■ Oregon earned a #1 seed in the west regional and will face the winner of the Holy Cross/Southern matchup on Friday.
"Today’s special for us," UO coach Dana Altman said at a watch party for the tournament selection show Sunday. "It’s a first in our program’s history. We’re going to have to make that work for us, now, fellas. But it is a special day."
■ John Canzano gives Oregon its due but warns not to sleep on anyone, no matter their seeding.
■ The baseball team got swept by Mississippi St. yesterday 5-2.
On Deck: The Ducks will return home to open conference play next weekend with a three-game series against Utah. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Friday at PK Park and will be aired on Pac-12 Networks.