Oregon Preview Capsule


Last season: Oregon went 31-7 and finished first in the Pac-12.

Nickname: Ducks.

Coach: Dana Altman.

Conference: Pac-12.

Who's gone: F Elgin Cook, F Dwayne Benjamin.

Who's back: The Ducks return four starters from last season's team that went to the Elite Eight, F Dillon Brooks, G Tyler Dorsey, F Chris Boucher and G Casey Benson.

Who's new: Highly touted recruit Payton Pritchard, a homegrown guard from West Linn, Oregon, who originally committed to Oklahoma before switching to the Ducks.

The Skinny: Oregon looks to live up to expectations coming off a school-record 31 wins last season. The Ducks finished last season ranked No. 5 in the nation, and they're likely to be ranked high in the AP Top 25 to start this season. The team was selected to finish first in the Pac-12 in the league's preseason poll.

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