Ducks Host Exhibition vs. Saint Martin's
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will play its first of two exhibition games in Matthew Knight Arena when it hosts Saint Martin's on Thursday at 6 p.m. The No. 10 Ducks will play in front of fans at home for the first time since March 1, 2020, a span of 606 days. Oregon will play one more exhibition contest against Westmont on Nov. 6 before opening the regular season in MKA on Nov. 9 against Idaho State.
When: Thursday, Oct. 28
Time: 6 p.m.
Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/live/university-oregon
Additionally, four of the five starters from Oregon's 2019-20 Pac-12 Championship team will be in attendance, as Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard, Satou Sabally and Minyon Moore will be recognized during the game.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
0 - The players on Oregon's roster have combined to play zero in front of fans at Matthew Knight Arena.
6 - Oregon is one of six Power 6 schools to have at least three players on its roster who earned all-conference honors last year.
42 - The Ducks head into the 2021-22 season on a 42-game nonconference winning streak in Matthew Knight Arena.
59.6 - Oregon held opponents to 59.6 points per game in 2020-21, good for the fifth-lowest mark in school history.
77 - The Ducks enter the year having been ranked in the AP Top 25 in each of the last 77 poll releases dating back to 2017-18.
The Ducks welcome back six players from last season's Sweet Sixteen team. Oregon will be led by a pair of All-Pac-12 selections from a year ago in Te-Hina Paopao and Nyara Sabally as well as forward Sedona Prince. Additionally, the Ducks bring back Sydney Parrish, Maddie Scherr and Kylee Watson. Two players from that group have garnered national recognition during the preseason, as Paopao was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list and Parrish was selected to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.
Oregon's roster will also feature seven newcomers made up of five transfers and two freshmen. The four incoming transfers (Shannon Dufficy, Taylor Hosendove, Ahlise Hurst, Endyia Rogers) from Division I schools have a combined 331 career games played and 273 starts under their belts. Additionally, Chanaya Pinto is a two-time NJCAA All-American while incoming freshman Taylor Bigby was ranked 29th in the class of 2021 and Phillipina Kyei will become the tallest player to suit up for the Ducks in program history at 6-foot-8.