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How did North Carolina get to the Final Four, and what makes them so good?

The North Carolina Tar Heels are in the Final Four again. It’s the 20th time — the most for any program — and it’s the second consecutive year. Last season, the Tar Heels lost to Villanova in the national championship on a game-winning 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins. They’re hungry for …

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Final Four: Oregon vs. UNC players to watch

The 2017 Final Four is here. This week, North Carolina, Oregon, Gonzaga and South Carolina will all descend on Glendale, Arizona, for the finale of the 2016-17 NCAA men’s basketball season. Four teams enter and only one will leave as the next national champion. Oregon punched its ticket to the Final …

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Jordan Bell leads Oregon to Final Four in rout of Kansas

“They be sleeping on us.” Those were the words Jordan Bell said to a reporter on national television right after No. 3 seeded Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas 74-60, booking the Ducks’ first trip to the Final Four in 78 years. Bell was iconic in Oregon’s biggest victory since 1939 …

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Morris: Oregon’s elusive ‘perfect game’ is what it will take to defeat Kansas

Dana Altman is a tough man to please. Even in a season where Oregon has won a school-record 32 games and counting, rarely has its head coach been completely satisfied. “We’re still not playing our best basketball,” Altman would often lament following double-digits wins. He was usually correct. A number …

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Dorsey and Bell lead Oregon over Michigan and into the Elite Eight

Once again, Mr. March came through for Oregon. Tyler Dorsey — dubbed “Mr. March” for his performances in the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament — hit a layup with 1:09 to help No.3 seed Oregon pull out a 69-68 victory over N0.7 Michigan. Two defensive stops, along with a crucial offensive …

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Preview: Oregon takes on red-hot Michigan in Sweet 16

Oregon has its biggest test of the NCAA Tournament yet in the Sweet 16 against Michigan. The No. 3-seed Ducks are coming off a nail-biting win over Rhode Island in the second round in Sacramento after convincingly beating Iona in the opener. Oregon’s late heroics from Tyler Dorsey gave the Ducks …

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Oregon defeats Rhode Island behind Dorsey’s big game

SACRAMENTO — Forty minutes of game time can be overshadowed by one moment. On Sunday, that moment belonged to Tyler Dorsey. No.3 seed Oregon (31-5) defeated No.11 seed Rhode Island (25-10) 75-72, thanks to some late-game heroics from Dorsey in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. …

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Tyler Dorsey hits two late 3’s to send Oregon to the Sweet 16

SACRAMENTO — Tyler Dorsey is Mr. March. March Madness is all about the late-game drama and there was plenty of it for Oregon. In this case, Dorsey came to the rescue in the Ducks’ nail-biting 75-72 win over Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament by hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with …

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Podcast: Oregon men’s basketball takes on Rhode Island in NCAA Tournament

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, sports reporters Shawn Medow and Jack Butler discuss the hot topics surrounding Oregon men’s basketball and preview the Ducks’ matchup in the second round against Rhode Island in Sacramento. Follow Shawn Medow on Twitter @ShawnMedow and Jack Butler @Butler917

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Preview: What can Oregon expect from a hot Rhode Island team?

SACRAMENTO — No. 3 seed Oregon won convincingly in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 93-77 victory over No. 13 seed Iona. Oregon will face No. 11 seed Rhode Island in the second round on Sunday at the Golden1 Center at 4:30 p.m. Rhode Island reached the …

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Scouting Report: Rhode Island defeats Creighton, will face Oregon in second round of NCAA Tournament

SACRAMENTO— No.3 seed Oregon will play No.11 Rhode Island on Sunday after the Rams beat Creighton 84-72 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks breezed by Iona in the first round and they will now focus on their second round opponents. Here’s a quick scouting report of …

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Bigby-Williams, Smith step up into larger roles in Oregon’s first round win

SACRAMENTO — Survive and advance, one game at a time. The No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 12 Iona Gaels 93-77 at the Golden1 Center on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks were heavily favored entering the game despite the loss …

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Oregon takes care of business in NCAA Tournament opener with 93-77 win over Iona

SACRAMENTO — Oregon got it done in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 3-seeded Ducks did what they needed against Iona for a 93-77 win over the New York-based school. Both teams had high-scoring seasons, and it was not surprising that the Ducks needed to score over 90 to get …

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Preview: Oregon opens up its NCAA Tournament play against Iona

SACRAMENTO — A loss against Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament title game didn’t derail the Ducks’ chances at a top-four seed. Oregon, awarded a No. 3 seed, opens its NCAA Tournament quest on Friday morning, The Ducks will face off against No. 14 Iona in Sacramento. Oregon will have to play …

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NCAA Tournament first round preview: Oregon vs Iona

March Madness is finally upon us. On Friday morning, No. 3 seed Oregon (29-5) and No. 14 seed Iona (22-12) will face off in the first round of the Midwest bracket. The Ducks are looking to bounce back from their loss to Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament Championship A look …

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Ducks earn No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament, open play against No. 14 Iona

Just a day after falling to Arizona in the Pac-12 championship, the Oregon men’s basketball team earned a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the upcoming 2017 NCAA Tournament. It’s the fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the Ducks. The Midwest Region #SelectionSunday pic.twitter.com/o1lYukeITh — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 12, …

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Rough day for Oregon hoops ends with loss to Arizona in Pac-12 Tournament title game

As far as Saturdays go, it couldn’t have gone much worse for the Oregon men’s basketball team. Earlier in the day, the Ducks learned that forward Chris Boucher will miss the remainder of the season. Boucher suffered a torn ACL in the first half of Oregon’s Pac-12 Tournament semifinal game against …

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Report: Chris Boucher done for the season after ACL tear

Update: Oregon confirmed Boucher’s injury at 6:58 p.m. in a news release.  Oregon forward Chris Boucher is reportedly done for the season after tearing his ACL in Oregon’s 73-65 win over California on Friday night, as first reported by 247Sports. The news was later confirmed by Scout.com and The Oregonian. The …

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Oregon takes down Cal 73-65, advancing to third straight Pac-12 championship game

Last time Oregon played Cal, the Ducks trailed late and required a Dylan Brooks buzzer-beater to win the game. Once again, it came down to the wire, but this time, Oregon did enough to win the game without the need for last-second heroics. Oregon had struggles throughout the game and failed …

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Oregon begins Pac-12 Tournament with 80-57 win over ASU

One down, two to go. After defeating rival Oregon State for a share of the Pac-12 regular season championship last week, the Ducks earned the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. Oregon opened tournament play with an 80-57 victory over No. 8-seeded Arizona State in the quarterfinals Thursday in Las Vegas. …

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Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament preview

Starting on Wednesday, the Pac-12 Tournament will commence at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The field of 12 teams will compete for the conference tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. With all regular season games completed in the conference, the full seeding is now set in …

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Morris: It’s now or never for an Oregon national championship

For the first time in program history, the Oregon Ducks have won back-to-back Pac-12 titles. Winning one title alone is impressive and difficult. Before 2016, Oregon had only claimed four conference titles in school history. Taking league titles in back-to-back seasons in the Pac-12 places you with the likes of …

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Brooks named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Bell Defensive Player of the Year

The Oregon Ducks dream season just got better on Monday with the announcement of the Pac-12 individual awards. Dillon Brooks was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and took home first team All-Conference honors. The junior averaged 17.9 points in conference play, the third-best mark in the league and …

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Ducks beatdown Beavers, 80-59, behind second-half surge

CORVALLIS — For about 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon, it looked like the bottom-dwelling Oregon State Beavers (5-26, 1-17) might give the defending Pac-12 Champion Oregon Ducks (27-4, 16-2) a run for their money. But Oregon’s pursuit of another Pac-12 regular season title would not, and could not, be stopped. …

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In winning Pac-12 title, Oregon accomplishes first step in March goals

CORVALLIS — The Oregon Ducks are Pac-12 champions, again. “I’m extremely happy for our players and the work they put in,” Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. “To be able to win it back-to-back. … I think the guys will really realize the significance of it when they bring their …

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Oregon’s 3-point shooting has played a huge role in conference success

While it may not rain at Autzen Stadium, the same can’t be said about Matthew Knight Arena this season. After struggling from behind the arc in nonconference play, Oregon has become one of most formidable 3-point-shooting teams in the Pac-12. Over their 15 games in conference play this season, the …

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Dillon brooks hits another game-winner as Oregon rallies back to top Cal

Game-winners are starting to become a habit for Dillon Brooks. The Oregon star drilled a dagger three at the buzzer Wednesday night to give the Ducks a 68-65 win over the California Bears (18-9, 9-6) in Berkeley. Dillon Brooks does it again!! pic.twitter.com/faZZ3tcmsl — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 23, 2017 …

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