Saturday’s Oklahoma vs. Oregon live stream online and televised 2016 NCAA Tournament game features the first of the Elite Eight matchups in this year’s Big Dance. It pits a No. 2 seed versus a No. 1 with the Sooners having been ranked at the top spot in the Top 25 during the past season. The Ducks became a surprise No. 1 seed after an impressive run in their conference tournament to capture the Pac-12 championship. Now, star player Buddy Hield and the Oklahoma Sooners will try to show that maybe they deserved a No. 1 seed, while the Ducks will look to prove why they earned one. The 2016 NCAA Elite Eight live streaming and televised tournament game comes via CBS and March Madness Live Saturday night.
On March 25 the Los Angeles Times reported that these two teams are nearly mirror images of one another, as both play uptempo, quick and athletic styles of basketball. The Sooners (25-7) are led by senior guard Buddy Hield, who was second in the nation in scoring this season with just over 25 points per game. While some teams believe the answer is to simply shutdown Hield, that proved ineffective for Texas A&M because guard Jordan Woodard went off for 22 points in the team’s 77-63 Sweet Sixteen victory. Prior to that, they were tested by Virginia Commonwealth, with the game finishing 85-81. The Ducks (28-6) were also tested by VCU’s fellow Atlantic 10 team Saint Joseph’s, but besides that handled Duke and Holy Cross in their other wins.
Oregon, while putting up 80.7 points per game, also has the nation’s No. 14 scoring defense, allowing just 61.3 points per games to their opponents. Forward Dillon Brooks leads the way in scoring with 19.3 points per game, but Elgin Cook, Tyler Dorsey and Chris Boucher have averaged double-digit scoring throughout the season. Current polls have this team ranked either fourth or fifth, with their opponents tonight at No. 7. However, the Sooners held onto the top spot this past season and have blown out remaining Elite Eight squad Villanova 78-55 this season, while also holding their own against No. 1 seed Kansas. All that said, it makes for an enticing matchup to start off this latest round of the NCAA Tournament.
The current point spread sees the Oregon Ducks as two-point favorites. Both teams are 2-1 overall against the spread, with Oregon also 2-1 as the favorite. Tonight’s moneyline has the Sooners as slight underdogs at +110 while the favorites are -130. The over/under points total will be 153 for the complete game, with these two teams averaging a combined 162 points per game. On the future odds list at Vegas Insider, bettors will find that both teams have 7 to 1 odds to win it all, tying them for third on the list. North Carolina leads all teams at 13 to 5 followed by Kansas and Virginia who are tied at second with 16 to 5 odds.
Tonight’s Elite Eight game featuring Oklahoma vs. Oregon gets started at approximately 6:09 p.m. Eastern Time. Viewers can watch this NCAA Tournament game live on television via their CBS affiliate channel. For live streaming online viewing, March Madness Live is the best free option for all viewers. The service offers game feeds on their website or compatible mobile apps for all CBS games free of charge. There’s also CBS All-Access for subscribers to watch their local live feed on. For live audio commentary, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners should check out channel 84 at 6 p.m. ET.