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Great things come in small packages for Oregon

The most important player on No. 3-seed Oregon might be the smallest player on the court, writes Mark Schlabach. Meet 5-foot-6 guard Tajuan Porter.

Updated: March 20, 2007, 3:22 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The smallest player on the court has the biggest green light on Oregon's basketball team.

Freshman guard Tajuan Porter, at 5-foot-6, might be the biggest reason the No. 3 seed Ducks have rebounded from a February stretch in which they lost five of six games to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002.

With Porter firing from any spot on the court, Oregon has won eight games in a row and advanced to a Midwest Regional semifinal game against ...

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