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Ducks Set For Monday Showdown with UConn

Jan 16, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will take on its second top-10 opponent in three days when it hosts the 11-time national champions in No. 10 Connecticut Monday in Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off of a thrilling comeback win over No. 7 Arizona on Saturday and will look to beat back-to-back top-10 teams for the first time since 2020.

Oregon dominated in the last meeting between the Ducks and Huskies, winning 74-56 on Feb. 3, 2020, handing UConn its worst loss ever in Gampel Pavilion. This is the fifth-ever meeting between the two programs, with the Huskies leading 3-1 in the all-time series. 

GAME INFO
When: Monday, Jan. 17
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 2 p.m.
TV: ESPN2
Play-By-Play: Pam Ward | Analyst: Stephanie White
Stream Link: https://www.espn.com/watch/
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz | Analyst: Bev Smith

NUMBERS TO KNOW
4 - Oregon has had multiple 20-point scorers in four different games this season, including each of the last two contests.
10 - The Ducks have had 10 different players lead the team in scoring in a game this season.
13.2 - Oregon is allowing just 13.2 PPG in the fourth quarter this year while holding teams to 29.6 shooting from the field.
37.7 - Oregon leads the Pac-12 and is tied for 12th in the nation shooting 37.7 percent from three-point range. 
60 - The trio of Te-Hina Paopao, Nyara Sabally and Sedona Prince combined to score 60 of Oregon's 68 points vs. Arizona. 

ALL THE WAY BACK
Trailing by as many as 17 points in the second half, Oregon came all the way back to beat No. 7 Arizona, 68-66, in overtime behind Endyia Rogers' game-winning put-back jumper with less than half a second remaining. The Ducks, who trailed 54-41 heading into the fourth, outscored the Wildcats 18-5 in the fourth quarter to force overtime after holding them to 20 percent shooting in the final frame. Te-Hina Paopao scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting while Nyara Sabally turned in a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Sedona Prince scored 16 points and sparked the Oregon rally with a monster fourth quarter, scoring 10 points and blocking a pair of shots to help the Ducks force overtime. 

EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES
Oregon's depth has been on display all season long, with multiple players stepping up following injuries to key players early on. The Ducks have had 10 different players lead or tie for the team lead in scoring in a game this season and have had seven different leading scorers in the last seven games. Additionally, 11 of the 13 players on the roster have scored in double-figures at least once while six Ducks have turned in a 20-point game. Oregon has had at least five players score in double figures in the same game four times (Dixie State, Oklahoma, McNeese, Carroll) while five UO players are currently averaging double figures in scoring per game. 

GETTING IT DONE AT BOTH ENDS
The Ducks have been solid at both ends of the floor over the first 13 games. Oregon is currently second in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage, shooting 46.0 percent from the field while sitting in third in the league in turnovers forced at 17.5 per game. Oregon has shot at least 43 percent from the field in 11 of the 14 games while holding its opponent to under 40 percent from the field nine times, including four games in which it has held teams to under 30 percent shooting from the field. 

» The Ducks are 8-1 when outshooting teams from the field and 1-4 when opponents finish with a better FG percentage.
» Oregon has forced more turnovers than its opponent nine times while going 7-2 when winning the turnover battle. 
» Forced at least 20 turnovers in four games this season.
» One of two Pac-12 teams to have held at least four opponents to under 30 percent shooting from the field. 

SHARP SHOOTERS
The Pac-12 leaders in three-point field goal percentage, Oregon has gotten solid production from outside from a number of different players. The Ducks are tied for 12th in the country shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and are one of 17 teams nationally shooting at least 37 percent from three-point range. Oregon is also fifth in the league with 93 total made threes and have hit multiple shots from outside in all 14 games. Sydney Parrish leads the way for the Ducks shooting 41.5 percent from long range (27-for-65) while Ahlise Hurst is shooting 40.0 percent from deep (28-for-70).

» Only Pac-12 team with multiple players with at least 25 made threes this season.
» Hurst is fourth in the conference in three-pointers made while Parrish is fifth. 
» Five different players have made at least three three-pointers in a game (Hurst, Parrish, Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers, Maddie Scherr). 
» Shot 48.8 percent from beyond the arc (21-for-43) over the weekend at Stanford and California, led by a season-high 14 made threes on 26 attempts against the Bears. 

FINISHING STRONG
Over the first 14 games, Oregon has finished games strong owning a 272-185 (19.4-13.2 PPG) scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. The Ducks have won the final period in 10 of the 14 games, and are outscoring teams by an average of 6.2 points per game in the fourth. Oregon is holding teams to 29.6 percent shooting from the field in the final quarter and is also forcing 4.6 turnovers and out-rebounding teams by 3.1 per game in the final 10 minutes.