March 16, 2010 |
Ernie Kent, the winningest coach in Oregon history, was dismissed Tuesday after 13 seasons with his alma mater. "You may find a better basketball coach, but I don't think you'll find anybody that has the passion and love that I have for this university," said Kent, who had to pause for several moments to fight back his emotions. Oregon went 16-16 overall and 7-11 in the Pac-10 this past season, finishing with a 90-74 quarterfinal loss to California in the conference tournament.
January 6, 1989 |
After a stuffed bear flew onto the court, delaying the start of the UCLA-Oregon game Thursday night, the announcer at McArthur Court intoned: "Appreciate it if fans don't throw any more Bruins on the floor." Apparently, the Oregon players believed that the edict against roughing up Bruins, real or stuffed, applied to them, too. The Ducks, who in the past have given UCLA fits in The Pit, fell meekly this time, 97-66, before a crowd of 8,244, which hurled only insults as the rout wore on.
January 4, 2009 |
Time: 12:30. On the air: TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Where: McArthur Court. AT OREGON Records: UCLA 11-2, 1-0; Oregon 6-7, 0-1. Record vs. opponent: 79-25. Update: The 12th-ranked Bruins' weekend swing through the chilly Pacific Northwest concludes with a trip to hostile McArthur Court.
February 24, 2002
Thursday vs. No. 15 Oregon, Sports Arena, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net 2--The Ducks are 16-0 at home but only 3-7 on the road. The Trojans gave Oregon its biggest scare at McArthur Court this season, leading on Feb. 2 with less than a minute to play and having a potential game-winning three-pointer rim out with two seconds to play.
February 19, 1987
USC's basketball team will try to snap a six-game conference losing streak tonight in a 7:30 game against Oregon at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore. The Trojans, 8-16 and 3-12 in the Pacific 10, are in last place. The Ducks (13-10 and 7-7) are in sixth place. USC beat Oregon, 60-56, last month at the Sports Arena. The Trojans, however, have won only one conference road game this season.
March 1, 2003 |
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Bruins always have a strange bedfellow on this trip -- archrival USC, which stays in the same hotel for three nights. It pains UCLA players more than usual to pass their Trojan counterparts in the halls because they are reminded of opportunity lost. Change the outcome of the two USC victories over the Bruins earlier this season and it would be UCLA battling for sixth place in the Pacific 10 Conference rather than the Trojans. UCLA also would have the better overall record.