2013-14 Preview: Oregon Ducks
The Ducks don't aspire to be Transfer U, but it's working so far
2012-13: 28-9 (12-6 Pac-12) Lost to Louisville 77-69, NCAA tournament Sweet 16
In-conference offense: 0.98 points per possession (10th)
In-conference defense: 0.96 points per possession (2nd)
When Oregon hired Dana Altman three years ago, a potentially great program had entered a deep slumber, finishing 10th and 9th in the Pac-10 in the last two seasons of Ernie Kent's tenure. Within three years, Altman's transformation of the Ducks resulted in a Pac-12 tournament championship, a return to the NCAA tournament and an unexpected trip to the Sweet 16. Altman was rewarded at season's end with the 2013 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award.
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In the lead-up to the 2013-14 college basketball season, Insider is providing preview articles on every Division I team, as well as essays from Insider's analysts and experts.