Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

OR vs. Rhode Island: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

OR vs. Rhode Island: Score and Twitter Reaction from March Madness 2017

Tyler Dorsey showed once again he too isn't afraid to take a big shot with his team's season on the line.

Tied at 72 with 1:09 left.

Tyler Dorsey made a three-pointer with 38 seconds left to lead third-seeded OR to a 75-72 win over Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night at Golden 1 Center. Dorsey was the star for the Ducks with 27 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field including 4-for-5 from three point land.

It'll be MI vs. OR in the Sweet 16 this week.

Counting out an uptempo team is never wise, though, as OR got hot and went on a 20-10 run to take its first lead of the game since the first half (3:29 mark).

It wasn't another Dillon Brooks buzzer-beater, but Sunday night had to feel familiar, as OR has grown accustomed to late-game escape acts with two of the nation's best shot makers. Rhode Island responded with a mini-surge of its own, but Dorsey responded, first with a game-tying 3-pointer after a pair of Jordan Bell offensive rebounds and then with his ice-cold game victor. This game will take part in the Midwest Region and air on TBS from Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

Robinson scored for the Rams before Dorsey made a three-pointer and Ennis hit a free throw to put the Ducks ahead 18-10.

Rhode Island needs quality games from its starters and they have to play well on the defense end, in addition to rebounding. Iverson leads in rebounds with 7.4 while Jarvis Garrett leads in assists with 3.1 per game.

This is the third time in coach Dana Altman's tenure that OR has made it this far in the tournament, and the Ducks are one win away from returning to the Elite Eight.

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