Ducks receive 3 seed in NCAA Tournament, will play Iona on Friday

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Oregon Ducks are the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. The seedings were announced Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks will play No. 14 seed Iona in the first round on Friday in Sacramento, California. The game will start at 11 a.m. and will air on TBS.

Oregon (29-5) has 20-to-1 odds to win the tournament, according to Las Vegas odds compiled by Pregame.com. Those are the 10th-highest odds in the tournament field.

The Ducks' chances took a huge hit in the Pac-12 tournament when big man Chris Boucher injured his knee.

Oregon lost to Arizona, which earned a 2 seed in the West region, in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game after splitting the regular-season title with the Wildcats.

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In the Midwest, Oregon coach Dana Altman could face his old team, Creighton, in the second round. Altman spent 16 seasons at Creighton before leaving after the 2009-10 season.

Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest. The Jayhawks face the winner of a play-in game between North Carolina Central and UC Davis.

Big 12 Tournament champ Iowa State is the fifth seed in the region while Oklahoma State earned an at-large bid and will face Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan as the No. 10 seed.

The regional semifinals will be played at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City.

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