Friday, March 9, 2012

Pac-12 Tournament, by Casey Mitchell

This is Casey Mitchell guest blogging for ST today. Just two days away from selection Sunday, it will be a long shot for the Ducks to make it to the NCAA Tournament after the heartbreaking loss to Colorado yesterday. It was a tight game throughout but the Buffs were able to pull away with a go ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining to win 63 - 62. It was also not the best game shooting for the Ducks. They shot 39% from the field and was 4-22 from beyond the arc. Sitting at at 22-9 this season, they will now await their fate to see if they sneak into the dance. Joe Lundardi has the Ducks as on of the last four out. Colorado's win wasn't the only upset last night in the Pac-12. The Beavers beat 1st seed Washington last night due to some poor free throw shooting by the Huskies late in the game.It will be a very entertaining rest of the tournament, and now we wait to see who is in and who is out come Sunday.
After 14 seasons, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are parting ways. It wasn't a very surprising move but it won't be the same to see him in a different uniform next year. He is set to meet with the Denver Broncos today. There are a few other teams that are eyeing Manning including the Dolphins, Texans and the Jets. If Manning does indeed sign with the Broncos, I think the best case scenario for Denver would to have Tim Tebow back up Manning for 3 to 5 years so he can work on his mechanics and learn from one of the best in the game. I think the two best teams for Manning would either be the Broncos or the Texans. Both teams has already had success and both teams have the talent to win now.
The Ducks baseball team has moved to 17th in the nation after their sweep of Long Beach St. They start the 2012 Nike College Showcase today against Illinois at home. After losing their first game, they have won 10 straight. Tomorrow will be a true test of their abilities when they take on 22nd ranked Oklahoma.

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