Oregon vs Washington Preview

© 2013 Kevin Cline Photography

© 2013 Kevin Cline Photography

The Oregon Ducks will take on the Washington Huskies tonight in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament.  Washington earned their spot in the second round after beating Washington State yesterday, 64-62.

This will be the third meeting between the teams this season, with Oregon having swept the Huskies in the regular season.  This game is very important for both teams; the Ducks look to bolster their chance at making it to the NCAA tournament and the Huskies look to impress and earn a spot themselves.

Oregon will need to pay close attention to C.J. Wilcox, who is averaging 16.8 points.  They will also have their hands full with 7 footer Aziz N’Diaye; the big man is averaging 9.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.  The Ducks will need big games from their veterans who are used to playing in the post season, especially E.J. Singler, Arsalan Kazemi, and Tony Woods (who will be taking on N’Diaye).  If Oregon can win the rebound battle, they should be in good shape to take the W.

After losing the last two games of the season Oregon dropped out of the top 25, and look to show why they should be in the top by winning the Pac-12 tournament.

To watch the game, tune in to ESPNU at 8:30 pm PT.

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Sam Arney

Sam Arney

Sam was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon and he has been a die hard Duck fan his entire life. Sam studied at the University of Oregon before moving to San Diego for 5 years. After moving back to Oregon, Sam decided to follow his passion for writing and started writing for various sports sites. To him, nothing is better than being in Autzen Stadium with 59,000 fans screaming their heads off!