In the first round of the 2017 NCAA tournament, the No. 3 seeded Oregon Ducks found themselves in a tougher fight than many expected against the Iona Gaels. Thanks to impressive jump shooting, the Gaels kept the game competitive until its final moments when the Ducks were able to pull away, winning 93-77. The Ducks continue to develop a new identity without senior forward Chris Boucher (25), who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered against the California Golden Bears during the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Prolific scorers Dillon Brooks (24) and Tyler Dorsey (5) made big plays throughout the game, allowing the Oregon offense to score with relative ease, as they have throughout the season. Forwards Kavell Bigby-Williams (35) and Roman Sorkin (41) saw a significant increase in playing time, replacing the injured Boucher, and each will need to provide the Ducks with more consistent play on both ends of the court if the Ducks hope to make the deep tournament run they expected prior to the loss of their prolific 6'10" wild card.