Oregon is jumping right into its loaded non-conference schedule with a tough test on the road, facing Baylor in Waco, Texas on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The game, which will broadcast nationally as part of ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, is timed for 12:30 p.m. PT.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s basketball action:
Week 2 — No. 4 Oregon Ducks (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) @ Baylor Bears (1-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m. PT
Place: Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas.)
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A quick stop in Denver on the way to Waco. Ducks at Baylor 12:30 PT Tuesday espn2. pic.twitter.com/SKcTAcx8Rt— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) November 14, 2016
More like a “quack stop,” amirite??
At A Glance
- Oregon Ducks (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) — In the latest AP Top 25, the Ducks jumped a spot to No. 4, the highest ranking in program history. No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Villanova and No. 5 North Carolina round out the top five… Oregon opened its 2016-17 campaign with a 91-77 win over Army on Friday, behind 21 points from sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey. On the defensive end, the Ducks matched a school record with 13 blocked shots, six of which came from junior forward Jordan Bell. The win, which was in front of a sellout crowd of 12,364, extended the Ducks’ home game winning streak to 26.
- Baylor Bears (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) — The Bears, who fell 79-75 to Yale in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, did not receive a preseason poll vote this year for the first time since 2009-10… Baylor defeated Oral Roberts, 76-61, in the season-opener on Friday, behind 16 points from junior guard Al Freeman. Junior forward Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. came close to a double-double with 12 points and nine boards, adding four blocks as well… Freeman averaged the most points last season (11.3ppg) of returning players. Last year’s true leading scorer (15.9ppg), Taurean Prince, was drafted 12th overall by the Utah Jazz and currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks.
Hands down, probably the most savage quote of the entire tournament. Tell ‘em, Taurean!
- The Ducks bested the Bears last season in their only series meeting. Chris Boucher and Elgin Cook both finished with 15 points to lead Oregon, ranked No. 25 at the time, to a 74-67 victory over then-ranked No. 20 Baylor.
"Last year, we were kind of licking our chops because we were the underdog," Bell said Friday after Oregon’s win over Army. "This year, media's like, 'You guys are so good.' Honestly, we need to take that mentality like we did last year, like underdogs. Obviously we're going to get everybody's best game, like we got Army's best game. We've got to come out with energy and go for it."
Below, you’ll find highlights from the Ducks’ and Bears’ most recent games. Oregon topped Army, 91-77, while Baylor beat Oral Roberts, 76-61.
Oregon 91, Army 77
Baylor 76, Oral Roberts 61