Ducks Must Handle Expectations After Last Season’s Success
Oregon coach Dana Altman is preparing his team for the high expectations that have come with last season's success.
Oregon won a school-record 31 games while claiming the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles. The Ducks earned a first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and they advanced to Elite Eight for the first time since 2007.
The Ducks finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation and they're likely to be high in the AP's preseason poll. Oregon was already selected to finish atop the league in the Pac-12's annual media poll for the first time in school history.
The Ducks are certainly in good shape to handle the pressure. They return four of five starters from last season's team,