For five years running, the Pac-12 regular-season championship in women's basketball has ended up — in whole or in part — in the state of Oregon.
From 2015 to 2017, Oregon State took home the regular-season title, sharing it once with Arizona State. For the past two years, Oregon has brought it home.
If that trend continues, the upcoming weekend will have been a crucial 48 hours. No. 4 Oregon hosts Oregon State in Matthew Knight Arena on Friday (7 p.m., Pac-12 Network) and the Beavers will host a rematch Sunday (1 p.m., ESPN2).
In the event of a sweep by the Ducks, they'll have a three-game lead over their rival in the conference standings.