Oregon Men's Basketball 2019 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Oregon Ducks

Pac-12 (23-12, 10-8)

Oregon was extremely inconsistent during much of the 2018-2019 campaign. The injury to super recruit Bol Bol after just nine games certainly put the team on the back foot for a big chunk of the season. But after losing at UCLA on February 23rd, the Ducks have been the best team in the Pac-12. Since that game they have won eight straight contests, including two victories over both Arizona State and Washington.
Big Wins: 11/16 vs Syracuse (80-65), 3/19 at Washington (55-47), 3/15 vs Arizona State (79-75)
Bad Losses: 11/26 Texas Southern (84-89), 1/5 Oregon State (72-77), 2/21 at USC (49-66)
Coach: Dana Altman
Why They Can Surprise:
Oregon has played great defense during their late season surge. On the year the Ducks allow just 63.7 points per game and they have shut down some decent offenses over the last month. Kenny Wooten has turned into the shot blocking threat in the paint, averaging 2.0 per game on top his 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. Coach Dana Altman often starts four 6-9 forwards and that can be very difficult for any offense to maneuver against. Louis King and Paul White are the big men who have the athleticism to defend perimeter players. King and White are also decent outside shooters. The most prolific shooter on the team is Payton Pritchard, the only guard in the starting five. The point guard averages 12.7 points per game and is a superb leader on the floor.
Why They Can Disappoint:
Oregon can struggle offensively. Pritchard does a good job of getting his teammates involved, but his teammates are not always consistent. If the defense remains strong, this group will still be in the game, but sooner or later they are going to have to make a little offensive spurt in the NCAA Tournament in order to stay in the game. If they cannot do that, it will be a disappointingly short trip for a team that entered the 2018-2019 campaign with such high expectations.
Probable Starters:
Payton Pritchard, Junior, Guard, 12.7 ppg, 4.5 apg, 1.9 spg
Louis King, Freshman, Forward, 13.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Paul White, Senior, Forward, 10.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Kenny Wooten, Sophomore, Forward, 6.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.0 bpg
Francis Okoro, Freshman, Forward, 3.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg
Key Role Players:
Will Richardson, Freshman, Guard, 6.2 ppg, 2.5 apg
Ehab Amin, Senior, Guard, 5.8 ppg, 1.2 apg
Victor Bailey, Sophomore, Guard, 7.7 ppg, 1.0 apg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 70.0 (250th in nation, 11th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 63.7 (20, 1)
Field-Goal Percentage: 44.8 (159, 9)
Field-Goal Defense: 40.9 (40, 1)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 7.6 (190, 5)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 34.1 (202, 7)
Free-Throw Percentage: 71.5 (147, 6)
Rebound Margin: 1.5 (136, 7)
Assists Per Game: 13.5 (168, 8)
Turnovers Per Game: 11.8 (75, 3)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2018NITFirst Round win over Rider
2018NITSecond Round loss to Marquette
2017NCAARound of 64 win over Iona
2017NCAARound of 32 win over Rhode Island
2017NCAARegional Semifinal win over Michigan
2017NCAARegional Final win over Kansas
2017NCAANational Semifinal loss to North Carolina
2016NCAARound of 64 win over Holy Cross
2016NCAARound of 32 win over Saint Joseph's
2016NCAARegional Semifinal win over Duke
2016NCAARegional Final loss to Oklahoma
2015NCAARound of 64 win over Oklahoma State
2015NCAARound of 32 loss to Wisconsin
2014NCAARound of 64 win over BYU
2014NCAARound of 32 loss to Wisconsin
2013NCAARound of 64 win over Oklahoma State
2013NCAARound of 32 win over St. Louis
2013NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Louisville
2012NITFirst Round win over LSU
2012NITSecond Round win over Iowa
2012NITQuarterfinal loss to Washington
2011CBIFirst Round win over Weber State
2011CBISecond Round win over Duquesne
2011CBISemifinal win over Boise State
2011CBIFinal loss to Creighton
2008NCAARound of 64 loss to Mississippi State
2007NCAARound of 64 win over Miami-Ohio
2007NCAARound of 32 win over Winthrop
2007NCAARegional Semifinal win over UNLV
2007NCAARegional Final loss to Florida
2004NITFirst Round win over Colorado
2004NITSecond Round win over George Mason
2004NITQuarterfinal win over Notre Dame
2004NITSemifinal loss to Michigan
2003NCAARound of 64 loss to Utah
*all team stats through 3/10