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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019
Blazers win Monday night. The Portland Trail Blazers, a team that relies on long-range shooting, couldn’t buy a three-pointer for the first 23 minutes of Monday night’s game versus the Indiana Pacers.
Luckily for the home team, the percentages eventually evened out. After missing their first 10 attempts from behind the three-point line, the Trail Blazers went 13-of-22 thereafter from deep on the way to defeating the Indiana Pacers 106-98 last night.
The Trail Blazers are now 43-27 overall, 26-9 at home and have swept the season series versus the Pacers 2-0. With the win, the Trail Blazers remain in fourth in the Western Conference and are 1.0 games behind the Rockets for third and are 4.5 games behind the Warriors and Nuggets for first.
Damian Lillard had a game-high 30 points to go with a season-high 15 assists, two rebounds, three steals and one block. It was his ninth double-double of the season and his 23rd game of 30-plus points. He became just the second player in franchise history to record at least 30 points and 15 assists in a game, joining Clyde Drexler (3/14/86 at Dallas).
The Oregon women’s basketball team will host Portland State on Friday to open the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced Monday.
The Ducks (29-4) received a No. 2 seed for the second year in a row, and were placed in the regional to be hosted by Portland for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds. Matthew Knight Arena will also host a first-round game between No. 7 Texas and No. 10 Indiana, with the winner to play the Oregon-PSU winner on Sunday. The Longhorns and Hoosiers will tip off Friday at 4 p.m. PT. The Ducks and Viks will play 30 minutes after the conclusion of that game.
Mariners’ Opening Day on the way. Ichiro Suzuki isn’t carrying a hot bat, but he will be carrying the hopes of an entire nation on Wednesday, as Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed the 45-year-old outfielder will start in Seattle’s Opening Day game against the A’s at the Tokyo Dome.
Ichiro was the center of attention during the Mariners’ two exhibition wins over the Yomiuri Giants in his first time playing in Japan since the most recent Opening Series in Tokyo in 2012, but he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Monday’s 6-5 win and is now 2-for-31 on the spring.
The near-sellout crowd hung again on every Ichiro move, however, and roared in appreciation when he unleashed a strong throw from right field on the fly to third baseman Ryon Healy after Alex Guerrero had tagged up at second in the third inning.
The Oregon Ducks will open the 2019 NCAA Tournament on the West Coast, with an extra day of rest, when the Ducks face Wisconsin on Friday in San Jose, Calif.
The UO men are the No. 12 seed in the South Region, and will face the fifth-seeded Badgers, who lost Saturday to Michigan State in the Big Ten semifinals. Oregon deservedly earned the Pac-12’s automatic bid by winning the conference tournament Saturday night, with a 20-point blowout of Washington in Las Vegas., 68-48.
The Ducks (23-12) and Badgers (23-10) met in the second round of the tournament in both 2014 and 2015, with Wisconsin winning both, in Milwaukee and then Omaha, Neb. This time they play in San Jose, where Oregon won as a No. 12 seed in 2013, against Oklahoma State.
Oregon won four games in as many nights to win the tournament. The Oregon women’s program will find out today where they will open post season play.
Oregon Tech’s Baseball Team (6-21, 2-10 NAIA-W) put up an increased effort but still fell to University of British Columbia (14-11, 9-3 NAIA-W) in both games of NAIA-West play on Sunday at Kiger Stadium, falling at a close 6-4 in the first game and 4-3 in the second.
UBC won the twinbill by scores of 6-4 and 4-3.
The Hustlin’ Owls will travel to Lewiston, Idaho next weekend to play Lewis-Clark State College as part of NAIA-West, with games taking place at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sunday.
In softball, No.3 Southern Oregon University (21-4, 8-1 CCC) took over first place in the Cascade Conference standing after sweeping No. 9 Oregon Tech (18-10, 6-3 CCC) on Sunday, 3-1 in game 1, and 11-4 in game 2, as the Raiders pulled off the four game sweep at University Field.
Oregon Tech will next host Carroll College this Friday starting at 2:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am at the new John and Lois Stilwell Stadium
A dedication ceremony for the new field will take place between games of Saturday’s doubleheader with at approximately 1:00 PM. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am – game tickets available for purchase at the gate.
An MRI confirms Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum with a popliteus strain in his left knee, it was announced by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. McCollum will be re-examined in a week.
McCollum sustained the injury in the third quarter of the Trail Blazers game at San Antonio on March 16.
For the season, McCollum has averaged 21.3 points (46.3% FG, 38.0% 3-PT, 83.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.79 steals and 34.1 minutes in 68 games (all starts).