Tournament Challenge: Sooners end Ducks' run

No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners defeat No. 1 Oregon Ducks 80-68 to win the West Region and advance to the Final Four

  • 41.8 percent of brackets had Oklahoma advancing to the Final Four, while 22.5 percent had Oregon making it -- making the Sooners and Ducks the fourth- and fifth-most-popular picks to advance to that point, respectively.

  • Oklahoma was the fourth-most-popular champion selected in Tournament Challenge brackets (6.1 percent), while Oregon was the seventh-most-popular pick (3.4 percent).

  • 30.3 percent of all brackets predict Kansas and Oklahoma meeting in the Final Four; 70.6 percent of those who predicted that matchup have Kansas advancing to the NCAA tournament championship game.

  • Just 4.6 percent of brackets predict Villanova and Oklahoma meeting in the Final Four; 54 percent of those who predicted that matchup have Oklahoma advancing to the national championship game.

  • This is the first Final Four appearance for Oklahoma since 2002. The team has never won a national championship in men’s basketball.

As Oklahoma awaits the winner of Kansas-Villanova, here’s a look at how the Sooners have fared in the NCAA tournament in the past 10 years:

  • 2015: 3 seed; lost in the Sweet 16 (vs. Michigan State 62-58)

  • 2014: 5 seed; lost in the round of 64 (vs. North Dakota State 80-75)

  • 2013: 10 seed; lost in the round of 64 (vs. San Diego State 70-55)

  • 2012: Did not qualify

  • 2011: Did not qualify

  • 2010: Did not qualify

  • 2009: 2 seed; lost in the Elite Eight (vs. North Carolina 72-60)

  • 2008: 6 seed; lost in the round of 32 (vs. Louisville 78-48)

  • 2007: Did not qualify

  • 2006: 6 seed; lost in the round of 64 (vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee 82-74)

President Obama's bracket

President Barack Obama didn’t predict either Oklahoma or Oregon would make the Elite Eight -- he had Duke facing off with Texas A&M. After this game, he’s dropped into the 51st percentile among all brackets.

Tournament Challenge leaderboard update

There was a tie between two entries atop the Tournament Challenge standings going into the Elite Eight; user bo_boy808 picked Oklahoma in this matchup while user Greg26383 had Oregon. With the Sooners’ victory, bo_boy808 sits alone atop the leaderboard. If Kansas win the late game, he’ll carry that lead into Sunday’s action, where he has No. 1 seeds North Carolina and Virginia winning over Notre Dame and Syracuse, respectively -- but it’s still very tight in the race for the best Tournament Challenge bracket.