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Oregon's highest ranking in more than five years has coincided with it being on the verge of its best conference start since the 1920s, yet coach Dana Altman expects more from his squad.
The No. 16 Ducks seek a seventh straight victory when they host struggling Washington State on Wednesday night.
After sweeping a trip to Los Angeles with a 76-74 victory over Southern California on Thursday and a 76-67 win at then-No. 24 UCLA on Saturday, Oregon reached its highest standing in the Top 25 since also being ranked 16th in December 2007.
The Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) are one victory shy of their best start in league play since winning all 10 Pacific Coast Conference games in the 1925-26 season. Oregon also opened 5-0 in conference in 1973-74 as a member of the Pac-8.
Altman, though, isn't taking much solace in those accomplishments for a program that has missed the NCAA tournament in his two previous seasons at the helm, and the last four overall.
"Those things (at this...
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Halfway to its first win against a ranked team in two years, Washington State failed to finish.
The Cougars surrendered a 10-point halftime lead to No. 16 Oregon and the Ducks rallied for a 68-61 victory on Wednesday night.
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