The Pac-12 was a highly competitive basketball conference this year and an astounding 7 of the 12 teams were invited to the NCAA Tournament. Six of the those seven teams however were eliminated during the first weekend of March Madness. Oregon State, Colorado, USC, Cal, and Arizona all lost in the first round. Utah managed to get out of the first round but lost to Gonzaga in the second round.
After the opening weekend only the Oregon Ducks survived. The Ducks advanced all the way to the Elite 8. Oregon was one win away from making the Final Four. Unfortunately for the Ducks, Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners were standing in the way. The Sooners were too much for the Ducks as Oklahoma won convincingly 80-68.
"rebounding would be a major key in this one. At the half the Ducks were outrebounded 23-10, especially struggling by giving up 11 offensive rebounds. The shooting was another large key in the half as Oklahoma entered halftime shooting 64.3% from three and 50% from the field to take the advantage. Oregon was led at the half by the 16 points of Elgin Cook, while Brooks, Boucher and Dorsey combined for just eight points."
Congratulations to Oklahoma for making the College Football Playoff and the Final Four in the same year and a tip of the hat to the Ducks. It is now football season for the Pac-12 conference.
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