Oregon falls short against No. 1 seed Virginia in Sweet 16

The Ducks went cold down the stretch in Louisville.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 9:48 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 6:57 AM

Eugene, OR -- Oregon men's basketball came up short against top seed Virginia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tounament in Louisville falling, 53-49. 

Down three in the final minute Virginia's De'andre Hunter scored a layup to put the Cavaliers up five securing the victory for Virginia. 

The Ducks had a 45-42 lead after Louis King hit a three-pointer with 5:44 to play. Oregon went cold after that going scoreless until a Payton Pritchard free throw with 15 seconds left in the game. 

Oregon shot just 37.8 percent for the game and 36 percent from three. Louis King led the way for Oregon with 16 points scoring nine straight for the Ducks at one point in the second half. Pritchard added 11. 

As a team Oregon only recorded eight assists. 

Virginia shot the ball at a 35.7 percent clip and just 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. 

The Cavaliers had four different players score in double figures including Ty Jerome who led the way with 13 points and six assists. 

The Ducks end the season at 25-13 overall while not allowing more than 54 points in a game during their NCAA Tournament run. 

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