ELITE EIGHT PREVIEW: March 23
Midwest Region: KANSAS (1) vs. Oregon (2) | Sunday
Oregon features the "Big Three" -- Luke Ridnour, Luke Jackson and Frederick Jones, but when you look at this Kansas team, it is balance galore both inside and outside! The development of the Jayhawks' bench has contributed big-time. Especially their diaper dandies: Keith Langford with his scoring ability, Aaron Miles is a penetrator with superb quickness and Wayne Simien has been a major factor on the interior.
||The dynamite duo of Nick Collison and Drew Gooden make the Jayhawks so difficult to match up with.
The dynamite duo of Nick Collison and Drew Gooden make the Jayhawks so difficult to match up with. Then there's the wing play of Kirk Hinrich and the jump-shooting ability of Jeff Boschee.
The Oregon Ducks can get points as quickly as anyone and are very explosive. Ernie Kent's club plays with a lot of passion and feeling. But the tempo of this game will favor the Kansas Jayhawks. Their ability to shoot the rock and the dynamite duo inside, led by All-American Gooden, should be too much for Oregon to handle on the interior and should set up Kansas to march on to their first Final Four since 1993.