Well, the Ducks finished the regular season strong, sweeping through their Northwest rivals. On Saturday, it was nice to be able to finally relax during a Pac-10 game. As usual, I was only able to follow the game online, but it was stress free. Since I didn't watch it live, I will leave the recap and in-depth analysis for Dave. However, I do have a few thoughts. First, it was nice to see Stelly and Zahn getting some playing time -- it's too bad Stelly couldn't score.
As I am sure everyone knows, TP tied the Pac-10 record for threes made by a freshman. Unfortunately, he was unable to break it, despite seeming to throw up a bunch of attempts at the end of the game. He should break the record in the tournament, where the stats still count for the Pac-10 records.
The Ducks finish tied for third in the conference, which is a great result, considering the depth and parity. They enter the Pac-10 tournament as a 4th seed, and play Arizona on Thursday. That ought to be a good game, given how competitive the first two meetings were. I like how the Ducks match up with Arizona a lot more than they do with Stanford.
The Ducks are now 16th in the AP and 18th in the Coach's poll. Personally, I feel the Ducks have a 6th seed wrapped up with an outside shot at a 5th seed. With a win or two in the tournament, they may move up to a 4 or 5 seed. So, bring on the Wildcats!