January 18, 2007

Oregon schools are next for Bay Area

By: Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford and Cal represent a 2-for-1 for Pac-10 opponents this season, but it has been no bargain.

Both the No. 9 Cardinal and the No. 21 Bears have size and skill inside, presenting foes with the opportunity to prepare one game plan for post defense and a way to score through what Oregon coach Bev Smith calls "the trees."

"They are two very good teams, but their personnel is very different," said Oregon State coach LaVonda Wagner, whose team faces Cal on Thursday night while Oregon faces Stanford at Maples Pavilion. The two swap opponents at 2 p.m. Saturday. (More ...)

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