Women's Basketball Takes on Gonzaga Friday in Season-Opener

Nov. 18, 2002

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The Ducks (0-0) open the 2002-03 season against West Coast Conference member Gonzaga (11-18, 2-10 WCC) at McArthur Court. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. in the Ducks' doubleheader, which features the volleyball team in the nightcap against Washington at 8 p.m. in its final homestand.

All Oregon women's basketball games are broadcast by KSCR (1320 AM) in Eugene and KUIK (1360 AM) in Portland, with Ray Martin providing the play-by-play for the eighth consecutive year. Games that don't conflict with Oregon men's basketball broadcasts will be carried by KUGN (590 AM) in Eugene, KXL (750 AM) in Portland and KTBR (950 AM) in Roseburg. Radio broadcasts also can be heard on www.GoDucks.com.

Oregon has a 23-6 record in season-opening games in the program's 29-year history, which includes wins in five of the last six. However, the Ducks lost last year's season-opener 75-57 to Wisconsin-Green Bay at McArthur Court.

Oregon owns an incredible 27-2 record in home-opening games, including 24 wins in the last 25. The Ducks' two home-opening losses were last season to Wisconsin-Green Bay and to Washington in 1976.

Ticket prices are the same as last season-$12 (adult reserved), $8 (adult general admission) and $5 (senior citizens/children). The McArthur Court ticket office opens 90 minutes before each game.

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