2016–17 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team

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2016–17 Oregon Ducks men's basketball
Oregon Ducks logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 9
2016–17 record 33–6 (16–2 Pac-12)
Head coach Dana Altman (7th season)
Assistant coach Kevin McKenna
Assistant coach Tony Stubblefield
Assistant coach Mike Mennenga
Home arena Matthew Knight Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Oregon 16 2   .889     33 6   .846
No. 4 Arizona 16 2   .889     32 5   .865
No. 8 UCLA 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
Utah 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
California 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
USC 10 8   .556     26 10   .722
Colorado 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Arizona State 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Stanford 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Washington State 6 12   .333     13 18   .419
Washington 2 16   .111     9 22   .290
Oregon State 1 17   .056     5 27   .156
2017 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team represented the University of Oregon during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Ducks were led by seventh year head coach Dana Altman. They played their home games at Matthew Knight Arena as members of the Pac–12 Conference. They finished the season 33–6, 16–2 in Pac-12 play to win a share of the regular season Pac-12 championship. They defeated Arizona State and California in the Pac-12 Tournament before losing in the final to Arizona. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Iona, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Kansas to advance to the Final Four where they lost to eventual champions North Carolina.

Previous season[edit]

The Ducks finished the 2015–16 season 31–7, 14–4 in Pac-12 play to win the regular season conference championship. As the No. 1 seed in the Pac–12 Tournament, the Ducks defeated Washington, Arizona, and Utah to win the Pac-12 Tournament championship and earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 1 seed in the West Region, they defeated Holy Cross, Saint Joseph's, and Duke to advance to the Elite Eight. There they lost to Oklahoma.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Elgin Cook F 6'6" 205 RS Senior Milwaukee, WI Graduated
Max Heller G 5'11" 170 RS Senior Del Mar, CA Graduated
Dwayne Benjamin F 6'7" 210 Senior Lafayette, LA Graduated
Kendall Small G 6'0" 175 Freshman Anaheim, CA Transferred to Pacific

Incoming transfers[edit]

Oregon transfer Paul White in 2013 Class 4A Illinois High School Association playoffs
Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Kavell Bigby-Williams PF 6'10" 225 Jr. London, England Junior college transfer from Gillette College[1]
Paul White PF 6'9" 235 Jr. Chicago, Illinois Transfer from Georgetown. Will have to redshirt for the 2016–17 season per NCAA transfer rules, and have two seasons eligibility.[2]

2016 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Keith Smith
SF
Seattle, WA Rainier Beach HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 24, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Payton Pritchard
PG
West Linn, OR West Linn HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 28, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Michael Cage Jr.
PF
Santa Ana, CA Mater Dei HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sep 26, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Jordan Bell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Long Beach Poly HS Long Beach, California
G 2 Casey Benson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Corona del Sol HS Tempe, Arizona
G 3 Payton Pritchard 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr West Linn HS West Linn, Oregon
F 4 M.J. Cage Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Mater Dei HS Santa Ana, California
G 5 Tyler Dorsey 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Maranatha HS Los Angeles, California
G 10 Charlie Noebel (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr Mater Dei HS Irvine, California
F 11 Keith Smith 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Rainier Beach HS Seattle, Washington
F 13 Paul White Current redshirt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Georgetown Chicago, Illinois
G 21 Evan Gross (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Oak Ridge HS Sacramento, California
F 24 Dillon Brooks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Mississauga, Ontario
F 25 Chris Boucher Injured (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Northwest College Montreal, Quebec
G 31 Dylan Ennis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) GS Villanova Brampton, Ontario
F 35 Kavell Bigby-Williams 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Gillette College London, England
F 41 Roman Sorkin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Hof HaSharon HS Ashdod, Israel
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 7, 2016*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 5 Northwest Christian W 86–51 
 25  Boucher   9  Boucher   5  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (7,090)
Eugene, OR
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 11, 2016*
8:00 PM, P12N
No. 5 Army
Maui on the Mainland
W 91–77  1–0
 21  Dorsey   8  Tied   4  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Nov. 15, 2016*
12:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 at Baylor
College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
L 49–66  1–1
 16  Ennis   11  Bell   4  Benson  Ferrell Center (5,891)
Waco, TX
Nov. 17, 2016*
6:00 PM, P12N
No. 4 Valparaiso W 76–54  2–1
 25  Boucher   9  Boucher   5  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (7,509)
Eugene, OR
Nov. 21, 2016*
2:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Georgetown
Maui Invitational quarterfinal
L 61–65  2–2
 18  Pritchard   13  Boucher   4  Ennis  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 22, 2016*
11:30 AM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Tennessee
Maui Invitational 2nd round consolation
W 69–65 OT 3–2
 17  Brooks   9  Bell   4  Ennis  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, Hi
Nov. 23, 2016*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Connecticut
Maui Invitational 5th place game
W 79–69  4–2
 21  Boucher   8  Tied   6  Ennis  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov. 28, 2016*
8:00 PM, P12N
No. 23 Boise State W 68–63  5–2
 18  Ennis   8  Boucher   3  Bell  Matthew Knight Arena (6,824)
Eugene, OR
Nov. 30, 2016*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 23 Western Oregon W 93–54  6–2
 21  Brooks   12  Bell   5  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (6,138)
Eugene, OR
Dec. 3, 2016*
3:00 PM, P12N
No. 23 Savannah State W 128–59  7–2
 29  Dorsey   11  Bigby-Williams   13  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (6,447)
Eugene, OR
Dec. 11, 2016*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 24 Alabama W 65–56  8–2
 19  Dorsey   4  Boucher   6  Brooks  Matthew Knight Arena (8,922)
Eugene, OR
Dec. 13, 2016*
7:00 PM, P12N
No. 22 Montana W 81–67  9–2
 23  Boucher   19  Boucher   4  Tied  Matthew Knight Arena (6,689)
Eugene, OR
Dec. 17, 2016*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. UNLV
Portland Showcase
W 83–66  10–2
 20  Brooks   12  Bell   5  Ennis  Moda Center (9,728)
Portland, OR
Dec. 20, 2016*
8:00 PM, P12N
No. 20 Fresno State W 75–63  11–2
 23  Bell   8  Bell   5  Benson  Matthew Knight Arena (7,169)
Eugene, OR
Pac-12 regular season
Dec. 28, 2016
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 No. 2 UCLA W 89–87  12–2
(1–0)
 23  Brooks   9  Brooks   9  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Dec. 30, 2016
7:00 PM, FS1
No. 21 No. 22 USC W 84–61  13–2
(2–0)
 28  Brooks   6  Tied   7  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (10,051)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 4, 2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 15 at Washington W 83–61  14–2
(3–0)
 28  Dorsey   11  Bell   5  Benson  Alaska Airlines Arena (8,145)
Seattle, WA
Jan. 7, 2017
4:00 PM, P12N
No. 15 at Washington State W 85–66  15–2
(4–0)
 29  Boucher   8  Boucher   7  Ennis  Beasley Coliseum (3,335)
Pullman, WA
Jan. 14, 2017
7:30 PM, P12N
No. 13 Oregon State
Civil War
W 85–43  16–2
(5–0)
 17  Pritchard   9  Bell   5  Tied  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 19, 2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 California W 86–63  17–2
(6–0)
 26  Bell   6  Bell   6  Dorsey  Matthew Knight Arena (10,010)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 21, 2017
3:00 PM, P12N
No. 11 Stanford W 69–52  18–2
(7–0)
 16  Boucher   10  Boucher   7  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 26, 2017
7:30 PM, FS1
No. 10 at Utah W 73–67  19–2
(8–0)
 19  Brooks   7  Boucher   4  Benson  Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000)
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan. 28, 2017
6:30 PM, P12N
No. 10 at Colorado L 65–74  19–3
(8–1)
 19  Pritchard   7  Tied   4  Brooks  Coors Events Center (9,374)
Boulder, CO
Feb. 2, 2017
8:00 PM, FS1
No. 13 Arizona State W 71–70  20–3
(9–1)
 27  Brooks   11  Bell   4  Tied  Matthew Knight Arena (11,901)
Eugene, OR
Feb. 4, 2017
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 No. 5 Arizona W 85–58  21–3
(10–1)
 23  Dorsey   6  Bell   6  Tied  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Feb. 9, 2017
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 5 at No. 10 UCLA L 79–82  21–4
(10–2)
 19  Tied   15  Bell   4  Ennis  Pauley Pavilion (13,659)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 11, 2017
7:30 PM, P12N
No. 5 at USC W 81–70  22–4
(11–2)
 21  Brooks   14  Bell   4  Bell  Galen Center (9,256)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 16, 2017
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 7 Utah W 79–61  23–4
(12–2)
 20  Brooks   7  Bell   7  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Feb. 19, 2017
12:00 PM, FOX
No. 7 Colorado W 101–73  24–4
(13–2)
 23  Brooks   7  Boucher   11  Pritchard  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
Feb. 22, 2017
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 at California W 68–65  25–4
(14–2)
 22  Brooks   8  Bell   4  Pritchard  Haas Pavilion (10,759)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 25, 2017
1:00 PM, P12N
No. 6 at Stanford W 75–73  26–4
(15–2)
 15  Dorsey   5  Tied   4  Brooks  Maples Pavilion (5,509)
Stanford, CA
Mar. 4, 2017
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 at Oregon State
Civil War
W 80–59  27–4
(16–2)
 25  Brooks   10  Bell   6  Pritchard  Gill Coliseum (9,201)
Corvallis, OR
Pac-12 Tournament
Mar. 9, 2017
12:00 PM, P12N
(1) No. 5 vs. (8) Arizona State
Quarterfinals
W 80–57  28–4
 22  Brooks   12  Ennis   5  Ennis  T-Mobile Arena (12,782)
Paradise, NV
Mar. 10, 2017
6:00 PM, P12N
(1) No. 5 vs. (5) California
Semifinals
W 73–65  29–4
 23  Dorsey   15  Bell   5  Ennis  T-Mobile Arena (19,224)
Paradise, NV
Mar. 11, 2017
8:00 PM, ESPN
(1) No. 5 vs. (2) No. 7 Arizona
Championship
L 80–83  29–5
 25  Brooks   10  Bell   3  Pritchard  T-Mobile Arena (18,927)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 17, 2017*
11:00 AM, TBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (14 MW) Iona
First Round
W 93–77  30–5
 24  Dorsey   10  Bell   4  Tied  Golden 1 Center (15,833)
Sacramento, CA
Mar. 19, 2017*
4:10 PM, TBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (11 MW) Rhode Island
Second Round
W 75–72  31–5
 27  Dorsey   12  Bell   4  Ennis  Golden 1 Center (16,774)
Sacramento, CA
Mar. 23, 2017*
4:10 PM, CBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (7 MW) No. 23 Michigan
Sweet Sixteen
W 69–68  32–5
 20  Dorsey   13  Bell   5  Brooks  Sprint Center (18,475)
Kansas City, MO
Mar. 25, 2017*
5:39 PM, TBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (1 MW) No. 3 Kansas
Elite Eight
W 74–60  33–5
 24  Dorsey   14  Bell   4  Brooks  Sprint Center (18,643)
Kansas City, MO
Apr. 1, 2017*
5:49 PM, CBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (1 S) No. 6 North Carolina
Final Four
L 76–77  33–6
 21  Dorsey   16  Bell   3  Ennis  University of Phoenix Stadium (77,612)
Glendale, AZ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region, S= South Region.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Ranking movement[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 5 (1) 4 13 23 24 22 20 21 15 13 11 10 13 5 7 6 6 5 9 Not released 
Coaches 5 (1) 4 (1) 12 20 24 22 21 21 14 11 10 10 13 6 8 7 6 5 9 3

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nemec, Andrew. "Kavell Bigby-Williams, 4-star JC PF, commits to Oregon Ducks". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ Alger, Tyson. "Paul White, Oregon basketball's new transfer, will give Ducks versatility for 2017-18 season". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016.