The Oregon Ducks are the number one seed in the West in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. That ranking came after Oregon swept the table at the Pac-12 Men’s tournament. The Ducks held on for a 95-89 win over Arizona Friday night; then cruised to an 88-57 win Saturday over Utah.
Oregon will open the NCAA tournament Friday in Spokane against either Holy Cross or Southern.
Oregon State picked up their first invitation to the tournament for the first time since 1990. The Beavers are a number seven seed; they’ll face VCU Friday morning in Oklahoma City.
On the diamond… The Mississippi State Bulldogs swept Oregon in three games on the diamond in Starkville, Mississippi. 10-4 Frday, 9-3 Saturday and then 5-2 yesterday.
In Corvallis, Oregon State took two out of three from the San Francisco Dons, winning the first two games Friday and Saturday, 8-5 and 4-nothing, before losing five-nothing yesterday.
Both teams open Pac-12 play this weekend… Oregon at home against Utah; Oregon State in Corvallis against Arizona State.
Play on the prep diamond is slated to get underway today at home for the Siuslaw Vikings… the baseball nine is slated to host Cottage Grove at 4:30 at home, weather permitting. If the game is played, it will also air on Coast Radio Sports with the pregame show at 4:15.