The 28-8 Oregon Ducks from the PAC 12 conference will meet the 31-5 Louisville Cardinals from the Big East conference in a Sweet Sixteen NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Friday night.
Tip off time from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana is scheduled for 7:15PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
The NCAA Tournament odds from this college basketball game has the Louisville Cardinals favored by -10 points with an over under line of 128 ½ points. The teams last met way back in the 2001-2002 season where Oregon posted the 90-63 victory against the Cardinals.
Oregon began the NCAA Tournament with a second round 68-55 victory against the Oklahoma St Cowboys as a +2 point underdog. In the Round of 32 it was the Ducks with the 74-57 victory against the St Louis Billikens as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 125 points. It was a quick start for Oregon as they put up the 35-19 lead at the half in victory. They shot 52.8% from the floor and connected on 8 of 11 from the three point line The Ducks crushed the Billikens on the glass by a 37-23 margin. The team survived 18 turnovers by limiting Saint Louis to 27.7% shooting and 3 of 21 from beyond the arc. Damyean Dotson led Oregon with 23 points as he made 8 of his 12 shots. Oregon ranks in the upper third of college basketball in scoring offense with 71.7 points per game average. In most other key areas offensively and defensively the team ranks mid-pack in the nation.
Louisville began the NCAA Tournament with a second round 79-48 victory against the North Carolina A&T Aggies as a -26 point betting favorite. They notch their 12th straight win after a Round of 32 82-56 victory against the Colorado St Rams on Saturday as a -11 point betting favorite. The game finished over 135 points. The Cardinals went up 45-31 at the half in victory. They connect on 56.4% of their shots and 5 of 9 from the three point line. Louisville allowed 47.5% shooting to the Rams and forced 19 Colorado St turnovers. Russ Smith led the Cardinals with 27 points and three boards as he sank 7 of his 15 shots. Louisville brings a top ten percent defense in the nation to this NCAA Tournament game in scoring and field goal defending. The team allows 57.6 points per game as well as 39.1% shooting to their opponents.