Takimoto of SB Nation's Oregon blog, Addicted to Quack, took the time to answer some questions about the Ducks before tonight's men's basketball matchup at Maples Pavilion. Here are my answers to his questions. Enjoy.
1. I love the trees on Oregon's new court, for obvious reasons. What are your impressions of the Ducks' new digs?
I think the arena is the best basketball facility in the world. Once the team starts to achieve some success, the place will be more intimidating than Mac Court. However, I have mixed feelings about the court. It looks great in pictures, and from what I've heard it looks just fine in person. But it looks pretty crappy on TV, and not having a visible halfcourt line is just ridiculous. All in all, it has done its job of getting the nation to pay attention to the new arena, and getting Duck basketball in the headlines without a top-level team. Considering the reception it has received, don't expect the trees to stick around past this season.
7. What's your prediction for the game?
I would love to see the Ducks steal one, but we're usually pretty bad in the Bay Area and we've only played three road games so far this season. I think the home court advantage is the difference in a 62-60 Cardinal win. Aw, screw it. 65-62 Ducks. We're winning this one.