Line: Washington State (-3)
Why the Ducks might win: Refer to San Diego’s win over Gonzaga in the WCC championship to see what happens when a desperate team out-hustles a team that is already in the tournament.
Why the Cougs might win: Oregon still lives and dies by the three point shot. They survived last weekend with a 10-19 performance against Arizona. Close out on Porter, Leunen & co., and the Cougars have a good chance.
X-Factor: Daven Harmeling. How much will he play? How much will he shoot? Tony Bennett already is shy about going deep on his bench – will Daven’s injury shorten the reserve list even more?
Prediction: WSU 56, Oregon 55.