The Washington State men's and women's basketball teams will be in action on Sunday with both teams set to take on their Oregon Duck counterparts. For the men, that means an attempt to snap their seven-game road losing streak. For the women, it means senior day.
The women will be first in action with tip against Oregon scheduled for 1 p.m. PT. Seniors Hana Potter, Sage Romberg and Brandi Thomas will be recognized prior to the game. With upcoming road games against No. 18 Cal and No. 5 Stanford, the game against Oregon is by far their best shot at another regular season win. That would give the Cougars 15 wins and clinch at-worst a .500 regular season record. In order to receive an at-large bid to the WNIT, a team must have a .500 record or better, including conference tournament games. A loss on Sunday could effectively eliminate the Cougars from postseason consideration barring wins on the road against the Bears and Cardinal, or a significant run in the Pac-12 Tournament.
The stakes won't be nearly as high for the men's team when it takes on Oregon at 6 p.m. The Cougars enter the game on a five game losing streak. The Ducks blew out WSU 71-44 in Pullman a month ago. WSU didn't have DaVonte Lacy in that game, so we'll have to see if his presence is enough to narrow the gap.
Cougars Remain on Road to Face Ducks, Sunday - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men’s basketball (9-17, 2-12) remains on the road as it is set to face Oregon (17-8, 5-8), Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena at Eugene, Ore.
Ducks, Cougs look different | Sports | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon
Oregon and Washington State might be facing different basketball teams today than when they met last month. The status of Duck starter Damyean Dotson is unknown after his arrest early Saturday morning, and the Cougars are bolstered by the return of leading scorer DaVonte Lacy.
Cougars aim to shoot down Ducks - Spokesman.com - Feb. 22, 2014
Points haven’t come easy for the Washington State basketball team this season, which is last in the Pac-12 in scoring at 62.6 points per game. Today against Oregon they’ll face a foe that has struggled in conference play except when it comes to putting points on the board.
Notes: Oregon Meets Wazzu Sunday - GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site
The Oregon women's basketball team will look to get back in the win column on Sunday afternoon when the Ducks meet Washington State.
Cougars Host Oregon Sunday for Senior Day - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University (14-13, 8-7 Pac-12) hosts the University of Oregon (13-13, 4-11 Pac-12) in the Cougars final regular season home game Sunday at 1 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.
Cougar Baseball Comes Up Short - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Western Carolina (4-2) tallied three times in the top of the first on two hits, a walk and a Washington State (1-5) error. The Cougars roared back to take a 5-3 lead with three runs in the first and two more in the second.