The regular-season finales for the Oregon and Oregon State men’s basketball teams have very different implications for the Ducks and Beavers.
Oregon (23-7, 12-5) can wrap up at least a share of the Pac-12 title and the conference tournament’s No. 1 seed with a win at Utah today (11:30 a.m., Pac-12 Network). Meanwhile, Oregon State (13-17, 3-14) faces the prospect of being at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings.
The Beavers play at Colorado today (1:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network); they currently are tied with Washington State for last place in the conference. The Buffaloes (20-9, 19-7) are coming off a 76-53 win against Oregon on Thursday.
The Ducks missed a chance to clinch at least a share of the Pac-12 title against Colorado. They could still win the conference outright with a win today and a loss by UCLA (at Washington, 11 a.m., CBS). While a UCLA win and an Oregon loss would hand the title to the Bruins, the possibility exists for a four-way tie for first place. Cal (12-6) is idle today, while Arizona (11-6) hosts Arizona State (1:30 p.m., Root Sports).
The Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas is next up for Oregon and Oregon State. Oregon State will open play in the first round on Wednesday, while Oregon will receive a bye to the quarterfinals on Thursday.