Two of the most high-octane offenses in the field—the seven seeded Oregon Ducks and ten seed BYU Cougars—face off in the second round of this year’s West Region. The winner will face another strong offensive club in Wisconsin, unless the Badgers are knocked off by underdog American.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 3:10 PM EST
TV Channel: truTV
Location: BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)
Prediction: Neither of these teams play much defense, which is fun for the viewers, and probably quite annoying for Dana Altman and Dave Rose. Both teams rank in the top 11 in points per game, while Oregon is 279th in points allowed nationally, and is the better of the two teams in that regard by 45 spaces. The two teams faced off earlier this season, and Oregon pulled out a 100-96 overtime win. A key to this edition of the game is the recent injury to BYU second leading scorer Kyle Collinsworth. Without him available, Oregon should be able to get through this rematch.