A look at the
1 OREGON: Coach Dana Altman’s
2 OKLAHOMA: Coach Lon Kruger has the
3 TEXAS A&M: The
4 DUKE: Coach
Buddy Hield, guard, Oklahoma
Brandon Ingram, swingman, Duke
The 6-foot-9 freshman averages 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for a team that also features guard Grayson Allen.
DeAndre' Bembrey, forward, St. Joseph's
The 6-6 junior was the
Holy Cross made a play-in game with an NCAA tournament-worst 14-19 record. The Crusaders were 0-9 on the road in
Green Bay, making its first tournament appearance since 1996, is averaging 84.2 points a game. The Phoenix takes a shot every 13.4 seconds.
If Oregon makes it to the West Regional final in Anaheim, it would be a homecoming for five Ducks players from Southern California, including freshman Tyler Dorsey.
1 Oregon (28-6, Pac-12 champion) vs. 16 Play-in winner: Holy Cross (14-19, Patriot champion) or Southern (22-12, SW Athletic champion)
Oregon won its last eight games, including a 31-point victory over
8 St. Joseph's (27-7, Atlantic 10 champion) vs. 9 Cincinnati (22-10, At-large)
St. Joseph's DeAndre' Bembry had 30 points in the conference tournament title game. Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin was not happy with officials in four-overtime loss to Connecticut.
Baylor forward Taurean Prince averages 15.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Sophomore guard Makai Mason averages 15.8 points for Yale, which made the is in the tournament for the first time since 1962.
4 Duke (23-10, At-large) vs. 13 NC Wilmington (25-7, Colonial champion)
In 1982, in the only game between the schools, NC Wilmington lost in overtime to the Blue Devils. Guard Grayson Allen averages 21.6 points for Duke; guard Chris Flemmings 16.1 for UNC Wilmington.
First-year Coach Shaka Smart will try to work his NCAA magic for Texas. Senior guard Wes Washpun averages 14.3 points for Northern Iowa.
3 Texas A&M (26-8, At-large) vs. 14 Green Bay (23-12, Horizon champion)
Forward Jalen Jones averages 15.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for Texas A&M. First-year Coach Linc Darner, who won D-II national title at Florida Southern, led Green Bay to the tournament for the first time in 20 years.
7 Oregon State (19-12, At-large) vs. 10 Virginia Commonwealth (24-10, At-large)
Gary Payton II averages 15.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists for Oregon State. Virginia Commonwealth is in the tournament for the sixth year in a row, this time with first-year Coach Will Wade.
2 Oklahoma (25-7, At-large) vs. 15 Cal State Bakersfield (24-8, Western Athletic champion)