Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/12/13
Tourney Run Ugh. Those three, simple letters are probably the best way to sum up what was the final week of the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball regular season. Back-to-back losses to Colorado and Utah not only weakened Oregon’s seeding in the Pac-12 and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, they also cost the Ducks their first Pac-12 regular season basketball title since 2002. And yet, though hurting your seeding and losing the conference after such a good start are more than enough to make you sigh, it was the way that Oregon lost that was the most frustrating. Sure, you could easily blame it on the altitude in Boulder and Salt Lake City or on the fatigue the Ducks must have been experiencing towards the end of the season, but these losses were so ugly that Oregon didn’t even look like a tournament team. In fact, they didn’t even look like a team at all. The Ducks need to get back on track heading into the Pac-12 Tournament (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard). In their two losses, Oregon was
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