March Madness: No. 11 Rhode Island vs. No. 3 Oregon

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With Oregon's season on the brink of an early NCAA Tournament exit, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks delivered as they have so many times this season in crunch time.

Dorsey hit a contested go-ahead three-pointer from the top of the arc with 38.4 seconds to play, then E.C. Matthews airballed a long 3 in the waning moments trying to force overtime, and third-seeded Oregon rallied in the second half to beat upstart No. 11 Rhode Island 75-72 on Sunday and reach the Midwest Regional.

Dorsey also tied the game with a 3 with 1:45 remaining on the way to 27 points before Brooks took a charge on the other end for Oregon (31-5).

With Oregon's season on the brink of an early NCAA Tournament exit, Brooks found his shooting stroke as he typically does and scored 19 points despite a 7-for-20 shooting day. Dorsey made 9 of 10 shots with four three-pointers.

Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks reacts after a play against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley hugs guard Jared
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Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley hugs guard Jared Terrell after the team's 75-72 loss to Oregon in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

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Rhode Island guard Stanford Robinson walks off the
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Rhode Island guard Stanford Robinson walks off the court after Rhode Island lost to Oregon 75-72 in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams
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E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams drives to the basket against Kavell Bigby-Williams #35 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams
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E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams goes after a loose ball against teammates Payton Pritchard #3 and Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts after a play against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Teammates Dylan Ennis #31 and Tyler Dorsey #5
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Teammates Dylan Ennis #31 and Tyler Dorsey #5 of the Oregon Ducks go after a loose ball against E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

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Teammates Dylan Ennis #31 and Tyler Dorsey #5
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Teammates Dylan Ennis #31 and Tyler Dorsey #5 of the Oregon Ducks go after a loose ball against E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks drives
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Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks drives to the basket against Hassan Martin #12 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

University of Rhode Island academic adviser Kristen Casamento
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University of Rhode Island academic adviser Kristen Casamento cheers as the starting lineup is announced before playing Oregon in a second-round game of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017. Casamento said the players will be back in class, in Kingston Rhode Island, at 9 a.m. Monday morning.

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, tries to steal
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Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, tries to steal the ball from Rhode Island's Cyril Langevine during the first half of a second-round game of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Kavell Bigby-Williams #35 of the Oregon Ducks goes
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Kavell Bigby-Williams #35 of the Oregon Ducks goes after a loose ball against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

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Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks drives
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Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks drives to the basket against Cyril Langevine #10 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Rhode Island guard Stanford Robinson, left, stuffs against
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Rhode Island guard Stanford Robinson, left, stuffs against Oregon Ducks guard Dylan Ennis during the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Teammates E.C. Matthews #0 and Cyril Langevine #10
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Teammates E.C. Matthews #0 and Cyril Langevine #10 of the Rhode Island Rams go after the ball against Casey Benson #2 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Cyril Langevine #10 of the Rhode Island Rams
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Cyril Langevine #10 of the Rhode Island Rams reacts after a play against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks drives
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Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks drives to the basket against Kuran Iverson #23 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, guards Rhode Island
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Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, right, guards Rhode Island forward Cyril Langevine during the first half of a second-round game of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Jared Terrell #32 of the Rhode Island Rams
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Jared Terrell #32 of the Rhode Island Rams reacts after a play against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts after a play against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts after a play against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Rhode Island forward Nicola Akele, right, drives against
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Rhode Island forward Nicola Akele, right, drives against Oregon forward Dillon Brooks during the first half of a second-round game of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Stanford Robinson #13 of the Rhode Island Rams
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Stanford Robinson #13 of the Rhode Island Rams shoots over the defense of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks shoots
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Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks shoots over Hassan Martin #12 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Head coach Dana Altman reacts on the bench
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Head coach Dana Altman reacts on the bench against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Head coach Dan Hurley of the Rhode Island
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Head coach Dan Hurley of the Rhode Island Rams watches on against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Jeff Dowtin #11 of the Rhode Island Rams
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Jeff Dowtin #11 of the Rhode Island Rams drives to the basket against Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams
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E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams tries to stop Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks shoots
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Payton Pritchard #3 of the Oregon Ducks shoots over Hassan Martin #12 of the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Head coach Dana Altman reacts on the bench
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Head coach Dana Altman reacts on the bench against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Oregon guard Dylan Ennis, left, is fouled by
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Oregon guard Dylan Ennis, left, is fouled by Rhode Island guard Jared Terrell, right, during the first half of a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 19, 2017.

E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams
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E.C. Matthews #0 of the Rhode Island Rams drives to the basket against Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts
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Dylan Ennis #31 of the Oregon Ducks reacts against the Rhode Island Rams during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center on March 19, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

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