Ducks Host No. 1 Baylor Bears on Saturday
EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 1 team in the country will visit Matthew Knight Arena for the first time on Saturday, when the Ducks host the Baylor Bears at 7 p.m.
When: Saturday, December 18
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Radio: Eugene: KUJZ 95.3 FM | Portland: KFXX 1080 AM
The Ducks are 1-2 all time versus Baylor, with all three matchups happening under coach Altman.
» The Bears have won the last two, both at Baylor.
» Oregon won the opening game in the series, defeating BU 74-67 at home on Nov. 16, 2015.
» This will be the first time the No. 1 ranked team visits Matthew Knight arena, with the last matchup vs. No. 1 being a Ducks victory over UCLA, 68-66 on Jan. 6, 2007 at Mac Court.
» Aaron Brooks hit the go-ahead bucket with 13 seconds to play.
» The last defending champions to visit Eugene were the 1997-98 Arizona Wildcats.
» UO has not hosted the No.1 team in a nonconference game.
Last Time Out
UO won their third wire-to-wire contest of the season, defeating Portland 96-71.
» Quincy Guerrier followed his season-high outing at Stanford wiith 17 points on 8-of-12 field goals.
» N'Faly Dante reached 20 points for the first time this season, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double.
» De'Vion Harmon also got his season-best, notching 19 points with two steals.
Numbers to Know
40+ - The Ducks finished with a +40 margin in the paint vs. Portland, outscoring the Pilots 54-14.
12 - Altman's Ducks have faced a top 5 team 12 times and are six-and-six in those contests, winning four of the last five.
95.4 - It was the 22nd time the Ducks have reached 96+ under Altman. UO is 21-1 in such games (95.4%).
72.1 - Dante returned to action this season after missing over 300 days of action. He is shooting 72.1% from the field.