Homestand Continues Friday Against Cal
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon continues its busy finish to the season when it opens its final regular season weekend at home against California on Friday at 7 p.m. The Ducks sit in second place in the Pac-12 standings with four games remaining and will look to keep building its resume for postseason play.
Oregon has dominated the series against the Golden Bears in recent years, winning by at least 30 points each of the last six meetings including an 88-53 win in Berkeley earlier this year on Jan. 9. The Ducks lead the all-time series, 44-33.
When: Friday, Feb. 18
Where: Matthew Knight Arena
Time: 7 p.m. PT
TV: Pac-12 Oregon
Play-By-Play: Ben Creighton | Analyst: Jennifer Mountain
Stream Link: https://pac-12.com/live?networks=P12ORG
Radio: KUGN 590 AM (Eugene); KPAM 860 AM (Portland)
Play-By-Play: Terry Jonz | Analyst: Bev Smith
Fans will be able to purchase general admission tickets for $5 for tomorrow's game. General admission tickets can be purchased here.
Friday's game against California will be Oregon's Pink Game. Fans are encouraged to join the team and wear pink in support of cancer awareness.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
4.8 - Oregon is outscoring teams 464-344 in the fourth quarter this year, winning the fourth by an average of 4.8 PPG (18.6-13.8).
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).
62.7 - Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao and Endyia Rogers have scored 62.8 percent of Oregon's points since Jan. 7.
97 - Oregon is averaging 97.0 PPG in its last six meetings with Cal since 2017-18, scoring at least 100 points three times in that stretch.
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 are playing 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. No other Pac-12 team will play three games in a week more than once during the final month of the season while UO will not have more than two days off between games at any point 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 43.5 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 15.5 PPG while Rogers is 10th at 14.4 per contest and Paopao is 13th putting up 13.6 a game. One of the three have led the team in scoring in each of the last 15 games. The Ducks are 11-4 since all three returned to the lineup.
Over the first 25 games, Oregon has finished games strong owning a 464-344 (18.6-13.8 PPG) scoring advantage in the fourth quarter. The Ducks have won the final period 17 times, and are outscoring teams by an average of 4.8 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 4.0 turnovers and out-rebounding teams by 2.4 per game in the final 10 minutes.
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
Oregon has done a good job of limiting turnovers on the offensive side of the ball over the last four games, committing just 32 since the Washington State game. The Ducks have an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.97 in the last four contests, recording 47 total assists. On the season, Oregon is second in the Pac-12 and 37th nationally with a 1.12 assist-to-turnover ratio.