Ducks open with Michigan in Louisville Regional
EUGENE – Oregon will open the 2022 NCAA Tournament in the Louisville Regional and face Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan at 4 p.m. (PT) on Friday in the first round at Jim Patterson Stadium. No. 12 seed Louisville will face Southeast Missouri State at 11 a.m. (PT) in the opening game.
Oregon earned the No. 2 seed in the regional after finishing 35-23 and in fourth place in the Pac-12 Conference with an 18-12 league record. The Ducks are making their ninth postseason appearance, and their seventh since the program restarted before the 2009 season. Oregon has advanced to the championship game of four of the last five regionals it played in, while advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2012.
The meeting between the Ducks and Wolverines will be the first in the history of the two programs. Oregon has also never played Louisville or Southeast Missouri State.