February 21, 2007

UO-WSU Preview

NO. 23 OREGON (20-7, 8-7) VS. NO. 9 WASHINGTON ST. (22-4, 11-3)
Thursday, Feb. 22 * 8 p.m. PST * McArthur Court (9,087) * FSN

The Oregon Ducks are on a slide, no other way to slice it. Losers of five of their last six games, they look to their three-game home finale to somehow grab some momentum leading into the NCAA Tournament. The tournament, once assured, now may require a win or two in the last three just to eke past the bubble.

This of course is a huge fall from where the Ducks were just a few short weeks ago the last time these two teams met. Leading into their January 27th meeting in the Palouse, the Ducks were ranked #7 in the nation, and had a bone to pick after losing to Washington that Thursday without their leader, Aaron Brooks.

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