well one thing is for sure.....the Civil War rivalry between the Beavers and Ducks will only intensify as the two teams move forward. Friday night (check out the highlights above) the Beavs won an instant classic...an incredible college basketball game. Oregon State the three-time defending Pac-12 champs really played the role of the underdog against 7th ranked Oregon. The Ducks featuring one of the nation's top guards in Sabrina Ionescu. She scored 35.....but Kat Tudor had her own night to remember with 34 points and seven three-pointers....the game went to OT and the Beavers pulled off a statement win.
But winning streaks usually don't last forever. Sunday in Eugene, the talented Ducks were determined to end that long drought. They came out on all cylinders....the Beavers inexperience winning on the road cost them....and Oregon ends a losing streak to Oregon State that went back seven years. 75-63 the final. No doubt both teams are destined for the NCAA tourney and who knows they could battle in Seattle at the Pac-12 tourney. If you like quality basketball....I would recommend you take the time and watch both teams the rest of the season. Both have just one senior and will only be improving as the teams continue to develop. Both are national powers....now we see who can get to that Final Four!!!