Oregon Ducks secure 3-seed in Midwest Region for NCAA Tournament

Oregon's Dillon Brooks, right, and Dylan Ennis smile as Oregon leads California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday, March 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Oregon won 73-65. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Ducks are going to the big dance!

Oregon is heading into March Madness as a three-seed, in spite of their Saturday night loss to Arizona in the PAC-12 Championship.

The regular season champs will face Iona in Sacramento for their first round game on Friday.

The Ducks will likely be spending the week figuring out how to re-group after losing senior Chris Boucher to an injury.

Boucher is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, which he suffered sometime during the Ducks’ match-up with Cal on Friday night.

There's a chance Oregon coach Dana Altman gets to face his former team. Before turning the Ducks into a perennial Pac-12 contender, Altman did the same thing during 16 years at Creighton. The Bluejays went to seven NCAA Tournaments and won more than 300 games with him on the sideline.

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