SAN JOSE -- Oregon continued its scintillating run through the NCAA tournament Saturday, dismantling No. 4 seed Saint Louis 74-57 at HP Pavilion two days after ousting No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Damyean Dotson had 23 points to lead the Ducks, who took control midway through the first half and led by 24 with six minutes left.

Oregon will face Louisville, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed, in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis.

The Ducks (28-8) were widely believed to have been seeded too low -- No. 12 in the Midwest -- after winning the Pac-12 tournament. They're playing like a team determined to prove the NCAA selection committee wrong.

"We want to prove we can play with anybody in the nation," point guard Johnathan Loyd said.

They'll get no argument from Saint Louis (27-8).

Oregon needed a few minutes to adjust to SLU's physical defense, then shredded the Billikens with 52.8 percent shooting from the field and 72.7 percent from 3-point range.

The Ducks used their size advantage to dominate the rebounding and flummox SLU's shooters in the lane. They mixed their defenses smartly, using an array of zones and traps.

The Billikens were 3 of 21 from 3-point range.

Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi had 16 rebounds, one shy of his total against Oklahoma State.

The Ducks became the second Pac-12 team to reach the Sweet 16, following Arizona, which beat Harvard.

  • March Madness will return to San Jose in the not-too-distant future, or so it would appear.

    A high-ranking NCAA official gave the four-day event at HP Pavilion glowing reviews and said nothing had transpired to prevent San Jose from hosting the tournament again.

    Scott Barnes singled out the West Coast Conference, which served as the host, and HP Pavilion.

    "It has been a class-A site. We're very pleased with the support for the event," said Barnes, a member of the Division I Men's Basketball Committee (aka: the selection committee), which oversees the tournament.

    This is the final year of the current hosting cycle. The western sites for the 2014 and 2015 tournaments have been awarded, but San Jose is an option in either 2016 or 2017, Barnes said.