A rundown of games and events to watch for locally and nationally from the world of sports (all times Pacific):
High school soccer, state semifinals, No. 3 Crescent Valley at No. 2 Summit girls, TBA; No. 6 Bend boys at No. 2 Corvallis, 6 p.m.: The Raiders from Corvallis have just one blemish on their record, a 1-1 draw at Marist on Sept. 14; Crescent Valley has won 12 straight, outscoring opponents 61-3 over that stretch. The Lava Bears boys are unbeaten since a 4-3 loss at Crescent Valley on Sept. 8, and the Spartans have given up at least two goals in each of their past three matches.
NBA basketball, Memphis at Portland, 7 p.m. (NBCSNW): The Trail Blazers continue a home-heavy stretch with their first meeting of the season with the Western Conference rival Grizzlies. Memphis has been getting a boost off the bench so far this season from rookie guard-forward Dillon Brooks, the former Oregon Ducks star. On Friday, former Blazer Allen Crabbe returns to the Moda Center with his new team, the Brooklyn Nets.
High school water polo, 5A/4A state semifinals in Corvallis, Mountain View boys vs. Summit, 12:10 p.m.; Bend boys vs. Hood River Valley, 1:20 p.m.; Summit girls vs. Sandy, 3:40 p.m.: Osborn Aquatic Center hosts the annual state championships, which conclude with semifinal winners facing off in the finals on Saturday: boys at 3 p.m., girls at 4:15 p.m.
College basketball, Southern Utah at Oregon State men, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Network); Coppin State at Oregon men, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network); North Dakota at Oregon State women, 2 p.m.; Cal State Northridge at Oregon women, 5 p.m.: It is the start of the regular season for the Beavers and Ducks, and both the men’s and women’s teams open at home against nonconference foes. There are a total of 343 Division I men’s and women’s games being scheduled across the nation Friday.
College football, Oregon State at Arizona, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2): A week after the Beavers had allowing a career-high 214 yards to Cal running back Patrick Laird, Oregon State has to try to contain Wildcats QB Khalil Tate, who has rushed for 1,001 yards and nine touchdowns in his past five games while helping Arizona average 46 points over that span.