Oklahoma State vs. Oregon: NCAA Tourney

Pistol Pete Y'all - USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State returns to the Big Dance for the first time in three years as a five seed in the Midwest Region.

The Cowboys will face the Oregon Ducks on Thursday in San Jose, California. Oregon (26-8) beat UCLA on Saturday night to win the Pac 12 tournament championship.

The Ducks lost to UTEP, were swept by Cal and Colorado and were on a losing streak heading in to the Pac 12 tourney. But then they won that thing and now every analyst under the sun seems to be picking them in an upset. They've got some depth and talent, no doubt, but their perimeter shooting has been terrible at times.

Oklahoma State plays in the Big 12 and finished in third place. Oregon finished third place in the Pac 12.

Oklahoma State RPI is 26, Oregon RPI is 46.

Oregon beat 3 teams with an RPI rating of less than 50. Oklahoma State beat six.

Oregon's strength of schedule is 125. Oklahoma State's was 52.

We're a better team. We've played Kansas twice and Gonzaga. They've played Colorado, UCLA and Arizona. Oh, and we have a player by the name of Marcus Smart.

The two will face off on Thursday at 3:00 CT on TNT. Go Pokes.

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