Oregon and Wisconsin tip off at about 6:45 p.m. CT on Sunday, and before then, there's plenty of action to keep us entertained. What will you be watching?
For the Badgers' second game of the NCAA tournament, they're facing a Ducks team that gave them plenty of trouble last year -- and now has Pac-12 Player of the Year Joseph Young. From Max Sternberg's preview today:
Although the Oregon program will be familiar to a Wisconsin team that is virtually unchanged from last season, the players wearing the Ducks' uniform have changed quite a bit in the last 52 weeks. Oregon returns just two players who logged playing time in last year's game, although one of those is Pac-12 Player of the Year Joseph Young, who scored 29 points in the matchup last year against Wisconsin.
"They have proven scorers besides Young and that makes them tough," UW head coach Bo Ryan said Saturday. "If you only have one or two guys that are scoring, that's one thing. But they have a lot of guys that can fill it up; and they had a lot of guys last year that could fill it up."
Still, Wisconsin will make it a point of emphasis to keep Young from getting into the rhythm he found last year, something Oklahoma State failed to do during a stretch at the end of Friday night's first-half where Young scored 15 straight Oregon points to turn an eight-point deficit into a four-point halftime lead.
"I'll definitely be on [Young] a lot but with the way we play defense, there will be multiple guys on him at different times," Wisconsin senior guard Josh Gasser said. "With the way we play, it's a full team effort."
Here's the rest of today's TV schedule; as always, you can stream live on the NCAA's March Madness Live.
|11:10 a.m.||CBS||Charlotte I||Virginia vs. Michigan State|
|1:40 p.m.||CBS||Charlotte II||Duke vs. San Diego State|
|4:15 p.m.||CBS||Omaha I||Kansas vs. Wichita State|
|5:10 p.m.||TNT||Columbus I||Oklahoma vs. Dayton|
|6:10 p.m.||TBS||Seattle I||Gonzaga vs. Iowa|
|6:45 p.m.||TruTV||Omaha II||Wisconsin vs. Oregon|
|7:40 p.m.||TNT||Columbus II||Maryland vs. West Virginia|
|8:40 p.m.||TBS||Pittsburgh II||Louisville vs. Northern Iowa|