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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.

SPORTS BIRTHDAYS

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.