The only NCAA Tournament team remaining from the Pac-12 Conference, the Oregon Ducks were able to escape the talons of the St. Joseph Hawks with a 69-65 victory. Dillon Brooks led all scorers with 25 points to give the Ducks their second 30-win season in program history. Oregon will face fourth-seeded Duke Thursday for a chance to advance to the Elite Eight.
St. Joe's was leading 58-51 following a 23-6 run after trailing by 10. But Brooks put the Ducks ahead late with one of only two three-pointers made by Oregon in the entire game. The Hawks had chances in the final seconds but costly mistakes would prove fatal, starting with a shot-clock violation with 49 seconds left and a turnover by DeAndre Bembry in the final 15 seconds as he attempted a late three. The loss extends the Hawks Sweet 16 dry spell to twelve seasons, having last appeared in 2004 when they advanced to the Elite Eight.The BEST SALES on Amazon NOW ]