Ducks Host UCLA Wednesday In MKA
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon continues its busy final month of the season when it plays UCLA on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a nonconference game at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks will look to bounce back from Sunday's loss to Oregon State as they kick off their third straight week with three games played.
The two teams were originally scheduled to play on Jan. 28 in Eugene, but the game was declared a forfeit by UCLA and a win in the conference standings. The Ducks have won seven of the last 10 meetings with the Bruins, though UCLA won both games last season.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 16
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 4 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Play-By-Play: Ann Schatz | Analyst: Mary Murphy
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/womens-basketball/event/2022/02/16/ucla-oregon
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz | Analyst: Bev Smith
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NUMBERS TO KNOW
2.5 - Oregon has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.5 in the last three games, dishing out 47 assists to just 19 turnovers.
4.8 - Oregon is outscoring teams 451-335 in the fourth quarter this year, winning the fourth by an average of 4.8 PPG (18.8-14.0).
11.7 - The Ducks lead the Pac-12 with just 11.7 turnovers per game in conference play and are second overall on the year (13.2/game).
16 - Oregon players have combined for 16 20-point games this season, tied for the most in the Pac-12 (Stanford).
62.7 - Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao and Endyia Rogers have scored 62.7 percent of Oregon's points since Jan. 7.
SPRINT TO THE FINISH
Oregon is in the midst of a busy stretch run of the regular season, as it is currently scheduled to play 11 games during the month of February. The Ducks will play three games in a week for the third week in a row while six of Oregon's final 10 games are on the road. UO has the most games scheduled this month of any team in the conference while the Ducks are the only Pac-12 team that will be playing three games in a week three times in February. Just one other Pac-12 team (Arizona State) will play three games in a week multiple times in the final month while the Sun Devils are the only other team in the league playing at least 10 games in February. Additionally, Oregon's stretch of four road games in eight days from Feb. 4-11 is one of just six such stretches by a Power 6 team since the 1999-2000 season.
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 43.6 PPG on the season, including 45.6 per contest in conference play. They are the only trio of teammates in the Pac-12 averaging at least 13.0 PPG on the season, as Sabally ranks fifth in the league with 15.8 PPG while Rogers is 10th at 14.3 per contest and Paopao is 13th putting up 13.5 a game. One of the three have led the team in scoring in each of the last 14 games.
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 eight 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. 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 (2)
#3 Louisville (2)
#4 NC State (2)
#9 Michigan (2)
#14 Texas (2)
#15 Oklahoma (2)
Over the first 24 games, Oregon has finished games strong owning a 451-335 (18.8-14.0 PPG) scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. The Ducks have won the final period 16 times, and are outscoring teams by an average of 4.8 points per game in the fourth. Oregon is holding teams to 32.2 percent shooting from the field in the final quarter and is also forcing 4.1 turnovers and out-rebounding teams by 2.3 per game in the final 10 minutes.