To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Monday, February 27, 2017

Close

They say you have to win a couple of close ones in the big tourney to sniff the National Championship.

What if you're Oregon?  How many close ones do you have to win to maintain that #2 seed the experts divine for the Ducks come tourney time?

It was a hell of a weekend in the Bay Area for Oregon.  It always is. This time Oregon skated with a couple of close calls, beating Cal on a last second dagger by Dillon Brooks, and Stanford on a lucky and wild tip in by Jordan Bell.

Oregon is good, but I don't know if it can survive by playing down to the opposition.  As I've said all year, the Ducks need an athletic big man who can consistently slash the middle of the key and create his own shot.

Better rebounding is key as well.  Chris Boucher gets pushed around if a board is disputed. Sometimes Bell is lonely out there without rebounding help, and if he happens to be napping at any given moment all you can say is WTF?


TS

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