Fresh off an 89-87 win over in-state rival Washington State on Thursday night, the Washington Huskies hit the court again, this time against an out of state rival. The Huskies are set to take-on the Oregon Ducks on Friday evening in the second, and final, semifinal in the Pac-10 Tournament with a berth in the championship on the line. The Huskies are two wins away from ensuring themselves an NCAA Tournament berth, though Thursday’s win may have solidified UW’s spot in the Big Dance.
Oregon made its way to the semifinals with two wins in two days, a daunting task in itself. On Wednesday, the Ducks dispatched Arizona State in the opening round matchup, moving on to face UCLA in the quarterfinals. Oregon continued to roll against the Bruins, shocking UCLA in a 17-point win. The road to the Pac-10 championship is never easy as a play-in team and Oregon is trying to become the first team to play in the championship from that spot.
It’s going to be a late night at Staples Center again as Washington and Oregon bring up the rear, playing in the final game of the evening. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m., but may be delayed depending on how long the first game of the evening runs. Both games will be carried live on FSN.
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
USC vs. Arizona, 6 p.m., FSN
Oregon vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m., FSN
Finals: Saturday, March 12
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m., CBS
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