Yesterday afternoon was a big day for the Oregon Duck men’s basketball team and their fans, as the unranked Ducks defeated No. 9 Utah, 69-58 at Matt Knight Arena.
The emotional victory was led by Oregon freshman Dillon Brooks, whose spirited play led to a nasty two-handed dunk that weighed in at No. 6 on ESPN’s Sportscenter Top 10 Plays of the Day.
— Nicholas Nathanielsz (@nic_nath) February 23, 2015
Brooks led the Ducks with 19 points and seven rebounds, keeping Oregon’s hopes alive for an outright NCAA tournament bid on senior day in Eugene.
”We ran a couple things for him late because [Brooks] did have the hot hand, and he responded pretty well,” Oregon head coach Dana Altman said.
CBS Sports has the Ducks now listed as a potential No. 10 seed in an updated NCAA tournament bracket projection after Oregon’s first victory over a Top 10 team since last year’s upset over Arizona.
The Ducks are 20-8 overall and sit comfortably in third place in the Pac-12.
Top Photo by Donald Alarie
Jordan is a lifelong Duck fan currently living in San Diego. Jordan graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, after serving a prestigious fellowship with the Washington State House of Representatives. Upon graduation, he worked as an English language teaching assistant for the Spanish Ministry of Education’s Ambassadorial Program in Monforte de Lemos, Spain. Jordan has worked as a journalist, writer, and editor in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California, covering a wide range of topics, including sports, local politics, and crime. He is VERY excited to be writing about his beloved Oregon Ducks.
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