San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Many thought Oregon sent a strong message to
the NCAA selection committee by handling fifth-seeded Oklahoma State in its
opener on Thursday.
On Saturday, the 12th-seeded Pac-12 champion Ducks proved once again that
perhaps they should not have been overlooked, as the team cruised past Saint
Louis, 74-57, in Midwest Region third-round action of the NCAA Tournament.
Damyean Dotson scored a game-high 23 points and connected on 5-of-6 shots from
behind the arc for the Ducks (28-8), who advance past the opening weekend of
play in the tournament for the first time since 2007. Carlos Emory and E.J.
Singler supplied 14 points apiece and Arsalan Kazemi had eight points with 16
Oregon moves on to face the tournament's overall top-seed, Louisville, in the
Sweet 16 in Indianapolis next week.
Kwamain Mitchell netted 18 points and Dwayne Evans had 16 points and nine
boards for the Billikens (28-7), who were looking to make the Sweet 16 for the
first time in program history after downing New Mexico State, 64-44, in
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