It’s the final game of the Round of 32, and they’ve saved the best to last. Oregon takes on Saint Joseph’s in a game you won’t want to miss in the NCAA Tournament on Mar. 20 at 9.40 p.m. EST. Click for the live stream to watch!
Those crafty schedulers at the NCAA Tournament have made us wait for this one, but boy is it worth it! Oregon and Saint Joseph’s go head-to-head as the Round of 32 during March Madness comes to an end. Who will make it to the Sweet Sixteen? Click down for the live stream to find out!
The #1 seeded Ducks showed why they are the team to fear this year by disposing of the #16 seed Holy Cross in a totally one-sided affair. They ran out winning by a massive 39 points, which was the biggest winning margin of any team in the First Round.
However, the # 8 seed Hawks weren’t as convincing and needed a huge slice of luck against Cincinnati to win 78-76 in their First Round game. In fact, in a thrilling finish, the Bearcats scored a dunk that was just a fraction of a second after the buzzer went for time. Otherwise, we might’ve had a different outcome.
Both teams boast impressive regular season records going into the NCAA Tournament. Oregon has 29 wins under their belt, and just 6 losses. But Saint Joseph‘s has only lost 7 themselves, recording 28 wins.
Saint Joseph’s coach, Phil Martelli doesn’t seem overly concerned about Oregon’s form. During his career he’s notched up 400 wins, appeared in the Final Four and conducted a team unbeaten during the regular season, so he knows his stuff. “No idea. No, zero,” he replied to a question about what he knows of the opposition. “And that’s — this is my livelihood and I’m saying to you, until I heard on the broadcast that they had finished the season No. 5, I had no idea.”
Seeding aside, this is another one that’s too close to call. Saint Joseph’s could upset our brackets once again, but maybe this focused Oregon team will be too strong. We’ll soon see!
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win this one? Oregon? Or will Saint Joseph’s pull off a giant-killing? Tell us your predictions below!