Then There Were 8: NCAA Men Sets Up For Ideal Team Finish

Mighty Texas recovered after a so-so start to medal in the stroke play qualifying, the defending champion (LSU) and 2015 runner-up (USC) made match play, oh, and the host team Oregon made it too. So Eugene Country Club has set the NCAA Men's Championship for potentially solid finish, now it's up to the players.

Jason Crook at on the final eight teams making it to Tuesday and Wednesday's match play.

Oklahoma, which only made it to Monday via a new tiebreaker, shot 3-under 277 to get into the match play portion of the tournament after entering the day nine shots out of eighth place. They will face conference rival Texas, which hung on to the No. 1 seed despite a round of 7-over 277. The Longhorns have not advanced beyond quarterfinals since winning the NCAA title in 2012

Only 10 strokes ultimately separated the top eight teams, with Illinois, LSU, Southern California, Vanderbilt, Oregon and South Carolina filling out the rest of the bracket.

LSU is back to defend its national championship which it won last year, while the Ducks, on their home course and riding the hot play of individual champion Aaron Wise, are headed to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2012, when they lost to eventual champion Texas in the semifinals.

Reminder that Golf Channel starts with a noon ET pregame, followed by the morning matches at 1:30 pm, followed later in the day by a 4 pm start to the afternoon play.

Highlights from the individual chase and team qualifying day Monday from Eugene: