Tyler Dorsey is Mr. Clutch and Mr. March for Oregon Ducks

  • Tyler Dorsey is Mr. Clutch and Mr. March for Oregon Ducks

Tyler Dorsey is Mr. Clutch and Mr. March for Oregon Ducks

OR trailed 72-68 with 2:16 left after a tip-in by Stanford Robinson, who led Rhode Island in scoring with 21 points. Coach John Beilein's team has beaten second, fourth, fifth, eighth and 10th seeds spanning the Big Ten Tournament and the first two NCAA Tournament outings.

The Wolverines may be a No. 7 seed, but upcoming opponents don't have any reason to take them lightly. After that, MI eliminated No. 2 Louisville, 73-69.

Now, it will go up against No. 3-seeded Oregon. In the first round of the tournament, the Ducks took care of No. 14 Iona, 93-77. However, in the second round, they were put to the test.

Dorsey hit a contested go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 38.4 seconds to play, then E.C. Matthews airballed a long 3 in the waning moments trying to force overtime, and third-seeded OR rallied in the second half to beat upstart No. 11 Rhode Island 75-72 on Sunday and reach the Midwest Regional.

Venue: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO.

The shooters shoot. It's plain and simple. The Ducks attacked the rim at every opportunity, but they were bothered by the size of Rhode Island's front line.

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At the end of the day, Rhode Island just couldn't keep Oregon's dynamic wing duo of Dorsey and Dillon Brooks, who combined for 46 points. Brooks hit two threes and Dorsey added two more.

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley said he was pleased with his team's effort, even if the Rams were disappointed in the outcome.

The Rams kept crashing the offensive glass to create extra chances. "Hopefully we'll be ready and be able to give them a good game".

Oregon's victory was reminiscent of its second-round NCAA tournament win a year ago when the Ducks rallied from a late seven-point deficit to edge St. Joseph's. MI won the turnover battle against Louisville, forcing 11 turnovers while surrendering only six of its own.

It wasn't another Dillon Brooks buzzer-beater, but Sunday night had to feel familiar, as OR has grown accustomed to late-game escape acts with two of the nation's best shot makers.

If Moritz Wagner can be as efficient from the floor as he was against Louisville, the Wolverines will be in great shape. The Rams forced 14 turnovers and enjoyed a 21-13 advantage in points off turnovers. Walton dropped six assists but was only 3-of-13 shooting against Louisville.