(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (8) St. Joseph's Hawks, Spokane, TBS, 9:45 PM Eastern, 6:45 PM Pacific (approximately): Oregon is looking to return to the Sweet 16 for the first time since Dana Altman's first season in Eugene in 2013. Oregon has made the second round of the tournament the last two years, but fallen in succession each year to Final Four squad Wisconsin. Oregon is a 1 seed this time around though, and the road is paved for them to get to the next weekend.
Oregon pummeled Holy Cross last night, and they clearly look like the best team in the Spokane region. St. Joseph's went wire-to-wire with Cincinnati and will provide a much stiffer challenge, but the Ducks have the advantage of rest and a relative homecourt advantage. Can the Ducks take advantage of their first one seed ever and punch their ticket to Anaheim next week? It's all laid out for Oregon.
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