Basketball "experts" around the country preached all week that the Oregon Ducks had to win this game in order to make the NCAA Tournament. Many of these experts pegged the Ducks as a bubble team and without a win today, they would be on the outside looking in.<br><br><i>(PHOTO LEFT) Oregon's Luke Ridnour, hugs coach Ernie Kent after scoring the winning basket against Arizona State in the first round of the Pacific 10 tournament in Los Angeles. Oregon won 83-82. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
March 13, 2003
<p class="txt">If there was any question about how Cal's psyche would be affected after Thursday's loss to Arizona, the Bears answered them by roaring out to a 21-13 lead against Arizona State in front of a sold-out Senior Day crowd as Haas Pavilion. Cal weathered a second half surge from the Sun Devils, them Wethered, Smithed and Shipped Arizona State enroute to an 80-72 win.</p>
March 2, 2003
Arizona State plays Stanford on Thursday in Palo Alto with an opportunity to solidify its NCAA Tournament hopes and end the 8 game home win streak of the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion. Here is the DevilsDigest.com preview of the game which starts at 7:00 PT, and will not be televised.
February 26, 2003