An Oregon tip and the buzzer at the end of regulation sent the thing into overtime, where the Ducks took it, 82-80. (Here's our game story.)
The loss ends Washington State's season at 16-15 overall and 6-13 in the Pac-10... unless the CBI comes calling. And coach Ken Bone said he would keep his team practicing through Selection Sunday just in case.
Oregon's Tajuan Porter had a game-high 32 points.
Meanwhile, the Ducks advance to the quarterfinals where they will meet regular-season-champion Cal at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Here are some game notes provided by WSU:
Washington State Notes:
* Klay Thompson led the Cougs with 20 points…was 6-for-9 from beyond the 3-point arc…his six 3-pointers are a Pac-10 best this season and the second most of the season. * Thompson reached the 20-plus point plateau for the second consecutive game and the 17th time this season. * Brock Motum set a career high with five rebounds…grabbed all five boards in the first half, previous high was three at Kansas State…he scored a career-high 14 points, his previous high was 10 done against Arizona Feb. 6. * Marcus Capers scored a career-high 16 points...previous high was 13 against Arizona State Feb. 4…he attempted a career-high 14 field goals. * Nikola Koprivica scored all 10 of his points in the second half. * WSU’s overtime game is its first since going into double-overtime against the Ducks in the Pac-10 opener (Dec. 31). * WSU lost its first game in the Pac-10 Tournament for the first time since 2006…had won its opening game the last three seasons, two of them against Oregon. * The Cougars are 5-11 all-time in the Pac-10 Tournament and 3-2 against Oregon in the tournament. * WSU’s 80 points are its most since scoring 88 against California Jan. 14…the 72 points in regulation are the most in regulation since scoring 78 against Arizona Feb. 6.