SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) With Oregon's season on the brink of an early NCAA Tournament exit, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks delivered as they have so many times this season in crunch time.
Dorsey hit a contested go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 38.4 seconds to play, then E.C. Matthews airballed a long 3 in the waning moments trying to force overtime, and third-seeded Oregon rallied in the second half to beat upstart No. 11 Rhode Island 75-72 on Sunday and reach the Midwest Regional.
Dorsey also tied the game with a 3 with 1:45 remaining on the way to 27 points before Brooks took a charge on the other end for Oregon (31-5).