UO & OSU bxb, March 13 UO wbxb The Oregon women’s basketball will be served home cooking to open the NCAA Tournament this weekend — and the Ducks hope they have an arena full of dinner guests joining them Friday evening. Fresh off the first Pac-12 Tournament championship in program history, the UO women on Monday were awarded a No. 2 seed into this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Ducks will host the first two rounds of the tournament, looking to extend their school-record 30-win season against No. 15 seed Seattle University on Friday in Matthew Knight Arena (4:30 p.m., ESPN2). The No. 2 seed is the highest in school history, ahead of the No. 3 seed earned by the 1984 team. “In a season of many firsts, we can add now one more,” UO coach Kelly Graves said Monday afternoon, at a selection show watch party in MKA attended by hundreds of fans. The Ducks (30-4) hope to see those fans and thousands more on Friday, when the arena hosts two first-round games. No. 7 seed Green Bay and No. 10 seed Minnesota will meet Friday at 2 p.m., followed by the Ducks and Redhawks. The winners will meet Sunday (time TBA, ESPN2) for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen. Oregon is playing in the Spokane Regional, and thus could stay in the Pacific Northwest by winning twice this weekend. But after surprising the nation by earning a No. 10 seed and making it to the Elite Eight last season, the Ducks know not to take anything for granted. OSU wbxb The Oregon State women’s basketball team will open the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn, the NCAA Selection Committee announced Monday as part of its Selection Show. The No. 3 seed Beavers will take on 11-seeded Western Kentucky on Friday. Should Oregon State advance, it will play on Sunday against the winner of No. 3-seed Tennessee and No. 14-seed Liberty. The second-round winner will head to the Sweet 16 at the Lexington Regional. This season marks the fifth-straight season Oregon State has made the NCAA Tournament, the most consecutive tournament runs in program history. The Beavers head to this year’s NCAA Tournament with a record of 23-7, as the team has notched its fifth-straight 20-win campaign. Oregon State has made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four years, and has made the Sweet-16 in back-to-back seasons, including a Final Four run in 2016. UO mbxb Oregon was given a No. 3 seed to the 2018 National Invitation Tournament and will face sixth-seeded Rider Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. The Ducks went 22-11 in the regular season, including a 10-8 mark in Pac-12 games. Rider, located in Lawrenceville, N.J., was the regular season champion of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after going 22-9 overall and 15-3 in league play. This will be the first meeting between Oregon and Rider. The Oregon-Rider winner will face either Marquette or Harvard on a yet-to-be-determined date between March 16-19.