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Ducks out of NCAA Tournament after loss in double OT

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Nyara Sabally (1) set a school NCAA Tournament record with seven blocked shots in the Ducks' 73-70 double overtime loss to Belmont in the 2022 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Fifth seeded Oregon was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday, after a double overtime, 73-70 loss to No. 12 Belmont. This was the first double overtime in the NCAA tournament since 2013.

The first overtime came after a three-pointer by Tahina Paopao tied the game with 7 seconds left. The Ducks took an early lead in the first overtime and were up 63-58 with 1:35 left before the Bruins went on a 6-1 run to tie it up at 64 and force a second overtime.

Oregon (20-12) led by as much as 4 in the second overtime but Belmont scored on each of its last three possessions. The Ducks didn’t score in the final two minutes.

Nyara Sabally had 31 points and 12 rebounds, notching her third double-double in three postseason games this year. Sabally set a school record for blocked shots in an NCAA Tournament game with seven, and she tied the Oregon record for points in an NCAA Tournament game set by Sabrina Ionescu in 2019.

Paopao added 18 points in her NCAA Tournament debut.

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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.