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Oregon basketball’s rout of Iowa is latest example of Pac-12 flexing in March Madness

Oregon basketball completely crushed the Iowa Hawkeyes because the Pac-12 continues to dominate March Insanity.

There hasn’t been a whole lot of respect for the Pac-12 outside of Bill Walton, who was singing the praises of the Convention of Champions getting into March Madness. The Pac-12 received 5 groups into the match and has but to lose a recreation, with the league’s dominance persevering with this afternoon as Oregon absolutely decimated Iowa to advance to the Candy 16 with a 95-80 win.

Dana Altman got here up with an excellent recreation plan for the Geese, who let Luka Garza get his factors whereas working arduous to close down his teammates.

Garza did ball out in his closing recreation as a Hawkeye, recording 36 factors on 14-of-20 taking pictures and bringing down 9 rebounds, however his teammates couldn’t do sufficient offensively to help him, taking pictures simply 26.1 % for the sport.

The Pac-12 stays undefeated within the NCAA Event whereas the Large Ten is 6-7

Iowa’s protection was additionally horrendous, permitting Oregon to shoot 55.9 % from the ground and knock down 11 three-pointers. This recreation was really tied with two minutes to go within the first half earlier than the Geese went on a 10-0 run to enter the break, a lead they’d by no means relinquish.

Oregon now joins Oregon State as Pac-12 groups within the Candy 16 after the Beavers knocked out Cade Cunningham and Oklahoma State final evening. The convention nonetheless has a chance so as to add three extra groups to the Candy 16 with Colorado, UCLA and USC dealing with Florida State, Abilene Christian and Kansas respectively.

This recreation additionally showcased the Pac-12’s rise with the beautiful fall of the Large Ten, broadly considered America’s finest convention this season. The Large Ten received 9 groups into the Subject of 68 and 7 of them have already misplaced, with solely Michigan and Maryland nonetheless standing.

Neither a kind of groups has punched their ticket to the Candy 16 but so the likelihood exists that the Pac-12 could have extra groups nonetheless dancing subsequent weekend than the Large Ten, a reality that can make Walton very glad.

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