After beating Oregon State, Johnathan Loyd went out on a limb and said that this team was about to go on a run. Including that win against OSU, the Ducks have won 5 straight and in my opinion need one of two against the Arizona schools to solidify their place in the tourney.
The Ducks are on the bubble but their destiny is in their own hands. Mike Moser was named conference player of the week after his weekend in Los Angeles and if he can continue at that pace, Oregon's place in the tourney may be secure.
The Ducks lost to the Arizona schools by a combined 4 points in the desert and the home court advantage may provide the lift the Ducks need this weekend.
Rumor has it that coach Dana Altman was walking around campus today handing out Powerbars and telling people that he hoped to see them at the game tonight. Further rumors state that the male contingent of the Pit Crew will shave their heads if 10,000 people attend tonight's game.
We'll see what happens.