The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oregon Ducks were all set to tip off for a basketball game on Sunday evening, when a track meet suddenly broke out. Five different players reached double digits in points for the Ducks, led by E.J. Singler's 25, as they went on to win 108-97 to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2012 NIT tournament. The game was a stat-head's dream.
The Ducks somehow out-lasted the Hawkeyes despite 20 fewer field goal attempts. They made good on 59.3 percent of their 59 shot attempts, and made 10-of-23 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. The Hawkeyes went 37-for-79 from the field, and 10-for-22 from long range. They held a 15-8 advantage on the offensive boards, giving them plenty of second chance opportunities despite their less-blistering shooting percentage. The Ducks made up for that discrepancy by going 28-for-32 at the free-throw line.
Roy Devyn Marble averages 11 points per game for the Hawkeyes, but led all scorers with 31 points on Sunday night. He went 10-for-15 from the field. Aaron White added 22 points, and Bryce Cartwright recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists.
The Ducks move on to face the No. 1-seed Washington Huskies in what should be an exciting Pac-12 showdown.