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NCAA Tournament: Bitter Sweet 16 Loss For Oregon Men

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Oregon’s season came to an end Sunday, after an 82-68 loss to USC in the Regional Semifinal round of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis.

No. 6 seed USC (25-7) shot an impressive 57% and scored 10 of their 17 three-point attempts against the seventh-seeded Ducks (21-7), who shot 37% and were 5-for-21 on their three-point shots.

Oregon’s Eugene Omoruyi scored 28 and had 10 rebounds, and Chris Duarte scored 21 in the loss. The Trojans had four players score in double digits, including Isaiah White who scored 22 and Taj Eaddy who added 20.

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Oregon's Frack Kepnang (22) in the Sweet Sixteen match-up with USC at the NCAA Men's Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 28, 2021.

The Ducks went in to Sunday's game looking for redemption for an earlier loss to USC. The Ducks fell to the Trojans 72-58 on February 22.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.
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