Oregon Men's Basketball 2020 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Oregon Ducks

Pac-12 (24-7, 13-5)

Oregon has held steady amongst the top 16 teams in the nation for the majority of the season as the Ducks have stayed in the mix for the Pac-12 title all year long. Head Coach Dana Altman and his staff have continued to find a way to reload the roster and not miss too much of a beat as they have built a program that is set up to consistently contend for a conference title on a regular basis.
Big Wins: 11/22 Houston (78-66), 11/27 vs Seton Hall (71-69), 2/13 Colorado (68-60)
Bad Losses: 11/29 vs North Carolina (74-78), 1/16 at Washington State (61-72), 2/8 at Oregon State (53-63)
Coach: Dana Altman
Why They Can Surprise:
Peyton Pritchard is an experienced senior in the backcourt and you can’t put a price tag on how invaluable that is to the Ducks. Chris Duarte, Anthony Mathis, and Will Richardson round out a deep backcourt, which is going to be another big asset for Oregon in the NCAA Tournament. The efficiency of the offense is another reason why the Ducks can make a deep run as they are shooting 47.0 percent from the field heading into the postseason. They also are very battle tested as they played Houston, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Michigan and a pretty difficult conference schedule as well. This team is going to be a problem in the NCAA Tournament in situations when teams don’t have much time to prepare for their defensive pressure.
Why They Can Disappoint:
Free throw shooting is a problem as the Ducks are only shooting 70.0 percent from the charity stripe. They also had a couple of surprising losses to Oregon State and Washington State during conference play. The ability to avoid a cold shooting stretch for an extended period of time is going to keep Oregon from having an early exit. They had a second half performance at Stanford where they made just six of 30 shots from the floor which led to a 70-60 loss to the Cardinal. If they have a poor shooting half like during the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, they will have a quick exit from the postseason.
Probable Starters:
Peyton Pritchard, Senior, Guard, 20.5 ppg, 5.5 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg
Chris Duarte, Junior, Guard, 12.9 ppg, 1.6 apg, 4.6 rpg, 1.7 spg
Anthony Mathis, Redshirt Senior, Guard, 8.5 ppg
Shakur Juiston, Redshirt Senior, Forward, 7.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.0 apg
Francis Okoro, Sophomore, Forward, 3.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg
Key Role Players:
Will Richardson, Sophomore, Guard, 11.0 ppg, 2.3 apg
Chandler Lawson, Freshman, Forward, 4.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg
C. J. Walker, Freshman, Forward, 4.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg
Addison Patterson, Freshman, Guard, 4.6 ppg
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 75.9 (53rd in nation, 2nd in conference)
Scoring Defense: 66.7 (103, 6)
Field-Goal Percentage: 47.0 (30, 2)
Field-Goal Defense: 40.7 (57, 5)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 8.7 (46, 1)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 39.6 (5, 1)
Free-Throw Percentage: 70.0 (210, 10)
Rebound Margin: 2.0 (123, 6)
Assists Per Game: 14.4 (75, 3)
Turnovers Per Game: 11.9 (64, 3)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2019NCAARound of 64 win over Wisconsin
2019NCAARound of 32 win over UC Irvine
2019NCAARegional Semifinal loss to Virginia
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 3/8