NCAA Tournament 2017: Three reasons No. 3 Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas

Oregon is going to the Final Four for just the second time in school history and first time since 1939 thanks to Jordan Bell's block party.

Oregon is going to the Final Four for just the second time in school history and first time since 1939 thanks to Jordan Bell's block party.

Oregon's 6-9 junior forward was a dominant force inside and Tyler Dorsey led the way with 27 points in Oregon's 74-60 victory over No. 1 Kansas to help the third-seeded Ducks end their78-year drought.

Here are three reasonsOregon was able to upset Kansas in Kansas City to reach the Final Four:

1. Jordan Bell's dominance inside —Bell finished with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting with 13 rebounds— seven of which came on the offensive glass— and had eight blocked shots. He even added four assists.

Even when Bell wasn't blocking shots, he altered several others and affected the way Kansas attempted shots in the paint. The Jayhawks were under 30 percent from the floor in the second half and timidly put up shots with Bell in the area.

2. Oregon's hot shooting— The Ducks started slow, going 5 of 13 from the floor, but made 13 of their next 17 shots and closed the first half on an 8-0 run to hold a 44-33 halftime lead.

The Ducks cooled off a bit in the second half, but still finished with a 50.9 percent shooting percentage and went 11 for 25 from behind the 3-point line. Oregon played seven players and four of them scored in double figures as Dillon Brooks scored 17 points while Dylan Ennis added 12.

3. No help for Frank Mason III— Mason triedto do it all himself because he got little assistance from his teammates. The Jayhawks averaged 96 points through their first three NCAA Tournament games, but were shut down by the Ducks. Mason scored 21 points on 8-of-20 shooting while the rest of the team combined to go 13 of 40. A lot of that had to do with Bell's presence inside.

Devonte’Graham, who averaged 20 points during the NCAA tourney, was 0 for 7 from the floor on Saturday and finished with just three points —all from the charity stripe.

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