Oregon fans devastated after Dana and the Ducks lose to Creighton in double-OT

Oregon v Creighton
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The Ducks went farther than anyone thought was possible this postseason. Depleted to just eight scholarship players, Dana Altman led Oregon to the last-ever Pac-12 Tournament title and to the Second Round of March Madness.

Oregon went shot for shot with the Creighton Bluejays for the 40 minutes of regulation. And then 5 more minutes in the first overtime.

However, inconsistent shooting from the team as a whole and some unideal choices as the final seconds disappeared led to the Ducks heading home and the Bluejays moving on.

Creighton defeated Oregon 86-73 for the Bluejays’ second consecutive appearance in the Sweet Sixteen.

Jermaine Couisnard was once again a highlight for the Ducks as he amassed 32 points and 8 rebounds.

N’Faly Dante also had an impressive game as he earned yet another double-double with 28 points and 20 rebounds.

Dante and Couisnard were the only Ducks to score for the entire second half, a feat that clearly wasn’t sustainable for Oregon to win.

Jackson Shelstad heartbreakingly hurt his knee as the minutes dwindled and had to sit on the bench, watching on as his teammates saw the game slip from their fingers.

With such a young team, and hopefully many players returning after sitting out most of the season due to injury, the Ducks have a bright future ahead of them. For now, Oregon fans are clinging to that hope.

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