Ducks Face UW in Seattle Friday
EUGENE, Ore. - Coming off of a pair of big home wins over top-10 teams, Oregon will look to keep its momentum going when it plays at Washington Friday in Seattle. The Ducks have won their last three games, including wins over a pair of teams ranked in the top 10 in Arizona and Connecticut, and will look to continue their winning streak against rival Washington.
The Ducks lead the all-time series between the two schools, 53-51, winning each of the last eight meetings between the two schools including five in a row in Seattle.
When: Friday, Jan. 21
Where: Alaska Airlines Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Elise Woodward | Analyst: Alyssa Charlston
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/live?networks=P12ORG
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz
NUMBERS TO KNOW
3 - Oregon is one of three teams nationally that have beaten a top-10 team in back-to-back games (South Carolina, South Florida).
10 - The Ducks have had 10 different players lead the team in scoring in a game this season.
22.3 - Oregon guard Te-Hina Paopao is averaging 22.3 points per game over the last three games.
37.6 - Oregon leads the Pac-12 and is 13th in the nation shooting 37.6 percent from three-point range.
53.8 - Oregon's four preseason All-Pac-12 picks (Paopao, Prince, Sabally, Rogers) are averaging a combined 53.8 PPG in the last four games.
Oregon put itself back in the national conversation with back-to-back wins over top-10 teams, beating No. 7 Arizona on Saturday and No. 9 UConn on Monday. The Ducks beat a top-10 team in consecutive games for the first time since January 2020 (Oregon State) with a 68-66 overtime win against the Wildcats and a 72-59 victory over the Huskies. Oregon is one of just three teams nationally to have beaten a top-10 team in back-to-back games this season, joining South Carolina and South Florida. The UO men's team also picked up a pair of top-10 wins, making Oregon the first school since at least the 1999-00 season to win four games in five days against AP top 10 opponents between their men's and women's basketball programs.
DUCKS DOMINATE UCONN
After trailing 10-0 in the first three minutes Monday vs. UConn, Oregon would dominate the rest of the way in a 72-59 win. The Ducks used an 18-0 run in the first half to open up a 26-14 lead and never looked back, leading by as much as 24 early in the fourth quarter. The win was Oregon's second in a row over UConn, as the Ducks played stout defense holding the Huskies to 3-of-18 on three-point attempts while forcing 19 turnovers. Te-Hina Paopao led the way offensively again, scoring 22 points for her third straight 20-point game while also grabbing eight rebounds. Sedona Prince again sparked the Ducks off the bench, scoring 12 of her 14 points in the second quarter to help open up the lead.
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. The comeback was Oregon's largest in a win since March 2016 against UTEP when the Ducks erased a 18-point deficit in the WNIT.
PAOPAO HEATING UP
Oregon guard Te-Hina Paopao has led the way offensively for the Ducks over the last few games, averaging 22.3 PPG in the last three contests, scoring at least 20 points each of those times. Paopao has led or tied for the team-lead in scoring in each of the last three games and is shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 52.6 percent from three-point range over that stretch. She scored 21 points in the win at California before setting a career-high with 24 vs. Arizona and putting up 22 against UConn on Monday.
» Averaging 18.6 PPG in five games since returning from injury.
» First UO player since the 2019-20 season to score at least 20 points in three straight games (Satou Sabally).
» Had just one career 20-point game prior to this season.
GETTING IT DONE AT BOTH ENDS
The Ducks have been solid at both ends of the floor over the first 15 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 17.6 per game. Oregon has shot at least 43 percent from the field in 12 of the 15 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 9-1 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 8-2 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.
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 13th in the country shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and are one of 17 teams nationally shooting at least 37 percent from three-point range. Oregon is also fourth in the league with 102 total made threes and have hit multiple shots from outside in all 14 games. Sydney Parrish leads the way for the Ducks shooting 41.2 percent from long range (28-for-68) while Ahlise Hurst is shooting 40.5 percent from deep (30-for-74).
» One of two Pac-12 teams with multiple players with at least 25 made threes this season (Stanford).
» Hurst is fourth in the conference in three-pointers made while Parrish is tied for 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.