washington state – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-49.png washington state – Heart Of America Northwest http://heartofamericanorthwest.org/ 32 32 Study says Washington ranks highest in supernatural sightings https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/study-says-washington-ranks-highest-in-supernatural-sightings/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/study-says-washington-ranks-highest-in-supernatural-sightings/ If you believe the “truth is out there” about UFOs and aliens or believe in paranormal encounters and that ghosts are real, you have chosen a good enough state to live in. It’s not like we live near Area 51, and we certainly don’t have a haunted house on every corner, but Washington State has […]]]>

If you believe the “truth is out there” about UFOs and aliens or believe in paranormal encounters and that ghosts are real, you have chosen a good enough state to live in.

It’s not like we live near Area 51, and we certainly don’t have a haunted house on every corner, but Washington State has had its share of supernatural sightings, a new study finds. .

Gambling news website Great Lakes Stakes analyzed the areas with the highest number of UFO and ghost sightings in the United States, and found that the state of Evergreen had the fourth most reported supernatural sighting in the United States, according to the study, which found 8,011 total reports were made in Washington.

“From aliens to ghosts, the notion of the supernatural has often been a topic of discussion in the United States, and many seek proof that paranormal beings exist,” the report said. “And with reports highlighting the growing potential for the discovery of non-terrestrial life, where might be the best place to spot a sighting of the supernatural for yourself?”

The state with the most supernatural sightings was California with 22,045, including the nation’s highest number of UFO sightings (15,072) and 6,973 ghost sightings. Texas had the most ghost sightings, with 7,382, and was second in all supernatural sightings (13,013) with 5,631 reported UFO sightings.

The report gathered data from the National UFO Reporting Center and Ghosts of America. He then calculated the odds of seeing a supernatural event in each state, using the state’s population.

Maine ended up being the state where every resident had the best chance of seeing a supernatural event with an odds of +71,900, according to the study, followed by Vermont (+78,600) and Montana (+82,300) .

Although Washington had the fourth most events, it ranked #7 in odds of seeing an event at +98,500. Oregon was eighth at +99,100, while Idaho is 10th with +107,000.

How are the cities of Washington located?

Seattle leads with 820 sightings, followed by Spokane (343), Vancouver (257), Tacoma (223) and Everett (172), Bellingham (158), Yakima (156), Olympia (152), Bremerton (126) and Auburn (125), according to the report.

Using the report’s formula to calculate the odds of seeing a supernatural event, McClatchy found that residents of Bremerton (+34,500), Olympia (+36,600) and Bellingham (+57,900) had the best odds of sighting. .

So the question now, Washington, do you believe?

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David Rasbach joined the Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.

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Lincoln County wins battle with unions over public collective bargaining | Washington https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/lincoln-county-wins-battle-with-unions-over-public-collective-bargaining-washington/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/lincoln-county-wins-battle-with-unions-over-public-collective-bargaining-washington/ (The Center Square) – Lincoln County, assisted by legal experts from the Freedom Foundation, scored what both sides called a “major victory for the cause of open government.” After more than five years of litigation in Washington state courts, Lincoln County can uphold a 2016 decision to open its collective bargaining with employee unions to […]]]>

(The Center Square) – Lincoln County, assisted by legal experts from the Freedom Foundation, scored what both sides called a “major victory for the cause of open government.”

After more than five years of litigation in Washington state courts, Lincoln County can uphold a 2016 decision to open its collective bargaining with employee unions to the public.

“What we know now is that the unions’ arguments that it can’t be done legally are false,” said Matthew Hayward, director of national outreach for the Freedom Foundation.

Hayward said his group offered legal assistance to Lincoln County after it became the first local jurisdiction in Washington to go public with its negotiations with unions in 2016. The move was immediately challenged by union leaders.

It had long been common for negotiations to take place in Washington in secret, Hayward said.

Lawyers for the union argued that open sessions would be disruptive and counterproductive and that negotiations should continue behind closed doors.

Hayward said the lengthy legal battle that followed Lincoln County’s decision forced public employees to go for years without updated contracts.

Eventually, the courts determined that the issue was not a legal issue, that it was a “permissive” issue in the negotiation. Hayward said that meant it was a matter that neither side was bound to agree to and could not be pursued to a dead end.

That court ruling ultimately forced the Public Employee Relations Commission to concede that point, he said.

“I don’t know why the unions didn’t support transparency in negotiations,” he said. “If you’re doing a good job at the bargaining table, wouldn’t you like your members to see it? »

He said government union leaders can no longer rely on secrecy and collective bargaining, which will be a benefit to taxpayers.

Hayward credited Lincoln County commissioners for standing firm despite years of legal wrangling. He said these local leaders have helped set a powerful precedent that bargaining in public is both legal and practical.

It’s a matter of fairness, he said, for public employees who have chosen not to unionize but are still legally required to pay dues, to be able to monitor negotiations that affect their pay and their benefits.

These people do not have access to internal union communications even if they are affected by the finalized agreements, he said.

“If the negotiations are open to the public, everyone can see what’s going on,” Hayward said.

Lincoln County Commissioners could not immediately be reached for comment.

In last week’s press release that marked the end of the long legal battle, Commissioner Rob Coffman noted, “We have public employees and public servants dealing with public money, so what have we- us to hide?

He said the county’s ability to fight union intransigence would not have been possible without the Freedom Foundation.

The nonprofit organization’s mission is to advance individual freedom, free enterprise, and limited and responsible government. The Freedom Foundation has offices in Washington, Oregon, California and Ohio.

According to Hayward, Lincoln County has now publicly negotiated and signed contracts with the two bargaining units that had demanded closed negotiations, both represented by Teamsters Local 690.

In addition to these two contracts, the county also reworked others with AFSCME – all in open public meetings.

Hayward said many other states, including Oregon and Idaho, have open labor negotiations and allowing residents and union employees to observe procedures is a good way to build public trust.

Additionally, he said the videos of these procedures can be used to train human resource managers and others in local governments on how to negotiate.

He said union negotiators can go state to state to engage in negotiations, but most local officials don’t have that advantage, so being able to observe a session or two can standardize the rules of the game.

“It’s really good for everyone,” he said.

One question remains, Hayward said: “What are other local governments in Washington waiting for?”

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Some schools in Oregon and southwest Washington are making masks optional on Monday https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/some-schools-in-oregon-and-southwest-washington-are-making-masks-optional-on-monday/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 13:33:30 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/some-schools-in-oregon-and-southwest-washington-are-making-masks-optional-on-monday/ PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As data shows the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wane, the countdown is over and masks are officially optional in Oregon and Washington state. And with that, schools can either require masks or make them optional for students. Evergreen Schools in Southwestern Washington is one of many school districts dropping their mask […]]]>

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As data shows the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wane, the countdown is over and masks are officially optional in Oregon and Washington state. And with that, schools can either require masks or make them optional for students.

Evergreen Schools in Southwestern Washington is one of many school districts dropping their mask requirement on Monday.

“It’s a big day. It’s an important day,” said John Boyd, superintendent of Evergreen.

It’s been almost two years since schools first switched to virtual learning. Since then, many students, staff and parents have been waiting for the day when the masks could be lowered.

Boyd says schools are ready to support those who give up the mask, as well as anyone who continues to wear one.

“We’ve been on our knees here with COVID and the fact that we’ve had to change and adapt quickly under the circumstances will put us in a position to adapt if other things come up,” Boyd said.

Masks are also optional for students at public schools in Portland, Salem-Keizer and Beaverton, as well as several other districts in Oregon and Washington.

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Baseball Oregon State Beavers vs. Washington State Cougars: Preview, live updates, how to watch https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/baseball-oregon-state-beavers-vs-washington-state-cougars-preview-live-updates-how-to-watch/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/baseball-oregon-state-beavers-vs-washington-state-cougars-preview-live-updates-how-to-watch/ Oregon State Beavers visit the Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of a three-game college baseball series in Pullman, Wash. The Beavers won the opener 13-3 on Friday, hitting four home runs and 13 hits, to continue their strong start to the season. It was the Pac-12 conference opener for both teams. Here […]]]>

Oregon State Beavers visit the Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of a three-game college baseball series in Pullman, Wash.

The Beavers won the opener 13-3 on Friday, hitting four home runs and 13 hits, to continue their strong start to the season. It was the Pac-12 conference opener for both teams.

Here are the details of today’s game:

Oregon State Beavers (10-1, 1-0 Pac-12) vs. Washington State Cougars (7-6, 0-1)

When: 2:05 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 12

Or: Bailey-Brayton Field, Pullman, Washington.

TV channel: The game will not be broadcast on television.

Direct: Oregon State will stream the game on its website. Visit the OSU Baseball Program Page and click on the “watch” link in the corresponding programming tab. You can also listen live online by accessing the live streaming tab on the baseball schedule page or through the Varsity Network app on smartphones and tablets.

Radio: All games are broadcast on the Beaver Sports Network starting 30 minutes before the first pitch. Affiliates include: KEJO 1240-AM (Corvallis), KKNX 840-AM (Eugene), KCFM 1250-AM & 104.1-FM (Florence), KLAD 960-AM & 93.3-FM (Klamath Falls), KTMT 880-AM & 96.1-FM (Medford, weekend games), KEX 1190-AM (Portland), 102.3 FM (weekday games before 5:30 p.m.), KSKR 1490-AM (Roseburg) and KBZY 1490-AM (Salem, weekend games). end).

Likely beginners: RHP Jacob Kmatz (2-0, 4.38) vs. RHP Grant Taylor (2-0, 3.55)

This and that: Kmatz, a freshman right-hander making his third career start, became the Beavers’ starter on Saturday due to undisclosed injuries to starters Jake Pfennigs and Will Frisch. In his last start against UC Irvine, Kmatz pitched four innings and went a no-decision, allowing four runs on three hits, while striking out seven. … Oregon State is 11 -1-1 in their last 13 games against Washington State. … The Beavers lead the Pac-12 in batting average (.352), slugging percentage (.554) and on-base percentage (.458). … Wide receiver Gavin Logan went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, a home run, a double and two runs scored in Game 1, recording career highs in hits and RBIs. … The top four hitters on the Beavers roster went 8-for-16 with eight RBIs, three home runs and a double in Game 1. … Oregon State ranks second in college baseball with a .991 fielding percentage and is error-free in its last six games.

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Oregon State baseball ready to face Washington State https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-baseball-ready-to-face-washington-state/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 16:03:33 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-state-baseball-ready-to-face-washington-state/ No. 7 Oregon State vs. Washington State Bailey-Brayton Field – Pullman, Washington. Friday – 3:05 p.m. HPL Cooper Hjerpe (3-0, 1.65) vs. LHP McKabe Cottrell (1-2, 4.61) Saturday – 2:05 p.m. HPR Jacob Kmatz (2-0, 4.38) v RHP Grant Taylor (2-0, 3.55) Sunday – 1:05 p.m. TBA vs. RHP Danny Suarez (0-0, 4.00) – Oregon […]]]>

No. 7 Oregon State vs. Washington State

Bailey-Brayton Field – Pullman, Washington.

Friday – 3:05 p.m.

HPL Cooper Hjerpe (3-0, 1.65) vs. LHP McKabe Cottrell (1-2, 4.61)

Saturday – 2:05 p.m.

HPR Jacob Kmatz (2-0, 4.38) v RHP Grant Taylor (2-0, 3.55)

Sunday – 1:05 p.m.

TBA vs. RHP Danny Suarez (0-0, 4.00)

Oregon State and Washington State face off in Pullman for the first time since 2018. The 2020 series at Bailey-Brayton Field has been canceled due to Covid-19.

– OSU is 97-131-3 all-time at Pullman.

– The Beavers, however, have won three of the last four series at Pullman.

– OSU is 8-1-1 in its last 10 total games against the Cougars. The teams were tied in the 2018 series finale, 7-7.

Cooper Hjerpe, Friday’s likely starter, struck out eight in four innings against WSU last season. He scattered two hits and walked four.

– Hjerpe has a career ERA of 3.26 in Pac-12 play, compared to a mark of 4.69 in non-conference action.

Justin Boyd is on a 14-game hitting streak and is 21-for-55 (.382) with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBIs in that span.

Jacob Melton also hit safely in 12 straight games and is 21 for 50 (.420) with three doubles, two triples, four home runs and 23 RBIs in that span.

– Boyd, Melton, Wade Meckler and Travis Bazzana have reached base safely in all 10 games this season. No other Pac-12 team can claim that many players on a double-digit current streak.

— Nine different Beavers have at least one hitting streak of four or more games this season. Meckler and Garret Forrester join Boyd and Melton with more than four rounds of hits.

– OSU’s pitching staff has six games of 10 or more strikeouts. The 2021 Beavers have played seven in their first 10 games.

– OSU relievers retired their first batters faced on 25 of 37 occasions (68%).

– The Beavers rank second in the Pac-12 with 13 stolen bases. Boyd ranks second individually with six.

– OSU entered the week with the nation’s No. 4 fielding percentage at .991. Oregon State is also fourth with a .353 batting average.

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Washington to donate $1 billion to replace Interstate 5 bridge https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-to-donate-1-billion-to-replace-interstate-5-bridge/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 23:57:01 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-to-donate-1-billion-to-replace-interstate-5-bridge/ Washington lawmakers are set to set aside $1 billion to replace the Interstate 5 bridge at the Oregon border, delivering on their promise to make the first openings after killing off the latest proposed replacement almost ten years ago. The award is part of a larger nearly $17 billion transportation package that lawmakers have been […]]]>

Washington lawmakers are set to set aside $1 billion to replace the Interstate 5 bridge at the Oregon border, delivering on their promise to make the first openings after killing off the latest proposed replacement almost ten years ago.

The award is part of a larger nearly $17 billion transportation package that lawmakers have been negotiating for months. Documents showing what will likely be the final framework of the package were released on Wednesday.

The package has yet to be put to a vote in the Washington Legislature and get Governor Jay Inslee’s signature, but officials in southwest Washington and Oregon are excited. If passed, it will be an important step in replacing the century-old bridge which has the potential to collapse in a major earthquake.

“It’s been a long time restarting the new I-5 bridge replacement effort,” said Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, noting that discussions to replace the bridge date back to the 1980s when she was a lawmaker. aid.

“I’m happy to have reached this milestone and look forward to the innovation-focused work ahead in 2025,” she added.

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Washington’s attribution is slightly lower than expected. Plans had been put in place for the state to donate another $200 million. Cleveland blamed the shortfall on the last-minute scramble to rewrite part of the package, after a controversial export tax idea went up in smoke.

“So the project had to be adjusted down,” Cleveland said in a text message.

The replacement of the bridge has an estimated price between $3.2 billion and $4.8 billion. Washington’s share is part of a three-pronged funding plan, with money from Oregon and the federal government also expected to cover costs.

Oregon lawmakers working closely on the replacement could not say how they intended to offer their part. While Salem lawmakers adjourned last weekend and won’t meet again until 2023, they said they were ready.

“Having said that, ‘Oregon, it’s your turn. It’s your time,’ said Rep. Susan McLain, D-Hillsboro. “Washington has started this process and now it’s important for us to engage.”

Oregon passed a transportation package as recently as 2017. Meanwhile, tolls have been a common, yet controversial, issue that remains on how to pay for the bridge.

Once both states are at the table, they hope to avail themselves of an unprecedented amount of federal money. The US government’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure program, passed in January, provides about $40 billion for bridges.

In Vancouver, where the bridge stretches to Washington, Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle likened the impending legislative vote to a goal kick still in the air, sailing towards the goal post but not yet through. She called him a “nail biter”.

“When you build something like that, it’s like building the Bonneville Dam,” she said.

For Washington lawmakers to deposit the first dollars was an understood, if informal, agreement between them and their Oregon peers, after an infamous fallout the last time they tried to replace the bridge.

In 2013, after years of planning for the project known as the Columbia River Crossing, the Washington State Senate declined to pass a funding package to replace the bridge.

“We felt a little left out,” McLain said. “We worked very hard to put our package together, and yet this time they come first. They want to show us that they are serious.

The plans then fell dormant, but the need persisted. The bridge is a major bottleneck for interstate travel on the West Coast. In 2019, more than 143,000 vehicles crossed the bridge daily, according to the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation.

While Washington’s funding is a milestone for the project, officials said, there are still many miles to go.

According to D-Vancouver Rep. Sharon Wylie, plans will now accelerate to initiate final decisions on other important aspects of the bridge. Questions persist, such as whether it will be a double-decker bridge, how many lanes it can have, how it will connect to Hayden Island, and what kind of transit options it can include.

Staff from the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project, an administrative team led jointly by the two states’ Departments of Transportation, also gathered community feedback on the potential impacts of a major bridge overhaul.

“We’re going to have to be in a pretty good spot to leverage the fed dollars to get the job done,” Wylie said.

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Recruiting Expert Disable Enemies North Pac-12 Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, WSU https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/recruiting-expert-disable-enemies-north-pac-12-oregon-oregon-state-washington-wsu/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 02:55:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/recruiting-expert-disable-enemies-north-pac-12-oregon-oregon-state-washington-wsu/ Brandon Huffman is the National Recruiting Editor at 247Sports. He joined me Monday on the statewide radio show to talk about the Pac-12 Conference North Division and programs from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. Listen to the full podcast interview with Brandon Huffman here. On Oregon ducks: “This next weekend they’re going to […]]]>

Brandon Huffman is the National Recruiting Editor at 247Sports. He joined me Monday on the statewide radio show to talk about the Pac-12 Conference North Division and programs from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.

Listen to the full podcast interview with Brandon Huffman here.

On Oregon ducks:

“This next weekend they’re going to welcome the No. 1 offensive lineman in the nation – Josh Conerly Jr. He had a top five and Oregon wasn’t in it. He ended up naming his top six and everything suddenly Oregon was on it.

Conerly Jr. narrowed its list of six finalists to Washington, Oregon, Miami, Oklahoma, USC and Michigan.

On Dan Lanning’s staff in Oregon:

“He’s got a staff that has huge recruiting abilities with Tosh Lupoi, Adrian Klemm, Junior Adams…while he’s got a staff that has a reputation for recruiting a lot…there’s more than the guys from Jimmy-and- Joe.”

In the State of Oregon:

“The sky’s the limit…there was adequate but not superb quarterback play…when the offensive guns click, the offense is gearing up…Oregon State hasn’t hit the gate heavy this year. They did not touch the heavy of the JUCO. They are heavy for high school students.

On Beavers three-star QB Travis Throckmorton:

“Throckmorton had a little injury problem (in high school). But he is the type of player who, in a year when there would have been a normal evaluation period, would have had more juice in his recruitment. He’s the kind of player Oregon State can get.

About Washington:

“Their big thing is they have to recruit this state (Washington). Chris Petersen had built momentum… which was pretty much wiped out under Jimmy Lake… Kalen DeBoer’s big thing is to regain the momentum that Chris Petersen had in the state.

On what happened to Jimmy Lake’s recruiting spree:

“There’s a part of me that wants to believe he just fell victim to the pandemic. He had some momentum… the pandemic hits, no one can make it happen in the spring, then they didn’t get results on the pitch that season…it snowballed and snowballed and got worse.

On Washington State and Jake Dickert:

“I like what Dickert has done. He’s done a good job bringing back coaches who understand the air raid. You can never compete with Oregon, Washingtons up North, but you can still build a good Pac roster. -12.

to listen the full podcast interview with Brandon Huffman here:

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Brown leads Washington in 78-67 win over Oregon State https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/brown-leads-washington-in-78-67-win-over-oregon-state/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 17:18:44 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/brown-leads-washington-in-78-67-win-over-oregon-state/ SEATTLE Terrell Brown Jr. scored 24 points and led four players to double digits as Washington capped off its regular season by completing a season sweep of Oregon State, 78-67 on Saturday. The Huskies finish the regular season tied at three for fifth in the Pac-12 conference with Oregon and Washington State, all with 11 […]]]>

Terrell Brown Jr. scored 24 points and led four players to double digits as Washington capped off its regular season by completing a season sweep of Oregon State, 78-67 on Saturday.

The Huskies finish the regular season tied at three for fifth in the Pac-12 conference with Oregon and Washington State, all with 11 wins, and with the potential for a tie at four if the Utah upsets Colorado on Saturday night. Oregon State lost its 17th straight conference game.

Washington built a 14-point lead in the first half, taking a 38-24 lead at intermission after Cole Bajema hit a 3 and Brown scored for the field goal at the last minute. Nate Roberts hit a jumper with just under 15 minutes left in the second half to push Washington’s lead to 20 at 53-33.

Brown shot 12 of 14 from the field in his last home game for the Huskies (16-14, 11-9 Pac-12). Jamal Bey finished with 15 points, Roberts added 13 points and Emmitt Matthews Jr. contributed 11 more. Washington shot 56.1 percent from the field, hitting 32 of 57 shots.

Dashawn Davis came off the bench to score 17 points and six assists for Oregon State (3-27, 1-19). Jarod Lucas finished with 13 points, Roman Silva had 12 and Dexter Akanno 10. The Beavers made just 23 of 58 shots from the floor (39.7%).

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Oregon vs Washington State: Prediction, Selection, Odds, Spread, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-vs-washington-state-prediction-selection-odds-spread-live-stream-watch-online-tv-channel/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 14:45:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/oregon-vs-washington-state-prediction-selection-odds-spread-live-stream-watch-online-tv-channel/ After entering five teams in last season’s NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 is just as likely to send just three to this year’s Big Dance. But Oregon can keep its waning hopes of being the conference’s fourth-worthy team alive with a win at Washington State on Saturday as the Ducks take on the Cougars at 4 […]]]>
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After entering five teams in last season’s NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 is just as likely to send just three to this year’s Big Dance. But Oregon can keep its waning hopes of being the conference’s fourth-worthy team alive with a win at Washington State on Saturday as the Ducks take on the Cougars at 4 p.m. ET on CBS in a game that will conclude the regular season. for both teams. .

Sweeping the Cougars (17-13, 10-9 Pac-12) won’t be easy for Oregon (18-12, 11-8). When those teams met in Oregon on Feb. 14, Washington State staged a furious late rally and made two 3-pointers in the final seconds before the Ducks escaped with a 62-59 win. . The loss came amid a five-game losing streak for Washington State, which has since stabilized with three wins in its last four games.

Oregon has displayed high-end potential at times this season with a sweep of UCLA and a win at USC. But overcoming a lackluster non-conference performance and 0-2 start to the league game has proven difficult for the Ducks, who have slipped back into mediocrity in recent weeks with four losses in their last five games. The latest loss came Thursday in a 78-67 loss at Washington that pushed the Ducks to the bottom of CBS Sports bracketology expert Jerry Palm’s bubble.

Veteran coach Dana Altman’s teams have a way of rallying late. But if Oregon is going to make any noise this month, a win here seems a must.

How to Watch Oregon vs. Washington State Live

Dated: Saturday March 5 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Beasley Coliseum — Pullman, Washington
TV: SCS | Direct: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports app

Oregon vs Washington State prediction, picks

Oregon is playing for its NCAA tournament life and desperately needs a win to have any hope of an overall bid for next week’s Pac-12 tournament. Washington State came close to defeating the Ducks on the road on Feb. 14, but the Cougars have struggled to overcome the bump against quality foes this season. Look for Oregon to get a narrow win. Prediction: Oregon 70, Washington State 68

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Washington vs. Oregon Men’s Basketball: Game Preview and How to Watch https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-vs-oregon-mens-basketball-game-preview-and-how-to-watch/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://heartofamericanorthwest.org/washington-vs-oregon-mens-basketball-game-preview-and-how-to-watch/ How to watch (and bet) Dated: Thursday 3/3/22 Tip time: 7:00 p.m. PT TV: Pac-12 networks Streaming: Pac-12.com/live Radio: Huskies Gameday App and KJR Sports Radio Location: Seattle, Washington DraftKings betting line: Washington Huskies +3.5 Oregon Ducks 2021-22 stats: Disk: 18-11 (11-7) Points for per game: 72.1 points per game (123rd) Points against per game: […]]]>

How to watch (and bet)

Dated: Thursday 3/3/22

Tip time: 7:00 p.m. PT

TV: Pac-12 networks

Streaming: Pac-12.com/live

Radio: Huskies Gameday App and KJR Sports Radio

Location: Seattle, Washington

DraftKings betting line: Washington Huskies +3.5

Oregon Ducks 2021-22 stats:

Disk: 18-11 (11-7)

Points for per game: 72.1 points per game (123rd)

Points against per game: 68.6 points per game (146th)

Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 111.3 (51st)

Adjusted defensive efficiency: 99.6 (94th)

Calendar strength: 49th

Oregon Key Players:

G-Will Richardson, Sr. 6’5, 180: 14.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 45.8% FG, 39.0% 3pt, 77.2% FT

Richardson isn’t a true playmaker, but he fills the Ducks’ local leader role quite well. There is no doubt that he is a sniper and has made almost 40% of his 3-point attempts in his career. Unlike a lot of guys who shoot that kind of percentage, he takes more shots from inside the arc, so he has a bit more variety in his game.

1st game against UW: 21 pts, 3 reb, 4 aces, 8/11 FG

G-De’Vion Harmon, Jr. 6’2, 200: 10.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 41.0% FG, 36.7% 3pt, 77.1% FT

After playing for an Oklahoma team that made the tournament last year, Harmon has taken on a slightly reduced role for Oregon. Last year he shot nearly 57% from 2s and it’s dropped to 43% this year in a new offense that doesn’t give him as many easy looks at the basket. Still, he’s a reliable shooter and has been a perfectly usable shooting guard option who’s scored in double figures in 12 of his last 16 games.

1st game against UW: 9 pts, 3 reb, 5 aces

G- Jacob Young, Sr. 6’3. 190: 11.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 41.9% FG, 28.0% 3pt, 65.3% FT

After a breakout season for Rutgers last year, Young also demoted to Oregon. He’s averaging 3 fewer points and 1 fewer assists than last year while shooting nearly 10% off the 3-point line. It’s no surprise since he was Rutgers’ main guard and was often the 3rd option on offense for the Ducks. He played 4 straight single-digit games before regaining his score in Oregon’s last 3 games.

1st game against UW: 12 pts, 3 ast, 3 stl

F- Quincy Warrior, Jr. 6’8. 220: 9.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, 42.3% FG, 31.7% 3pt, 65.7% FT

I really wanted Syracuse Warrior but he was probably the most disappointing transfer. His efficiency stats aren’t that different from playing under Boeheim, but he’s averaging 7 minutes less per game at Oregon, making the drop in his per-game stats very noticeable (13.7 and 8, 4 to 8.1 and 5.2). The other big difference is that at Syracuse he only took about 25% of his shots from the outside and at Oregon it’s 50%. For an average shooter, that’s not good for the Ducks.

1st game against UW: 12 pts, 4 reb, 4/7 FG, 2/3 3pt

C- N’Faly Dante, Jr. 6’11, 230: 8.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 67.1% FG, 57.6% FT

Last season, Dante tore his ACL in the first game against Washington. He naturally faded into the season, but at times he looked like a dominating force. It’s basically what Roberts would look like if Nate lost 30 pounds and was able to catch a tough pass and dunk it. The rim protection is only average, but the rebound is elite as it had 15 against Arizona 2 weeks ago.

1st game against UW: 6 pts, 1 reb, 3 TO

Perspectives

Game 1 against Oregon was an abomination and there’s really no other way to put it. The Huskies were outscored 48-13 in the first half in what has to be the most depressing opener in a UW basketball game I’ve ever seen. Washington won the 2nd half, but in the end Oregon shot 19% better on 2, 30% better on 3, and 6% better from the free throw line while committing 10 fewer turnovers. Ass. Kick.

It’s unlikely to happen again if for no other reason you hardly ever see him, except in games where a top 25 team plays a major midfielder. And Oregon is not so good and UW is not so bad.

That being said, the Ducks are a bit of an enigma. They had a 3-game streak that included a narrow home win over Stanford, a 14-point loss to Cal, and a 24-point road loss to Arizona State. When you factor in the quality of the opponent involved, this has to be one of the worst 3-game streaks in the conference this year. They turned around immediately after that with 3 consecutive games decided by 5 points or less against the top 3 teams in the Pac-12. If we get Oregon’s latest it’s a 20-point blast. If it’s the first, the Dawgs have a great chance.

Part of what makes this matchup tough for the Dawgs is the size Oregon is able to put on Terrell Brown Jr. Oregon always has at least 4 guys on the court taller than Brown and is often able to stick a 6’5 or 6’6 defender on him who can cause problems. Brown had the worst game of his Husky career the first time shooting 3/16 from the floor with 6 turnovers. He absolutely needs to find distance to have an effective night scoring the ball for UW to have a shot.

It gets even tougher with Daejon Davis’ new shoulder injury. In the win over Washington State over the weekend, the Huskies were able to create quick break opportunities through Daejon’s defense and also moved the ball better with a secondary ball handler who can create a shot for others. Against UCLA, once Davis was injured, the UW offense once again turned to iso ball with 4 total assists as Coach Hopkins began emptying the bench.

There isn’t really an individual aspect of the Oregon team that scares you. They don’t rank better than 90th in virtually every major offensive metric, but they also don’t rank much worse than 150th. If you are slightly above average in all areas, that means you are a little better than average overall. The Ducks are 4th in the Pac-12 game in offensive efficiency and have been 2nd with 51.5% of their 2-point shots. Nate Roberts will have his hands full tonight.

The defense was a bit more suspicious, but Oregon actually outpaced Washington in forcing turnovers during Pac-12 play after UW minus Daejon Davis slowed. Duck’s all-court press plagued the Huskies in the Hopkins days and I would expect it to cause a few turnovers again tonight with Brown and Fuller as the only 2 primary guards.

A win over Oregon would destroy any last hope the Ducks had of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament as an all-around team. It’s an Oregon team that often loses focus, but given the rivalry and because of that, they’ll be ready to give UW their best shot. Meanwhile, a Husky victory would increase the odds of getting the 6th seed in the conference standings to around 90%. There’s still a chance of that happening with a loss as long as the Huskies take care of business against Oregon State, but it would be a lot nicer for all but to win it tonight.

If Davis was fully available and the Huskies played a little closer to UCLA on Monday night, I might be willing to go into home run mode and pick a UW win. But Oregon at its ceiling is playing like a top-25 team even if it can’t do it consistently. I don’t expect them to take their foot off the pedal tonight and Washington has shown they just don’t have the horsepower to compete with the conference’s upper crust this year.

Prediction

washington huskies– 61, Oregon Ducks – 74

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