highest-scoring teams in college basketball and they are very tough to beat when they are knocking down their shots. However, you can say that about many teams.

Regardless, Oregon seems to be back on track and could have success in the 2014 NCAA tournament. The team did manage to make the Sweet 16 as a No. 12 seed last year.

The Oregon Ducks are dancing!

 

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