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Oregon Ducks men's basketball
2016–17 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team
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University University of Oregon
Conference Pac-12
Location Eugene, OR
Head coach Dana Altman (7th year)
Arena Matthew Knight Arena
(Capacity: 12,364)
Nickname Ducks
Student section Oregon Pit Crew
Colors Green and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
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NCAA Tournament champions
1939
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1939
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1939, 1945, 1960, 2002, 2007, 2016
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 2002, 2007, 2013, 2016
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1960, 2002, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1939, 1945, 1960, 1961, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference tournament champions
2003, 2007, 2013, 2016
Conference regular season champions
1919, 1939, 1944, 2002, 2016

The Oregon Ducks men's basketball team is an intercollegiate basketball program that competes in the NCAA Division I and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference, representing the University of Oregon. The Ducks play their home games at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon, then coached by Howard Hobson, won the first NCAA men’s basketball national championship in 1939.[2] The basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 14 times[3] and has won the conference championship five times.[4]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The University of Oregon men's basketball team played its first season in 1902–03 with Charles Burden as the head coach. Only two games were played that season with Oregon losing both games.[5] Oregon did not record a win until its fourth season in 1907 against Roseburg. The season ended with a winning record of 4–3, under Hugo Bezdek, who also coached the football team.[5] Bezdek left after that season to coach at Arkansas until 1913 when he went back to Oregon to coach until 1917.[6]

1919 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team

During Bezdek's absence, the basketball team was coached largely by William Hayward, Oregon's track coach.[5] In 1923, William Reinhart took over as the head coach and remained through the erection of McArthur Court until 1935. Coach Reinhart suffered only one losing season at Oregon.[5]

The Tall Firs[edit]

Howard Hobson, an alumnus of the university, became the head coach in 1935, following Reinhart's departure.[5] His ideas were considered cutting edge during his years at Oregon and he was well ahead of his time. He ran a fast break offense little used by anyone else in the country at the time and his defenses were an unorthodox hybrid defense. He lobbied for the installment of a shot clock and three-point field goal years before they were first introduced.[7] In 1939, the Oregon Ducks became the first team to win the NCAA Basketball Championship. Sports editor L. H. Gregory coined the phrase "Tall Firs" to describe the Oregon players due to their taller stature compared to other teams in the country.[7] The season started with a long trip to the east coast for a series of games, ending with a loss to Stanford back west in San Francisco. The Ducks went 6–3 during that trip but gained valuable experience for the remainder of the season.[8] Oregon went 14–2 to claim the North Division title in the Pacific Coast Conference, which set off a best-of-three playoff against the California Golden Bears. The Ducks won two games straight to claim the conference title.[3]

The Ducks returned to San Francisco for the NCAA regional series where they defeated the Texas Longhorns in the first game 56–41 then the Oklahoma Sooners 55–37.[8] The Ohio State Buckeyes had defeated Wake Forest and Villanova in their regional series to earn their right in the championship game.[7] On March 27, Oregon and Ohio State squared off to claim the national title. Oregon emerged victorious to claim the first NCAA national championship trophy, defeating Ohio State 46–33.[8]

Howard Hobson remained as the head coach until 1947 except for a one-year hiatus during the 1944–45 season, coached by John Warren.[5]

Kamikaze Kids[edit]

The six decades following the Tall Firs consisted of an eclectic mix of up and down years, with more down than up. Oregon returned to the NCAA playoffs only twice, in 1960 and 1961 under head coach Steve Belko. Those were the days when only one team per conference (usually the conference champion) was guaranteed a bid to the NCAA Tournament. One of Belko's stars was Stan Love, a gifted shooter and rebounder, who led the Pac-8 in scoring for two straight seasons. He is the father of current NBA star Kevin Love. In 1971, head coach Dick Harter arrived at Oregon and achieved some consistency with the program.[5][9] Harter's teams were dubbed the Kamikaze Kids and featured hard play, diving for loose balls, and swarming defense. They were also credited for inspiring the intimidating atmosphere at McArthur Court. While they never earned any conference titles due to UCLA's dominance of the Pac-8 (their best finish was second in 1976-77), they were not without accomplishments. They assembled two 20 win seasons, appeared in three straight NITs, and upset #1 ranked UCLA in 1974.[9][10]

Harter's only losing season in Oregon was his first. He left in 1978 and the Ducks slid, suffering five consecutive losing seasons.[5] Oregon made an appearance in the NCAA tournament in 1995 under head coach Jerry Green, but otherwise accrued largely mediocre records in the two decades after Harter's departure.[5]

Ernie Kent era[edit]

In 1997, Ernie Kent was hired to fill the vacancy at head coach left by Jerry Green.[11] Ernie Kent, one of Dick Harter's Kamikaze Kids, built teams that somewhat resembled the days of the Kamikaze Kids with its up-tempo style of play.[12] In his third season as head coach, he took the Ducks back to the NCAA tournament where they fell in the first round. In 2002, Kent led the Ducks to their first conference championship since 1945, going through the regular season undefeated at home.[5][12] They earned a number 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament that year and advanced to the Elite Eight by defeating Montana, Wake Forest and Texas.[13] They were eliminated by Kansas and finished the season with a number 11 ranking in the AP Poll.[14][15]

Luke Ridnour was selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003 as the Ducks won the Pac-10 tournament, defeating the USC Trojans in the conference championship game 74–66.[16] The Ducks entered the NCAA Tournament as an 8 seed and lost to Utah in the first round 58–60.[17]

Oregon made a Final Four appearance in the NIT in 2004 but otherwise made little impact until 2007.[5] Oregon swept its 12 intersectional games to start 2007 and upset #1 ranked UCLA in the third Pac-10 game. The Ducks finished the regular season with a 23–7 record and defeated Arizona, California, and USC to win the 2007 Pac-10 Tournament.[18] The Ducks earned a #3 seed[19] in the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight by defeating Miami (Ohio) 58–56, Winthrop 75–61 and University of Nevada, Las Vegas 76-72. On March 25, played and lost to the eventual NCAA National Champions, the Florida Gators, by a score of 77–85.[18]

Oregon was considered the favorite to land Class of 2007 high school stars Kevin Love and Kyle Singer, widely considered to be the greatest high school players to ever come out of Oregon. In the summer of 2005, Love and Singler dropped Oregon from their list because of the turmoil inside the Oregon team, centering on the moral allegations concerning coach Ernie Kent. Love eventually chose to attend UCLA and Singler chose Duke.

The Ducks were selected as a No. 9 seed in the 2008 NCAA Tournament in the Southern Region. They lost to No. 8 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs in first-round play on March 21, 2008, in Little Rock, Arkansas.[20]

On March 15, 2010, the university announced that the decision had been made to fire Ernie Kent as a result of poor performance in the previous two seasons, placing 9th and 10th in conference in the respective years. Kent departed as the longest tenured Pac-10 coach and winningest coach in school history with 235 wins.[21]

Dana Altman era[edit]

In April 2010, Dana Altman from Creighton University was hired to replace Ernie Kent after a month long search.[22][23] Altman led the Ducks to a CBI championship in his first year at Oregon and led the Ducks to the Sweet 16 during the 2012–13 season. Altman led the Ducks back to the NCAA Tournament in the 2013–14 season where they defeated BYU but fell to Wisconsin in the round of 32. It was their 12th NCAA tournament appearance and was the first time Oregon won tournament games in back to back seasons in program history. In 2014–15, Altman won his 2nd Pac-12 Coach of the Year in three seasons, as he had won the award in 2013. Altman also broke another school record as he became the first coach in Oregon history to go to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2013, 2014, 2015). Altman's success continued into the following season as Oregon won the 2015–16 regular season title, finishing 14–4 in league play. Altman also won the 2015-2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the third time in four years. Lute Olson had been the only other coach in Pac-12 history to win the award three times in a four-year span.

The 2015–16 season was very noteworthy, with the Ducks emerging victorious in the 2015–16 Pac-12 Conference Tournament. This led to the Ducks being the top seed in the West Regional of the 2015-2016 NCAA tournament, its first ever top seeding in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks defeated Holy Cross and Saint Joseph's in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 in Anaheim, where they defeated the number four seed and defending national champion Duke Blue Devils, 82–68, to advance to the Elite 8.

Venues and facilities[edit]

Matthew Knight Arena

McArthur Court was constructed in 1926 and the first Oregon basketball game was played in the arena on January 14, 1927, defeating Willamette University 38–10. The arena is located across from Pioneer Cemetery and is named after Clifton McArthur, the first student body president.[24] Even during the Ducks' lean years, it was known as one of the most hostile arenas in the Pac-10. A group of students known as the “Pit Crew” has at times created environments so intimidating that the basket would shake as opponents attempted free throws.[25]

In early 2009, the university broke ground on a new $227 million basketball arena designed by TVA Architects to replace McArthur Court.[26][27] The new arena was named Matthew Knight Arena, after Phil Knight’s son who drowned in a scuba diving accident in 2004.[25] The arena is considered to be the front door to the university due to its high profile location where the majority of vehicular traffic into the university stems from. A primary goal was to create the best collegiate basketball venue in the country though many criticisms arose due to the funding and price tag associated with the design.[27][28] The hardwood court was named after Patrick Kilkenny, a booster for the university and the former interim athletic director. It has been the subject of much debate upon its opening, due to its unconventional and artistic design. Designer Tinker Hatfield’s idea was to pay tribute to the 1939 national championship team, nicknamed “The Tall Firs”, by creating silhouetted firs around the edges of the court.[29] Matthew Knight Arena opened its doors for the first time on January 13, 2011, defeating the University of Southern California 68–62.[25]

Pac-12 Player of the Year honors[edit]

Year Player Position Class
1975–76 Ron Lee PG/SG Senior
1990–91 Terrell Brandon PG Junior
2002–03 Luke Ridnour PG Junior
2014–15 Joseph Young PG Senior

Pac-12 Coach of the Year Honors[edit]

Year Coach Record Postseason
1976–77 Dick Harter 19-10 NIT Quarterfinals
2001–02 Ernie Kent 26-9 NCAA Elite 8
2012–13 Dana Altman 28-9 NCAA Sweet 16
2014–15 Dana Altman 26-10 NCAA Round of 32
2015–16 Dana Altman 31-7 NCAA Elite 8

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Ducks have appeared in 14 NCAA Tournaments. They won the inaugural NCAA tournament in 1939, winning the National Championship vs. Ohio State. Their combined record is 19–13.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1939 N/A Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Texas
Oklahoma
Ohio State
W 56–41
W 55–37
W 46–33
1945 N/A Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place Game
Arkansas
Utah
L 76–79
W 69–66
1960 N/A Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
New Mexico State
Utah
California
W 68–60
W 65–54
L 49–70
1961 N/A Round of 24 Southern California L 79–81
1995 (6) Round of 64 (11) Texas L 73–90
2000 (7) Round of 64 (10) Seton Hall L 71–72 OT
2002 (2) Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(15) Montana
(7) Wake Forest
(6) Texas
(1) Kansas
W 81–62
W 92–87
W 72–70
L 86–104
2003 (8) Round of 64 (9) Utah L 58–60
2007 (3) Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(14) Miami (OH)
(11) Winthrop
(7) UNLV
(1) Florida
W 58–56
W 75–61
W 76–72
L 77–85
2008 (9) Round of 64 (8) Mississippi State L 69–76
2013 (12) Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
(5) Oklahoma State
(4) Saint Louis
(1) Louisville
W 68–55
W 74–57
L 69–77
2014 (7) Round of 64
Round of 32
(10) BYU
(2) Wisconsin
W 87–68
L 77–85
2015 (8) Round of 64
Round of 32
(9) Oklahoma State
(1) Wisconsin
W 79–73
L 65–72
2016 (1) Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
(16) Holy Cross
(8) Saint Joseph's
(4) Duke
(2) Oklahoma
W 91-52
W 69-64
W 82-68
L 80–68

NCAA Tournament round history[edit]

Round Record Most Recent Appearance
National Championship 1-0 1939
Final Four 1-0 1939
Elite Eight 1-5 2016
Sweet Sixteen 4–1 2016
Round of 32 5-3 2016
Round of 64 6-4 2016
First Four Never N/A

Historical NCAA Tournament Seeding[edit]

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '39 '45 '60 '61 '95 '00 '02 '03 '07 '08 '13 '14 '15 '16
Seeds → N/A N/A N/A N/A 6 7 2 8 3 9 12 7 8 1

NIT results[edit]

The Ducks have appeared in 10 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 13–11.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1975 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place Game
Saint Peter's
Oral Roberts
Princeton
St. John's
W 85–79
W 68–59
L 57–58
W 80–76
1976 Quarterfinals Charlotte L 72–79
1977 First Round
Quarterfinals
Oral Roberts
St. Bonaventure
W 90–89
L 73–76
1984 First Round Santa Clara L 53–66
1988 First Round
Second Round
Santa Clara
New Mexico
W 81–65
L 59–78
1990 First Round New Mexico L 78–89
1997 First Round Hawai'i L 61–71
1999 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place Game
Georgia Tech
Wyoming
TCU
California
Xavier
W 67–64
W 93–72
W 77–68
L 69–85
L 75–106
2004 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Colorado
George Mason
Notre Dame
Michigan
W 77–72
W 68–54
W 65–61
L 53–78
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
LSU
Iowa
Washington
W 96–74
W 108–97
L 86–90

CBI results[edit]

The Ducks have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational. Their record is 5–1 and were the 2011 champions.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals Game 1
Finals Game 2
Finals Game 3
Weber State
Duquesne
Boise State
Creighton
Creighton
Creighton
W 68–59
W 77–75
W 79–71
L 76–84
W 71–58
W 71–69

Record vs. Pac-12 opponents[edit]

The Oregon Ducks have the following all-time series records vs. Pac-12 opponents. The Oregon-Oregon St. series is one of the most played in Pac-12 history, at 346 games.

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Arizona 28 49 .364 Oregon 2
Arizona St. 38 42 .475 Oregon 4
California 57 84 .407 Cal 1
Colorado 6 9 .400 Oregon 1
Oregon St. 160 186 .463 Oregon 1
Stanford 50 91 .356 Stanford 1
UCLA 37 84 .306 Oregon 2
USC 56 60 .483 Oregon 12
Utah 17 9 .654 Oregon 7
Washington 112 189 .370 Oregon 3
Wash. St. 166 124 .572 Oregon 2
  • Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.

Oregon men's basketball players in professional teams[edit]

Player Year Drafted Team Current Team Drafted
Joseph Young 2015 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers (NBA) RD 2, 43rd overall
E.J. Singler 2013 Undrafted BC Kalev/Cramo (Estonia) -
Arsalan Kazemi 2013 Washington Wizards Petrochimi Bandar Imam (Iran) RD 2, 54th overall
Tajuan Porter 2011 Undrafted Reno Bighorns (NBAD) -
Malik Hairston 2008 Phoenix Suns Olimpia Milano (Italy) RD 2, 48th overall
Maarty Leunen 2008 Houston Rockets Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy) RD 2, 54th overall
Bryce Taylor 2008 Undrafted Bayern Munich (Germany) -
Aaron Brooks 2007 Houston Rockets Chicago Bulls (NBA) RD 1, 26th overall
Luke Jackson 2004 Cleveland Cavaliers Retired RD 1, 10th overall
Luke Ridnour 2003 Seattle SuperSonics Toronto Raptors (NBA) RD 1, 14th overall
Fred Jones 2002 Indiana Pacers Retired RD 1, 14th overall
Chris Christoffersen 2002 Undrafted Bakken Bears (Denmark) -
Bryan Bracey 2001 San Antonio Spurs Retired RD 2, 58th overall
Terrell Brandon 1991 Cleveland Cavaliers Retired RD 1, 11th overall

Retired jerseys[edit]

Retired Basketball Jerseys
Number Player Year
18 John Dick 1938-1940
20 Bob Anet 1936-1939
22 Urgel "Slim" Wintermute 1936-1939
28 Lauren Gale 1937-1939
30 Ron Lee 1972-1976
32 Wally Johansen 1936-1939

Year by year results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oregon Ducks (Pacific Coast Conference, Pac-10 & Pac-12) (1903–present)
Dean Walker (PCC) (1918–1919)
1918-19 Dean Walker 13-4 11-3 1st
Howard Hobson (PCC) (1935–1947)
1935-36 Howard Hobson 20-11 7-9 4th (North)
1936-37 Howard Hobson 20-9 11-5 T-2nd (North)
1937-38 Howard Hobson 25-8 14-6 1st (North)
1938-39 Howard Hobson 29-5 14-2 1st (North) NCAA Champion
1939-40 Howard Hobson 19-12 10-6 T-2nd (North)
1940-41 Howard Hobson 18-18 7-9 T-3rd (North)
1941-42 Howard Hobson 12-15 7-9 T-4th (North)
1942-43 Howard Hobson 19-10 10-6 2nd (North)
1943-44 Howard Hobson 16-10 11-5 2nd (North)
John Warren (PCC) (1944–1951)
1944-45 John Warren 30-15 11-5 T-1st (North) NCAA Elite 8
1947-48 John Warren 18-11 8-8 4th (North)
1948-49 John Warren 12-18 7-9 T-3rd (North)
1949-50 John Warren 9-19 6-10 5th (North)
1950-51 John Warren 18-13 10-6 2nd (North)
Bill Borcher (PCC) (1951–1956)
1951-52 Bill Borcher 14-16 8-8 T-3rd (North)
1952-53 Bill Borcher 14-14 8-8 T-2nd (North)
1953-54 Bill Borcher 17-10 9-7 T-2nd (North)
1954-55 Bill Borcher 13-13 8-8 2nd (North)
1955-56 Bill Borcher 11-15 5-11 T-6th
Steve Belko (PCC/Indep./AAWU/Pac-8) (1956–1971)
1956-57 Steve Belko 4-21 2-14 9th
1957-58 Steve Belko 13-11 6-10 7th
1958-59 Steve Belko 9-16 3-13
1959-60 Steve Belko 19-10 NCAA Elite 8
1960-61 Steve Belko 15-12 NCAA 1st Round
1962-63 Steve Belko 11-15
1963-64 Steve Belko 14-12
1964-65 Steve Belko 9-17 3-11 8th
1965-66 Steve Belko 13-13 6-8 T-4th
1966-67 Steve Belko 9-17 1-13 8th
1967-68 Steve Belko 7-19 2-12 8th
1968-69 Steve Belko 13-13 5-9 T-5th
1969-70 Steve Belko 17-9 8-6 4th
1970-71 Steve Belko 17-9 8-6 T-3rd
Dick Harter (Pac-8) (1971–1978)
1971-72 Dick Harter 6-20 0-14 8th
1972-73 Dick Harter 16-10 8-6 3rd
1973-74 Dick Harter 15-11 9-5 3rd
1974-75 Dick Harter 21-9 6-8 T-5th NIT Semifinals
1975–76 Dick Harter 19–11 10–4 T–2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1976–77 Dick Harter 19–10 9–5 2nd NIT Quarterfinals
1977–78 Dick Harter 16–11 6–8 T–5th
Jim Haney (Pac-10) (1978–1983)
1978-79 Jim Haney 12-15 7-11 T-6th
1979-80 Jim Haney 10-17 5-13 T-7th
1980-81 Jim Haney 13-14 6-12 7th
1981-82 Jim Haney 9-18 4-14 T-8th
1982-83 Jim Haney 9-18 5-13 9th
Don Monson (Pac-10) (1983–1992)
1983-84 Don Monson 16-13 11-7 3rd NIT 1st Round
1984-85 Don Monson 15-16 8-10 6th
1985-86 Don Monson 11-17 6-12 9th
1986-87 Don Monson 16-14 8-10 7th
1987-88 Don Monson 16-14 10-8 5th NIT 2nd Round
1988-89 Don Monson 8-21 3-15 9th NIT 1st Round
1989-90 Don Monson 15-14 10-8 5th
1990-91 Don Monson 13-15 8-10 T-5th
1991-92 Don Monson 6-21 2-16 10th
Jerry Green (Pac-10) (1992–1997)
1992-93 Jerry Green 10-20 3-15 9th
1993-94 Jerry Green 10-17 6-12 8th
1994–95 Jerry Green 19-9 11-7 4th NCAA 1st Round
1995–96 Jerry Green 16-13 9-9 T-5th
1996–97 Jerry Green 17-11 8-10 7th NIT 1st Round
Ernie Kent (Pac-10) (1997–2010)
1997–98 Ernie Kent 13-14 8-10 T-5th
1998–99 Ernie Kent 19-13 8-10 T-5th NIT Semi-Finals
1999–00 Ernie Kent 22-8 13-5 3rd NCAA First Round
2000-01 Ernie Kent 14-14 5-13 T-6th
2001-02 Ernie Kent 26-9 14-4 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2002–03 Ernie Kent 23-10 10-8 5th NCAA First Round
2003-04 Ernie Kent 18-13 9-9 T-4th NIT Semifinals
2004–05 Ernie Kent 14-13 6-12 T-8th
2005–06 Ernie Kent 15-18 7-11 T-7th
2006–07 Ernie Kent 29-8 11-7 T-3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2007–08 Ernie Kent 18-14 9-9 T-5th NCAA First Round
2008-09 Ernie Kent 8-23 2-16 10th
2009-10 Ernie Kent 16-16 7-11 T-8th
Dana Altman (Pac-10/Pac-12) (2010–present)
2010-11 Dana Altman 21-18 7-11 T-7th CBI Champions
2011-12 Dana Altman 24-10 13-5 T-2nd NIT Quarterfinals
2012-13 Dana Altman 28-9 12-6 T-2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2013-14 Dana Altman 24-10 10-8 T-3rd NCAA Third Round
2014-15 Dana Altman 26-10 13-5 T-2nd NCAA Third Round
2015-16 Dana Altman 31–7 14-4 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2016-17 Dana Altman
Oregon Totals:
Total: 1614-1338 (.547)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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