Ohio State Loses to Oregon in NCAA Tournament
The Ohio State Buckeyes had a strong run during the 2019-2020 NCAA tournament, but their hopes of going to the Final Four were dashed when they were defeated by the Oregon Ducks. Oregon was the only team to beat the Buckeyes in the tournament, and they did it in convincing fashion, winning the game by a score of 72-54. The Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight, where they eventually lost to the eventual champion, the Virginia Cavaliers.
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Ohio State’s Road to the NCAA Tournament
The Ohio State Buckeyes had a strong season and finished with a record of 25-7. They were rewarded with a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and had high hopes of making a deep run. They opened the tournament with an impressive win over the No. 15 seed, the Iona Gaels, and followed it up with a convincing win over the No. 7 seed, the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Buckeyes then faced the No. 11 seed, the Iowa Hawkeyes, in the Sweet Sixteen. The Buckeyes were able to pull out a tight victory and advance to the Elite Eight to face the Oregon Ducks.
Ohio State’s Loss to Oregon
The Buckeyes entered the game against Oregon as the favorites, but they were no match for the Ducks. Oregon came out with energy and intensity and was able to jump out to an early lead. The Ducks were led by standout guard Payton Pritchard, who finished with a game-high 20 points. Ohio State had no answer for Oregon’s offense and was unable to keep up with the Ducks, eventually losing the game by a score of 72-54.
Buckeyes Struggled Offensively
The Buckeyes struggled offensively throughout the game and were unable to find any rhythm. They shot just 36.2% from the field and committed 17 turnovers. The Buckeyes were led by forward Kaleb Wesson, who finished with a team-high 14 points, but no other Buckeye was able to find any offensive production.
Oregon’s Strong Performance
Oregon was impressive in the win and was able to control the game throughout. The Ducks shot a scorching 52.7% from the field and had five different players finish in double figures. They were also able to hold the Buckeyes to just 36.2% shooting and forced them into 17 turnovers.
Oregon’s Run to the Elite Eight
The Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight after their win over the Buckeyes, but their run came to an end when they were defeated by the Virginia Cavaliers. Virginia was able to advance to the Final Four and eventually won the tournament.
What’s Next for Ohio State?
The Buckeyes will have to regroup after their loss to Oregon and look ahead to the 2020-2021 season. The Buckeyes will lose Kaleb Wesson and Andre Wesson to graduation, but they will return a strong core of players, led by guard Duane Washington Jr. and forward E.J. Liddell. The Buckeyes will be looking to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament next season.
What’s Next for Oregon?
Oregon had a strong showing in the tournament and will be looking to build off of their success. The Ducks will return the majority of their roster from this season, including Payton Pritchard, who had a strong performance in the tournament. The Ducks will be looking to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament next season.
- Ohio State lost to Oregon in the Elite Eight of the 2019-2020 NCAA tournament.
- Oregon was led by guard Payton Pritchard, who finished with a game-high 20 points.
- Ohio State struggled offensively and was unable to find any rhythm.
- Oregon advanced to the Elite Eight but lost to Virginia.
- Ohio State will lose Kaleb Wesson and Andre Wesson to graduation.
- Oregon will return the majority of their roster from this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes had a strong run in the 2019-2020 NCAA tournament, but their hopes of making the Final Four were dashed when they were defeated by the Oregon Ducks. The Buckeyes will have to regroup and look ahead to the 2020-2021 season, while the Ducks will be looking to build off of their success and make another deep run in the NCAA tournament.