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Oregon Ducks MBB draws No. 7 seed, vs. VCU in the first round on Sat.

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Mark your calendars, Ducks fans. Oregon is going dancing. 

The Pac-12 regular-season Champion Oregon Ducks received a No. 7 seed in the 2021 Men's NCAA Tournament in the West region. Oregon will play VCU in the first round.

The game tips off at 6:57 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 20th on TNT. 

With a win, Oregon advances to the Round of 32 to play the winner of No. 2 Iowa and No. 15 Grand Canyon to advance to the Sweet 16. 

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The undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs were given the No. 1 overall seed for the Tournament. 

Here's the full bracket.

It's the seventh NCAA Tournament appearance for Oregon under head coach Dana Altman (eighth if you count earning the Pac-12's automatic bid in 2019-20). In those appearances, Altman has coached the Ducks to the Round of 32 in all seven tournaments (2013-2017, 2019), made the Sweet 16 four times (2013, 2016, 2017, 2019), the Elite Eight twice (2016, 2017) and the Final Four once (2017). 

In NCAA Tournament games under Dana Altman, the Ducks are 13-7. 

In January, the NCAA announced the entirety of the men's tournament will be played in Indiana with most games taking place in Indianapolis. 

Oregon men's basketball enters the tournament as one of just four teams nationally to have 11 consecutive 20-win seasons, joining Kansas, Belmont, and Gonzaga.