The 8th-seeded Oregon Ducks, who finished tied for second place in the Pac-12 this past year and reached the league's tournament title game, will get the 9th-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys, who finished tied for sixth in the Big 12 and lost to rival Oklahoma in the league's tournament. The Ducks are led by Joe Young, one of the best players in America. The Cowboys are led by Le'Bryan Nash, one of the most dynamic players in the field. It's your classic 8-9 coin flip game.
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Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 6:50 PM EST
TV Channel: TBS
Location: Omaha, NE
Announcers: Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Craig Sager
Opening Betting Line: Even (5Dimes)
Prediction: This game makes it obvious that the selection committee regarded the Big 12 as the best league in the country, and the Pac-12 at a few notches below. But Oklahoma State is probably the more talented team here, regardless of the records the two teams have. The Cowboys underachieved a bit this year, yet again.
We'll take Oklahoma State in a close one. Oregon has been a nice story, but the Ducks might be a bit overrated.