Ducks Play ASU Tuesday in MKA
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will look to extend its winning streak Tuesday at 2 p.m. when Arizona State comes to Matthew Knight Arena for a makeup game of a contest originally scheduled for Jan. 13. The No. 19 Ducks head into February in the thick of the Pac-12 race, sitting alone in second place at 6-1 in league play and just one game behind Stanford for first.
Oregon has won five of the last six meetings between the two schools while the Sun Devils lead the all-time series, 36-34.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 1
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 2 p.m.
Live Stream: Oregon Live Stream
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/live/university-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-point games on the season, with three Ducks scoring at least 20 points three times.
46.0 - Oregon leads the Pac-12 shooting 46.0 percent from the field while also sitting in 18th place nationally.
47.3 - Nyara Sabally, Endyia Rogers and Te-Hina Paopao are combining to average 47.3 PPG in Pac-12 play.
Finally playing with a full roster, Oregon has put itself back in the national conversation with six 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 Pac-12 wins over California and Washington in addition to a victory at home over Utah. The Ducks also picked up a win in the conference standings following a forfeit by UCLA in a game scheduled for Jan. 28. Oregon is outscoring teams by an average of 74.3-58.8 per game during the streak, with three wins each by double and single digits.
CLUTCH IN CRUNCH TIME
Oregon has won a number of tight games this season, including three wins by single digits in its current winning streak. The Ducks are 4-0 in games decided by five or fewer points, and have won three of their conference games by seven or fewer points. 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 on Jan. 28. The Ducks also knocked off then-No. 9 Arizona in overtime, 68-66, on a game-winning jumper by Endyia Rogers with less than a second remaining. UO also picked up a five-point victory in a 98-93 win over Oklahoma at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 20, erasing a 13-point deficit in that game.
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)
After finally getting back to full strength, Oregon enjoyed a strong month of January to jump back into the national conversation, going 7-1 during the month. The Ducks closed the month with six straight wins (not including Jan. 28's forfeit by UCLA), five of which came in conference play to move into second place alone in the Pac-12 standings. The month was highlighted by back-to-back wins over top-10 teams at Matthew Knight Arena, as Oregon knocked off then-No. 7 Arizona, 68-66, in overtime before dominating against then-No. 9 UConn in a 72-59 win. UO also checked in at No. 14 in the NCAA Selection Committee's initial reveal of its top 16 national seeds on Jan. 27.
Oregon's trio of 2021 All-Pac-12 performers have played a huge role in the Ducks' recent hot streak after all three returned to the lineup after missing extended time with injuries early in the year. Nyara Sabally, Endyia Rogers and Te-Hina Paopao are combining to average 47.3 PPG during conference play, while one of the three have led the team in scoring in each of the last eight games. Sabally leads the team in scoring on the year averaging 16.4 PPG followed by Rogers at 14.1 per game and Paopao putting up 13.6 PPG. The Ducks are 7-1 since all three returned to the lineup at the start of January.
» Only trio of teammates in the league averaging at least 14.0 PPG in Pac-12 games.
» All three have scored at least 20 points in multiple games this year.
POWER PRESENCE INSIDE
Nyara Sabally has started to become a force inside over the last few weeks. She's averaging 16.4 points and 6.5 rebounds over 11 games while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. An All-Pac-12 selection a year ago, Sabally has scored at least 15 points in five of the six conference games and leads the team with four 20-point games on the season. She is also fifth in the conference averaging 1.9 steals per game, including 2.2 per contest in Pac-12 play. Sabally has played in each of the last nine games after missing the previous six due to injury.
» Third in the league in scoring in Pac-12 play at 18.0 PPG.
» Fifth in the conference in scoring on the season with 16.4 per game and second shooting 58.5 percent on FGs.
» Averaging 19.3 PPG over the last three games, shooting 72.7 percent from the field over that stretch.
» Scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in an overtime win against Arizona on Jan. 15, making the game-tying layup at the end of regulation.