Three takeaways from Oregon's disastrous home loss to Washington State

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The Oregon Ducks needed a win — by any means necessary — on Saturday to realistically keep their hopes of an at-large NCAA Tournament hopes alive. They failed to do so, falling 62-56 to Washington State in a scrappy back-and-forth contest. The Ducks now sit at 16-8 on the season and 8-5 in Pac-12 play. The Cougars, meanwhile, significantly bolstered their postseason hopes. Here are three takeaways from a loss that could drastically alter the trajectory of Oregon's season.