Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/6/12
“Ucks” Must Find Their “D” In just a few short months head coach Dana Altman has transformed his team into an NCAA-bubble team in his second year at the helm. The Oregon Ducks (22-8, 13-5 in the Pac-12) finished the conference season in third-place earning a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament this week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Oregon PAC 12 Tournament Preview NWSB writer Steve Lee gave his Pac-12 tournament preview and echoed my sentiment: Oregon has a shot at winning the Pac-12 title this week. The Ducks have three elements working in their favor: Quality three-point shooting, excellent offensive rebounding, and a backwind of mometum that they can use to fly into Los Angeles. Three-Point Shooting   The Ducks feature the second and third best three-point shooters in the Pac-12 in guards Devoe Joseph (46.3 percent) and  Garrett Sim (46.2 percent). Given this, any lead under 20 is not insurmountable if these sharpshooters get going. Devoe Joseph and Sim ar...
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