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Oregon Hosts Utah in first contest of 2022

Dec 31, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon brings in the New Year with a home matchup vs. Utah at 7:30 p.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. 

Game Info
When: Saturday, January 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: Eugene: KUJZ 95.3 FM | Portland: KFXX 1080 AM
 
The Matchup
The Ducks are 26-10 all time vs. Utah, and have won the last seven in a row.
» UO is 19-2 vs. the Utes under coach Altman.
» The first meeting dates back to Jan. 1, 1941, when the Ducks won 51-15.
» UO Director of Analytics & Technology Scott McByrne spent the last 10 years with Utah as Video Coordinator.
 
Goodbye Waves
UO defeated Pepperdine 68-59 on 12/21, with Will Richardson scoring a game-high 19 points.
» It was Richardson's fifth game this season with 17 or more points (5-0).
» Nate Bittle blocked four shots, the most by a Ducks player since 2018-19.
 
Numbers to Know
697 » Dana Altman is three wins away from 700, with 697 career DI wins.
154 » Coach Altman's Ducks are 154-48 against non-conference opponents.
4 » Nate Bittle's four blocks vs. Pepperdine were the most by a UO freshman since Francis Okoruo (6 on 3/14/19).
46.0 » The Ducks are shooting 46.0% from the field, ranking third in the conference.
69.2 » Dante returned to action this season after missing over 300 days of action. He is shooting a Pac-12-leading 69.2%.