How They Got Here
Oregon headed into the tournament without their rim protector, Chris Boucher, but the Ducks have reeled off a pair of wins to earn a Sweet 16 spot. Oregon openend with a win over No. 14 Iona, 93-77, and held on in a nail-biter against No. 11 Rhode Island, 75-72.
Michigan, meanwhile, rolled into the NCAA Tournament with a full head of steam, and after winning Big Ten Conference tournament has won a pair of games many predicted they'd lose. Michigan took down No. 10 Oklahoma State 92-91 in one of the best games of the first round, then upset No. 2 Louisville 73-69.
Who to Watch
Oregon's Dillon Brooks is the go-to guy for the Ducks. He scores a team-high 16.4 points per game. Tyler Dorsey, though, has been the guy during the tournament run. He scored 27 points and hit the go-ahead three-pointer against Rhode Island. The Ducks also get 10.8 points from Jordan Bell and 10.7 from Tyler Ennis.
Michigan looks to point guard Derrick Walton Jr., who scores 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Zak Irvin adds 12.9 points per game, and Moritz "Moe" Wagner scores 12.2 per game. Wagner had a career-high 26 points in the Michigan victory over Louisville.
Key to the Game
Can Oregon cool off a red-hot Michigan squad? No has been able to in weeks. Michigan is riding the hot hand of Derrick Walton Jr., who is scoring and distributing the best he has all season. Michigan only has 10 turnovers this tournament, and plays strong defense, too. The Ducks have the offense to test Michigan's strong defense, and will need to fire on all cylinders to knock out this Wolverines' squad.
Michigan and Oregon have never met in the NCAA Tournament.
Here's how to watch the Sweet 16 matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan: