For the first time in program history, Oregon will appear in the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years. This time around, the third-seeded Ducks will face the seventh-seeded Michigan Wolverines on Thursday, March 23. Tipoff from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO is set for 4 p.m. PT, viewable on CBS.
NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16) — No. 3 Oregon Ducks (31-5, 16-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 7 Michigan Wolverines (26-11, 10-8 Big Ten)
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. PT
Place: Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
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Ready for the Sweet 16. Always us. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/NcOXFrWGSQ— GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 23, 2017
- Oregon Ducks (31-5, 16-2 Pac-12) — UO topped Iona in the first round before edging Rhode Island in the second, thanks to Tyler Dorsey’s game-winning three from the top of the key, 75-72. “Mr. March” has now scored 20-plus points in a career-best five straight games… Sunday’s win gave the Ducks their record-tying 31st victory of the season. UO is one of three teams to have won at least 30 games in the past two seasons, alongside Kansas and Villanova… The Ducks are also just one of five teams in the field to have won a game in the last five NCAA Tournaments, alongside Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina and Wichita State.
DORSEY FROM DOWNTOWN FOR THE WINNER pic.twitter.com/PXH7MIFJQd— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 20, 2017
- Michigan Wolverines (26-11, 10-8 B1G) — Michigan enters the Sweet 16 as one of the hottest teams remaining in the field. The Wolverines are 12-14 in the last 14 games after beating No. 10 Oklahoma State in the first round and rallying past No. 2 Louisville in the second. Through those two games, the team shot 50.4 percent from the fielding 47.8 percent from downtown… Prior to the Big Dance, Michigan won four games in as many days to earn the Big Ten title… The Wolverines have now won seven straight to make it to the Sweet 16 for the third time under John Beilein.
"We know that we're facing a very hot team, a team that is playing extremely well at this time,” UO coach Dana Altman said, “and it's going to take a great effort on our guys' part.”
- The Ducks are 0-4 against the Wolverines all-time, most recently falling 70-63 in the 2014-15 Legends Classic. Dillon Brooks logged 14 points and seven boards, as one of three current Ducks to play in that game. Jordan Bell and Casey Benson also saw time on the floor.
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Wolverines’ most recent outings. No. 3 Oregon eclipsed No. 11 Rhode Island, 75-72, while No. 7 Michigan rallied past No. 2 Louisville in the Round of 32 on Sunday, 73-69.
No. 3 Oregon 75, No. 11 Rhode Island
No. 7 Michigan 73, No. 2 Louisville 69