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GameDay Blog: Oregon vs Louisville

David vs Goliath. The unbeatable vs the Cinderella. The No. 1 overall seed vs the No. 12 seed.

Oregon (28-8) vs Louisville (31-5).

Oregon plays their biggest basketball game in program history since 2007 when Oregon last played in the Elite 8. Heck, this one feels even bigger than Florida back then. Is it the program's biggest game? No, the Ducks did play for and win a national title in 1939 mind you. The Ducks have played twice for the right to play in the Final Four too.

This one feels just as big though if not bigger.

Oregon’s Dana Altman’s hire has been more than validated and now Altman has a chance to move into special territory at Oregon and in college basketball.

Tip is set for 4:15 p.m. pst and the game will be called on CBS. Final Four crew Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg will call the game.

The Cardinal have looked almost unstoppable on their 12-game winning streak. Louisville opponents average just 55 points in the span and shooting percentages have dropped considerably when playing Louisville. Syracuse in fact is the only team in the last 12 games to get within single digits at the final buzzer back on March 2nd.

The Ducks have their work cut out for them to pull of the upset - 10 point spread in favor of Louisville - but in this season of college basketball we've learned to expect the unexpected.

Can the Ducks pull off the upset and advance to the Elite 8 by beating the Tournament's top seeded team?

Projected Starters

Louisville

G - Peyton Siva SR 6-foot 9.9 ppg 5.9 apg
G - Russ Smith JR 6-foot-1 18.4 ppg 3.5 rpg
F - Wayne Blackshear SO 6-foot-5 8.0 ppg 3.3 rpg
F - Chane Behanan SO 6-foot-6 9.7 ppg 6.3 rpg
C - Gorgui Deing JR 6-foot-11 10.0 ppg 9.5 rpg

Oregon

G - Dominic Artis FR 6-foot-1 8.4 ppg 3.5 apg
G - Damyean Dotson FR 6-foot-5 11.3 ppg 3.6 rpg
F - E.J. Singler SR 6-foot-6 11.6 ppg 4.9 rpg
F - Arsalan Kazemi SR 6-foot-7 9.3 ppg 9.9 rpg
C - Tony Woods SR 6-foot-11 9.1 ppg 3.6 rpg

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