No. 5 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona will battle it out for the Pac-12 Championship title on Saturday, March. 11. Tipoff from T-Mobile Arena is timed for 8 p.m. PT, viewable on ESPN.
Leading up to this top-10 showdown between Pac-12 regular season co-champs, UO took down Cal, 73-65, before Arizona defeated UCLA, 86-75, in the semifinals on Friday.
Take a look at Oregon's win over Cal by the numbers in the final #Infographic. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/vnMpunmdsu— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) March 11, 2017
FINAL: Arizona-86 UCLA-75#APlayersProgram pic.twitter.com/QyQj5qsDhH— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) March 11, 2017
Week 18 — No. 5 Oregon Ducks (29-4, 16-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 7 Arizona Wildcats (29-4, 16-2 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. PT
Place: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)
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Going back to the @Pac12 finals for the 4th time in 5 seasons. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/tFjThEsKT5— GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 11, 2017
- The Ducks are 29-49 against the Wildcats all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1978-79. UO has taken the past three meetings, most recently besting Arizona in their only meeting this season, 85-58. Since both teams are considered Pac-12 regular season co-champs, that game decided the tiebreaker in the tournament, making the Ducks the one seed and the Wildcats the two.
“Of course we want to play against them after what happened last time,” said Lauri Markkanen, who averages 15.8 points and a team-leading 7.3 boards for Arizona. “So we want to get our revenge, and it was the same thing with UCLA. We’re excited about every game but especially those two teams. They beat us at home so it was a big deal playing against them and same thing with Oregon.”
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Wildcats’ most recent outings. No. 5 Oregon outlasted Cal in Vegas on Friday, 73-65, while No. 7 Arizona trounced No. 3 UCLA later that night, 86-75.
No. 5 Oregon 73, Cal 65
No. 7 Arizona 86, No. 3 UCLA 75