March 3, 2007

Civil War - Preview

STATS Senior Writer

The last thing Oregon wants to take into the postseason is a home loss to its biggest rival. Oregon State, meanwhile, can salvage something from a disappointing season by winning in Eugene for the first time in nearly 14 years.

The 17th-ranked Ducks look to continue their home dominance over the Beavers when the Pac-10 rivals meet Saturday at McArthur Court in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Oregon (22-7, 10-7) knows it will have a place in the NCAA tournament regardless of how it performs in this game or the Pac-10 tournament. Oregon State's only avenue into the NCAAs would be to win the Pac-10 tournament, a very unlikely scenario considering how the Beavers (11-19, 3-14) have performed against their own conference.

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