The Oregon Ducks are in the Round of 32 for the seventh time in the Dana Altman era after its first-round matchup with VCU was ruled a no-contest.
With a win Monday, the Ducks will advance to the Sweet 16 for the fifth time since Dana Altman accepted the head coaching gig in Eugene.
The No. 7 seed Oregon Ducks will take on the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes at 9:10 a.m. PT on Monday, March 22 on CBS.
Iowa is a 4-point favorite over Oregon in PointsBet, the official sports betting partner of NBC Sports.
MONEYLINE: -- Oregon: +155 – Iowa: -186
POINT TOTAL: -- Over: 147 (-109) – Under: 147 (-109)
Iowa has an implied point total of 75.5 points while Oregon has one of 71.5 points.
Slowing down National Player of the Year Luka Garza will be key for Oregon if it wants to advance to next weekend. Garza averaged 23.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for the Hawkeyes and the Ducks will be without center N'Faly Dante who tore his ACL earlier this year. Perhaps freshman Franck Kepnang will see increased playing time, if he's ready.
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.