Disadvantage for Dawgs?

PORTLAND – The battle for the hearts and lungs of Oregon fans got under way in earnest Wednesday.
Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury admits he knew nothing of the Washington-Oregon rivalry until arriving in Portland this week for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
But once he found out, he quickly tried to create a home-court advantage for his team in its game today against UW, despite the Rose Garden being almost 2,000 miles from Starkville, Miss.