Rivalry Weekend Begins Friday in Corvallis
EUGENE, ORE. - Oregon continues its busy final month of the regular season with rivalry weekend against Oregon State, starting Friday night in Corvallis at 8 p.m. The Ducks sit in second place alone in the Pac-12 standings at 8-3 in conference play, currently one game ahead of Arizona in the win column and two behind league leader Stanford.
This will be the 108th all-time meeting between the two rivals, with Oregon leading the series 64-43, winning the last two meetings in Corvallis and five of the last eight overall.
When: Friday, Feb. 11
Where: Gill Coliseum
Time: 8 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Ann Schatz | Analyst: Mary Murphy
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/womens-basketball/event/2022/02/11/oregon-oregon-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.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
5.0 - Oregon is outscoring teams 406-298 in the fourth quarter this year, winning the fourth by an average of 5.0 PPG (18.5-13.5).
6 - Oregon has had six different players turn in a 20-point game this season - the most of any team in the conference.
17.5 - Oregon set a program record for opponent field goal percentage, holding Washington State to just 17.5 percent from the field.
45.6 - Oregon leads the Pac-12 shooting 45.6 percent from the field while also sitting in 18th place nationally.
58.0 - The Ducks lead the Pac-12 in points allowed per game in conference play at 58.0, giving up just 50.8 PPG in the last five.
DOMINANCE ON THE PALOUSE
Oregon bounced back from a pair of losses in the desert by trouncing Washington State, 83-30, on Wednesday in Pullman. The Ducks set a program record for opponent field goal percentage, holding the Cougars to just 17.5 percent (11-for-63) from the field while the 30 points allowed were the second-fewest given up in a game by a UO team. The 30 points by WSU are also the fewest by a Pac-12 team since Dec. 23, 2010 (Washington) and tied for the fewest scored in any Pac-12/10 Conference game since Feb. 21, 2008 (Washington State). Oregon also turned in a big day offensively, shooting 50.8 percent from the field with 21 assists on 33 made field goals. Endyia Rogers led the team with 17 points followed by Te-Hina Paopao (14) and Sedona Prince (12).
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 43.0 PPG on the season, including 45.4 per contest in conference play. They are the only trio of teammates in the Pac-12 averaging at least 13.0 PPG in conference play, as Sabally ranks fifth in the league with 16.8 PPG while Rogers is eighth at 15.6 per contest and Paopao is 15th putting up 13.0 a game. The trio are also combining to score 61.7 percent of Oregon's points in the 11 games dating back to Jan. 7.
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
#1 South Carolina (3)
#2 Stanford (3)
#24 Oregon (2)
#3 Louisville (2)
#4 Michigan (2)
#5 NC State (2)
TURNING UP THE PRESSURE
The Ducks have turned up the pressure defensively in recent games, leading the conference in points allowed per game in Pac-12 play at 58.0 PPG. Oregon is also second in the league in field goal percentage defense in conference games, holding teams to 37.1 percent shooting from the field. In the last five games, the Ducks are holding opponents to 50.8 PPG while allowing them to shoot just 31.4 percent from the field, holding teams to under 30 percent in three of those contests.
» Ducks have held seven opponents to under 30 percent on field goals - the most of any team in the Pac-12.
» Set a program record for field goal percentage defense in a game, allowing WSU to shoot just 17.5 percent from the field.
» The 30 points allowed at WSU are the second fewest given up by UO in school history.
» Points allowed against the Cougars are also the fewest scored by a Pac-12 team since Dec. 23, 2010 (Washington).
KNOCKING 'EM DOWN
Oregon has shot the ball well from the field throughout the season, currently leading the Pac-12 in field goal percentage and ranking 18th nationally at 45.6 percent. Oregon has shot at least 50 percent from the field six times this year, with three of those performances coming in the last five games. The Ducks also rank third in the Pac-12 and 38th nationally shooting 35.3 percent from three-point range. Oregon is second in the conference and 14th in the country in offensive efficiency rating according to HerHoop Stats at 109.3, trailing in only Stanford in the Pac-12.
» Oregon is 15-2 when shooting at least 40 percent from the field and 0-5 when shooting under 40 percent.
» Two Ducks rank in the top five of the conference in field goal percentage (Nyara Sabally - 4th, Sedona Prince - 5th).