The Oregon mens’ basketball team opens the 2018-2019 regular season on Tuesday night with in-state foe Portland State. The game will mark the debut of the highest ranked recruiting class in program history, headlined by five-star Bol Bol, who stands at a stagger 7 foot 2. The Ducks enter their ninth season under head coach Dana Altman with the No. 14 ranking in the AP’s preseason poll and were selected by the Pac-12 media to win the conference. Tuesday will be a rematch of a relatively close game a season ago, when the Vikings hung with the Ducks in Eugene before Oregon pulled away for a 95-84 win. Oregon plays at Matthew Knight Arena again on Friday night when the Ducks host Eastern Washington. The Ducks defeated Western Oregon in an exhibition game 77-58 last Thursday, though the team was without starting point guard Payton Pritchard, senior forward Paul White, and a pair of injured freshmen in Louis King and Will Richardson. Listen below as Altman and White spoke with the media on Monday afternoon ahead of the team’s season opener.
Head Coach Dana Altman
Forward Paul White