One Final Tune-Up Saturday vs. Westmont
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will have a chance to play one final tune-up before the start of the regular season when it hosts an exhibition against Westmont in Matthew Knight Arena Saturday at noon. The Ducks are coming off of a 93-26 win over Saint Martin's in their first exhibition game on Oct. 28 - the first game in front of fans at MKA in over 19 months. Following Saturday's game against the defending NAIA national champion Warriors, the Ducks open the regular season at home against Idaho State on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans attending Saturday's game can find information on Oregon home event protocols here.
When: Saturday, Nov. 6
Time: 12 p.m.
Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/live/university-oregon
NUMBERS TO KNOW
4 - Oregon leads the Pac-12 with four players on the preseason all-conference team. (Te-Hina Paopao, Sedona Prince, Nyara Sabally, Endyia Rogers)
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.
DUCKS ROLL IN EXHIBITION OPENER
Oregon dominated from start to finish in its exhibition opener against Saint Martin's, winning 93-26 in the first women's basketball game in front of fans at Matthew Knight Arena in 606 days. The Ducks shut the Saints out in the opening quarter and led 38-0 with 5:20 to go in the first half before allowing a bucket. Te-Hina Paopao led the way offensively with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting while Endyia Rogers added 17 points and six assists. Maddie Scherr added to the backcourt success with eight points and a team-high seven assists. Oregon came away with 18 steals and forced 26 turnovers while holding Saint Martin's to 14.6 percent shooting from the field.
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.