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Thursday, Nov. 15

College men’s basketball: Oregon State (2-0) makes its first appearance in Madison Square Garden. The Beavers will play Alabama (2-0) at 4 p.m. PT in the 2K sports Classic Championship (ESPN2). Bama returns four starters from a 21-12 NCAA Tournament team.

Idaho State visits the University of Portland, 7 p.m. The Pilots dropped their opening game Saturday at Ohio 81-52, after playing the 2012 Sweet 16 team to a tie through the first half. ISU is 0-1 after a 54-48 loss to Utah State.

Warner Pacific has a 7 p.m. home game with Simpson University of Redding, Calif.

College women’s basketball: Sixth-year coach Sherri Murrell takes her Portland State Vikings (1-0, 55-35 win over George Fox) to Matthew Knight Arena for a 7 p.m. game against the Oregon Ducks (0-1, 78-69 loss to Saint Mary’s). The Vikings have four starters back and league title aspirations. They have moved 5-10 Kate Lanz, the Big Sky Newcomer of the Year last season, to point guard, her natural position. She had team highs of 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds as a sophomore, but the Viks slumped to 15-14, 7-9 and missed the conference tournament.

Willamette opens at Concordia (1-0), 7 p.m. The Bearcats have two juniors from Lincoln High in forward Mackenzie Lamson and guard Alexa Beeson.

College volleyball: Portland State’s final regular-season weekend begins with a home match at 7 p.m. against Weber State.

Friday, Nov. 16

Blazers: Houston is at the Rose Garden, 7 p.m. (CSN). The Rockets were 3-4 going into Wednesday’s game against New Orleans. Houston lost 95-85 in overtime at home to Portland on Nov. 3. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard combined for 64 points, 26 rebounds and 19 assists.

Winterhawks: Portland takes a 12-game winning streak to Kamloops for a 7 p.m. rematch of Sunday’s 3-1 Hawk victory at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The teams lead their respective Western Hockey League divisions.

Prep football: It’s round two of the playoffs. All the public schools in Portland have been eliminated. But Central Catholic will play Sunset at Hillsboro Stadium, and Thurston visits Jesuit in 7 p.m. Class 6A games. In 2A, Portland Christian travels to Heppner for a 2 p.m. game at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.

College men’s basketball: Vanderbilt (1-0) visits 2-0 Oregon, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

OSU plays another tournament game at Madison Square Garden (ESPN2) against Purdue or Villanova (time TBD).

Lewis & Clark, picked to finish third behind Whitworth and Whitman in the Northwest Conference under second-year coach Dinari Foreman, opens with the Bon Appetiti NWC Tipoff Classic and a 7 p.m. home game against UC Santa Cruz.

College women’s basketball: Portland (0-1, 95-48 loss at No. 9 Louisville) treks to Idaho (0-2) for a 6 p.m. PT game. ... Warner Pacific plays Montana-Western at Spokane, 3 p.m.

College volleyball: No. 4 Oregon meets No. 6 Washington at Seattle, 7 p.m. The Ducks won the first meeting 3-1.

College women’s soccer: Portland plays unranked Michigan in the NCAA second round, 2 p.m. PT at University Park, Pa. A win would put the No. 24 Pilots (11-4-5) into the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. PT Sunday, probably at fifth-ranked Penn State, which meets visiting Boston College on Friday.

Saturday, Nov. 17

College football: No. 14 Stanford (8-2) visits Oregon (10-0). Kickoff is 5 p.m. (ABC).

No. 15 Oregon State (7-2) has a home date with Cal (3-8), 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

Portland State (3-7, 2-5 Big Sky) wraps up its season at home against fifth-ranked Eastern Washington (8-2, 6-1) at 1 p.m. The Eagles are tied with No. 2 Montana State, No. 17 Cal Poly and No. 15 Northern Arizona for the conference lead. PSU and EWU are 8-8 as Big Sky rivals. The Vikings won 43-26 in Cheney last year.

Former Grant High quarterback Andre Broadous leads Cal Poly into a showdown at Northern Arizona, 3 p.m., with at least a share of the Big Sky title on the line.

Linfield (9-0) goes into the NCAA Division III playoffs ranked third and fourth in the polls. The Wildcats open at home at noon against Northwest Conference foe Pacific Lutheran (7-2). Linfield won at PLU 31-24 on Sept. 29.

Prep soccer: Lincoln meets Jesuit for the Class 6A boys title, 6 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium. La Salle’s boys play Philomath for the 4A crown, 6 pm., Liberty High. And Oregon Episcopal School’s boys will take on Riverdale for the 3A/2A/1A championship, 1 p.m., at Liberty.

The OES girls are matched against Valley Catholic for the 3A/2A/1A title. That game starts at 10:30 a.m., at Liberty.

Winterhawks: Medicine Hat (11-10-1-0) visits the Rose Garden, 7 p.m. The Tigers’ goalie is veteran Cam Lanigan, who began the season with Portland but was traded when incumbent Mac Carruth returned from the American Hockey League.

College cross-country: The Portland Pilot men are ranked ninth going into the NCAA championships at Louisville, Ky. Oregon’s men are 16th; the Duck women are No. 2 behind Florida State. Portland’s men placed eighth a year ago. They got an automatic NCAA berth with their second-place showing at last week’s west regional in Seattle. Redshirt freshmen Scott Fauble (ninth overall) and David Perry (11th) led UP.

The NAIA championships return to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. No. 1-ranked Southern Oregon will run for the men’s title at 11;45 a.m., after the 10:30 a.m. women’s race. Concordia’s men and women are in the field as the host school.

College men’s basketball: Lewis & Clark plays Colorado College, 5:30 p.m., at Willamette.

College women’s basketball: Warner Pacific concludes a two-day tournament at Spokane, facing Rocky Mountain (Billings, Mont.) at 5 p.m.

L&C meets UC Santa Cruz, 3 p.m., at Pamplin Sports Center as part of the Bon Appetit tournament. The Pioneers are picked for second in the Northwest Conference, behind George Fox, the 2011-12 NCAA Division III runner-up. The d3hoops.com preseason poll has George Fox No. 2 and Lewis & Clark No. 11.

College volleyball: PSU probably will need a decisive win over Idaho State (7 p.m., Stott Center) in the regular-season finale to claim the top playoff seed from the Big Sky. A win over the Vandals could give the Vikings a tie for first, but the tiebreakers favor ISU unless PSU can sweep ISU and outscore Idaho State by 23 or more points. The top seed gets to host the conference tournament Nov. 23-24.

College men’s soccer: At 4 p.m., No. 13 Concordia (15-3-2) will play host to No. 16 Embry-Riddle (14-2-3) in the NAIA playoffs. A berth to the national tournament in Montgomery, Ala., is up for grabs. Concordia won the Cascade Collegiate Conference title last weekend, defeating Evergreen State 2-1.

College women’s soccer: At 7:30 p.m., after the men’s game, the No. 5 Concordia women (15-2-2) will play No. 15 Cal State San Marcos (11-5-3) at Tuominen Field in the opening round of the NAIA postseason. The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-1 overtime win over Northwest in the CCC championship game. Freshman McKayla Madison scored the winner in the 99th minute to give the Cavs their 13th consecutive league crown.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Blazers: Chicago visits Portland, 6 p.m. (CSN).

Prep cross-country: The 14th annual Nike Border Clash takes place at the company’s headquarters. Forty top boys and girls from two states, Oregon and Washington, will compete. Washington has dominated of late. Legendary runner Bernard Lagat will attend the event. A Future Clash race starts at 9:30 a.m., with the girls at 10 a.m. and the boys at 10:45 a.m. Oregon girls entered include Piper and Ella Donaghu of Grant High, Paige Rice and Lacey Conner of St. Mary’s Academy, Kennedy Allen of David Douglas and Emma Wren of Cleveland. Among the boys entries is Kyle Thompson of Central Catholic.

College men’s basketball: UP is at Montana State, noon PT.

College women’s basketball: Portland plays at Eastern Washington, 2 p.m. .. Corban is at L&C, 3 p.m., in the Bon Appetit tournament.

Monday, Nov. 19

College men’s basketball: Oregon meets Jacksonville State at 8 p.m. at Matt Knight Arena (Pac-12 Networks). .... Warner Pacific, ranked 15th in NAIA Division II, welcomes New Hope Christian to Bart Valentine Court, 7 p.m. The teams played overtime Nov. 7 at Eugene, with WPC winning 87-81.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

College men’s basketball: Warner Pacific is at Linfield, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball: Corban plays at PSU, 7 p.m.

College volleyball: UCLA, ranked fifth, visits No 4 Oregon, 8 p.m. The Ducks’ final regular season match then comes Friday, Nov. 23 at Oregon State.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Blazers: Portland is at Phoenix, 6 p.m. (CSN).

Winterhawks: Portland takes on Vancouver (6-13-0-0) at the Rose Garden, 7 p.m.

College men’s basketball: It’s the one crosstown rivalry game of the year — Portland State at Portland, 7 p.m. The teams didn’t meet last season. Two years ago, UP won 78-67 to snap a four-game PSU win streak in the series. All-time, Portland leads 32-17.

College women’s basketball: Oregon State plays Mississippi State or Winthrop (time TBA) at Puerto Vallarta.