Monday, March 12 2007 5:09 PM EDT2007-03-12 21:09:44 GMT
The region has a lot of great intrigue, including the question 'how good is Vanderbilt?' which was tabbed sixth. The X-factor is Washington State, which is patient, frustrating and far better than anyone realizes.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - The 3rd-seeded Cougars will face 14th-seeded Oral Roberts on Thursday, also in Sacramento, CA. The Cougars are making their first appearance in the tournament since 1994. They enter the big dance 25-7 after advancing to the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament in Los Angeles.