Bob Hurley watches son Dan lead Rhode Island

Bob Hurley watches son Dan lead Rhode Island

Dorsey hit both the game-tying and game-winning 3-pointers Sunday as OR survived a major scare against Rhode Island, 75-72, to advance to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. The Midwest's No. 11 seed, Rhode Island beat Creighton by 12 in the first round, earning its first tournament win since its 1998 Elite Eight run, in its first tournament appearance since 1999.

OR actually jumped out to a lead early in the first half, but Rhode Island fought back and led by 12 at halftime.

Rhode Island: The Rams were one of six teams in the round of 32 with a winning streak of nine games or more - but missed matching the program's longest since 10 in a row in 1997-98. Their Rams' shots were falling; most of the Ducks' were not.

Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley said he was pleased with his team's effort, even if the Rams were disappointed in the outcome.

The Ducks needed every bit of it as they trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half.

The key to Rhode Island's first-half success was its physical play. Brooks had eight points in the first 20 minutes by was saddled with two personal fouls, one of which a technical foul.

The 6-foot-7 Smith played three minutes in the second half at the front of Oregon's full-court press as the Ducks cut Rhode Island's lead from nine points to 58-52 while he was on the court.

This pace kept up for the first 11 minutes of the second half, with the Rams forcing turnovers and Robinson and Dorsey continuing to duel. It also held the Cardinals to only 5-of-20 shooting from behind the arc (25 percent) while knocking down 6-of-17 of their own three-point looks.

Dillon Brooks had five of those offensive rebounds as he had seven total and would finish with 19 points. He was 4 of 5 from 3-point range. URI took advantage of the slip in the OR momentum to grab so big Mo its own. Which is why Altman sounded as delighted with Dorsey's five rebounds and three assists as he was the 27 points.

Tied at 72 with 1:09 left.

OR only had Dorsey and Brooks in double-figures though Bell led the way in rebounding with 12 and also had two blocked shots.

URI was led in scoring by Robinson with 21 with Terrell adding 15 and Matthews with 13. Michigan, however, has allowed just six of 22 (27 percent) catch-and-shoot attempts without a defender close by.