In writing for AutzenZoo I always look forward to the opinions of you, the reader. We’re going to take a glance at Oregon’s Basketball programs this season and do a quick reset. As of now, where do you think the men and women will end up next month?
I remember the days when a twenty win season pretty much guaranteed you a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Those days are long gone. The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is four wins away from that mark and currently stand at 16-8 entering a game Wednesday night against Washington. The Pac-12 schedule has not been kind to the Ducks this season. Oregon has lost five games in Conference by two points. So where does that leave them? If they can get on a winning streak now they can still make the Big Dance, but will likely end up as a 12 seed or worse. Where do they stand? Where do you think they will end up?
Paul Westhead has the Oregon Women’s Basketball team on the right track this season, and they will likely end it with a winning record. Oregon Sophomore Jillian Alleyne is a bright spot on this team having just staked claim to a new rebounding record for the school and for the Pac-12 Conference. The Women may be in a better position for an NCAA Tournament bid than the men at this point, but losses this past week to USC and UCLA at home may make them more WNIT material. Of course, both teams have the chance to win their respective Conference tournaments to make it into March Madness. Where do the Women fall in March?
This week the Oregon Men host Washington(Wednesday, 6pm PT, ESPN2) and Washington State(Sunday, 6pm, Pac-12 Networks). The Women are on the road for the final time in the regular season taking on Washington State(Friday, 6pm, Pac-12 Networks) and Washington(Sunday, 1pm)