Oregon Ducks all-time round-by-round NCAA tournament record

The Ducks enter their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2021 seeking their first Final Four appearance since 2017.
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Oregon won the first-ever NCAA Tournament in 1939. Since then, the Ducks have struggled to march their way back to the national championship. 

With only one Final Four appearance since the tournament restructured in 1985, Oregon is fighting for the program’s second national title.

Head coach Dana Altman has gone 15-7 with the Ducks in March Madness and just coached them through one of the most impressive Pac-12 Tournament runs in history.

This year, Oregon enters the Big Dance as the 11th seed in the midwest region. Before they start dancing, let’s take a look at how the Ducks have done in previous NCAA Tournaments.

Oregon Ducks all-time NCAA tournament record

Oregon has played in 43 games over the past century and the Ducks have gone 27-16 overall in those matchups.

With a 62.8 percent win rate in the tournament, the Ducks have competed fairly well at the national level in the past.

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Here’s a breakdown of how the Ducks have fared in their 13 appearances since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

  • Round of 64: 9-4*
  • Round of 32: 7-2
  • Sweet 16: 4-3
  • Elite Eight: 1-3
  • Final Four: 0-1
  • National Championship: N/A
  • Overall: 21-13

* – VCU forfeited the Round of 64 game in 2021 due to lack of scholarship players available

Let’s take a more in-depth look at how the Ducks have made out in some of the later rounds since 1985.

What is Oregon’s Sweet 16 record?

  • 2021 (7-seed): L to 6-seed USC, 68-82
  • 2019 (12-seed): L to-1 seed UVA, 49-53
  • 2017 (3-seed): W over 7-seed Michigan, 69-68
  • 2016 (1-seed): W over 4-seed Duke, 82-68
  • 2013 (12-seed): L to 1-seed Louisville, 69-77
  • 2007 (3-seed) W over 7-seed UNLV, 76-72
  • 2002 (2-seed): W over 6-seed Texas, 72-70

What is Oregon’s Elite Eight record?

  • 2017: W over 1-seed Kansas, 74-60
  • 2016: L to 2-seed Oklahoma, 68-80
  • 2007: L to 1-seed Florida, 77-85
  • 2002: L to 1-seed Kansas, 86-104

What is Oregon’s Final Four record?

  • 2017: L to 1-seed North Carolina, 76-77

Before 1985, they competed in the tournament four times. Here’s how the Ducks’ postseasons unfolded before the tournament was restructured:

  • Round of 24: 1-1
  • Sweet 16: 1-0
  • Elite Eight: 1-2
  • Regional third-place game: 1-0
  • Final Four: 1-0
  • National Championship: 1-0
  • Overall: 6-3

With just one national title under their belt, the Oregon Ducks are looking to do the improbable this March. The team is coming off an incredible run in the conference tournament for the eternal Pac-12 title.

Star players N’Faly Dante, Jackson Shelstad, and Jermaine Couisnard are playing at their absolute best and will have to continue to improve for the Ducks to win it all.

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