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Ducks Go For Rivalry Sweep Sunday In MKA

Feb 12, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will look to complete a weekend sweep of rival Oregon State when the two teams meet for the rematch Sunday at 1 p.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. The No. 24 Ducks took round one of the rivalry Friday in Corvallis, winning 74-66 to remain in sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 at 9-3 in conference play, now two games ahead of third-place Arizona in the win column.

This will be the 109th all-time meeting between the two rivals, with Oregon leading the series 65-43, winning six of the last nine meetings overall. 

When: Sunday, Feb. 13
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 1 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Ann Schatz | Analyst: Mary Murphy
Stream Link:
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz | Analyst: Bev Smith

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. 

3.0 - Oregon has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.0 in the last two games, dishing out 36 assists to just 12 turnovers.
5.1 - Oregon is outscoring teams 429-312 in the fourth quarter this year, winning the fourth by an average of 5.1 PPG (18.7-13.6).
6 - Oregon has had six different players turn in a 20-point game this season - the most of any team in the conference.
58.7 - The Ducks lead the Pac-12 in points allowed per game in conference play at 58.7, giving up just 53.3 PPG in the last six.
61.9 - Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao and Endyia Rogers have scored 61.9 percent of Oregon's points since Jan. 7.

Oregon used a big fourth quarter to pull away from rival Oregon State in a 74-66 win Friday in the first of two rivalry matchups this weekend. After trailing by one point through three quarters, the Ducks outscored the Beavers 23-14 in the final 10 minutes, shooting 61.5 percent from the field while holding OSU to just 5-of-16 shooting to finish off the victory. Te-Hina Paopao led the way for the Ducks offensively with 22 points, 15 of which came in the second half, while Nyara Sabally turned in her fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Sydney Parrish added 11 points on 3-of-5 from three-point range while Maddie Scherr had another well-rounded game with seven points, six rebounds and five assists. Friday's win was Oregon's third in a row over Oregon State in Corvallis. 

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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 43.3 PPG on the season, including 45.5 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 16.7 PPG while Rogers is 10th at 15.0 per contest and Paopao is 14th putting up 13.8 a game. The trio are also combining to score 61.9 percent of Oregon's points in the 12 games dating back to Jan. 7. 

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)

Over the first 23 games, Oregon has finished games strong owning a 429-312 (18.7-1365 PPG) scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. The Ducks have won the final period 16 times, and are outscoring teams by an average of 5.1 points per game in the fourth. Oregon is holding teams to 31.6 percent shooting from the field in the final quarter and is also forcing 4.2 turnovers and out-rebounding teams by 2.4 per game in the final 10 minutes.