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Go Ducks!

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 29 Div I Women’s Championship - Third Round - South Dakota State v Oregon Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Oregon Ducks are taking this Saturday off to heal their bills, webbed-feet and wings, but there are still plenty of other teams to root for, or rather against, since somehow the Ducks are still in playoff contention.

ROOTING GUIDE

  • Maryland over #1 Ohio State (9 AM, FOX)
  • #17 Minnesota over #4 Penn State (9 AM, ABC)
  • TCU over #12 Baylor (9 AM, FS1)
  • Stanford over Colorado ( 12 PM, PAC12N)
  • #2 LSU over #3 Alabama (12:30 PM, CBS)
  • ASU over USC (12:30 PM, ABC)
  • Missouri over #6 Georgia (4 PM, ESPN)
  • Washington State over California (4 PM, PAC12N)
  • North Carolina State over #5 Clemson (4:30 PM, ABC)
  • Iowa State over #9 Oklahoma (5 PM, FOX)
  • Wyoming over #22 Boise State (7:15 PM, ESPN)

#1 Oregon Ducks vs Team USA

The Ducks haven’t started their season yet, but they’ve got quite the exhibition game lined up for today. The #1 women’s basketball team in the world will play Team USA at Matt Knight Arena today at 4 PM, available on PAC-12 Oregon.

A few of Team USA star players are Sue Bird, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Sylvia Fowles, Chelsea Gray, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Tuarasi, A’ja Wilson, they’ve won six gold medals in their history and defeated Stanford 95-80 and Oregon State 81-58 earlier in the season.

The Ducks are consensus preseason No. 1 and picked to win the PAC-12 for the third time in a row. Northeastern will be the first official game of the season at 3 PM PT at Matt Knight.


Oregon v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

Boise State Broncos @ #15 Oregon Ducks

And at 8 PM on the PAC-12 Network, Oregon’s winningest coach in school history leads his squad against the hated Boise State Broncos, the same Broncos who embarrassed the Ducks in Matt Knight not too long ago.