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Jermaine Couisnard joins Stephen Curry in NCAA Tournament record book

Just two weeks ago, this would be unthinkable.

Oregon was in Tucson, Ariz. busy getting blasted by the Wildcats and its NCAA tournament hopes were on life support and that’s being generous.

Flash forward to now and the Ducks are a brand new team that has figured out how to play defense. Oregon is on its way to the Round of 32 where Creighton awaits.

The defense might have been on point, but the offensive prowess of guard Jermaine Couisnard helped propel the Ducks to an 87-73 win over his former team, South Carolina. In Thursday’s game against the Gamecocks, Couisnard dropped a career-high 40 points in the win.

That point total put him in elite company in the NCAA history books, joining the greatest shooter of all time, Stephen Curry, as the only player to do that in a win as a double-digit seed.

No matter what you did, ending up on a list with Stephen Curry is usually a pretty good thing.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire