After upsetting Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, the Rhode Island Rams came into the second round loose and ready to play against the No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks. The rams effectively shut down Pac-12 Player of the Year Dillon Brooks (24) for most of the game, and forced numerous turnovers against a team that normally excels in taking care of the ball offensively. The Rams entered half time with the lead, and maintained it for much of the second half. But the ever-resilient Ducks played with a cool demeanor, keeping themselves within range thanks to persistent rebounding from Jordan Bell (1) and unstoppable offensive efficiency from Tyler Dorsey (5). With under 40 seconds to play, following a previous three-point shot directly in front of his team's bench, Dorsey approached the top of the arc, looked up toward the basket and released a second thee point jumper to give the Ducks the lead. The Rams' E.C. Mathews (0) had the hot hand for his team in the second half, and was given an opportunity to tie the game with a three of his own but couldn't convert. The Ducks erupted in emotion, surrounding Dorsey. Following the game, senior Dylan Ennis (31) broke down during an interview with the voice of the Ducks, radio commentator Jerry Allen, discussing the possibility of ending his final season, and his joy in continuing the journey with his team to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row.