Last time: WSU won 62-53 in Eugene on Feb. 16.
At stake: With a Pac-10 tourney win, the Cougs would solidify or possibly improve their seeding in the Big Dance and perhaps also their chances to play the opening round game closer to home (Anaheim or Denver). Oregon may have done enough with a three game winning streak to secure an NCAA Tourney invite but if they want to be sure, they need to win this game.
Injury update: Tony Bennett said this week that Daven Harmeling (ankle) is close to being back to full strength. "He looked better (Monday) morning. Whether I'd say he's 100 percent? No, but he's certainly close to it," said Bennett. Harmeling before the injury had been in something of a shooting slump. His best performances this year came directly after he returned from an injury.
Noteworthy: The Ducks' strength is their outside shooting, they hit on 40 percent of their three-point attempts. Maarty Leunen, a 6-9 senior forward, has connected on 53 percent of his treys and has been a thorn in Wazzu's side. The Cougs effectively schemed against the Ducks in both meetings this year but it is expected UO will have something new to show the Cougs this time around, providing one more area of intrigue to the matchup.
The Series: Oregon leads 154-118 and are 9-4 at neutral sites. WSU has won the last two meetings between the two schools, the first of which snapped a 13-game losing streak to Oregon.
TV: FSN, 6 pm PT.
High Definition broadcast?: Yes, FSN-HD (varies, 720p or 1080i).
Radio: The Cougar Sports Radio Network, Click here for listings. The line: WSU by 3.
CF.C Prediction: WSU 63, Oregon 58