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Pac-10 Basketball Early Previews - Oregon

By Marcelo Figueroa and Dave Consolazio, June 23, 2009 10:17 pm

To say that the 2008-2009 season was a rebuilding period for the Ducks would be an understatement. Oregon finished dead last in the Pac-10 with just two wins in-conference and eight wins on the entire season. They relied heavily on freshmen, who played as you would expect them to; like freshmen. 41 percent of the team’s scoring came from freshmen, even though some didn’t play up to their potential in their first college season.

Freshman center Michael Dunigan, who was one of the nation’s top prospects coming out of high school, struggled to stay on the floor for long in games because of foul trouble. He averaged just over eight PPG and looked unpolished offensively. He will need to drastically improve his play if the Ducks are to contend this year in the Pac-10. Another big man who underperformed for Oregon last season was Josh Crittle. Crittle averaged just three points and three boards per game with the Ducks last season. The team was undersized and did not rebound well – just a couple of reasons why they had such a tough season.

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