The two highest-seeded teams in the West Region have advanced to the Elite 8.
The Oregon Ducks, who many believed did not deserve the No. 1 seed, have impressed and surprised on their way to the Elite 8, most recently knocking off powerhouse Duke in the Sweet 16, 82-68, Thursday night. Oregon's athleticism is off the charts, and the Ducks don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Oklahoma, led by senior guard Buddy Hield, has continued its onslaught, manhandling Texas A&M to earn its spot in the Elite 8. The Sooners were firing on all cylinders against the Aggies.
The winner of this game will face the winner of Kansas vs. Villanova in the Final Four.
Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: 6:09 p.m.
TV Channel: CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
Betting Line: Oregon -1
Prediction: Oklahoma's Buddy Hield is easily one of the best players in country and has shown nothing but excellence during the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and there are no signs of him slowing down. While Oregon's athleticism will give the Sooners fits, the Ducks don't have any way to stop Hield on the other end of the floor.
When it's all said and done, we'll take the Sooners to sneak by the Ducks to advance to the Final Four. Hield will continue to make his case for Most Outstanding Player as Oklahoma works its way out of the West Region.