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.
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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.
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