The state of Oregon won day one of the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Basketball Tournament. After the to open the tournament on Thursday night, the No. 7 defeated the Stanford CardinalOregon Ducks won the second game, 76-69 over the No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils. The Ducks advance to face the UCLA Bruins on Thursday.
Sophomore forward E.J. Singler led the Ducks with 22 points, and made four three-pointers. Joevan Catron, who led the Ducks in scoring this season, was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting. Sophomore guard Trent Lockett led the Sun Devils with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting, but was limited with foul trouble to 28 minutes.
The win by the Ducks was the first this season over the Sun Devils. Arizona St. only had four conference wins all season, but two of them were against Oregon. The Ducks play the No. 2 seed UCLA Bruins on Thursday at 6 p.m., in the third of four quarterfinal games on tomorrow's schedule. UCLA swept Oregon this season, winning 67-59 at the new Matthew Knight Arena on January 15, and 64-54 at Pauley Pavilion on February 10.
For more Pac-10 Conference Tournament news and updates, be sure to stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more news on each specific team, be sure to read the SB Nation blogs Addicted to Quack (Oregon) and House of Sparky (Arizona St.).