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7th ranked Mt. View held its top position in the IMC by crushing 9th ranked Bend on the Lava Bears home court last night, 74-55. The loss puts Bend in 3rd place with one game to play in the IMC boys regular season.

The Cougars lead #10 Summit by 1-game and will host the Storm in the Black Hole at Mt. View Friday night with the League banner up for grabs. A Summit win forces a first-place tiebreaker. The Cougars win the IMC Title outright with a victory.

Meantime, they settled the 2nd place tie in the Tri-Valley Conference
last night as Madras defeated Crook County, 74-68 on the White Buffs home floor. Madras locks up the #2 playoff spot in the League and will host a Play-In game this weekend. Crook County secures the third and final postseason berth but will travel this weekend.

We’ll know later today who both teams will meet in the next round.

Tonight, the Single-A first round playoffs tipoff and Trinity Lutheran makes the trek to Jordan Valley for a 6pm start, Mountain Time.

On the Girl’s side of hoops last night…Bend crushed Mt. View, 76-29 and Ridgeview beat Redmond by 13, 64-51. The 6th ranked Lady Lava Bears finish the regular season meeting Redmond Friday, and will have no worse than a share of the League Title with Ridgeview as Bend holds the tiebreaker over the Ravens and will be the #1 seed in the playoffs, regardless.

The Madras girls already clinched the Tri-Valley and added to its now
14-game win streak beating Crook County last night, 59-24.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will return to the court Friday at Utah, which owns an 11-game winning streak.  Then they will play Saturday at Phoenix.  Portland is 32-and-26 and sits in the NBA Western Conference seventh position for a playoff spot at the All-Star break.  Sixteen of the Blazers remaining 24 games are against teams with winning records.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will host number-14 Arizona tomorrow in a Pac-12 game in Corvallis.  OSU is 13-and-13 overall and in tenth place in conference play with a 5-and-9 record.  Arizona leads the conference with an 11-and-3 record and is 21-and-6 overall.  The Wildcats beat the Beavers 62-53 last month in Tucson.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks will try to rebound from two close defeats when it hosts number-25 Arizona State tomorrow in Eugene.  Oregon lost by two points to USC and in overtime to UCLA on the road last week.  The Ducks are 17-and-10 overall and 7-and-7 in the Pac-12.  They beat the Sun Devils 76-72 last month in Tempe.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Marshall assistant coach Alex Mirabal will be joining the Oregon staff.  Multiple outlets report Mirabal will coach the Ducks centers and guards.  Mirabal went to high school in Miami with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal.  He was on Cristobal's staff at Florida International before spending the past five years coaching the Thundering Herd offensive line.



(Surprise, AZ)  --  Number-two Oregon State will face Nebraska tomorrow in Surprise in the Big Ten-Pac-12 Challenge.  The Beavers will face Ohio State on Friday at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  The Beavers have started the baseball season 4-and-0.



(Undated)  --  In other area college hoops action, Portland State will play tomorrow at Southern Utah in a Big Sky contest.  Portland will try to snap a four-game slide tomorrow when it hosts BYU in a WCC game.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers will play today against the New York Red Bulls in a preseason game in Tucson.  The Timbers will open the MLS season on March 4th at the LA Galaxy.



Final week of prep basketball for most teams in the region before heading to the playoffs and the IMC Boy’s crown is still up for grabs.

Tonight…7th ranked Mt. View visits rival Bend in a 7pm tipoff with the Cougars leading the conference, for now, with a one game lead over the 9th ranked Lava Bears, and a half-game margin over #10 Summit who closes out the regular season Friday at Mt. View. One other IMC game is for city bragging rights with Ridgeview hosting Redmond. The Girl’s play at opposite venues.
 
They will settle a 2nd place tie in the boy’s Tri-Valley Conference tonight when Madras entertains Crook County. The winner gets a home ‘Play-In’ game this weekend for a shot at getting in the 16-team Class 4-A Playoff bracket.

Tomorrow night, Trinity Luthern boys head to Jordan Valley in an OSAA 1-A 1st Round playoff game.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Ducks will try to rebound from two close defeats when it hosts number-25 Arizona State on Thursday in Eugene.  Oregon lost by two points to USC and in overtime to UCLA on the road last week.  The Ducks are 17-and-10 overall and 7-and-7 in the Pac-12.  They beat the Sun Devils 76-72 last month in Tempe.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers signed veteran wing Brandon Rush to a 10-day contract.  The move was reported by ESPN.  Rush has not played a NBA game this season after being cut by the Bucks in training camp.  He has appeared in 481 big league games with the Pacers, Warriors, Jazz and Timberwolves.  Portland drafted him in the first round in 2008 out of Kansas, but immediately dealt him to the Pacers for Jerryd Bayless.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will return to the court Friday at Utah, which owns an 11-game winning streak.  Portland is 32-and-26 and tied with Denver for sixth in the Western Conference at the NBA All-Star break.  The Thunder are a half-game in front of both.



(Undated)  --  In other area college hoops action, Portland State's next game is Thursday at Southern Utah in a Big Sky contest.  Portland will try to end a four-game losing streak Thursday when it hosts BYU in a WCC game.
 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Oregon State will host number-14 Arizona on Thursday in a Pac-12 game.  OSU is 13-and-13 overall and in tenth place in conference play with a 5-and-9 record.  Arizona leads the conference with an 11-and-3 record and is 21-and-6 overall.  The Wildcats beat the Beavers 62-53 last month in Tucson.



(Surprise, AZ)  --  Number-two Oregon State crushed New Mexico 15-3 for its fourth consecutive victory to begin the baseball season.  Nick Madrigal went 4-for-4 in the victory.  The Beavers will remain in Surprise for the Big Ten-Pac 12 Challenge to face Nebraska and Ohio State, which begins Thursday.
 



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers will play tomorrow against the New York Red Bulls in a preseason game in Tucson.  The Timbers will open the MLS season on March 4th at the LA Galaxy.
 



The Sisters Outlaws, with new head Boy's head coach David Godfrey, won their 5th straight and beat Sutherlin Friday at home to clinch the Sky-Em League Title as the Outlaws claimed a 48-42 win. The Outlaws will play in the 1st Round on Saturday March 3rd.

Meantime, Madras and Crook County both will move to the Play-In round after they clash tomorrow night in Jefferson County, both tied for 2nd Place in the Tri-Valley League. The White Buffs won the first meeting three weeks ago downing the Cowboys 82-73.

In the IMC...it comes down to tomorrow night to determine a League Champion and playoff seeds. Mt. View holds a slim half-game lead over Summit and 1-game lead over Bend.

Trinity Luthern Boys hit the playoff road Wednesdy night and venture to face Jordan Valley. It's win or go home for the year for Trinity.

On the Girls side...Bend needs two wins to claim the IMC over Ridgeview. Madras wins the Tri-Valley undfeated and will play March 2nd in the State Playoffs.

Crook County won the 4A Prep Wrestling Title for the 4th time in school history and Culver claimed its 11th Title winning the 2A crown, again.

In Swimming...Bend Boys and Girls captured the 5A Championships....Summit's Girl's placed third and Sisters Girls finished 4th in the 4A division.

 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  MiKyle McIntosh scored 19 points, but it was not enough for Oregon.  The Ducks lost 86-78 in overtime at UCLA in a Pac-12 game Saturday.  This defeat came on the heels of a two-point loss on Thursday at USC.  Oregon is 17-and-10 overall and 7-and-6 in the Pac-12.  After reaching the Final Four last year, the Ducks are in danger of not making the NCAA tournament this year.  They have four games remaining with the next one Thursday against Arizona State in Eugene.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are off the court for the NBA All-Star break.  They will return to action Friday at Utah, which owns an 11-game winning streak.  Portland is 32-and-26 and tied with Denver for sixth in the Western Conference.  The Thunder are a half-game in front of both.



(Surprise, AZ)  --  Number-two Oregon State demolished Cal Poly 16-7 on Sunday for its third straight win to start the baseball season.  Trevor Larnach has three home runs, two doubles and seven RBIs in the first three games.  He is 8-for-9 with four walks.  The Beavers will play New Mexico today at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action Saturday, Portland State crushed Idaho State 91-77 at home.  Ryan Edwards scored a career-high 21 points for the Vikings.  Portland State's next game is Thursday at Southern Utah.  Number-15 Saint Mary's clipped Portland 73-61 at the Chiles Center.  Freshman Marcus Shaver Junior led Portland with 16 points.  The Pilots will try to end a four-game losing streak Thursday when it hosts BYU.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Oregon State faded in a 72-59 loss at USC.  The Trojans outscored the Beavers 17-8 in the final six minutes to pull away.  The Beavers are 13-and-13 overall and in tenth place in conference play with a 5-and-9 record.  Drew Eubanks and Tres Tinkle each scored 16 points for OSU.  The Beavers are winless in seven conference road games.  They return home on Thursday against Pac-12 leader Arizona.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers lost to FC Dallas 2-1 in a preseason game Saturday in Tucson.  Samuel Armenteros scored the Portland goal.  The Timbers will play again Wednesday against the New York Red Bulls in Tucson.  The Timbers will open the MLS season on March 4 at the LA Galaxy.



We start with prep hoops where last night…The Madras Girl’s won their 13th straight with a 48-22 road win at Corbett. The Tri-Valley champs close out the regular season at Crook County Tuesday night. And, the Madras boys crushed Corbett, 72-52.

Tonight, in the Boy’s IMC…Summit hosts Bend with the Lava Bears 1-1/2 games behind the Storm for the league lead and 1-game behind 2nd place Mt. View who entertains Ridgeview. The Girls play at opposite venues.

And, in 4-A boy’s action, Crook County hosts league leading Gladstone and Sisters greets Sutherlin with both teams tied for 1st place in the Sky-Em and to close out the regular season with the winner claiming the Conference Title.

Today in Klamath Falls at Oregon Tech at 345, Trinity Lutheran meets Triad in one Semifinal of the Mountain Valley League championships.

In other prep sports, the OSAA State Wrestling Tournament is underway in Portland at Memorial Coliseum. And, the State Swimming Championships today and tomorrow at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers headed into the NBA All-Star break with some momentum.  The Blazers posted a 123-117 victory over the defending NBA-champion Warriors in Portland on Wednesday.  The Blazers are off until February 23rd when they will play at Utah.  Damian Lillard has scored at least 39 points in three consecutive games.  He will represent Portland in the All-Star game on Sunday in Los Angeles.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action last night, Portland State lost 95-86 in overtime at home to Weber State in a Big Sky game.  Brandon Hollins scored 22 points and Bryce Canda 20 in the loss.  The Vikings are 15-and-11 overall and 5-and-8 in the Sky.  They will host Idaho State tomorrow.  The Portland Pilots opened a three-game homestand with an 81-72 loss to Santa Clara.  Portland freshman guard Marcus Shaver scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half.  The Pilots fell to 10-and-18 overall and 4-and-11 in the WCC.  Portland will host number 15 Saint Mary's tomorrow.  Tipoff is 7 p.m. at the Chiles Center.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Oregon State dropped a 75-68 decision to UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.  Alfred Hollins scored 24 points in the loss.  The Beavers have lost 54 of 62 games against the Bruins in LA.  Oregon State is 13-and-12 overall and 5-and-8 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers will play tomorrow night at USC.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --   MiKyle McIntosh scored a career-high 23 points, but it was not enough as Oregon lost 72-70 at USC.   Payton Pritchard had 17 points in the loss.  The Ducks dropped to 17-and-9 overall and 7-and-6 in the Pac-12.  They will play tomorrow at UCLA.



(Surprise, AZ)  --  Number-two Oregon State will open its baseball season against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.  The Beavers will play their first seven games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  OSU won a school record 58 games last season, went 27-and-3 in conference play and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers will play FC Dallas today in Tucson in a preseason game.  The Timbers will open the MLS season on March 4 at the LA Galaxy.



One game only on the local prep basketball docket tonight with the final days of the regular season winding down to the Playoffs. In the Tri-Valley Class 4-A Conference both Madras’ Boys and Girls teams are on the road to Corbett along the Columbia River east of Portland.

The White Buffs both are in the Playoff mix with two league games remaining. The Madras boys are in a 2nd place tie with Crook County who clash next week to end the regular season.

The Madras Girl’s have already clinched the League crown and will aim for its 13th straight win tonight. The Lady Buffs have not lost a game in the new year.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 44 points to help the Trail Blazers beat the Warriors 123-117 in Portland.  CJ McCollum contributed 29 points, while Jusuf Nurkic [[ you-SOOF  nur-KITCH ]] had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers.  Kevin Durant scored 50 points for Golden State.  Portland improved to 17-and-11 at home and snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Warriors.   With the NBA All-Star break, the Blazers do not play again until February 23rd at Utah.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action, Portland State will host Weber State in a Big Sky game tonight.  The Vikings are 15-and-10 overall and 5-and-7 in the Sky.  The Portland Pilots will open a three-game homestand tonight with Santa Clara.  The Pilots are 10-and-17 overall and 4-and-10 in the WCC.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Beavers will face UCLA tonight at Pauley Pavilion.  The Beavers are winless in six road games.  UCLA is 17-and-8 and 8-and-5.  The Bruins lead the all-time series, 94-to-39, and have won 53 of the 61 games played in LA.  Oregon State is 13-and-11 overall and 5-and-7 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers went 5-and-27 last season and lost 17 of 18 conference games.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Oregon returns to the court tonight in a Pac-12 game at USC.  The Ducks are 17-and-8 overall and 7-and-5 in conference.  The Trojans have lost three straight.  They are 17-and-9 overall and 8-and-5 in the Pac-12.  USC is 10-and-3 at the Galen Center.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is the unanimous choice by the coaches to repeat as the Pac-12 baseball champions.  OSU, which is ranked number-two in college baseball preseason polls, will open its season tomorrow against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.  The Beavers will play their first seven games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  OSU won a school record 58 games last season, went 27-and-3 in conference play and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State guard Deontae North is suspended and has not played in five games.  North is the second-leading scorer in the Big Sky, averaging 21.1 points.  Vikings coach Barret Peery says North is suspended until further notice and did not earmark a timetable for his return.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo played to a 1-1 draw in a preseason game in Tucson at the Kino Sports Complex. Midfielder Dairon Asprilla scored the Portland goal.   The Timbers will play FC Dallas on Saturday in Tucson in their fourth preseason game.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Oregon returns to the court tomorrow night in a Pac-12 game at USC.  The Ducks are 17-and-8 overall and 7-and-5 in conference. The Ducks are trying to make it back to the NCAA tournament after advancing to the Final Four last year.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Golden State Warriors tonight in their final game before the All-Star break.  Tipoff is 7:30 at the Moda Center.  The Blazers have lost their last seven games to the Warriors.  Portland is 2-and-4 in its last six games and 31-and-26 overall.  The Warriors are an NBA best 44-and-13 and are 22-and-6 on the road.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action, Portland State will host Weber State in a Big Sky game tomorrow night.  The Vikings are 15-and-10 overall and 5-and-7 in the Sky.  The Portland Pilots will open a three-game homestand tomorrow night with Santa Clara.  The Pilots are 10-and-17 overall and 4-and-10 in the WCC.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Beavers beat Washington and Washington State last week in Corvallis.  Oregon State improved to 13-and-11 overall and 5-and-7 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers went 5-and-27 last season and lost 17 of 18 conference games.  The Beavers' next game will be tomorrow night at UCLA.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is the unanimous choice by the coaches to repeat as the Pac-12 baseball champions.  OSU, which is ranked number-two in college baseball preseason polls, will open its season on Friday against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.  The Beavers will play their first seven games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  OSU won a school record 58 games last season, went 27-and-3 in conference play and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha.
 



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers will play the Houston Dynamo in a preseason game today in Tucson at the Kino Sports Complex.  The Timbers have a 2-1 loss to Seattle and a 0-0 tie with San Jose in their first two preseason games.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon returns to the court Thursday in a Pac-12 game at USC.  The Ducks are 17-and-8 overall and 7-and-5 in conference. They cruised to an 84-57 triumph over Washington State on Sunday in Eugene.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will host the Golden State Warriors tomorrow night.  The Blazers were blown out 115-96 by the Jazz on Sunday at home.  Portland is 2-and-4 in its past six games and 31-and-26 overall.  The Warriors are 44-and-13 after crushing the Phoenix Suns 129-83 on Monday.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State was the unanimous choice by the coaches to win the Pac-12 baseball title.  OSU, which is ranked number-two in the college baseball preseason polls, will open its season on Friday against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.  The Beavers will play their first seven games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  OSU won a school record 58 games last season, went 27-and-3 in conference play, and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action, Portland State will host Weber State in a Big Sky game on Thursday.  The Portland Pilots will open a three-game homestand Thursday with Santa Clara.  The Pilots are 10-and-17 overall and 4-and-10 in the WCC.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers beat Washington and Washington State last week in Corvallis.  Oregon State improved to 13-and-11 overall and 5-and-7 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers' next game will be Thursday at UCLA.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Portland Timbers will play the Houston Dynamo in a preseason game tomorrow in Tucson.  The Timbers waived defender Rennico Clarke, who came to Portland in 2015.
 



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon crushed Washington State 84-57 on Sunday in Eugene.  Payton Pritchard scored a game-high 19 points and doled out 10 assists, while Troy Brown had 16 points.  Five Ducks finished in double figures.  Oregon moved to 17-and-8 overall and 7-and-5 in the Pac-12.  The Ducks return to the court on Thursday at USC.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers were outscored 38-to-19 in the third quarter in a 115-96 loss to the Jazz in Portland.  Damian Lillard scored 39 points for the Blazers after scoring 50 points on Friday at Sacramento.  CJ McCollum had 22 points in the loss.  The Blazers are 2-and-4 in their past six games and 31-and-26 overall.  They will host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.



(Undated)  --  In other college hoops action Saturday, Portland State won a Big Sky road game, edging by Montana State 80-77 in Bozeman.  Bryce Canda's three-pointer with 19 seconds left was the difference.  The Vikings are 15-and-10 overall and 5-and-7 in conference.  They are home Thursday against Weber State.  The Portland Pilots fell 60-58 to Pacific in Stockton after leading most of the game.  Portland will open a three-game homestand Thursday with Santa Clara.  The Pilots are 10-and-17 overall and 4-and-10 in the WCC.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Beavers rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to nip Washington 97-94 in double overtime Saturday in Corvallis.  Tres Tinkle had 29 points, 11 boards and eight assists for Oregon State.  Stephen Thompson Junior finished with 22 points, including the game-winner in the second overtime.  OSU improved to 13-and-11 and 5-and-7 in the Pac-12.  The Beavers' next game will be Thursday at UCLA.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State, which is ranked number two in the college baseball preseason polls, will open its season on Friday against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.  The Beavers will play their first seven games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Royals and Rangers.  OSU won a school record 58 games last season and advanced to the College World Series in Omaha
 



In college hoops last night in the Big-10…#4 Michigan State outlasted Iowa to win on the road, 96-93. 5th ranked Xavier grabbed a 98-93 win at Butler in Big East play.

6th ranked Louisville thumped Central Florida, 77-40. #10 Kansas beat TCU, 71-64 in Big-12 action. And, in the SEC…#15 Tennessee defeated #25 Kentucky, 61-59

Tonight…Top-rated Villanova hosts St. Johns who is winless in 11 Big-East games. #2 Virginia is at Florida State in the A-C-C and 3rd ranked Purdue hosts #14 Ohio State for the Big-10 lead. 8th ranked Auburn greets
Texas A & M.

Meanwhile…out west, 23rd ranked Nevada greets UNLV. IN the Pac-12, Colorado hosts Cal at 8pm on ESPN-U.
 



In the Boy’s Intermountain Conference, 11th ranked Summit handed 4th rated Mt. View its second straight league loss in as many games as the Storm beat the Cougars, 62-50. With the win, Summit moves into a first-place tie with Mt. View.

The Bend Lava Bears had shared 2nd place with Summit until last night when Redmond stole a 16-point win on Bend’s home court, 57-41.

On the 4-A scoreboard…Madras collects an 80-52 win at Molalla and remains in sole possession of 2nd Place in the Tri-Valley.

Elsewhere, La Pine lost at home to Pleasant Hill, 60-51.
Culver defeated Wasco County 48-30.
 
In the 1-A Mountain Valley, in Klamath Falls…league-leading Hosanna Christian holds off Trinity Lutheran, 62-55.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are back home tomorrow night against the Charlotte Hornets.  Portland went winless in a just concluded three-game trip to Detroit, Boston and Toronto.  The Blazers are 29-and-25, which ranks seventh in the Western Conference.  They are 15-and-10 at home.  The Hornets are 23-and-30 overall and 8-and-16 on the road.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will try to snap a four-game losing skid when it hosts Washington State on Thursday.  The Beavers have lost six of their last seven to fall to 11-and-11 overall and 3-and-7 in the Pac-12.  WSU is last in the conference with a 1-and-9 record, losing its last five.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon will meet Washington tomorrow night in a Pac-12 game.  The Ducks are coming off their worst defeat in the Dana Altman era, losing by 35 points at Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon fell to 15-and-8 overall and 5-and-5 in the Pac-12.  Washington is 17-and-6 overall and 7-and-3 in the conference, winning its last four.



(Undated)  --  In other area college basketball, Portland will play tomorrow at San Francisco in a WCC contest.  Portland State will play tomorrow at Montana in a Big Sky game.



(Detroit, MI) --  The Trail Blazers recalled rookie Caleb Swanigan from the G League Canton Charge.  In a dozen games for the Charge, he averaged 14.2 points and 11.9 rebounds.  He scored two points in four minutes in the loss to the Pistons last night in Detroit.  He was a 2017 first-round pick in out of Purdue.



(Detroit, MI)  --  The Pistons routed the Trail Blazers 111-91 in Detroit.  The Blazers went winless on their three-city eastern trip to Toronto, Boston and Detroit.  Damian Lillard led Portland with 20 points in the loss.  Portland's Evan Turner sat out the game with a left calf injury, which he aggravated Sunday against the Celtics. The Blazers will return home Thursday to host Charlotte.



(Undated)  --  In other area college basketball, Portland will play Thursday at San Francisco in a WCC contest.  Portland State's next game is Thursday at Montana in a Big Sky game.
 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will try to snap a four-game losing skid when they host Washington State on Thursday.  The Beavers have lost six of their last seven to fall to 11-and-11 overall and 3-and-7 in the Pac-12.



(Stanford, CA)  --  Oregon will meet Washington on Thursday in a Pac-12 game.  The Ducks are coming off their worst defeat in coach Dana Altman's era, losing by 35 points, 96-61, at Stanford on Saturday.  Oregon, which went to the Final Four last year, fell to 15-and-8 overall and 5-and-5 in the Pac-12.



(Berkeley, CA)  --  Oregon State led by 10 points early before falling 74-70 at Cal on Saturday in Berkeley.  The Beavers have lost four straight and six of seven.  They are 11-and-11 overall and 3-and-7 in the Pac-12.  They will host Washington State on Thursday in Corvallis.



(Stanford, CA)  --  Oregon suffered its worst defeat in coach Dana Altman's era when it lost by 35 points, 96-61, at Stanford on Saturday.  Troy Brown led the Ducks with 15 points.  Oregon fell to 15-and-8 overall and 5-and-5 in the Pac-12.  The Ducks will host Washington on Thursday in Eugene.
 



(Boston, MA)  --  Al Horford's 15-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Celtics a 97-96 triumph over the Trail Blazers in Boston.  C.J. McCollum led Portland with 22 points, while Damian Lillard contributed 21.  The Blazers play tonight in Detroit as they conclude this three-game trip.  Portland has lost two in-a-row after a season-best four-game winning streak.



(Undated)  --  In other area college basketball on Saturday, Portland squeaked by Loyola Marmount 68-66 at the Chiles Center.  D'Marques Tyson scored a game-high 22 points for the Pilots.  Portland improved to 10-and-15 and 4-and-8 in the WCC.  It's next game is Thursday at San Francisco.  Portland State defeated Eastern Washington 94-81 in a home Big Sky contest.  Holland Woods led the Vikings with 29 points, going 10-for-10 from the field.  Portland State will play again on Thursday at Montana.



(Undated)  --  Four-star athlete and outside linebacker Matthew Tago announced via Periscope he is going to Oregon State.  Tago is listed at 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds.  He is from Quartz Hill High in Lancaster, California.  He is the first four-star recruit in the Oregon State 2018 recruiting class.  He is the ninth Beavers' commitment in the past week.



(Undated)  --  Oregon Olympic hopeful Jackie Wiles was injured in a World Cup race in Germany just before she was set to fly with the United States Ski Team to South Korea for the Winter Olympics.  Wiles, a Portland native, was flown out by helicopter with what was considered to be a serious left knee injury.



(Tucson, AZ)  --  The Timbers lost 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders in their second preseason game in Tucson.  They will spend this week training in the Portland area before returning on February 12th to Tucson for more preseason games.   
 



(Stanford, CA)  --  Oregon State could not overcome a 20-point first half deficit in an 80-71 loss at Stanford.  Drew Eubanks paced the Beavers with 19 points, while Tres Tinkle finished with 18.  OSU lost for the fifth time in six games.  The Beavers are 11-and-10 overall and 3-and-6 in the Pac-12.  They will play tomorrow at Cal in Berkeley.



(Berkeley, CA)  --  Oregon clipped California 66-53 in a Pac-12 game in Berkeley.  Troy Brown scored 16 points and Elijah Brown had 15 in the Ducks' victory.  Oregon improved to 15-and-7 overall and 5-and-4 in conference.  Cal has lost nine in-a-row.  Oregon stays in the Bay Area, playing tomorrow at Stanford.


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