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Quack Fix: Men's and women's hoops open seasons with easy wins

Oregon bouncy hoops is back. That and more in this Monday edition of Quack Fix

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  • The Oregon men's basketball team opened their 2014/15 season with a 107-65 win over Coppin State on Friday. Joseph Young dropped 32 points, including 25 in the first half alone. Four other Ducks hit double figures in scoring, including Casey Benson who contributed 13 points off the bench. Oregon will now face Detroit on Monday to kick off the Progressive Legends Classic.
  • On the women's side, the Ducks hit their first 11 shots en route to a 100-77 win over Utah State, officially kicking off the Kelly Graves era at Oregon. Katelyn Loper scored 33 points, including 8-of-12 from beyond the arc while Jillian Alleyne posted the 42nd double-double of her career with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Oregon will have a tough test coming up as preseason No. 13 North Carolina comes to town on November 23.
  • The Ducks were idle this weekend and that's probably for the best. The Ducks saw No. 1 Mississippi State fall to No. 5 Alabama while No. 3 Florida State and No. 4 TCU nearly suffered massive upsets. After the dust settled, Oregon found themselves holding steady at No. 3 in the latest AP poll.
  • ecent 4-star Oregon commit Dillon Mitchell has announced he intends to play both basketball and football while with the Ducks. The Class of 2016 athlete was initially considered more of a basketball player, but developed a talent at wide receiver and had offers from some big name programs like Alabama and Ohio State.
  • It may seem like another typical fall week in Eugene, but that is so far from the case. On Tuesday, the IAAF will announce their decision on who will host the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Eugene is up against Barcelona, Spain and Doha, Qatar. If Eugene wins the bid, they will host the world's biggest sporting event in 2019 and the biggest sporting event on US soil since the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.