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Oregon Soars Past Seattle, Into NCAA Tournament Second Round

Oregon did what a 2-seed is supposed to do in the opening round of the NCAA tournament: dominated their opponent. They jumped all over Seattle, beating them 88-45.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 7:40 PM

EUGENE -- The Oregon women's basketball team cruised to a first-round win over Seattle on the first day of the NCAA tournament, dispatching of them 88-45.

Five Ducks scored in double figures as Oregon led throughout. Sabrina Ionescu led the way with 19 points, part of her 10th career triple-double. Oti Gildon poured in 16 off the bench; Ruth Hebard scored 12, Lexi Bando 11, and Maite Cazorla 10.

Oregon will host their second-round opponent, 10th-seeded Minnesota, on Sunday. Minnesota reached the second round by upsetting the No. 7 seed in the Spokane region, Green Bay. 

This is just the second NCAA tournament berth for the Ducks since 2005.

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