It sure is fun to be playing meaningful basketball again. I had forgotten how fun late February and March could be. Enjoy your Tuesday fix.
- Devoe Joseph became the first Duck named to the first team, all conference team since Aaron Brooks on Monday. Despite missing Oregon's first six games after transferring from Minnesota, Joseph was excellent---averaging 16.8 points while ranking in the top 10 in the conference for scoring, three-point shooting, free-throw shooting and steals. Also earning conference honors yesterday were E.J. Singler (second team), Garrett Sim (honorable mention) and Tony Woods (all-defensive honorable mention).
- With the two wins to close out the regular season, the Ducks secured the #3 seed in the conference tournament. Bob Clark writes the Ducks are hoping they can take the NCAA tournament decision out of the committee's hands by winning down in LA. Also, Coach Altman expects Tony Woods to be ready to go on Thursday.
- And, if you're looking for some football quack, Moseley posted a few links yesterday that worth checking out, including Sports Illustrated tabbing Arik Armstead as one of ten high-profile recruits who will make an immediate impact.
- After the sweep of Long Beach State, the Oregon baseball team moved up one spot to #17 in the latest Baseball America rankings. Oregon's next game will be this Friday, when they host Illinois at PK Park.
- The women's indoor Track & Field team is preparing to send 12 athletes to the NCAA championships in Idaho at the end of this week. The Ducks are ranked #1 heading into the meet and are looking for their third consecutive national title.
Also, after the jump is a video of Sim, Singler, and Joseph talking about wanting to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament. Go Ducks!