It’s official. The final regular season game is staring the Ducks in the face, and the implications of the outcome could be huge in terms of the NCAA tournament picture.
The nice thing about having a single game left is that the win-loss scenarios are relatively simple. Here’s how I think it shapes up given a win, or a loss, against Arizona on Saturday…
IF-WIN: The Ducks are in the NCAA tournament.
Arizona would be the best win by leaps and bounds that Altman’s guys have put together this season. Barring an early exit to a high seed in the Pac-12 tournament, the Wildcats are going to be a #1 seed come tournament time, and could very well be the #1 overall, given a favorable series of events coming down the stretch. Currently they’re the #3 team in the country, but ranked #1 in both RPI and BPI by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
If the Ducks can pull off the victory over Arizona they’ll have an opportunity to use the conference tournament as a way to [...]
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