Friday, March 9, 2012

Ducks May Have Let An Opportunity Slip

In a perfect world the Ducks would be tourney bound.  I'm talkin March madness tourney bound, not it's poorer cousin (NIT) or second or third cousin (CBI).  But after a tough loss last night in the first round of the Pac 12 tournament, the reality is the Ducks may have left their tournament fate in the hands of the NCAA selection committee. 

"We needed to win that game and we didn't," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.  "We'll see what happens," he added.  What happens next is anybody's guess, but they're probably headed to the NIT. 

They have nobody to blame for that but themselves.

The fact is, Oregon has a weak s.o.s., and by not winning many games vs. top 50 teams (don't have the stat in front of me but I think they're 1-8) they didn't win the games they needed to, including last night against Colorado, where they fell short, 63-62.

I hate to say this but, if you look at it objectionally they probably don't deserve to be apart of March madness.  BUT I'LL ASK YOU:  after last night, does Oregon belong in the NIT or NCAA?


  1. the one thing is the rpi will go against them, seen where they havent beaten a team in the top 50 all year, r like 0-6, thats not good

  2. I think right now it is coming down to 2 spots for 3 teams, Texas, NC State, and Oregon they need NC State to lose today and for Colorado to not win the Pac12

  3. Unfortunately, I think we're NIT bound. They picked the wrong time to have a cold shooting night. To CU's credit, they played outstanding defense. We gave up way too many points in the paint. We need help elsewhere to get in the NCAA tourney.