By the numbers: Key stats from NCAA semifinals

May 31, 2016

Host Oregon will face No. 1 seed Texas in the NCAA Championship finale on Wednesday after semifinal wins over Illinois and USCS, respectively. 

Here’s a look inside the numbers as the Ducks and Longhorns prepare to battle with the NCAA title on the line, courtesy of Golf Channel’s editorial research unit.

• Oregon advanced to its first match play final is seeking its first national championship in team history. The Ducks finished T-3 in 2010 and 2012.

• Oregon would be fifth school to win NCAA team championship as host school (the first since Oklahoma in 1989). It would only the second program to win both the individual and team title as the host school in the same year (Ohio State, 1945).

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• Texas is seeking its fourth national championship in team history (1971, 1972 and 2012). The Longhorns made it to the match play final for the second time since winning it all four years ago.

• Texas is trying to become the first No. 1 seed on the men’s or women’s side to win the title as the top-seeded match-play team. 

• The Longhorns defeated Oregon in the semis in 2012, then defeated Alabama in finals.

• In its fifth appearance in NCAA match play since 2011, Illinois finished T-3. The Fighting Illini have never won a men’s NCAA title in golf.

• USC finished T-3. It was the second consecutive season the Trojans have reached the semifinals or better, after losing in the final last year to LSU.

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