College men's basketball: Badgers draw OR in NCAAs

College men's basketball: Badgers draw OR in NCAAs

They went just 2-7 against teams seeded 1 through 6.

After what many believed would be a conference that would only land one NCAA tournament bid, the PAC-12 surprising placed three teams in the field.

Instead of playing as the favourites, the Ducks arrived in Las Vegas needing to win four games in four days to clinch an NCAA Tournament berth. "We can look back at our Big Ten season and our conference and non-conference, but we can't change it now".

The Oregon Ducks are headed to San Jose, California to face Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. This matchup will nearly certainly be one of the most popular upset picks of the Round of 64 by both experts and fans, and by the time Friday rolls around, don't be shocked if OR is the Vegas favorite here.

Amin said the guards have been more active, and the way Oregon's players rotate on defense has been much sharper over the last eight games.

There, beneath the individual totals from Wisconsin's 67-55 loss to Michigan State, is the Badgers' 3-point shooting for the game: 2 for 19. "The haters kept hating, and they can't hate no more".

In my opinion, this is a awful opening round matchup for Wisconsin. It'll be hard to win this matchup without Bol Bol, but OR has confidence from its conference tournament run, and Altman is one of the best coaches in the game. The Beavers were visiting UCLA and were blanked on Friday, losing 8-0.

But Pritchard and Louis King woke up late in the season and carried the team in the Pac-12 Tournament. However, there might be no team in the country hotter right now.

Want your voice heard? Wisconsin has traditionally slowed down the game and won with defense and this year's team is no different - the Badgers are ranked 332nd in tempo according to

To make matters worse, OR matches up extremely well with the Badgers defensively. Of course, we are talking about senior big man Ethan Happ. Wooten had consecutive blocked shots during the run - one while he was on the way down. "We just played four games and if we were playing on Thursday, we would be traveling on Tuesday already".

Wisconsin has three strong perimeter shooters surrounding Happ on offense. OR has been outstanding in this regard all season, holding opponents to just 29.4 percent from three, which is good for No. 12 nationally.

The Ducks pulled away after leading 28-26 at halftime. This is all very bad news for a Wisconsin team that has already been in an abysmal shooting slump over the last few weeks.

Oregon's forwards have also improved. If averaged for the entire season, every one of those stats would be best in the sport.

OR received the two seed out of the Portland Region after posting a 29-4 record this season. In fact, this will probably be Oregon's stiffest test of the year on that end of the court.

Friday will feature two games in Eugene. "We lost a couple of close games to them". The Ducks beat the Huskies by 20 points. For a Wisconsin team that thrived from the perimeter early in the season, the downturn has represented a frustrating and unexpected regression.

Badgers fall in a tight one, 64-60.

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