Still trying to figure out which 12-seed you’ll pick to knock off a 5-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Well, Thursday night’s game between Oklahoma and North Dakota State just might be the game you’re looking for. The Sooners and Bison, both looking for respect, are set to square off in Spokane.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 7:27 PM EST
TV Channel: truTV
Location: Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)
Prediction: North Dakota State is the best shooting team in the nation, but also one of the worst rebounding squads (279th) out there. Oklahoma, meanwhile, prefers the run-and-gun game – the Sooners scored over 80 points on 17 separate occasions this year. Neither are particularly impressive on the defensive side of the ball.
In the end, we’ll take Oklahoma. While the Bison certainly have the ability to stay with the Sooners, they’re going to have trouble on the glass. Unless NDSU shoots the lights out, expect OU to advance.