Oregon is one win away from a spot in Saturday's Pac-12 championship, but standing in their way is one of the tougher teams in the conference, the Utah Utes.
The Ducks will face the Utes for the second time in less than a month. Back on Feb. 22 in Eugene, the Ducks upset Utah, then ranked No. 13 in the nation a the time, in a 69-58 win at Matthew Knight Arena. Dillon Brooks led the way for Oregon with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Joseph Young had 14 points. Of course, Young is coming off a huge performance in the quarterfinals, dropping 30 against Colorado in last night's 93-85 win over the Buffaloes.
Last night, Utah completely dominated the second half of their quarterfinal matchup against Stanford in a 80-56 win. The Utes held the Cardinal to just 17 points in the second half after trailing 39-34 at the break. Delon Wright led Utah with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Jordan Loveridge added 18 points and eight rebounds.
Despite being the lower seed, the spread for tonight's game is -7.5 in Utah's favor.
Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, which means we get #BillWaltonAfterDark. If you need some extra entertainment for the game, I've taken the luxury of creating the Pac-12 Tournament Bill Walton bingo card.
Tale of the Tape
|Record||24-8 (13-5 Pac-12)||24-7 (13-5, Pac-12)|
|Leading Scorer||Joseph Young (20.1 PPG)||Delon Wright (14.8 PPG)|