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Ducks Repeat As Pac-12 Champs

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The Oregon men are the Pac-12 basketball regular season champs for the second year in a row after beating Oregon State 80-67 in Corvallis Sunday. This is the Ducks’ 4th regular-season title in the past six years.

Oregon’s long shooting was on display as the Ducks sank 15 three-pointers. Five Oregon players scored double digits, led by Will Richardson who scored a career-high 22 points in the Ducks’ win. Richardson was 6 of 7 from three-point range.

Ethan Thompson scored 16 points for Oregon State. Oregon State (14-2, 10-10 Pac-12) beat Oregon (19-5, 14-4 Pac 12) in the rivals’ first meeting of the season back in January.

Both teams now head to the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. The top-seeded Ducks take the court Thursday, facing the winner of Wednesday’s match-up between Washington State and Arizona State. The Beavers are a No. 5 seed and face No. 4 seed UCLA on Thursday.

Credit Pac-12
Oregon heads to the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament as the top seed. Oregon State is a No. 5 seed.

Last year’s Pac-12 Tournament was cancelled right as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold in March 2020. The Ducks are the reigning Pac-12 Tournament champs, winning the 2019 tournament for their 5th title. They entered that tournament as a No. 6 seed and had a huge upset win over the tournament's top-ranked Washington.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.