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Ducks Close Bay Area Trip Sunday at Cal

Jan 8, 2022

Oregon will close out its road trip to the Bay Area on Sunday when it plays at California at 1 p.m. on Pac-12 Network. The Ducks are looking for their first conference win of the season after dropping the Pac-12 opener at No. 2 Stanford Friday night. Oregon owns a 44-33 lead in the all-time series between the two schools, currently on a five-game winning streak overall and a four-game winning streak in games played in Berkeley, including last year's 100-41 victory. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 9
Where: Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, Calif.)
Time: 1 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Ann Schatz | Analyst: Mary Murphy
Stream Link:
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz

9 - The Ducks have had nine different players lead the team in scoring in a game this season.
11 - Through 11 games, 11 of Oregon's 13 players have scored in double figures in at least one contest.
19.9 - Oregon is forcing 19.9 turnovers per game in its seven wins, averaging 26.9 points off takeaways in those games.
46.4 - Oregon is second in the Pac-12 and is tied for 17th nationally shooting 46.4 percent from the field.
55 - Oregon's All-Pac-12 trio of Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers and Nyara Sabally scored 55 of the 68 points Friday at Stanford.

After trailing by as many as 18 points in the second half, Oregon fought back in the fourth quarter but ultimately came up short in an 80-68 loss at No. 2 Stanford on Friday. The Ducks were within seven with three minutes remaining and outscored the Cardinal 18-10 in the fourth before a few late free throws sealed the deal. Oregon's All-Pac-12 trio of Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers and Nyara Sabally were all in the starting lineup in the same game for the first time this year and combined for 55 of the 68 points. Rogers led the way with a 22 points while Sabally added 19 points and eight rebounds and Paopao finished with 14 points. Maddie Scherr also added six rebounds and six points, hitting a couple of clutch threes in the second half. 

Oregon's depth has been put to the test through the first 12 games, as every healthy player on the roster has gotten a chance to contribute. Nine different Ducks have tied or led the team in scoring in a game, while 11 of the 13 on the roster have turned in at least one double-digit scoring game. Oregon has also had at least five different players score in double figures in a game four times this season (Dixie State, Oklahoma, McNeese, Carroll) while four UO players have turned in a 20-point game this year. Just five Ducks have played in all 12 games while UO was without three players who averaged double-digits in scoring last season over the majority of the early part of the season. 

The Ducks have been solid at both ends of the floor over the first 12 games. Oregon is currently second in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage, shooting 46.4 percent from the field while sitting in third in the league in turnovers forced at 17.6 per game. Oregon has shot at least 43 percent from the field in 10 of the 12 games while holding its opponent to under 40 percent from the field eight times, including limiting teams to less than their current season average in field goal percentage 10 times. 

» The Ducks are 6-1 when outshooting teams from the field and 0-4 when opponents finish with a better FG percentage.
» Oregon has forced more turnovers than its opponent seven times while going 6-2 when winning the turnover battle. 
» Forced at least 20 turnovers in four games this season.
» Came away with 88 takeaways in the last four games (22.0 per game). 

Oregon has shot the ball well from the field through the first 12 games and ranks among the national and Pac-12 leaders in the category. The Ducks are second the Pac-12 and are tied for 17th in the country shooting 46.4 percent from the field and have shot 43 percent or better on field goals in nine of the first 12 games. The Ducks are also second in the conference and tied for 20th nationally in three-point shooting at 36.7 percent. 

» One of four teams in the country to shoot at least 60 percent from the field in multiple games this year. 
» Shot 61 percent from the field vs. Idaho State in the opener and 60.5 percent against McNeese on Dec. 13. 

After going without a number of players during the early part of the season, Oregon has begun to get some of those players back over the last few games. Endyia Rogers has played in the last three games after missing the first nine with an injury, while Nyara Sabally has also played in the last three games after being sidelined for seven of the previous eight with an injury. Rogers is averaging 16.0 PPG in the two games while Sabally leads the team with 16.8 PPG. All-Pac-12 guard Te-Hina Paopao has also gotten her first significant action of the season in the last two games, scoring 12 points in 12 minutes against Carroll before finishing with 14 points at Stanford. Paopao, Rogers and Sabally were all in the starting lineup together for the first time this season in Friday's game at Stanford.  

Over the first 12 games, Oregon has finished games strong owning a 235-168 (19.5-14.0 PPG) scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. The Ducks have won the final period in eight of the 12 games, and are outscoring teams by an average of 5.5 points per game in the fourth. In the win over Oklahoma on Nov. 20, the Ducks set a program record for points in a fourth quarter, outscoring the Sooners 38-26.