Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Climbing the Pac? Sitting at 5-1 on the season as of Tuesday afternoon, the Oregon Ducks have surprised many pundits and fans coming out of the gates. Currently sitting fourth in the PAC-12 standings, the Ducks, who during the preseason were predicted by many (including myself) to sit in the bottom half of the division standings and hold a NIT ticket are making a push for the Big Dance. The Ducks opened the season with five straight wins over Northern Arizona, Portland State, Vanderbilt, and Jacksonville State. Add in two exhibition games against Concorida and Southern Oklahoma State and the Ducks have successfully defended their home court, Matthew Knight Arena. Global Sports Classic Venturing out on the road for the first time this season, the Ducks found themselves in the championship game of the Global Sports Classic after an upset 83-79 victory over the 18th ranked UNLV on the Rebels home court, a place that visiting teams had not seen success in twenty games. Damyean Dotson h...
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