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Ducks fall to Baylor in NCATA Finals

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling’s three losses this year have now come from the Baylor Bears.

In the NCATA Finals on Tuesday night, Oregon lost to the defending champions 286.275-282.305 in Baylor’s home arena. The Bears won all six of the events against the second-seeded Ducks.

Oregon finished the season 11-3 and advanced to the NCATA Finals for the sixth consecutive season, but now have lost to Baylor in back-to-back seasons on the sport’s biggest stage.

Baylor took the win in the compulsory round (38.90-38.40). The Bears followed that up with another win in the acro round by a mark of 29.40-29.15, extending their lead to 68.300-67.550.

In the pyramid event, Baylor took another win with a 29.80-29.55 mark. That gave the host Bears a 98.100-97.100 lead going into the intermission.

Baylor extended its lead in the toss with a 29.45-29.20 win and tumbling with a 58.675-57.225 mark.

The Bears secured their second-straight national championship with a 100.05-98.78 win in the team event.

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Jonathan Hawthorne

Jonathan Hawthorne

Jonathan was an associate sports editor during the 2016-17 school year and worked at the Emerald from 2013-17. He covered women's basketball and football.