We hoped the basketball team had moved past the performance we saw this weekend, but I guess we weren't. This team is just not that talented, they don't have any real inside presence, and don't have a go-to scorer. Really, it's incredible that they have 7 Pac-10 wins. But, time to move on:
- The Ducks need to move forward, and all postseason hopes likely rest on their performance in Tempe on Thursday night. With Oregon sitting at 14-14, the NIT is not a possibility, but if the Ducks can finish at .500 or better, they will have a great shot at the CBI. But all that is dependent on improving their play over the next week.
- Oregon baseball moved over .500 with a 3-2 win over St. Mary's yesterday, giving the Ducks their first series win of the season. Christian Jones only went into the 6th inning, but recorded 12 strikeouts and only gave up one run. The Ducks bullpen has been shaky this year, blowing a number of games already, but held on and only gave up one run after taking over from Jones. But the MVP of the season so far has to be Madison Boer, who is 2-0 and hasn't given up a run in over 15 innings of work this season. Both of his wins have come after a loss, and have helped the Ducks rebound after bullpen collapses.
- A couple players from Oregon rocked the combine yesterday. First, let's give a nod to a Beaver. Stephen Paea destroyed the combine bench press record, doing 49 reps of 225 pounds. The previous record was 45 reps. Jeff Maehl also wowed, and posted the top three cone time in combine history, with a time of 6.42. He was also the top performer in the 60-yard shuttle, and the second best time in the 20-yard shuttle. He also posted a decent 4.62 40-yard time. I'm not sure how this will impact Maehl's stock, but this should leave no doubt that he's an athlete, and could fit nicely on a number of teams.
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