Being the No. 1 seed has its advantages, and Oregon and their fans will get to reap those benefits this week. It was announced that the Ducks and Blue Devils will tip off at 6:55 PM PT at the Honda Center in Anaheim. This is one of the latest tip-off times out of the eight Sweet 16 games.
It will be interesting to see how the Honda Center is split among the two fan bases. Blue Devils fans traveling from the east coast will need to hop a five and a half hour flight 2,500 miles across the country to watch a game that won't end until after midnight east coast time. Meanwhile, Ducks fans will need to travel less than 900 miles down the coast in the same time zone.
Here is the full Sweet 16 schedule. Winners will advance to the Elite Eight, with those games taking place on March 26-27. The winner of the Oregon/Duke game will play on March 26 to take on the winner of the Oklahoma/Texas A&M game.
NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Schedule
Thursday, March 24th
|7:10p||CBS||Louisville||South||(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes||Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson|
|7:37p||TBS||Anaheim||West||(3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (2) Oklahoma Sooners||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|TBD||CBS||Louisville||South||(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (5) Maryland Terrapins||Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson|
|TBD||TBS||Anaheim||West||(4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (1) Oregon Ducks||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
Friday, March 25th
|7:10p||CBS||Chicago||Midwest||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Iowa State Cyclones||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson|
|7:27p||TBS||Philadelphia||East||(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson|
|TBD||TBS||Philadelphia||East||(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|TBD||CBS||Chicago||Midwest||(11) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|