QuackSmack: Tuesday, 1/16/18

HOSTS: Ian Gerig, Shawn Medow, and Brenten Kelly

6:00 Men’s Basketball Splits Series in the Desert

  • Was success a fluke or has this team turned a corner?
  • Has Oregon played itself back into tournament competition?
  • Two game home stand against the Los Angeles schools

6:18 Women’s Basketball Continues to Roll

  • Take sole control of first place in the Pac12 after sweeping Arizona and #18 Arizona State at home
  • Civil War back-to-back
  • Can anyone in the Pac12 take the Ducks down?
  • Does this team make the Final Four?

6:45 D1Baseball.com Releases Preseason Top 25

  • Ducks not included
  • Did Horton deserve his contract extension through 2020?

6:48 NFL Playoff/Super Bowl Trivia

VB: Oregon’s Season Ends in 2nd Round as BYU Sweeps Ducks

Oregon Volleyball’s season came to an emotional close Saturday night, as the 13th-overall seed BYU Cougars swept the Ducks 25-20, 25-21, and 25-19 in the round of 32 in NCAA tourney play. Squaring off at BYU’s home court in Provo, Utah, the Cougars never let off the gas pedal offensively, swinging .327 behind outside hitter Roni Jones-Perry’s 27 kills on a .535 percentage. Oregon outside hitter and senior Taylor Agost was also excellent, chalking up 18 kills and hitting .457 as part of a Ducks offense that hit .265 overall. UO out-blocked BYU, the nation’s 9th best team in blocks per set, 9 to 3, but had a tough time keeping serve all match long. The loss ends Oregon’s year as well as the careers of Agost, setter Maggie Scott, libero Alex Hojnar, and defensive specialist Marine Hall-Poirier. It also ends Matt Ulmer’s first year as head coach of the Ducks, who finish 2017 18-12 overall.

MATCH STORY (by Matt Tyra)

POSTMATCH AUDIO

Matt Ulmer, Taylor Agost and Maggie Scott