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Quack Fix: Finding success without Catron, Kent a finalist for UNLV job, and a Duck in the Masters

True or false: The Texas A&M women's basketball team is better than the Butler men's basketball team. Probably false, although they did come a mere 6 points shy last night of doubling Butler's score from Monday night. Yeah, I went there. Here's your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:

  • The Oregonian's John Hunt has a great feature on Oregon's Joevan Catron and his role in helping get the rebuilding process started for new head coach Dana Altman. Altman has nothing but great things to say about Catron and what he did for this team this year. Now he'll have to see how this team responds after the departure of Catron. Or maybe the Ducks will follow in the footsteps of 2010 CBI champion VCU? But first, they'll have to deal with a challenging Pac-12 slate.
  • Speaking of Oregon hoops, former head coach Ernie Kent is one of four finalists for the UNLV job. Although I did enjoy seeing Coach Kent on Fox Sports broadcasts this season, I think he'd do a great job at UNLV.
  • As spring practices continue around the country, preseason top-25 lists are starting to roll in.'s Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg posted his ballot and has Alabama at No. 1 and Oregon at No. 3. Oh, and Ohio State at No. 9, despite the fact that they'll be missing their quarterback and head coach. So, you know, take his opinion with a grain of salt.
  • And in case you're running out of Ducks to cheer for this spring, hop on former Oregon golfer Ben Crane's bandwagon as he competes in the Masters beginning tomorrow.

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