Terrance Jones

Tournament surprises might be no surprise

SPORTSLAND: Kentucky? No way, while Oregon and OSU seasons keep going
March 12, 2012

The NCAA Tournament brackets released Sunday put a number of former Oregon high school standouts into top seeds, including two on the University of Kentucky roster.

Former Jefferson standout Terrance Jones, and Jesuit grad Kyle Wiltjer, played key roles in helping the Wildcats earn a No. 1 seed in the three-week tournament that has expanded to 68 teams.

The Wildcats playthe winner of Tuesday's Missippi Valley State/Western Kentucky game in the second round on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Oregon City grad Brad Tinsley helped Vanderbilt beat Kentucky in the final of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Sunday, which earned the Commodores a fifth seend and game with Harvard Thursday.

Former Grant standout Mike Moser helped UNLV earn a No. 6 seed and game against Pac-12 Tournament champion Colorado Thursday.

California was the other Pac-12 team selected to play in the 68-team tournament.

Oregon and Oregon State were both invited to play in other tournaments.

Oregon is a third seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will play host to Louisiana State Tuesday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon State was invited to the College Basketball Invitational and will play host to Western Illinois Tuesday at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers won the CBI Tournament two years ago.


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