Fans welcome Ducks back to Eugene after tough Final Four loss

Ducks fans gathered outside Matthew Knight Arena Sunday, April 2, 2017 to welcome the basketball team home from Phoenix. The team lost to the North Carolina University Tar Heels Saturday in a Final Four game. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – After a hard-fought battle to the Final Four, the Oregon Ducks are now back home in Eugene.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, just moments after flying in from Phoenix, the team was greeted with a warm welcome.

Students lined up outside Matthew Knight Arena to show support for the team.

For about 20 minutes, the community greeted the team with cheers and high fives.

The players thanked the crowd for their support.

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