Oregon Capsule

Nickname: Ducks                          Coach: Ernie Kent
Location: Eugene, Oregon                 Record at Oregon: 192-119
Conference: Pac-10                       Career record: 282-199
Overall Record: 28-7
Conference Record and Finish: 11-7, 4th

Seed, Region and Bid: 3, Midwest, Automatic
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 9
NCAA Tournament Record: 11-7 (.611)
Final Four Appearances: 1
NCAA Tournament Championships: 1 (1939)
Best NCAA Tournament Finish: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: 12
Final Associated Press ranking: 10
Final Ratings Percentage Index: 21

Record vs. teams in the field: 8-5

Starters:
F -- Maarty Leunen (6-9, 215, Jr. -- 10.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg)
G -- Malik Hairston (6-6, 200, Jr. -- 11.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
G -- Bryce Taylor (6-5, 205, Jr. -- 14.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
G -- Tajuan Porter (5-6, 160, Fr. -- 14.4 ppg)
G -- Aaron Brooks (6-0, 160, Sr. -- 17.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.4 apg)

Key Reserves:
G -- Chamberlain Oguchi (6-5, 195, Jr. -- 5.4 ppg)
F -- Joevan Catron (6-6, 225, Fr. -- 3.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: Outside of a slow start and a shaky finish in their
first-round win over Miami, Ohio, the Ducks have carried over
the momentum from rolling through the Pac-10 Conference
tournament.  However, they will also get a red-hot club in
Nevada-Las Vegas, which is riding a nine-game winning streak
after knocking off second-seeded Wisconsin on Sunday.  As
expected, the talented backcourt of Brooks, Taylor and Porter
have driven Oregon to its best showing since reaching the
regional final in 2002.  The trio have combined for 84 points in
the two wins, with four-year starter Brooks averaging 20 points
while committing just three turnovers.  It will be the play of
the backcourt that will further determine the fate of the Ducks,
as the Runnin' Rebels possess strong guards in Kevin Kruger and
Jo'Van "Wink" Adams.

NEXT GAME: Friday vs. (7) Nevada-Las Vegas at St. Louis