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2017 Schedule
22-13, 3rd in MAAC
43dGreg Rosenstein

Tournament Challenge: USC's upset over SMU causes a stir

Through six games Friday of the 2017 NCAA tournament, here's a look at what the results mean for the ESPN Tournament Challenge:Following USC's win over SMU, 4,648 perfect brackets remained out of 18,797,085.


Boucher watches on as Oregon handles Iona

With star big man Chris Boucher cheering in a bulky knee brace from the sidelines, Tyler Dorsey scored 24 points, and No. 3 seed Oregon beat 14th-seeded Iona 93-77.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon cruises into the second round with a 93-77 win over Iona. The Ducks didn't miss Chris Boucher in their tournament opener, thanks largely to a hyper-efficient offense (1.3 points per possession). But the team that set a Pac-12 record for blocked shots this season was credited with only one against the Gaels. Boucher's missing defensive presence is still a concern going forward.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona trying to make things interesting here, with six made three-pointers in the second half. But Oregon seems to answer every mini-run with an easy bucket inside.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Blowout city now in Sacramento, as Oregon races out to a 25-point lead. Ducks are averaging 1.54 points per possession and are shooting 62 percent. That's, uh, pretty good.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona's best player, Jordan Washington, screamed in pain after falling under the Oregon basket late in the first half. Looks like a possible leg cramp. Oregon stretched out its lead and dominated inside while Washington sat on the bench with two fouls. The Ducks lead by 18 at halftime with a 34-10 edge in points in the paint.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona made a spirited run at Oregon to slice the lead down to just three points, and Dana Altman was concerned enough that he brought star player Dillon Brooks back into the game despite having two fouls. The gamble has worked so far, as the Ducks have pushed their lead back to seven. Brooks still needs to be very careful the rest of this half.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong start by Oregon, whose overall athleticism and ability to get in the lane seem to be a little too much for Iona. But Jordan Washington is almost singlehandedly keeping the Gaels in the game with 13 of his team's first 17 points.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Disappointingly, no green in the uniforms today for Oregon on St. Patrick's Day. But the light should be green for both the Ducks and Iona in the opening game in Sacramento, as both teams like to push the pace and let it fly from three-point range.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iona guard Sam Cassell Jr. said he last played his dad one-on-one last summer. "Beat him bad," Cassell Jr. said. "[He's] too slow now." He said his three-time NBA champion father is clamoring for a rematch but Cassell Jr. refuses. "I'm good," he said. "I'm up."

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI overwhelmingly favors 3rd-seeded Oregon over 14th-seeded Iona on Friday. The Gaels are the only team in NCAA tournament history with at least 10 appearances and zero wins.

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No. 14 seed Iona boasts the best FG percentage and 3-point FG percentage in the MAAC, but the Gaels are also the only team in NCAA tournament history that is winless in at least 10 trips to the Big Dance. (Photo by Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

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47dJohn Gasaway

The numbers to know for all 68 tourney teams

How good is UCLA's up-tempo offense? And just how powerful is Gonzaga's inside attack? We've got the most important numbers for the Bruins and Zags, plus the rest of the field.

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Iona, the No. 14 seed in the Midwest region, will try to notch its first-ever NCAA tournament win when the Gaels play Oregon in the first round on Friday.

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Louisville, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest, could potentially face Michigan in its second-round matchup. That would be a rematch of the 2013 national championship game.

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53dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Where will your team land?

UNC-Wilmington, Iona, East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Wichita State, Winthrop and Jacksonville State have punched their NCAA tournament tickets, so where will they all land?

Gibson's long heave was a bad beat (3:36)

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.433rd
Rebounds Per Game35.7177th
Assists Per Game15.558th
Points Allowed76.8282nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-11
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11