- Oregon basketball defied expectations all season long, and they nearly did it again this weekend. The Ducks hung tough with No. 1 Wisconsin on Sunday in the Round of 32, but ran out of gas in a 72-65 loss. Oregon finishes their season with a 26-10 record, marking the first time in school history the Ducks have posted five consecutive 20-win seasons.
- In the words of Austin Meek, for Oregon basketball, this was the season that was never supposed to happen. The Ducks came into the season with zero expectations of playing in any NCAA tournament, and went down to the wire with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Not too shabby.
- In the recruiting world, Oregon wide receiver commit Dillon Mitchell earned an invitation to Nike's The Opening this weekend. Mitchell was just one of eleven athletes out of the approximately 500 who competed at a regional event at Buford High School in Georgia for a chance to earn a spot in the summer event.
- On the baseball diamond, Oregon avoided getting swept by Arizona State, defeating the Sun Devils 5-1 on Sunday. The Ducks scored three runs in the second inning while Cole Irvin gave up just one run over 5.2 innings before Oregon's bullpen shut the door, not allowing a run the rest of the way.
- Oregon softball also had a big offensive showing this weekend with a 15-9 win over Utah on Sunday. The Ducks had five home runs, improving to 25-3 on the year while beating Utah for the 15th straight time. Oregon will go for their second straight Pac-12 sweep today.
Tweet of the Weekend
Just wanted to say thank U Ducknation you have been a blessing to my life and I'll miss Yall a lot. Once a Duck always a duck. DUCKNATION— Joe Young (@JoeyBuckets3) March 23, 2015