After dismantling American, Wisconsin's next NCAA Tournament will come Saturday at approximately 6:45 p.m. CT vs. No. 7 Oregon. The time is approximate because the game is set to tip off 25 minutes after the finish of Texas-Michigan.
The Ducks easily took down No. 10 BYU on Thursday, hitting 61 percent of their two-point attempts en route to an 87-68 win.
Parker will be in Milwaukee once again to cover the game for B5Q, and he already has a preview up after watching Oregon's opener.
To identify a sizable gap in styles of play, look no further than Wisconsin's first NCAA Tournament foe and its second.
American ran the ‘Princeton' offense -- full of back-cuts and off-the-ball movement -- and checks in ranked No. 342 in the nation in adjusted tempo at 61.4 possessions per game, according to KenPom.com. Oregon is more willing to get up and down the court, averaging 68.7 per game, which ranks No. 64 in the country and is well above the NCAA average of 66.4. Wisconsin averages 64.3.
Both the Badgers (No. 5) and Ducks (No. 12) rank in the upper echelons of Ken Pomoroy's adjusted offensive efficiency stat.
Other enticing Saturday games include No. 9 Pitt vs. No. 1 Florida to lead off the day, No. 7 Texas vs. No. 2 Michigan, No. 11 Dayton vs. No. 3 Syracuse and No. 12 Harvard vs. No. 4 Michigan State.
|South||Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||12:15p||CBS||Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy|
|Midwest||Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||2:45p||CBS||Anderson/Bonner//Leahy)|
|Midwest||Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||5:15p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|West||North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||6:10p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|South||Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||7:10p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|
|West||Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||7:45p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|East||Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||8:40p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|East||Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||9:40p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|