Ducks Continue Road Swing Wednesday In Pullman
EUGENE, ORE. - Oregon will look to get back on track after a pair of losses in the desert to the Arizona schools when it plays at Washington State Wednesday at 12 p.m. in a makeup game. The No. 24 Ducks are currently tied for second in the Pac-12 standings with Arizona at 7-3, while sitting one game ahead of the Cougars who are 6-4.
Oregon has won the last seven meetings between the two schools dating back to the 2017-18 season, and five in a row in Pullman since 2014-15. UO leads the all-time series, 70-19.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 9
Where: Beasley Coliseum
Time: 12 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Greg Heister | Analyst: Stephanie Hawk-Freeman
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/womens-basketball/event/2022/02/09/oregon-washington-state
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz
DID YOU KNOW
Oregon joins the five teams in the top five of the AP poll as the only teams nationally with multiple wins over current top-10 teams and three or more wins over top-15 teams.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
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.
4.7 - Oregon is outscoring teams 389-290 in the fourth quarter this year, winning the fourth by an average of 4.7 PPG (18.5-13.8).
6 - Oregon has had six different players turn in a 20-point game this season - the most of any team in the conference.
30.0 - Oregon has held opponents under 30 percent shooting in six games, the most of any Pac-12 team.
64.7 - Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao and Endyia Rogers have scored 64.7 percent of Oregon's points since Jan. 7.
Oregon has picked up a number of big wins on the season, highlighted by three victories over teams currently ranked in the top 15 of the AP poll. The Ducks are one of just six teams nationally with multiple wins over current top-10 teams and one of six with three or more wins over teams in the top 15. Oregon joins the five schools ranked in the top five of the latest AP poll on both of those lists. UO picked up back-to-back top-10 wins over current No. 6 Arizona and No. 8 UConn in January at Matthew Knight Arena while also knocking off now No. 13 Oklahoma on Nov. 20 at the Battle 4 Atlantis. South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, Michigan and NC State - the teams that make up the top five of the AP poll - are the only other teams that have beaten multiple top-10 teams and three or more top-15 teams.
BIG 3 2.0
Since returning to the lineup in early January, Oregon's trio of 2021 All-Pac-12 performers have made a huge impact. Te-Hina Paopao, Endyia Rogers and Nyara Sabally are combining to average 42.7 PPG on the season, including 43.7 per contest in the 11 games since all three rejoined the lineup. They are the only trio of teammates in the Pac-12 averaging at least 12.0 PPG in conference play, as Sabally ranks sixth in the league with 16.8 PPG while Rogers is ninth at 15.4 per contest and Paopao is 16th putting up 12.9 a game. One of those three have led the team in scoring in each of the last 11 games while all three have turned in multiple 20-point games since the start of January.
BUILDING A RESUME
Oregon has picked up a number of quality wins through the first three months of the season while playing a tough schedule. The Ducks are one of six teams nationally with multiple wins over teams currently in the top 10 of the AP poll and three wins over current top-15 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 - which is now ranked No. 13 - on Nov. 20 in the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Ducks join each of the teams in the top five of the AP poll as the only teams nationally with at least two wins over teams in the top 10 and three wins over teams in the top 15. 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
No. 1 South Carolina (3)
No. 2 Stanford (3)
No. 24 Oregon (2)
No. 3 Louisville (2)
No. 4 Michigan (2)
No. 5 NC State (2)
With the addition of a number of make-up games due to COVID postponements from earlier in the season, Oregon is currently scheduled to play 11 games in the month of February to finish the regular season. The Ducks kick off the month with three-straight weeks in which it will be playing three games, including a stretch of four straight road games against the Arizona schools, Washington State and Oregon State. Additionally, Oregon will be playing six of its final 10 games on the road, capped off by a season-ending trip to the mountains to take on Colorado and Utah after hosting Oregon State, UCLA, California and Stanford to wrap up the home schedule.