Tyler Dorsey’s back is probably in severe pain this morning from carrying the Ducks on it yesterday. Dorsey dropped 27 points on 90 percent (!!!) shooting from the field, including shooting 80 percent from beyond the arc. He was damn near perfect, and the Ducks are in the Sweet 16 again because of it.
Sure, Dillon Brooks also scored 19 points, but shot just 35 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range. This was Tyler Dorsey’s night to shine.
Dorsey’s performance was so good, he was just the third player in the last 25 years of the NCAA Tournament to score 27 or more points while shooting 90 percent. The other two are guys you might have heard of.
Last 3 with 27+ points on 90% shooting in NCAA Tournament— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 20, 2017
2017: Tyler Dorsey
2009: Blake Griffin
1992: Christian Laettner (vs Kentucky)
In the 2009 NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin scored 28 points on 11-of-12 shooting, leading the Sooners to am 82-54 win over Morgan State.
Christian Laettner’s performance in the 1992 win over Kentucky was arguably one of the greatest in basketball history, college or professional. In Duke’s 104-103 win over the Wildcats, Laettner scored 31 points on a perfect 11-of-11 shooting. His 11th shot is one of the most famous in the history of basketball.
That’s some pretty good company for Dorsey to be in.
Oregon will face Michigan in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, with tip-off scheduled precisely for 4:09 PM PT on CBS.