Wisconsin and Oregon is one of the only Saturday games to feature two teams that didn't play in nail-biters on Thursday. The Badgers handled American with easy, winning by 40, while Oregon dispatched of BYU for the second time this year, 87-68. The winner of this game faces the Creighton-Baylor winner in the Sweet 16.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 7:45 PM EST
TV Channel: TBS
Location: BHO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson
Opening Betting Line: Wisconsin -4 (142) via Odds Shark
Prediction: Both of these teams put up a lot of points, but Wisconsin is the only one that can stop somebody. Oregon has one of the most porous defenses left in the field, and Wisconsin should be able to take advantage. This one may come down to which team dictates the pace of the game. Oregon favors and up-and-down transition game, while Wisconsin is more deliberate and efficient on offense. Wisconsin should also have significant home court advantage being in Milwaukee. Expect the Badgers, the more complete team on both ends of the floor, to pull this one out.