2015 NCAA Tournament Preview: Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks surprisingly finished second in the Pac-12, and are hoping to parlay that success into another long NCAA Tournament run.


Record – 25-9 (13-5 in Pac-12)

RPI – 27

Strength of Schedule – 47

Starting Lineup:

G Joseph Young (Sr.) – 20.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg

G Jalil Abdul-Bassit (Sr.) – 8.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg

F Dylan Brooks (Fr.) – 11.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg

F Jordan Bell (Fr.) – 4.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg

F Elgin Cook (Jr.) – 14.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Key Player:
Joseph Young

The Pac-12 Player of the Year absolutely dominates all phases of the game, leading the Ducks in points and assists while holding his own on the glass. He's excellent at creating his own shot off a bounce - something every team needs to have come tournament time.

Biggest Strength:


Oregon has a lot of athleticism at all positions, and they use that to get to the rim with ease. They're able to get out in transition and get a lot of easy shots, which results in them shooting a high percentage (46.1 percent) and scoring a lot of points (75.6 per game).

Biggest Weakness:


Oregon's offense needs to be that good because their defense is one of the worst in the country. They give up 70.7 points per game which puts them just 285th in the country. They have the length and athleticism to matchup with anyone, they just don't play with much discipline on the defensive end.


The Ducks have the explosiveness to make a deep tournament run, but if they don't improve their defense, they'll themselves out early.

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