LAS VEGAS Ernie Kent had a courtside view of Washington States most recent victory in the Pac-12 Tournament in 2009. "Kenny Wooten came up big for us". There is a new format this year to choose teams for the tournament, a format that splits a team's wins into four quadrants that vary based on difficulty and whether the win came on the road or at home, with Quadrant 1 wins being the most valuable. The freshmen, "they're young, but they know they can play with anyone out there".
Now, they'll get to see how the first day unfolds from the comforts of their hotel or the seats at the T-Mobile Arena.
No. 10 Oregon State (15-15, 7-11): Sophomore forward Tres Tinkle is the only Pac-12 player to score in double figures of every game this year. They finished tied for eighth in the Pac-12 (8-10) and have lost five of their past six games. Coach Wayne Tinkle's team always plays hard, and knowing that its only chance to make the NCAA Tournament is to win the conference tournament, they will leave everything out on the floor Thursday.
Since ASU's end of the season flameout doesn't matter, their 1-5 finish is irrelevant. But one step at a time.
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The tourney kicks off Wednesday with 4 games: No. 12 Cal vs.
Oregon State will meet USC in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
"It's tough", junior forward Robert Franks said. But we'd never want to take a turnover, but we don't want to maybe throw an alleyoop lob and make somebody feel like we're showboating. "It sucks that's the way the season ended". Huskies point guard David Crisp almost sent the tourney game into a second overtime when his 40-footer at the buzzer was straight on target, but clanged off the back of the rim.
A bit later, Dickerson came up with a block, Crisp took the ball on the break, and he whipped a handsome pass to the left corner to Thybulle, who calmly hit his first three of the night. Chimezie Metu is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Bennie Boatwright is averaging 13.6 points and two assists.
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Aron Baynes scored 20 points, DeAngelo Casto and Caleb Forrest accounted for another 24 and the Cougars blitzed Kents Ducks 62-40 in a game they led from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Additionally, it was the ninth lowest total allowed by WSU in the shot clock era. "We've beaten teams with the zone defense, we have beaten teams with the 1-3-1 trapping defense".
Pritchard and MiKyle McIntosh had 18 points each to help OR rally from a dismal first half.
"Those big bodies", Kent said.
Arizona's season started under a dark cloud following the arrest of assistant coach Emanuel Richardson as part of a federal probe into shady recruiting practices. But tonight, the Huskies (20-12, 10-8 Pac-12) could not prevail against the Beavers (16-15, 7-11 Pac-12) in the second overtime game the two teams have played this season, losing the game 69-66 and dropping the season series against OSU. Bernstine then had his pocket picked by Troy Brown, who then coasted freely to the hoop for a dunk.
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You look at the names on the teamsheet, big players who cost a lot of money. I felt we needed to keep pressing and playing offensively.
Eubanks hit two free throws with 33 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. CU official said he probably has a torn or strained calf after he hurt himself trying to stop the tussle at the end of Buffs' win over ASU. "... It is what it is".
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