The World Financial Group sponsored Pac-10 Men’s Basketball teams are now down to three representatives in post-season play. While Arizona takes a rest before the “sweet sixteen” play in the NCAA tournament, Stanford and Oregon State continued their play Monday in the College Basketball Invitational. And the chances of a Pac-10 team winning this inaugural tournament are now fifty-fifty. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
On Monday, March 23, Stanford visited the Wichita State Shockers and left Kansas with a 70-56 win. The Cardinals built a 28-10 lead in the game’s first 10 minutes led by Lawrence Hill’s 21 points in the game. Also scoring in double digits was Anthony Goods with 18.
Oregon State also played on Monday, hosting the Vermont Catamounts in Corvallis. Overtime was needed for the Beavers to win by a 71-70 score. OSU trailed at the half, but came back on the strength of Calvin Haynes’s 19 points, including the shot that won the game in OT. Roeland Schaftenaar also scored in double digits with 14 points.
Then these two WFG-sponsored Pac-10 teams played each other on Wednesday, March 25, in Corvallis in the semi-finals. This is the fourth time the Cardinals and the Beavers have played each other. The Beavers needed overtime to win 65-62 and advance to the best-of-three final round against University of Texas at El Paso. The top scorers for OSU include Lathen Wallace, 16 points, and Roeland Schftenaar,14 points. Stanford’s Anthony Goods led all scorers with 20 points.
The finals in the CBI start this Monday, with game two to follow on Wednesday. If needed, game three will be played Friday. All times are TBD. Way to go Pac-10 from your friends at World Financial Group!