No. 5 Oregon Returns Home for Florida A&M, No. 25 Minnesota
Dec. 19, 2002
WHAT'S ON TAP . . . Oregon looks to rebound from its first loss of the season -- and extend its current 20-game home winning streak -- when the Florida A&M Rattlers visit Eugene on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, it's a homecoming for Minnesota's Dan Monson when the son of the former Oregon coach (Don Monson) brings his 25th-ranked Golden Gophers to Mac for a great Big Ten/Pac-10 showdown. Fox Sports Net will televise that game live nationally.
THE MAC STREAK . . . Oregon's current 20-game home winning streak is the fifth-longest nationally. Brigham Young is the current leader at 39 games, followed by Tennessee Tech (32), Gonzaga (28), Alabama (23) and Oregon (20). The streak is also second-longest ever at UO:
UO Home Win Streak Dates 23 Feb. 13, 1937-Jan. 6, 1939 20 Nov. 15, 2001-present 15 Jan. 15, 1926-Feb. 22, 1927
The last team to defeat Oregon at Mac was USC, Feb. 24, 2001. The last non-conference team to stop the Ducks at home was Cal State Northridge Dec. 11, 1999; Oregon has won 19 straight games at Mac versus non-conference opponents since then.
KEY STAT . . . Oregon has more assists than the opposition in all seven games thus far. The Ducks average 17.4 assists per game, compared to the opponents' 10.9.