With a short week ahead, Dana Altman and his Oregon men's basketball staff began to scout Virginia as soon as they boarded a plane following Sunday’s night’s 73-54 win over UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

“We had everything up and running so we could watch them a bit on the way home,” Altman said. “Then I couldn’t sleep when I got home so I watched a little bit more.”

Some of Oregon’s players were still reflecting on the win over the Anteaters as they returned home from San Jose, Calif.

“We were so excited to be in this position so people were still looking at the highlights,” UO senior Paul White said. “We snapped out of that yesterday and now we are focused on Virginia."

The Ducks (25-12) arrived home early Monday morning and were back on a plane Tuesday afternoon bound for Louisville, Ky., where they will face top-seeded Virginia (31-3) Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Sweet 16 at the KFC Yum! Center.

“Super-quick turnaround,” Oregon guard Ehab Amin said. “We enjoyed the win on Sunday and coach has tried to make us have the same intensity and approach we have had since the Pac-12 Tournament when it is win or go home.”

Oregon has won six straight games when a loss in any of them would have ended its chance of still playing in the NCAA Tournament. The 12th-seeded Ducks are a surprise nationally to still be playing during spring break.

“There is nobody in Eugene, no classes, no tutoring, no team breakfasts,” Amin said. “You can sleep in a bit and that helps too.”

Oregon held a light practice with film review Tuesday morning before leaving town. The Ducks will work out at the KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday morning before players and coaches are required to meet with the media for 30 minutes.

Altman said he was unsure if the Ducks would hold an off-site practice in the evening.

“We will see how we feel,” he said. “We may go walk-through stuff somewhere. It is just making sure that mentally they are ready. Physically, we don’t want to tire them out. Make sure they are ready to go.”

Oregon will also have plenty of time Thursday before tip-off is expected around 10 p.m. local time in Louisville.

“It is kind of a challenge to make sure we incorporate rest along with having enough time to scout these teams,” White said. “So far, I think we are doing a good job.”

Twice this season, Oregon played a Pac-12 game on Sunday before returning for its next game on Thursday. Oregon won at Arizona and Utah on what is considered short three-day rest in conference play.

“We will scout Virginia and really look at them today and then fly out and look at them a little bit tonight,” UO guard Payton Pritchard said. “Then (Wednesday) we will have our usual preparation and continue the same pattern of doing things.”