Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon wins by a point.

Jordan Bell pulled down four big offensive rebounds among his game 14 rebounds as the Oregon Ducks hung on to beat the Michigan Wolverines, 69-68. Tyler Dorsey led the Oregon scoring parade with 20.

It’s a good win,” said Oregon head coach Dana Altman. “We’re moving on.”

The game was a back-and-forth affair as both teams struggled to find a rhythm as neither team could amass a lead of more than six points. Oregon held the lead at halftime at 35-33 and at times looked like the Ducks were ready to take complete control, but either because of the bounce of the ball or Michigan’s deadly shooting from outside it was a struggle.

Dorsey was the constant on offense for the Ducks as he canned five 3-pointers.  Bell was the steady force on defense and recorded a double-double, 16 points, 14 rebounds plus he blocked a shot. Dillon Brooks had a rather quiet game, finishing with 12 points; Dylan Ennis had 10 points and five rebounds.

Over all the Ducks shot 44.8 percent on 26-of-58 shooting including 8-for-17 (47.1 percent) in 3-pointers but had some problems on the free throw line hitting only 9-of-16 free throws.

Michigan found the range on 11 of its 31 three point attempts. Over all the Wolverines shot 43.1 percent on 25-of-58 shooting and were perfect at the charity stripe hitting all seven free throws.

Derrick Walton Jr., was Michigan's top scorer with 20 while Zak Irvin added 19 and D.J. Wilson had 12.

A good indication of how took control of the game in the final moments was in rebounding as the Ducks held a 36-31 edge. Another glaring stat that favored Oregon is points in the paint in which the Ducks had 34 to Michigan's 16.

Oregon now awaits the winner of Kansas and Purdue game. The Elite-8 game will be played on Saturday.

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