Rhode Island led by as many as 11, but the Ducks kept it close most of the game before turning it on with less than five minutes left in regulation, highlighted by Tyler Dorsey hitting two clutch deep shots in the game's final two minutes.
The Rams flexed depth many teams seeded higher wish they could, with Stanford Robinson (six points per game) exploding off the bench for 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting.
Maybe the biggest negative was the lack of offensive aggressiveness, with the Rams shooting just eight free throws compared to 27 for Oregon.
Rhode Island (RPI 37) upset sixth-seeded Creighton 84-72 with all five starters in double digits.
Rhode Island wanted to slow down and play the half-court game, while Oregon mostly ran with four guards.