Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/26/12
Flying High The attention given to the University of Oregon is usually centered around its high -powered football program that has risen to new heights in recent years. And, though the Oregon Ducks will be making their fourth straight appearance in a BCS Bowl when they take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, the Oregon Men’s Basketball team is starting to gain recognition of its own. After starting the season 10-2 and ranked just outside the Top-25, the Ducks find themselves in a position they have not been in for the past few seasons. Head Coach Dana Altman has changed the way people perceive a program that was, at least for the past few years, one of the more mediocre programs in the Pac-10/12. With just one game left until Pac-12 play officially begins with a contest against bitter-rival Oregon State, the Ducks must look back on the first portion of their season in order to truly evolve into a team that can find itself towards the top of the conference come sea...
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