Kelly Graves checked off a major goal off the checklist for 2019 on Sunday following No.6 Oregon’s 66-59 win at No.21 Arizona State. The win gave Oregon the outright Pac-12 regular season conference championship for a second year in a row, the first such accomplishment in program history.
Scott Rueck’s No.9 Oregon State Beavers had a challenging final weekend of regular season play, losing at ASU 66-54 before pulling out a double-OT win at Arizona 65-60.
Both teams were able to earn a bye in the opening round of Pac-12 Tournament play this week in Vegas, and the seedings are set. Oregon (27-3, 16-2 Pac-12) is the 1-seed and Oregon State (24-6, 14-4 Pac-12) is the 3-seed.
The full seedings are:
The Ducks will play their first game of the tournament on Friday, March 8th at 2pm against the winner of 8-seed Arizona and 9-seed USC (Thurs., 2pm). The Beavs will play their first game of the tournament on Friday, March 8th at 8:30pm against the winner of 6-seed Utah and 11-seed Washington (Thurs., 8:30pm).
Should both programs win in the quarterfinals and semifinals, the Pac-12 Tournament championship game would feature a third Ducks-Beavs showdown of the season. Both teams won their respective home games in the Civil War series which came in a four-day span in early February.