Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No. 2 seed Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA Tournaments.
The seventh-seed Ducks (21-6) were put in an unprecedented spot, advancing to the West Region’s second round without playing a game. Virginia Commonwealth’s multiple positive COVID-19 tests took care of that, leaving Oregon with a nine-day break since losing in the Pac-12 Tournament title game.
Oregon took down 2-seed Iowa in DOMINANT fashion to advance to the Sweet 16 🦆 pic.twitter.com/kvM0HFNLPg
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(7) Oregon defeats (2) Iowa 95-80 in the 2nd Round.
This marks the 5th time the Ducks have reached the Sweet 16 in the last 8 NCAA Tournaments. Oregon’s 95 points are a program record for an NCAA Tournament game, and 89 of those points came from the Ducks starters. pic.twitter.com/rSBn33NZ4c
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