Oregon is the 1-seed in the West region, but the Ducks won't know their opponent until Wednesday night. Oregon will get the winner of 16-seeds Southern and Holy Cross - both of which qualified by winning their conference tournaments.
Southern, posting a 22-12 record, won the SWAC title by holding off Jackson State, 54-53. The Jaguars were the 4-seed in their conference tournament.
Holy Cross, meanwhile, won the Patriot League title by knocking off Lehigh in the title game. The Crusaders actually have a losing record, at 14-19.
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 6:40 PM ET
TV Channel: truTV
Opening Betting Line: TBD
Prediction: Holy Cross finished with a 5-13 record in the Patriot league before winning four straight games to earn the league's auto-bid. Will the magic run out? We think so.
We'll take Southern, behind the dynamic duo of Adrian Rodgers and Trelun Banks - to prevail.
Let's go with Southern by 10.