Mar 19, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd during a press conference before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NCAA Tournament: Four Things To Know About The Oregon Ducks


Mar 8, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Johnathan Loyd (10) reacts to a three point shot against the Arizona Wildcats at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 8, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Johnathan Loyd (10) reacts to a three point shot against the Arizona Wildcats at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • Karen

    Go Ducks!