Fans in Eugene cheering on Ducks in NCAA tournament

Fans said that "underdog" means nothing when the Ducks play as well as they have been.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 7:10 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- While the Ducks are going on to face teams across the country this week, fans are keeping the fire going to support them here at home.

Some fans said that "underdog" means nothing when the Ducks play as well as they have been. 

TJ Knox, the manager of Wild Duck Cafe, said he's a longtime Oregon fan and that he's seen them in many different periods. 

"When I was a kid, the Ducks weren't that competitive, so seeing them be competitive, and seeing them go play in the national championship a couple of times and seeing the basketball teams just get better and better -- it's exciting for me because I remember years when we weren't that good," Knox said.

ESPN gives the Ducks just a 7 percent chance of winning going into Thursday's game, but fans here in Eugene said that doesn't matter. Some even said the underdog mindset could help the men's team.

"The underdog mentality is always a good mentality to have because you have nothing to lose," fan and University of Oregon student Sutter Munizich said. "You can try anything you want -- just going in hoping that you'll do your best, and the other teams have to be scared of you."

We will have a total wrap on the game on KEZI 9 News at 11. 

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