USC shuts down Oregon 82-68 to end 20-year Elite Eight wait
The Trojans (25-7) clipped the high-flying Ducks with their length on the perimeter and 7-footer Evan Mobley in the middle. Oregon and USC have been a big part of the Pac-12's unexpected success in the Circle City. Oregon State and UCLA already advanced, so the showdown between the Ducks and Trojans meant a Pac-12 trio in the Elite Eight. USC had to reach back to the 2006-07 team with Nick Young and Taj Gibson for its last Sweet 16 ride. USC stretched the lead to 20 in the opening 3 1/2 minutes of the second half before the Ducks finally came to life.
Not rusty: Oregon soars past Iowa 95-80 into Sweet 16
Oregon players celebrate following a second-round game against Iowa. When another kink surfaced in the NCAA Tournament, the resilient, adaptable Ducks shook it off and soared. Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No. 2 seed Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA Tournaments. “We did and it was a lot of fun.”The Ducks' sweet offensive movements left the Hawkeyes (22-9) flailing, one game short of the Sweet 16 for the fourth time under Fran McCaffery.
Missouri builds big lead, holds off No. 21 Oregon in Omaha
Oregon forward Eugene Omoruyi (2) shoots a free throw against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Omaha, Neb. 21 Oregon, validating coach Cuonzo Martin's belief that a Tigers team that returned four starters is poised to move up in the Southeastern Conference. Xavier Pinson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Missouri overcame a mid-game lull and late Oregon flurry to beat the Ducks 83-75 on Wednesday night. He and Martin squared off in Missouri Valley Conference games in the building from 2008-10 when Martin coached Missouri State. Oregon plays Seton Hall in Omaha on Friday.
Jaguars making the best of virtual offseason program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Its a much different offseason for the Jaguars, but Doug Marrone said that the team is making the best of it. Marrone met with the media Friday afternoon to talk about Jacksonvilles offseason program that has been pushed into the virtual realm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marrone said that its challenging to get the full effect of a traditional offseason program when coaches and players arent around one another, but theyre doing the best that they can. The Jaguars will put Ben Bartch, a fourth-round draft pick, at right guard, presumably behind starter AJ Cann. Marrone said that hes enjoyed hearing from players about their work in the offseason, including that of backup quarterback Dobbs.
Four takeaways: Jaguars should keep leaning on Fournette
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars went to Cincinnati and forced four turnovers in a 27-17 win over the winless Bengals. Until Gardner Minshew or Nick Foles shows they are ready to carry the team through the air, the Jaguars need to ride Leonard Fournette. Against the Bengals, the worst rushing defense in the league, Fournette posted his third 100-plus yard rushing games in the last four weeks. The Jaguars struggled in the first half up front but improved in the second half. The Jaguars failed to convert on a fourth-and-goal situation from the 1-yard line in the first half.
Cam Robinson likely out for Jaguars opener with knee injury
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars will likely be without two big pieces of their offensive line in Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs. Coach Doug Marrone said that left tackle Cam Robinson suffered a knee injury in Thursday's practice and is listed as doubtful to play. Robinson's backup, free agent signee Cedric Ogbuehi, is battling a hamstring injury and is listed as out on the injury report. That leaves second-year player Will Richardson as the likely starter at left tackle. "On the left side, for instance, Cam, he's left-handed, he feels a lot more comfortable throwing his left outside hand.
5 things to look for in first week of Jaguars' training camp
Jaguars.comJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars open training camp Thursday with the first practice scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. Here are my five things to look for in the first week of camp. The free agent wide receiver really popped during OTAs and mini-camp. With the year-long absence of Telvin Smith anticipated, the Jaguars are left with only one sure starter at linebacker, middle linebacker Myles Jack. Free agent additions DJ Alexander and Najee Goode were signed in the offseason, and the Jaguars drafted Quincy Williams in the third round.