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MBB GameThread: #5 Oregon Ducks vs Army Black Knights

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Here we go!

NCAA Basketball Tournament - West Regional - Duke v Oregon Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Oregon vs Army

8:00 p.m. PT - Matthew Knight Arena - Eugene, OR.

TV: Pac-12 Networks

Follow Along: Live Stats; @AddictedToQuack

In perhaps the most anticipated basketball opener in school history, the Ducks are looked to set the tempo on the season from the beginning. Just earlier this morning it was announced that the crowd would be the largest for a season opener in school history, the hype is certainly real.

This is an Army team that went 19-14 overall and an even 9-9 in the Patriot League last season. They did not beat a team ranked in the top 25 last year. Last year they scored 65 points per game while giving up close to 79. This is also a team that graduated a large amount of contributors.

Army Key Players:

Since their first five top scorers all graduated it would honestly be a shot in the dark to tell you who the key players are. The Black Knights share the ball well and will look the get the midrange going. I don’t except anyone on this team to take this game over.

Oregon rotation prediction:

I’m going to go with the same rotation I predicted Monday (and obviously what Altman went with).

PG: Benson

SG: Ennis

SF: Dorsey

PF: Boucher

C: Bell

First off the bench: Bigby-Williams, Pritchard, Smith

It should be a fun one!