Oregon - a #1 seed!
Obviously the Ducks impressed the Selection Committee enough to make them one of the four top seeds in the tournament!
Pac-12 regular season champs. Pac-12 Tournament champs. What else could be better for the Oregon Ducks? How about the first No. 1-seed in team history?
Coming off the Ducks 31-point win over Utah in Saturday night's Pac-12 Tournament Championship game, the Ducks were announced as one of the four one-seeds for the NCAA Tournament. An achievement never accomplished in team history, the Ducks join Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia as the only other teams earning that distinction on Sunday.
Oregon's best previous seeding came in 2002 when the Ducks earned a No. 2-seed. This is the fourth straight year the Ducks have made it to the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks will play the winner of Wednesday's Holy Cross/Southern Univ. play-in game on Friday. With a win, the Ducks would face the winner of 8/9 matchup of St. Joseph and Cincinnati. The No. 2 in Oregon's region is Oklahoma. Other teams in the region include No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Baylor, No. 6 Texas, No. 7 Oregon State, No. 10 VCU, No. 12 Yale, No. 13 UNC Wilmington, No. 14 Green Bay and No. 15 Cal State Bakersfield.
It's the first time in history that Oregon and Oregon State made the NCAA Tournament in the same year.
-- Tyson Alger
Seven PAC-12 teams will be playing in the tournament. Besides Oregon State the others are Cal, USC, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
Obviously the Ducks impressed the Selection Committee enough to make them one of the four top seeds in the tournament! The other three are North Carolina, Kansas and Virginia.
Note that all PAC-12 teams are in the upper half of their brackets (ie. no one lower than a #8 seed).
Aside from Oregon here's how it lines up:
#3 UTAH will play #14 Fresno State on Thursday
#4 CAL " " #13 HawaII on Thursday
#6 ARIZ. " " #11 - the winner of Vanderbilt/Wichita State on Friday
#7 OSU " " #10 Virginia Commonwealth on Friday in Oklahoma City
#8 USC " " # 9 Providence on Thursday
#8 Colo. " " # 9 Connecticut on Thursday