Oregon Basketball Enters Top 15 in Latest Associated Press Poll

Nov 24, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks Mike Moser (0) talks with Oregon Ducks guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (15) and Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) against the San Francisco Dons at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is playing the role of the tortoise right now. Slow and steady wins the race. Last week they were 17. After a Tuesday night win vs Utah Valley and a win by 18 points on Sunday vs San Francisco the Ducks are now into the Top 15 and ranked 14th. The season so far has been an exciting one with Transfer Joseph Young leading the charge with 20 points vs Utah Valley. Overall the team was not happy with their performance in the win and that was clear in the postgame press conference.

Sunday was a different story. The 100-82 win over the San Francisco Dons was led by Sophomore Damyean Dotson with 17 points. He led six players in double digits for the win. The Ducks bench got into the act as Elgin Cook put in 18 and Jason Calliste hit all three of his three-point attempts adding 16 on the night.

“We’re playing well in spurts right now. We’re trying to make it where it’s a full half, or a full 30 minutes. Someday we’ll get to a full 40 minutes.”

Freshman Mike Moser on Oregon’s Performance vs San Francisco

The Home Cooking continues for Oregon this week with the Global Sports Hardwood Challege that tips off on Friday at Noon. Pacific, North Dakota, and Cal Poly will be in Eugene for a series of games with the Ducks(and each other).

The Ducks take on Pacific, Friday at Noon, North Dakota on Saturday at 3:30 and Cal Poly on Sunday December 1st at 7pm. All Oregon games will be televised on the Pac 12 Networks.

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