Ducks Back in Action Sunday vs. USC
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will look to continue its recent hot streak when it hosts USC on Sunday at 12 p.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. The No. 19 Ducks bring their longest winning streak of the season into a matchup with the Trojans and will look to keep building on the momentum it has built in recent weeks.
Oregon has won each of the last 10 meetings between the two schools dating back to 2015-16, including six straight wins in Matthew Knight Arena since the 2014-15 season.
When: Sunday, Jan. 30
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 12 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Rich Burk | Analyst: Maylana Martin Douglas
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/womens-basketball/event/2022/01/30/usc-oregon
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz | Analyst: Bev Smith
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).
4-0 - Oregon is 4-0 on the season in games decided by five points or fewer, with two of those wins coming vs. currently ranked teams.
6 - Oregon has had six different players turn in 20-pont games on the season, with three Ducks scoring at least 20 points three times.
10 - The Ducks have had 10 different players lead the team in scoring in a game this season.
14 - Oregon is outscoring its last three conference opponents by 14 points at 24-10 during the final two minutes of regulation.
UCLA GAME RULED A FORFEIT BY BRUINS
Oregon's game against UCLA originally scheduled for Friday was designated a forfeit by the Bruins in accordance with the Pac-12 handbook's administrative policies. The ruling credits a win to the Ducks in the conference standings but will not count towards either team's overall records per NCAA policy.
Finally playing with a full roster, Oregon has put itself back in the national conversation with five straight wins, two of which came against top-10 teams. The Ducks knocked off No. 7 Arizona and No. 9 UConn in a span of three days at Matthew Knight Arena on Jan. 15 and 17, beating back-to-back top-10 teams while unranked for the first time since the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Also included in the recent streak are road wins over California and Washington in addition to Wednesday's victory over Utah. Oregon is giving up just 61.0 PPG during its current winning streak while shooting 44.0 percent from the field in the last five. The Ducks have also won three games decided by fewer than 10 points in the recent stretch.
CLUTCH IN CRUNCH TIME
Oregon has won a number of tight games this season, including a pair of close victories in its last two times out. The Ducks are 4-0 in games decided by five or fewer points, and have won each of their last two games by seven points or less. Oregon beat Washington on the road, 68-61 on Jan. 21, after going on a 10-1 run with inside of two minutes to play and followed that up by earning a four-point victory over Utah in Matthew Knight Arena on Wednesday. Nyara Sabally came up big in both games, coming away with four steals in the fourth quarter of the game at UW, before scoring seven in the fourth quarter against Utah. Sydney Parrish also hit a clutch three-pointer with under two minutes left vs. the Utes.
BUILDING A RESUME
Oregon has picked up a number of quality wins through the first half of the season while playing a tough schedule. The Ducks are one of five teams nationally with multiple wins over teams currently in the top 10 of the AP poll and one of six with at least three wins over current top-20 teams. Oregon knocked off top 10 teams in back-to-back games with wins over then-No. 7 Arizona and then-No. 9 UConn while also beating Oklahoma on Nov. 20 in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Additionally, the Ducks have played each of last year's Final Four teams in South Carolina, Stanford, Arizona and UConn, going 2-2 in those games.
Teams with Multiple Wins Over Current Top 10 Teams
South Carolina (3)
NC State (2)
MAKING WINNING PLAYS
Oregon has gotten the job done in close games this season, currently 4-0 in games decided by five points or fewer. The Ducks have also won six games by less than 10 points with three of their four conference wins being decided by single digits. Oregon has outscored its last three Pac-12 opponents 24-10 in the final two minutes of regulation, winning each of those games by seven points or less. The Ducks have allowed just three made field goals in the final two minutes of regulation during the last three Pac-12 games while shooting 7-of-9 from the field, including going a perfect 4-for-4 over the last two games.
» Outscored Arizona 6-0 in the final two minutes to force overtime in a comeback victory.
» Closed the game on a 9-4 run over the final 1:40 at Washington to win 68-61.
» Won the final two minutes 9-6 in the win over Utah, highlighted by a clutch Sydney Parrish three-pointer with 1:52 left.