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OSU basketball: Know the opponent — Oregon

by John Helsley Published: March 17, 2013

Under-seeded.

That was the phrase thrown around multiple times Sunday on college basketball shows and Twitter regarding Oklahoma State's first NCAA Tournament opponent — Oregon.

The 12th-seeded Ducks earned an automatic bid via their win in the Pac-12 tournament championship game, where they beat No. 21 UCLA.

Here is what you need to know about the team and school:

* Opponent: Oregon

* Record: 26-8 overall, 12-6 Pac-12

* Seed: 12

* Conference: Pac-12

* League finish: tie for third

* NCAA berth: Automatic; conference tournament champion

* RPI rank: 46

* Star player – E.J. Singler

The brother of former Duke star Kyle Singler and a first-team All-Pac 12 pick, he's just the 13th player in Oregon history to total more than 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Singler averages 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds a game.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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