Oregon Men. Oregon State women prepare to fuel March Madness in Tiger Lounge

By Emil Asinjo

March Madness.


Dillon Brooks

Sometimes you need all that — and the company of like-minded lunatics.
Well, the season we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Conference tournaments begin today (March 9), and then we roll into the national playoff tournament.
For Pacific Northwest basketball fans, this is a post-season of riches — and potential — on both the men’s and women’s sides of the court.
Oregon’s Ducks, ranked fifth nationally, kicked off the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas with an 80-57 win over Arizona State. They will play again at 6 p.m. Friday, against either Check out the conference bracket and schedule here.


Sydney Wiese

Oregon State’s women, after prevailing during regular season play, lost a close championship game in their tourney. Look for them to get a good seed for the NCAA tourney, led by senior guard Sydney Wiese and still ranked 8th nationally.
Selection Sunday is March 12. You can watch the announcement of the 68 men’s teams — in the Tiger Lounge, at Grace Su’s China Gorge — on CBS at 2:30 p.m. Pacific.
Women’s tourney teams are fleshed out (beyond the automatic qualifiers) on Monday, March 13. Click here to keep track of all the key dates and tournament venues.
Here’s where to go to get the men’s bracket — the key tool to keep track of pool picks and, well, general madness, upsets and potential championship pairings.
And here’s where to go to get the final women’s bracket.