Ducks Down the ‘Cats
Jason Calliste put the Ducks ahead for good with 4:22 remaining and Oregon upset then Number-3 Arizona 64-57 Saturday afternoon in Eugene. Calliste led scoring for Oregon with 18 points; Jonathan Loyd added 16 as the Ducks greatly improved their chances of an NCAA tournament bid. Oregon players considered the game a “must-win” after a six-game winning streak made them a possible “bubble” team for the NCAA postseason and gave them their fourth straight season with at least 20 victories.
In Corvallis, Oregon State held on in overtime for a 78-76 victory over Arizona State. Eric Moreland led the Beavers with 16 points and a career high 19 rebounds. Oregon State, the number ten seed in the Pac-12 tournament will face number seven seed Oregon Wednesday at six.
USC held off Oregon State 71 – 62 to win the Women’s Pac-12 Tournament yesterday afternoon in Seattle. One year after finishing 12th in the conference, the OSU women could be headed for their first NCAA tournament berth since 1996.
Ben Wetzler hurled 12 strikeouts in the opener of a Saturday double header and Oregon State swept the Northern Illinois Huskies in all four games of a non-conference series over the weekend. The Beavers shut out the Huskies in three of the games, 6-nothing; two-nothing; and ten nothing. They took the nightcap of Saturday’s double-header 12-2. The Beavers will face Ohio State tomorrow afternoon in Corvallis.
The Buckeyes were in Eugene over the weekend where they dropped two of three games to Oregon. The Ducks came out on top Friday and yesterday 8-2 and 20-4; but fell Saturday five-nothing. Oregon opens the Pac-12 season Friday at home against USC.