What a difference a week makes

A once confident Oregon squad staggers into the Pac-10 tournament desperate for wins.

Updated: March 12, 2003, 11:55 AM ET
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

It's amazing what one weekend can do for a basketball team's confidence.

And how desperate it can make another feel.

The Pac-10 tournament opens Thursday and there is no more important game than Arizona State against Oregon in the 4-5 matchup at Staples Center. A conference that expects to receive five NCAA Tournament berths might now be looking at just four if the Ducks can't find immediate success at the arena Shaq and Kobe call home.

"I think we've got to win another one ...

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