NCAA Tournament: No. 12 Oregon 68, No. 5 Oklahoma State 55
San Jose, Calif. • Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to help 12th-seeded Oregon extend a run that began in the Pac-12 Tournament by beating fifth-seeded Oklahoma State 68-55 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
Dominic Artis scored 13 points and helped frustrate Oklahoma State star freshman Marcus Smart on the defensive end to give the Ducks (27-8) their first tournament win in six years.
Oregon advanced to play fourth-seeded Saint Louis (27-6) on Saturday for a spot in the Sweet 16. The Billikens beat New Mexico State 64-44.
Smart came into the game with the hype of a top NBA prospect but was held to 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting for the Cowboys (24-9).