Ducks Earn NCAA Tournament Bid as No. 2 Seed in Austin Regional
Oregon is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018, and will head to Austin, Texas as the No. 2 seed in that regional, opening play Friday against Texas State.
The Ducks will open play against the Bobcats on Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN3. The other two teams in the regional are host and No. 1 seed in the regional, Texas, and St. Francis. This will be Oregon's 21st all-time appearance in an NCAA Regional.
"I'm thrilled that we're in the postseason," said head coach Melyssa Lombardi. "With postseason, you hear your name called and from there, whether you're hosting or not hosting, you get ready and prepare. It's all about the postseason."
Oregon finished the regular season 37-15 overall and 14-10 in Pac-12 play, finishing in third place in the loaded conference. It also marks the ninth time in the last 10 seasons that the Ducks have finished third place or better in the league. Oregon was the only team in the Pac-12 to play its entire 24-game conference slate as originally scheduled, while playing an additional 12 games against league foes that counted as nonconference matchups.
Oregon heads into the 2021 NCAA Tournament with a 74-47 all-time record in postseason play and have not lost a game in the regional round since 2008 – a streak of 27 straight games that covers the last nine tournament appearances.