A rundown of games and events to watch for locally, regionally and nationally from the world of sports:
NBA basketball, Portland at Memphis, 5 p.m. (Comcast Sports Net Northwest): At the midpoint of a five-game road trip, the Trail Blazers are looking to re-establish some momentum entering the final quarter of the regular season. Memphis has plenty to play for: The Grizzlies are currently battling with Phoenix and Dallas for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference.
High school basketball, OSAA Class 5A girls state championships, Eugene: Bend High’s Lava Bears are back in the Elite Eight and face Lebanon in a quarterfinal contest tipping off at 3:15 p.m. at the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena. Playing in the state tournament for the fourth time in five seasons, coach Todd Ervin has his team riding a 16-game winning streak.
High school basketball, OSAA Class 5A boys state championships, Eugene: Bend faces Churchill of Eugene in a quarterfinal game at 8:15 p.m. at the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena. The Lancers, guided by former longtime Redmond High coach Kelly Bokn, will present a challenge: They have won 19 in a row, including an 88-48 playoff romp over Cleveland.
Nordic skiing, Great Nordeen Ski Race, Mount Bachelor, 7:30 a.m.: The 12th annual Great Nordeen is a freestyle cross-country ski race from West Village Lodge at Mt. Bachelor ski area to Wanoga Sno-park; race distances are 30 and 17 kilometers. Register online at mbsef.org/nordicraces; for more information visit mbsef.org or call 541-388-0002.
NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection, 3 p.m. PDT (CBS): If your team is still on the bubble at week’s end, you will want to tune in as the 68 teams for the 2014 NCAA tourney field are announced and the bracket is revealed. Oregon has been on the bubble much of the season.