2007–08 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team

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2007–08 Oregon Ducks men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament South Region 9 Seed
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2007–08 record 18–14 (9–9 Pac-10)
Head coach Ernie Kent
Assistant coach Mark Hudson
Assistant coach Kenny Payne
Home arena McArthur Court
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 UCLA 16 2   .889     35 4   .897
#11 Stanford 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
#21 Washington State 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
Arizona State 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Oregon 9 9   .500     18 14   .563
Arizona 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Washington 7 11   .389     16 17   .485
California 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Oregon State 0 18   .000     6 25   .194
USC* 0 7   .000     0 12   .000
2008 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll
*USC vacated 11 conference and 21 overall wins, due to NCAA rules violations.

The 2007–08 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team represents the University of Oregon in the college basketball season of 2007–08. The team was coached by Ernie Kent and plays their home games at McArthur Court.

Previous season[edit]

The 2006–07 Oregon Ducks experienced what many would argue as one of their most memorable and successful seasons in school history. Freshman Tajuan Porter, who was not heavily recruited, along with senior and leader Aaron Brooks helped lead the Ducks to a successful season. They began their season by completing their non-conference schedule at a perfect 12–0, including a come-from-behind win at Rice and an important east-coast win at then ranked #19 Georgetown. The Ducks suffered their first loss of the season against USC but were able to bounce back and defeat then ranked #1 UCLA marking the second time in school history the Ducks had defeated a #1 Bruins team. Towards the end of the season Oregon suffered a streak in which they lost 6 of 8 games, the skid dropped the Ducks from #7 to #23 in the AP Poll. However the Ducks managed to bounce back, winning 9 games in a row, including a sweep of the Pac-10 Championship Tournament – in dominating fashion – first round wins over Miami University (Ohio), Winthrop University, and a Sweet Sixteen victory over UNLV. Their final game of the season was a 77–85 loss to eventual NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament champions, Florida.

Pre-season[edit]

June 28Aaron Brooks was selected in the 2007 NBA Draft as the 26th selection overall during the 1st round by the Houston Rockets.[1]

July – Guard Tajuan Porter played on the United States' U19 team in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship. The tournament was played in Novi Sad, Serbia and the United States' team placed 2nd, suffering their first loss of the tournament to Serbia 69–74 in the championship game.[2] Also, Forward Maarty Leunen played on the United States' Pan American Games team. The team place 5th in the tournament after a poor 3–2 final record in which the team lost the first two games.[3]

November 1 – During the Pac-10's media day, the pre-season media poll picks the Ducks to finish third in the Pac-10.[4]

Recruiting[edit]

The 2008 University of Oregon Men's Basketball Recruiting Class was selected by Scout.com as the 11th best recruiting class of 2008 and was selected by Rivals.com as the 11th best recruiting class of 2008 as well.[5]

Class of 2008 Recruits

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Crittle
C
Elmhurst, IL Timothy Christian HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oct 17, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Michael Dunigan
C
Chicago, IL Farragut Career Academy HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jul 16, 2007 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Matthew Humphrey
SG
Chicago, IL Hales Franciscan HS I 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jul 16, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Drew Wiley
SF
Vida, OR McKenzie River HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Dec 23, 2006 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Teondre Williams
SG
Norcross, GA Meadowcreek HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Nov 5, 2007 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 86

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
11/10/2007* 4:00 PM Pepperdine #12 McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 100–70  8,601 1–0
11/11/2007* 6:00 PM Pacific #12 McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 80–64  8,405 2–0
11/12/2007* 7:30 PM Western Michigan #11 McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 97–88  8,341 3–0
11/17/2007* 7:00 PM at Portland #11 Chiles CenterPortland, OR CSN W 85–61  4,881 4–0
11/20/2007* 7:00 PM at St. Mary's #12 McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA ESPNU L 87–99  3,500 4–1
11/24/2007* 7:00 PM San Francisco #12 McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 110–79  7,033 5–1
11/29/2007* 6:00 PM at #25 Kansas State #17 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS ESPN2 W 80–77 OT 12,528 6–1
12/08/2007* 3:00 PM Utah #19 Rose GardenPortland, OR OSN W 75–64  11,447 7–1
12/11/2007* 7:00 PM Sacramento State #16 McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 93–66  8,125 8–1
12/15/2007* 11:00 AM at Nebraska #16 Bob Devaney Sports CenterOmaha, NE OSN L 79–88 OT 12,109 8–2
12/22/2007* 6:00 PM vs. Oakland #23 The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, MI ESPNU L 62–68  22,076 8–3
12/28/2007* 7:00 PM Mount St. Mary's McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 81–73  8,916 9–3
01/03/2008 6:00 PM at Arizona State Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ L 54–62  7,690 9–4
01/05/2008 11:00 AM at #21 Arizona McKale CenterTucson, AZ FSN W 84–74  14,575 10–4
01/10/2008 6:00 PM California McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 79–70  8,817 11–4
01/13/2008 1:30 PM #23 Stanford McArthur CourtEugene, OR CBS W 71–66  9,087 12–4
01/17/2008 6:00 PM at Washington Bank of America ArenaSeattle, WA OSN/FSN L 70–78  9,628 12–5
01/20/2008 5:00 PM at #8 Washington State Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA FSN L 60–69  11,120 12–6
01/24/2008 7:30 PM #8 UCLA McArthur CourtEugene, OR FSN L 75–80  9,087 12–7
01/26/2008 6:00 PM USC McArthur CourtEugene, OR FSN L 86–95 OT 9,087 12–8
02/02/2008 3:00 PM Oregon State McArthur CourtEugene, OR
(Civil War)
OSN W 79–63  9,087 13–8
02/07/2008 7:00 PM at #9 Stanford Maples PavilionStanford, CA L 43–72  7,329 13–9
02/09/2008 4:00 PM at California Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA OSN W 92–70  10,407 14–9
02/14/2008 5:30 PM Washington McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 71–58  8,866 15–9
02/16/2008 6:00 PM #21 Washington State McArthur CourtEugene, OR FSN L 53–62  9,087 15–10
02/21/2008 8:00 PM at USC Galen CenterLos Angeles, CA FSN L 75–81  8,721 15–11
02/23/2008 12:30 PM at #6 UCLA Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA ABC L 65–75  11,355 15–12
03/02/2008 7:00 PM at Oregon State Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR
(Civil War)
FSN W 80–68  7,031 16–12
03/06/2008 6:00 PM Arizona State McArthur CourtEugene, OR OSN W 67–61  8,895 17–12
03/08/2008 7:30 PM Arizona McArthur CourtEugene, OR FSN W 78–69  9,087 18–12
03/13/2008 6:00 PM vs. #21 Washington State Staples CenterLos Angeles, CA
(Pac-10 Conference Tournament quarterfinal)
FSN L 70–75  N/A 18–13
03/21/2008* 07:25 PM vs. Mississippi State Alltel ArenaLittle Rock, AR
(NCAA Tournament First Round)
CBS L 69–76  16,060 18–14
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Roster[edit]

Centers[edit]

  • 3 Mitch Platt – Senior – Henderson, Nev.
  • 45 Ray Schafer – Senior – Wasilla, Alaska

Forwards[edit]

  • 10 Maarty Leunen – Senior – Redmond, Ore.
  • 11 Frantz Dorsainvil – Junior – Montreal, Quebec
  • 33 Drew Viney – Freshman – Villa Park, Calif.
  • 50 Joevan Catron – Sophomore – Phoenix, Ill.

Guards[edit]

  • 1 Malik Hairston – Senior – Detroit, Mich.
  • 4 Bryce Taylor – Senior – Encino, Calif.
  • 4 Ben Voogd – Junior – Florence, Ore.
  • 12 Tajuan Porter – Sophomore – Detroit, Mich.
  • 13 Churchill Odia – Junior – Lagos, Nigeria
  • 15 John Elorriaga – Freshman – Portland, Ore.
  • 21 Nicholas Fearn – Freshman – Seattle, Wash.
  • 24 LeKendric Longmire – Freshman – Pascagoula, Miss.
  • 34 Kamyron Brown – Freshman – Santa Ana, Calif.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Ernie Kent – Head Coach
  • Mark Hudson – Assistant Coach
  • Kenny Payne – Assistant Coach
  • Yasir Rosemond – Assistant Coach
  • Josh Jamieson – Director of Basketball Operations
  • Clay Jamieson – Athletic Trainer
  • Nathan Bain – Manager
  • H.J. Cohn – Student Manager
  • David Flasch – Manager
  • Shawn Harriett – Manager
  • Josh Suh – Manager

Season Notes[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • On December 3, the Oregon Ducks men's basketball team set the school record for most consecutive weeks ranked in the AP Poll as a Top-25 team. Oregon had been ranked by the AP since December 11, 2006, which was a total of 19 polls released with the Ducks in the Top-25. The previous record was 18 weeks, set between February 4, 2002 and January 27, 2003.[7]

Game notes[edit]

Pepperdine @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Waves 23 47 70
Ducks 53 47 100
Game Leaders
Pepperdine Oregon
Scoring Malcolm Thomas: 22 Points Malik Hariston: 17 Points
Rebounds Malcolm Thomas: 8 Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 14 Rebounds
Assists Rico Tucker: 5 Assists Tajuan Porter: 9 Assists
Steals Tyrone Shelley: 3 Steals Bryce Taylor: 3 Steals
Blocks Malcolm Thomas: 2 Blocks Maarty Leunen: 3 Blocks


Pacific @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Tigers 27 37 64
Ducks 34 46 80
Game Leaders
Pacific Oregon
Scoring Steffan Johnson: 22 Points Tajuan Porter: 23 Points
Rebounds Michael Nunnally: 7 Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 10 Rebounds
Assists Steffan Johnson: 5 Assists Joevan Catron: 3 Assists
Steals Steffan Johnson: 1 Steals Kamyron Brown: 2 Steals
Blocks Michael Nunnally: 2 Blocks Bryce Taylor: 2 Blocks


Western Michigan @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Broncos 30 58 88
Ducks 46 51 97
Game Leaders
Western Michigan Oregon
Scoring David Kool: 24 Points Malik Hariston: 29 Points
Rebounds Derek Drews: 6 Rebounds Joevan Catron: 10 Rebounds
Assists Andre Ricks: 4 Assists Joevan Catron: 4 Assists
Steals Andrew Hershberger: 3 Steals Maarty Leunen: 1 Steals
Blocks Donald Lawson: 1 Blocks Malik Hariston: 4 Blocks


Oregon @ Portland

1 2 Total
Ducks 31 54 85
Pilots 29 32 61
Game Leaders
Oregon Portland
Scoring Malik Hariston: 24 Points Taishi Ito: 13 Points
Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 10 Rebounds Luke Sikma: 10 Rebounds
Assists Kamyron Brown: 10 Assists Luke Sikma: 4 Assists
Steals Tajuan Porter: 2 Steals Luke Sikma: 3 Steals
Blocks Joevan Catron: 2 Blocks Luke Sikma: 2 Blocks


Oregon @ Saint Mary's

1 2 Total
Ducks 35 52 87
Gaels 38 61 99
Game Leaders
Oregon Saint Mary's
Scoring Kamyron Brown: 20 Points Patrick Mills: 37 Points
Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 11 Rebounds Diamon Simpson: 12 Rebounds
Assists Maarty Leunen: 2 Assists Patrick Mills: 5 Assists
Steals Kamyron Brown: 2 Steals Patrick Mills: 2 Steals
Blocks Kamyron Brown: 2 Blocks Diamon Simpson: 2 Blocks


San Francisco @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Dons 50 29 79
Ducks 62 48 110
Game Leaders
San Francisco Oregon
Scoring Manny Quezada: 30 Points Maarty Leunen: 18 Points
Rebounds Dior Lowhorn: 7 Rebounds Joevan Catron: 14 Rebounds
Assists Myron Strong: 7 Assists Joevan Catron: 4 Assists
Steals Manny Quezada: 2 Steals Joevan Catron: 2 Steals
Blocks Diamon Simpson: 2 Blocks Kamyron Brown: 2 Blocks


Oregon @ Kansas State

1 2 OT Total
Ducks 29 42 9 80
Wildcats 32 39 6 77
Game Leaders
Oregon Kansas State
Scoring Bryce Taylor: 18 Points Michael Beasley: 24 Points
Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 13 Rebounds Michael Beasley: 12 Rebounds
Assists Tajuan Porter: 5 Assists Jacob Pullen: 5 Assists
Steals Malik Hairston: 2 Steals Jacob Pullen: 3 Steals
Blocks Malik Hairston: 3 Blocks Michael Beasley: 3 Blocks


Utah @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Utes 33 31 64
Ducks 38 37 75
Game Leaders
Utah Oregon
Scoring Tyler Kepkay: 23 Points Bryce Taylor: 20 Points
Rebounds Luke Nevill: 5 Rebounds Joevan Catron: 7 Rebounds
Assists Tyler Kepkay: 3 Assists Kamyron Brown: 4 Assists
Steals Tyler Kepkay: 2 Steals Maarty Leunen: 3 Steals
Blocks Luke Nevill: 1 Blocks Malik Hariston: 1 Blocks


Sacramento @ Oregon

1 2 Total
Hornets 36 30 66
Ducks 46 47 93
Game Leaders
Sacramento State Oregon
Scoring Loren Leath: 21 Points Maarty Leunen: 23 Points
Rebounds Randy Adams: 8 Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 11 Rebounds
Assists Vinnie McGhee Jr.: 7 Assists Kamyron Brown: 6 Assists
Steals Loren Leath: 2 Steals Kamyron Brown: 2 Steals
Blocks Clark Woods: 1 Blocks Joevan Catron: 1 Blocks


Oregon @ Nebraska

1 2 OT Total
Ducks 34 40 5 79
Cornhuskers 38 36 14 88
Game Leaders
Oregon Nebraska
Scoring Tajuan Porter: 29 Points Aleks Maric: 23 Points
Rebounds Joevan Catron: 9 Rebounds Ryan Anderson: 9 Rebounds
Assists Kamyron Brown: 4 Assists Jay-R Strowbridge: 5 Assists
Steals Joevan Catron: 2 Steals Ryan Anderson: 4 Steals
Blocks Joevan Catron: 1 Blocks Aleks Maric: 3 Blocks


Oregon vs. Oakland

1 2 Total
Ducks 26 36 62
Golden Grizzlies 37 31 68
Game Leaders
Oregon Oakland
Scoring Joevan Catron: 15 Points Derick Nelson: 22 Points
Rebounds Maarty Leunen: 12 Rebounds Derick Nelson: 9 Rebounds
Assists Maarty Leunen: 5 Assists Johnathon Jones: 8 Assists
Steals Maarty Leunen: 1 Steal Derick Nelson: 2 Steals
Blocks None Keith Benson: 2 Blocks


Stats[edit]

Team[edit]

Ore Opp
Scoring 639 538
  Points per Game 91.3 76.9
  Scoring Margin +14.4
Field Goals-Att 229–451 195–471
  Field Goal Pct. .508 .414
3-Point FG-Att 61–144 49–170
  3-Point FG pct. .424 .288
  3-Point FG Made per Game 8.7 7.0
Free Throws-Att 120–190 99–143
  Free Throw Pct. .632 .692
Ore Opp
Rebounds 294 252
  Rebounds per Game 42.0 36.0
  Rebounding Margin +6.0
Assists 118 105
  Assists per Game 16.9 15.0
Turnovers 92 100
  Turnovers per Game 13.1 14.3
  Turnover Margin +1.1
  Assist-Turnover Ratio 1.3 1.1
Ore Opp
Steals 38 42
  Steals per Game 5.4 6.0
Blocks 36 24
  Blocks per Game 5.1 3.4
Winning Streak 2
  Home Win Streak 4
Attendance 32,380 20,909
  Games/Avg per Game 4/8,095 3/6,970

Scores by half[edit]

1 2 OT Total
Oregon 1089 1196 26 2311
Opponents 1007 1122 41 2170

Individual[edit]

Name GP MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA PTS OFF DEF TOT AST TO STL BLK PF
Malik Hairston 29 911 162 307 91 126 48 110 463 41 95 136 66 50 18 26 81
Maarty Leunen 30 1045 148 259 108 136 57 107 461 64 216 280 88 47 26 11 70
Tajuan Porter 30 967 140 364 53 67 75 213 408 14 56 70 73 69 14 4 66
Joevan Catron 24 637 82 160 56 84 5 13 225 52 92 144 55 50 13 11 73
Bryce Taylor 28 921 130 274 59 73 49 123 368 31 75 106 40 46 20 12 69
Kamyron Brown 28 535 41 102 35 61 8 31 125 2 47 49 93 67 22 3 42
LeKendrick Longmire 26 296 43 79 8 27 3 10 97 21 19 40 4 10 11 5 35
Frantz Dorsainvil 19 153 27 47 8 24 0 0 62 16 17 30 2 16 4 2 29
Mitch Platt 22 169 14 24 4 12 0 0 32 6 16 22 12 10 2 2 15
Churchill Odia 26 347 16 40 0 0 13 35 45 6 30 36 21 7 6 1 37
Drew Viney 10 76 6 17 2 6 4 11 18 3 10 13 2 4 1 2 14
Ray Schafer 6 18 2 4 3 4 0 0 7 2 1 3 0 1 2 0 4
Total 30 6075 811 1677 427 620 262 653 2311 309 722 1031 456 379 139 79 535

Glossary

GP: Games Played, MIN: Minutes, FGM: Field goals made, FGA: Field goals attempted, FTM: Free throws made, FTA: Free throws attempted, 3PM: 3-pointers made, 3PA: 3-pointers attempted, PTS: Points, OFF: Offensive rebounds, DEF: Defensive rebounds, REB: Rebounds, TOT: Total rebounds AST: Assists, TO: Turnovers, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, PF: Personal fouls

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