Although Wisconsin is the No. 2 seed and Oregon the No. 7, this game could go either way. The Ducks have been playing great basketball as of late and have only lost one in their last 10 to prove it. Two of their victories during that span came against UCLA and Arizona.
The Badgers have dropped two of four.
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For the Wisconsin side, Sam Dekker is a star waiting to go off. He has been great this season, but I really think he could explode in the NCAA tournament. With that said, Traevon Jackson and Ben Brust combined for 35 points against American U.
Elgin Cook led Oregon in scoring against BYU with 23 points. It is Joseph Young who has been leading the team in that department all season long, though. Young has easily been one of the best transfers in the country. He is averaging 18.6 points per game and shooting 41.6 percent from behind the arc.
This game is definitely a coin flip. The Ducks have a high-powered scoring offense, but Wisconsin has a much better defense than Oregon’s. However, I have to go upset city in this one. The Ducks’ Mike Moser is going to be the x-factor. If Cook can drop 20+ points once again, then his team will cruise to a victory. The Big Ten was arguably the best conference during the regular season, but the Pac-12 is going to get the W in this round of 32 matchup.
Oregon 78 Wisconsin 70