Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac 12) Men’s Basketball Team are on quite the streak. 20 straight wins at home at Matthew Knight Arena, 7-0 in the Pac 12 Conference and a virtual three game lead. Oregon played and beat Arizona, who is ahead of them at #8 in the polls, I’m not quite sure how that works. The Ducks also beat UCLA in Pauley Pavillion. EJ Singler and his teammates won’t see either the Bruins or the Sundevils for the remainder of the regular season due to the way the Pac 12 had to schedule the season. They may however meet in the Pac 12 Tournament the second week of March in Las Vegas.
Several NCAA Tournament Predictors have been moving Oregon up steadily over the last few weeks.
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: 3rd Seeded Oregon in the San Jose Regional with 6 Seeded San Diego State, 11th Seeded North Carolina and 14th Seeded Harvard
As far as the rankings go, just win and the rest will sort itself out. This year for basketball fans at Oregon has been better than past year with the addition of the Pac 12 Networks. The Ducks are getting exposuse, albeit not on all the tv’s it wants, but satellite providers will be satellite providers. Oregon does have the upcoming road game on Wednesday vs the Stanford Cardinal(12-8, 3-4 Pac 12) on ESPNU at 8pm. Saturday’s game vs the Cal Bears (11-8, 3-4 Pac 12) is on ROOT Sports at 1:30. Oregon then returns home and looks for it’s 21st win in a row(going back to last season), against Colorado(14-6, 4-4 Pac 12) at 7pm, again on ESPNU.