With the first half of conference play in the rear-view mirror, the Pilots and Dons have proven to be the two teams capable of breaking up the WCC triumvirate of Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and BYU.
The Dons have yet to be upset in conference play. Only Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and BYU have defeated San Francisco. With a 6-3 record, San Francisco sits third in the standings.
Portland has taken a much different approach to changing the status quo. The Pilots have defeated both Gonzaga and BYU. However, they've reached a 4-5 record at the mid-point due to struggles with lesser teams.
This game will likely knock one team out of contention while giving the other a much needed boost heading into the second half of the season. Catch the live action right here at 7:00 pm Pacific.