UC Irvine and OR battle for Sweet 16 Cinderella slipper

Elena Summers
March 28, 2019

OR (31-4) will play the victor of a Monday matchup between Syracuse and South Dakota State in one of Friday's round of 16 game at Moda Center. The 12th-seeded Ducks withstood a 14-0 run by the Anteaters and pulled away in the second half. The good news is this team has depth returning, like sophomore Mike McGuirl, Cartier Diarra, Makol Mawien, and hopefully Xavier Sneed.

Really, she was dominant all game long for the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, much like she has been all year in the Pac-12 Conference.

Yeaney hit 3 of 4 shots in the first half for six points at the break.

OR comes into Sunday's tilt on the heels of a 18-point win over Wisconsin as a 2-point underdog. Robert Cartwright added another 3-pointer and Leonard made three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer to make it 59-51.

OR shot 58.6 percent in the first half (17 of 29), making 5 of 10 from 3-pointer distance. He played only 5:45 in the first half after committing two quick fouls and didn't make his first basket until early in the second half.

Edwards and Simone Westbrook both scored 14 points for Clemson (20-13).

K-State responded on a 3-pointer from Stokes with 4:26 left in the game, which brought the Wildcats to within 5 points at 61-56.

King can keep dancing while Turner figures out his next name-calling bit.

The final score hardly told the tale of how close the Anteaters were at one point to making more magic.

Louisville 71, MI 50: Asia Durr scored 24 points, including 12 in the first quarter to lead the Cardinals past the Wolverines in Louisville, Kentucky. The Ducks are now 24-12 on the season, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 21-15 against the spread and 24-12 with the under. OR is 5-1 ATS in their last six Sunday games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 versus the Big West. If your original pick is losing, you can switch it during live tournament games.

The Ducks are a strong defensive team, allowing just 62.7 points per game while holding opponents to 39.9 percent shooting from the field and 29.1 percent from the arc.

Senior Elston Jones carried the Anteaters in the first half and junior Evan Leonard had the best all-around game (19-6-4-4), but junior Max Hazzard's clutch shooting down the stretch (and swag-heavy celebration) is what sealed the win.

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