Ducks fly past Eagles to advance to Sweet 16
Spokane, WA (Sports Network) – Aaron Brooks poured in 22 points and Tajuan
Porter added 14, as Oregon ended Winthrop’s NCAA Tournament ride with a 75-61
victory in the second round of the Midwest Region.
Winthrop stunned sixth-seeded Notre Dame in the first round on Friday, but the
Big South champion Eagles were unable to sustain their play against the Pac-10
Malik Hairston chipped in 13 points and Maarty Leunen contributed 12 for the
third-seeded Ducks (28-7), who have won eight straight games and will next
take on seventh-seeded UNLV in the regional semifinals on Friday in St. Louis.
UNLV surprised second-seeded Wisconsin on Sunday in Chicago.
Torrell Martin scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Winthrop (29-5),
which had a 19-game winning streak stopped and lost for the first time since a
71-51 setback against Texas A&M on January 2.