Tuesday, March 4
Boys basketball: The Class 5A postseason, 24 teams strong, begins with eight play-in games. Four Portland Interscholastic League teams are hoping to join PIL 5A champion Jefferson (ranked No. 1 in the state) in the Oregon School Activities Association playoffs. Tonight's lineup includes Pendleton at Wilson, Corvallis at Madison, and Cleveland at Sandy.
Girls basketball: The 6A playoffs kick off with 32 teams. Among the round one games: Sunset at No. 3-ranked St. Mary's Academy, Lincoln at Westview, Grant at No. 2 Oregon City, Central Catholic at Sheldon, and David Douglas at No. 1 South Medford. The 5A play-in slate has Sandy at PIL 5A champ Wilson, Cleveland at Milwaukie, and Roosevelt at West Albany.
College baseball: Portland at Oregon State, 5:30 p.m.
College softball: Concordia vs. Western Oregon, 2 p.m., Delta Park.
Wednesday, March 5
Blazers: Atlanta at Portland, 7:30 p.m., Moda Center (ESPN, CSNNW).
Winterhawks: Portland at Tri-City, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball: The 32-team 6A playoffs begin, with these among the games involving Portland teams Tualatin at Central Catholic, Barlow at Jesuit, Lakeridge at Grant, Lake Oswego at Lincoln, and David Douglas at South Salem. ... Also, in 5A play-in action, it's Benson at Springfield.
Girls basketball: Portland Christian plays in the 3A tournament at Pendleton Convention Center. The eighth-ranked Royals face No. 1 Regis in the tourney's first game, 1:30 p.m.
College men's basketball: Arizona at Oregon State, 8 p.m. (FOX Sports 1).
College baseball: Seattle at Oregon, 3 p.m. doubleheader, PK Park.
March 4, 1952 Gary Campbell, UO running backs coach (age 62)
March 4, 1954 Peter Jacobsen, golfer (age 60)
March 4, 1992 Tim Douglas, UP point guard (age 22)
March 5, 1972 Brian Grant, former NBA star (age 42)
OREGON SPORTS HISTORY
March 4, 1977 High school girls basketball in Oregon steps up a notch in performance and intensity as Wilson and St. Mary's Academy cap great seasons with a rematch for the state title.
A standing-room-only crowd of 2,600 at Lewis & Clark College, where hundreds were turned away, sees Wilson edge the Blues 53-51, avenging an early season loss to SMA.
Junior guard Wendy Peterson's driving bank shot with 22 seconds left provides the winning points in a frenzied game with some controversial timekeeping and non-calls at the end.
Two of the state's all-time greats lead their teams Anna Maria Lopez of St. Mary's (18 points, 17 rebounds) and Wilson's Pam Mollet (29 points, 9 rebounds).
The tournament draws a record 8,850 fans 3,300 more than the previous year.