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Feb. 27 updates: College men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball on busy Saturday.

Oregon's LJ FigueroaCollege men's basketball — Oregon clinched a bye in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament with Saturday's 74-63 win at California.

Combined with USC's loss at Utah, the Ducks moved into second place in the Pac-12 standings based on winning percentage.

LJ Figueroa had 20 points, five steals and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead the Ducks.

Oregon (16-5, 11-4 Pac-12) used a couple of second-half surges to fend off the Bears (8-19, 3-17).

Cal was within three when Oregon went on a 10-0 run. A later 11-0 run extended the lead to 18 points with 7:34 remaining.

Eugene Omoruyi had 21 points and Chris Duarte 17. The Ducks shot 55.6% in the second half.

The Ducks have a busy final week with home games Monday against Arizona and Wednesday against UCLA before finishing conference play on March 7 at Oregon State.

• Oregon State 73, Stanford 62 — Jarod Lucas scored a career-high 26 points and the Beavers (13-11, 9-9 Pac-12) surged in the second half to complete a sweep of the Bay Area schools.

OSU outscored Stanford (14-11, 10-9) 40-28 in the second half, thanks to a 14-3 edge in made free throws.

Lucas was 7 of 11 from the field and made 10 of 11 foul shots. Ethan Thompson had 13 points and Warith Alatishe 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Beavers had a 10-point advantage on both points in the paint and from points off turnovers.

• Portland State 73, Northern Colorado 65 — The Vikings improved to 5-1 in the second game of the two-game Big Sky Conference series with a strong second half at Greeley, Colorado.

After a tough two-point loss to the Bears on Thursday, Portland State (9-10, 6-6 Big Sky) played a solid second half Saturday. James Scott scored 19 points and had six assists and Khalid Thomas had 14 points and six rebounds for the Vikings.

• Portland cleared for tourney — The Pilots have been cleared to participate in the West Coast Conference Tournament that begins Thursday, March 4, at Las Vegas. A COVID-19 test that was flagged as positive last week has since been determined to be in error.

College women's basketball — Portland capped the West Coast Conference season with a big finish, rallying from 11 down in the fourth quarter and beating Pepperdine 101-94 in overtime at the Chiles Center.

The Pilots (12-11, 9-8 WCC) outscored the Waves (5-17, 2-16) 11-4 in overtime.

Haylee Andrews had 31 points, nine assists, three steals and seven rebounds to lead Portland. Alex Fowler had 29 points seven rebounds and six assists.

Sunset High graduate Maddie Mulheim had 15 points and three steals.

• Northern Colorado 62, Portland State 60 — The Bears made three free throws in the final 28 seconds to hold off the Vikings, who erased a nine-point deficit in the second half. A steal in the final second by Northern Colorado's Alisha Davis prevented a PSU shot.

Desirae Hansen scored 17 points and Tatiana Streun had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Portland State (9-11, 6-10).

College baseball — Oregon State improved to 6-1 with a 9-2 Saturday win at Grand Canyon. Jake Pfennigs limited Grand Canyon to two hits in six innings of work.

Andy Armstrong was 3 for 4 with two of OSU's four doubles. Ryan Ober reached base five times. The Beavers scored five times in the sixth and four in the ninth.

• Seattle U 4, Oregon 2 — At PK Park, the Ducks were held scoreless after the second inning and suffered their first loss of the season. Oregon had only six singles.

College women's soccer — Santa Clara scored two first-half goals to beat visiting Portland 2-0 in West Coast Conference play. The Pilots are 1-2, 0-2 in the WCC.

College men's soccer — Goals from Sofiane Djeffal in the 74th minute and Javier Armas in the 85th lifted 13th-ranked Oregon State (5-0-0, 2-0-0 Pac-12) to a 2-1 win over visiting UCLA (1-2-1, 0-1-1).

College softball — Two unearned runs in the second were enough for Seattle U to beat Oregon State 2-1 at the Wildcat Invitational at Tucson, Arizona. Frankie Hammoude's second home run of the season produced the only run for the Beavers.

• Portland State drops pair — At Tempe, Arizona, the Vikings lost 13-2 ro No. 25 Iowa State and 8-0 to No. 11/13 Arizona State.

College volleyball — Portland State nearly completed a comeback from two sets down but fell 3-2 as host Montana State won the fifth set, 17-15. The Bobcats (7-2) survived two match points in the fifth set and scored five of the last six points to emerge victorious.

Parker Webb led PSU (1-9, 0-9 Big Sky) with 17 kills, Ellie Snook had 30 digs and Maddy Reeb 34 assists.


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