The University of Oregon Ducks basketball team has one of the most die-hard followings in the Pacific Northwest. The Ducks have been playing basketball for over a century, with the program’s first season coming in 1902. The program’s most iconic years came in the late 1930’s when the program claimed the first NCAA Tournament Championship in 1939. That team came to be known as the “Tall Firs” due to the tall stature of the players. Since then the Ducks have made over 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Elite Eight on 4 occasions. Oregon is a member of the PAC-12 Conference, placing them in the premier basketball league on the West Coast. The Ducks won PAC-12 titles in 1919, 1939, 1944, and 2002. Leading the Ducks to all of this success have been players like John Dick, Bob Anet, Urgel Wintermute, Ron Lee, Lauren Gale, Wally Johansen, Aaron Brooks, Luke Ridnour, and E.J. Singler. In recent years Oregon basketball has seen a resurgence in success and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament more times since 2000 then in the previous 90 years of the program combined. This success led the Ducks to build Matthew Knight Arena, which is one of the top college basketball arenas in the country. Ducks fans are known for being passionate and unbelievably loud and they have made the basketball game day experience in Eugene one of the best in the PAC-12. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Oregon Ducks basketball tickets.
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The University of Oregon Ducks basketball team plays their home games at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. Matthew Knight Arena has been the home of Ducks basketball since 2011 and can seat over 12,000 fans. The arena replaced the historic McArthur Court, which had been the site of Ducks home games for over 80 years. Matthew Knight arena is one of the newest, largest, and most unique basketball venues in the Pacific Northwest. The floor is unlike any other in the world and has a pattern that gives the perspective of looking up from a clearing in the forest and seeing the silhouettes of the tall trees surrounding. The design is a nod to the “Tall Firs” which was the nickname of Oregon’s 1939 National Championship Basketball team. The completion of Matthew Knight Arena has ignited the Ducks basketball program and has seen the team return to national prominence.
Oregon vs. Oregon State
The rivalry between the Ducks and the Beavers is known as the Civil War and matchup on the hardwood is one of the rivalries best. Oregon and Oregon State have met over 340 times in basketball, making it the most played rivalry game in the country. The matchup has been incredibly close over the years, with both schools beating the other over 150 times. Season sweeps in this rivalry are rare as winning in Eugene and Corvallis has been difficult for the road team.
Oregon vs. Washington
The Ducks and Huskies have played over 280 times on the hardwood, making it one of the top 5 most played rivalries in the country. This border rivalry is one of the best in college athletics and when the Huskies are in town the noise is just a little bit louder at Matthew Knight arena, as fans and players desperately want to come out on top. This matchup has major impact on northwest recruiting and is quietly one of the best games in the PAC-12.
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How can I buy cheap Oregon Ducks tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Oregon Ducks basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Oregon tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee PAC-12 opponents like UCLA, Arizona, and USC can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Oregon tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Oregon Ducks basketball schedule?
The Ducks 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the PAC-12. Oregon plays in the PAC-12 Conference, which means games against Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Arizona State, Stanford, California, Utah, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State, and USC. Game times are announced by the PAC-12 as soon as the TV schedule is set. Oregon’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Oregon State in the Civil War. If you are looking for Ducks news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Oregon Ducks team roster.
Can I buy Oregon Ducks basketball season tickets?
Oregon Ducks season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Oregon basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Matthew Knight Arena.
What is the best Oregon rivalry game during the season?
There is no question that the best rivalry on the Ducks schedule is with Oregon State. Playing over 340 times, no other rivalry in the country has the length of history of this game. No matter what sport it is, what the teams records are coming in, Oregon vs. Oregon State is passionate, high energy, and highly competitive. The two programs are both among the most accomplished in the Northwest, and they fight tooth and nail for the regions top talent. Attending a Civil War game is something that will be remembered for the rest of your life and is one of the special moments in college basketball.
What is the best game day tradition at a Ducks home game?
One of the best traditions at any Oregon athletics event is the Duck. There are few mascots in the country that are as active, and full of shenanigans as the Oregon Duck. Throughout the week the Duck travels around, makes YouTube videos, and special appearances. All of these antics have created an almost cult following around the mascot and seeing him instantly provokes Oregon pride. On game days at Matthew Knight Arena, the Duck is out in full swing, doing acrobatic tricks, high fiving fans, and pumping up the energy at the arena. Getting a chance to see the Duck in person is one of the best moments for any Oregon fan.