Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
Sports | By Grace Becker

NCAA Tournament: Oregon Ducks Land 3 Seed In Midwest, Face Iona Friday

NCAA Tournament: Oregon Ducks Land 3 Seed In Midwest, Face Iona Friday

Top-seeded OR (29-4) played most of the second half without leading scorer Dillon Brooks due to foul trouble, but increased its lead behind a rash of blocked shots and transition baskets.

Brooks, the recently-named Pac-12 Player of the Year, scored 11 points in the first half, pacing OR and frustrating ASU.

The first game featured fifth-seeded UC Berkeley against number one seed Oregon. After Trier made two free throws Brooks took a quick three-pointer that looked bad coming off his hands. The two players combined for 13 points in the game. After falling behind as many as 14 points in the second half, the Ducks' furious rally came up short in a 83-80 Arizona win. Alkins posts 11.1 points per game along with five rebounds per game, while his freshman companion in Kobi Simmons averages 9.5 points per game. No. 10 Washington State, 9 p.m., Pac-12 Networks Game 4: No. 6 USC vs.

Halftime-Washington St. 41-27. 3-Point Goals-Washington St. 7-14 (Iroegbu 3-3, Callison 2-6, Daniels 1-1, Hawkinson 1-3, Flynn 0-1), Colorado 7-23 (White 3-8, Fortune 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Collier 1-3, G.King 1-6, Brown 0-1).

Meanwhile, it was a mixed bag for the SEC during its conference quarterfinals. The Wildcats will most likely not draw a seed lower than a two.

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The co-Pac-12 champion Wildcats shot 50 percent and made 10 of 20 from 3-point range in front of a rowdy crowd that made T-Mobile Arena feel like McKale Center west.

USC: The Trojans will play in the "First Four" in the East Region, against fellow #11 seed, Providence. It was the first time the top seed had not won the tournament since 2014.

With 12 seconds left on the clock in Las Vegas, sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright tossed up a 3-pointer. But Mullins put Cal ahead again with a 3-point shot from the corner after Stephen Domino's crushing block.

Sterling Brown added 16 points for SMU (28-4).

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OR has a solid chance to earn a No. 1 seed in the tournament if they pull out a convincing win against Arizona.

OR took an early 10-6 lead before Arizona scored six points in a row. In a huge game like this that could mean the difference between playing for a conference tournament title or getting on the plane to go home.

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 28 points, including seven straight down the stretch, and Malik Monk added 20 to lift No. 8 Kentucky past Alabama 79-74 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

California (21-12) was another Pac-12 team who were left to sweat it out on Selection Sunday but the Golden Bears were probably more expecting not to hear their name called, considering they've been holding a position on the outside-looking-in for a while now.

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