Believe it or not, Oregon basketball actually enters this season with some hope of making a run in the NCAA tournament next March, a far cry from last season when the team had virtually zero expectations going into the year.
This year, despite losing Joe Young to the NBA, the Ducks look to have a promising roster with newcomers like Kendall Small and Tyler Dorsey, plus some familiar faces like Jordan Bell and Dwayne Benjamin.
The Ducks open on the road against Oregon State on January 3 with a 4:00 PM tipoff against the Beavers. Oregon gets the always tough mountain trip out of the way early with mid-January games against Utah and Colorado on the road. They'll have the annual CBS afternoon game against UCLA, this time in Eugene, on January 23.
The next part of the schedule could be potentially brutal with road games against Arizona, California and Stanford across a span of six games.
The late-season contest against Washington could be a must-watch depending on how the two schools do. That one has big game written all over it.
Below is the full Pac-12 schedule for the Ducks.
|January 3||Oregon State||Corvallis, OR||4:00 PM||FoxSports1|
|January 6||California||Eugene, OR||6:00 PM||ESPN2|
|January 10||Stanford||Eugene, OR||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|January 14||Utah||Salt Lake City, UT||7:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|January 17||Colorado||Boulder, CO||4:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|January 21||USC||Eugene, OR||6:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|January 23||UCLA||Eugene, OR||1:00 PM||CBS|
|January 28||Arizona||Tucson, AZ||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|January 31||Arizona State||Tempe, AZ||5:30 PM||ESPNU|
|February 4||Colorado||Eugene, OR||6:00 PM||FoxSports1|
|February 7||Utah||Eugene, OR||TBA||ESPN2/ESPNU|
|February 11||California||Berkeley, CA||6:00 PM||ESPN/ESPN2|
|February 13||Stanford||Stanford, CA||1:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|February 20||Oregon State||Eugene, OR||7:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|February 24||Washington State||Eugene, OR||7:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|
|February 28||Washington||Eugene, OR||5:30 PM||ESPNU|
|March 2||UCLA||Los Angeles, CA||6:00 PM||ESPN2|
|March 5||USC||Los Angeles, CA||1:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks|