Alaska's Hebard leads OR to another NCAA win

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Saturday's schedule features two relatively heavy favorites, with No.1 seeds Gonzaga and Kansas expected to advance to the Final Four.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound sophomore is averaging 14.1 points per game and leads the 32-5 Ducks with 79 3-pointers on the season. North Carolina and Kentucky are ranked in the top six in the AP Poll, while SC and Florida didn't start March Madness among the national championship favorites.

How can you tune in to tonight's Elite Eight action? Betting trends are courtesy of OddsShark. Look for Bill Self to get back to the Final Four, with his best shot at a second championship. "I owe these guys (his players) so much, for putting us in this position". Yet they leave their third Sweet 16 under coach Steve Alford short of the Elite Eight.

SC will meet the victor of the Wisconsin-Florida game on Sunday with a trip to the Final Four at stake. Much of it is due to Trevon Bluiett, who has been one of the stars of March Madness.

Jones and Walker-Kimbrough played 142 games together in their four years at Maryland. That win over Virginia was a bludgeoning of a good team, though the Cavaliers didn't come anywhere close to ready to play in that one, not even mustering 40 points, a real weak showing from a No. 5 seed. Self would head off to Tulsa and IL before arriving at Kansas, where he has the top-seeded Jayhawks one game away from his third Final Four, while Altman would one day land at OR, which takes on Kansas on Saturday night. Purdue showed little resistance in the final 12 minutes, which evolved into a Kansas dunk contest: first a 360-slam from Lagerald Vick, then an alley-oop from Frank Mason III to Josh Jackson.

OR only ranks 241st in adjusted tempo, but their faster offensive possessions (110th) and longer defensive possessions (323rd) speak to their ability to control the pace of a game and pick their spots in transition. Trier finished with 19 points.

Casey Benson and Payton Pritchard can score in different ways, as well, from the point, and Brooks has not really had an above average game, yet.

"Long time", Altman said about getting back to the Elite Eight in his 28th year of coaching.

The Musketeers' Cinderella run continued with a stunning 73-71 win over No. 2 Arizona as 7 1/2-point underdogs to improve to 10-2 ATS in their past 12 tournament appearances, but they are winless SU in three against Gonzaga, 1-2 ATS.

The Duck women led No. 3 Maryland 36-27 at the intermission of their NCAA Tournament game after holding the Terrapins' potent offense to 11-for-29 shooting (37.9 percent). UO is one of three teams to have won at least 30 games in the past two season, alongside Kansas and Villanova... Guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored four early points capitalized with a great steal to cut the lead to 8, and Maryland's press forced OR into turning the ball over.

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final. Freshman Ruthy Hebard had 16 points and eight rebounds. While Kentucky has a backcourt that will be in the National Basketball Association next season, North Carolina's experience and frontcourt could overcome the Wildcats' talent.