Both SLU, Oregon bring international flavor to NCAA tournament

Both SLU, Oregon bring international flavor to NCAA tournament

Both SLU, Oregon bring international flavor to NCAA tournament

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 22 at 12:28 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Saturday, the St. Louis University Billikens will take on the Oregon Ducks in San Jose, Ca. Normally, it’s the Billikens who boast international players, but during Saturday’s third round game both sides of the court will have players from overseas.

Arsalan Kazemi is a Duck's senior forward from Esfahan, Iran, located about 551 miles northeast of Kuwait City. Kazemi grabbed a team leading 17 rebounds in the Ducks upset win 68-55 against Oklahoma State on Thursday.

The Billikens have senior Cody Ellis from Australia and junior Rob Loe from New Zealand.

Ellis is from Perth, Australia, located in Western Australia near the coast of the Indian Ocean. Loe hales from Auckland, New Zealand, which is in the northern part of New Zealand's North Island.

Loe said he feels bad for his parents since they traveled more than 14 hours to watch his games in the Atlantic 10 championship in New York and then they traveled to NCAA tournament games in San Jose.

The game between the Billikens and the Ducks tips off at 6:10 p.m. CT.

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