Monday quack fixes are really fun when all there is to report is winning.
- The Ducks ended the regular season with their best performance of the season, and they'll face a familiar foe in their first game of the Pac-12 Tournament. By beating Colorado and Utah, they wrapped up the 3rd spot in the tourney, and after a first round bye, they'll face.... Colorado or Utah. Tony Woods is expected back for the game and the tournament.
- It was a crazy weekend for Pac-12 basketball. Washington, Cal, Arizona, and Colorado all dropped their final games. Oregon was the only team to finish strong going into the tournament. Though the Pac-12 struggles aren't really helping Oregon's chances at making the NCAA tournament.
- Oregon was one of the few teams in the conference to continually improve the entire season. Matt Prehm gives the credit to Dana Altman, and says he should win the Pac-12 coach of the year award.
- George Schroeder says that Oregon deserves a tournament berth, though they're still firmly on the bubble. He has a lot of praise for Altman as well, and the Ducks consistent growth and improvement this season.
- LaMichael James was in Eugene this weekend, and had a twitter scavenger hunt yesterday. A few lucky fans walked away with some signed Duck gear.
- Matt Knight arena isn't bringing in the money expected. Revenues reached only $2.9 million, falling short of the $3.3 million goal. The good news is that the high-priced seats are selling. Unfortunately, the upper level seats are not, which has led to debate on how those seats should be sold, and we can expect the athletic to rethink their ticket sales strategy next year. But the most important factor is a successful team. Success does not bring immediate ticket sales. It will take consistent winning to fill the seats.
- Could Oregon be headed for resolution in the Will Lyles saga? That seems to be the consensus. Jeffery Martin of the Oregonian runs through the likely scenario for how Oregon and the NCAA could wrap this up with a summary disposition, on order to avoid an NCAA hearing.
- Basketball and baseball weren't the only successes of the weekend. The acrobatics and tumbling team put up their second-best score of all time as they crushed Baylor in their final home meet of the season.
Are any of our LA quack addicts going to be able to make the Pac-12 tournament? It could be Oregon's only chance at getting into the NCAA tournament. GO DUCKS!