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Ducks Host Unbeaten Long Beach State Saturday

Dec 9, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will be back in Matthew Knight Arena Saturday afternoon when it hosts unbeaten Long Beach State at 2 p.m. The Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak the last time out with a 62-59 win at Portland behind big games by Sydney Parrish and Sedona Prince. Oregon owns a 7-5 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools with the Ducks winning each of the last seven meetings, including a 110-48 win the last time The Beach and Ducks played on Dec. 2, 2018. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 11
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 2 p.m.
Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream
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Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz
Analyst: Bev Smith

1.61 - Oregon leads the country with a 1.61 assist-to-turnover ratio since the start of the 2017-18 season. 
20.7 - Oregon is averaging 20.7 bench points per game despite the fact that just eight Ducks have played in all seven games. 
46.0 - The Ducks have scored 46.0 percent of their points in the paint this season, outscoring teams inside in four of the seven games.  
48 - Sydney Parrish and Sedona Prince combined for 48 of Oregon's 62 points in the win over Portland. 
46,000 - Oregon's 13 players are a combined 46,000 miles away from their hometowns. The 13 players come from 11 different states and countries.

The Ducks got back on the winning track this past Saturday with a 62-59 win at Portland. Sydney Parrish turned in a career day, scoring a career-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting, going 5-for-8 from three-point range. Sedona Prince matched her career-high with 22 points, 18 of which came in the second half. Parrish set career-highs in scoring, made field goals, made threes and assists (5). Oregon held Portland to 35 percent shooting from the field, holding an opponent to under 40 percent on field goals for the sixth time in seven games. 

Oregon's depth has been put to the test through the first seven games, as a number of players have gotten extended minutes due to the absence of several starters and key role players. The Ducks are averaging 20.7 points per game off the bench, while four players are averaging double figures in scoring and eight of the 11 that have seen action this year are scoring at least five points per game. Just eight Ducks have played in all seven games this season while UO has had no more than nine players suited up for any of the seven games. Sedona Prince leads the way among those who have played in every game with 13.3 PPG while Sydney Parrish (10.7 PPG) and Ahlise Hurst (10.7 PPG) also average double figures.

Oregon has shot the ball well from the field through the first seven games and ranks among the national and Pac-12 leaders in the category. The Ducks are fourth in the Pac-12 and 21st in the country shooting 46.3 percent from the field and have shot 43 percent or better on field goals in six of the first seven games. 

» Shot 61 percent from the field in the season opener against Idaho State. 
» One of 17 teams nationally to shoot at least 60 percent from the field in a game this year. 

Oregon head coach Kelly Graves signed another elite recruiting class, inking four players in the ESPN top 60, including a pair of five-star prospects for the Class of 2022. The Ducks signed the No. 2 recruiting class in the country according to ESPN made up of Kennedy Basham, Chance Gray, Jennah Isai and Grace Vanslooten. Two years ago in 2020, Oregon signed the top overall class in the country according to ESPN. 

Highlighted by a career night the last time out against Portland, Sydney Parrish has provided a strong scoring punch for Oregon in the absence of a number of starters and key role players. Parrish is third on the team averaging 12.9 PPG while shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three-point range. She's tied for 10th in the conference in made three pointers and has scored in double figures in four of the seven games. Parrish was also named to the preseason watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, given annually to the nation's top shooting guard.

» Set career-highs in points (26), made field goals (10), made threes (5) and assists (5) in the win at Portland.
» Scored 18 points in the first half against the Pilots, which already matched her previous career-high.
» First UO player since Erin Boley on Feb. 16, 2020 to score at least 25 points and make five three-pointers in a game.
» Put up 18 points in the win over Oklahoma and tied for the team lead in scoring with 15 points vs. South Florida.

Sedona Prince has gotten off to a solid start in 2021-22, averaging 13.3 PPG and grabbing 5.3 boards per contest.  Prince is ninth in the conference among qualified players shooting 57.8 percent from the field and has made at least half her field goals in six of the seven games. She has scored in double figures in six of the seven contests and has set or tied a career-high in rebounds in two games this year. Prince is coming off a clutch performance against Portland, matching a career-high with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting while grabbing eight rebounds. 

» Scored 18 of her career-high-tying 22 points against Portland in the second half. 
» Shot 9-for-10 from the field and scoring a team-high 18 points in the opener vs. Idaho State. 
» First UO player since Ruthy Hebard in 2019 to shoot at least 90 percent from the field in a game on 10 or more attempts. 
» Recorded first career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Oklahoma.