Ahead of the Cougars NCAA Tournament game Thursday, here are four things to know about the Oregon Ducks:
- Johnathan Loyd will become Oregon’s all-time leader in appearances Thursday with his 143rd appearance for the Ducks. Loyd is also the winningest player to ever suit up for the Ducks.
- Oregon won the very first NCAA Tournament in 1939. Thursday will mark the Ducks 12th tournament appearance, in their Tournament appearances the Ducks are 14-10. 2014 marks just the third time in NCAA Tournament history that Ducks are making back-to-back appearances.
- After losing eight of ten games, the Ducks reeled off eight straight wins , including victories over #3 Arizona and an away game with UCLA.
- The Ducks did not lose a single game to a team outside the RPI top 104. And finished with a RPI of 28, and SOS of 19.