Ducks face one of their toughest defensive tasks this season: stopping Ethan Happ

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Ducks face one of their toughest defensive tasks this season: stopping Ethan Happ
Ducks face one of their toughest defensive tasks this season: stopping Ethan Happ

Oregon's media day was full of the same message: “wall-up.” That's the strategy to stop Wisconsin center Ethan Happ. It's at least the strategy to try. Happ is a 6-foot-10 senior who dominates Wisconsin's offense. He takes 30 percent of the teams shots and leads them in points, rebounds and assists. Oregon's attention will be on him when the Ducks take the floor to face the Badgers on Friday. If they slow him down, then Oregon will have its best chance to win. Easier said than done. Oregon center Kenny Wooten is one of the best shot blockers in the country, but he knows Happ is a challenge the Ducks haven't faced this year. “He would definitely be the best big guy I've played against,” Wooten

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