Less than three days after pausing team activities for the Men’s Basketball team, the University of Oregon also put a hold on their Women’s Basketball team activities.
Both programs have something to play for this season. The Oregon Men’s Basketball team has a lot of young talent that has had an opportunity to play. Led by leading scorer Chris Duarte, the team has played well from the start of the season until now. One player, Will Richardson, broke his thumb early on and has yet to see the floor for the Ducks, but should be available when the team resumes team activities. Oregon has also played well enough to find the rankings and were close to entering the top fifteen at one point.
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The Men’s team now has five games that need to be made up and time on the schedule is starting to wear thin. Two games are against the UCLA Bruins and were set to be within days of each other before the most recent halt in team activities. The Oregon Men’s Basketball team will look to return to the court on February 4th hosting Washington State.
On the Women’s Basketball side, this is the first stoppage of team activities for a team that has really not missed much of a beat from last season. The Ducks lost a big part of their offense with Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally and Ruthy Hebard departing, but have found a way to put together a solid 11-3 record to this point along with a 6-1 record at home inside an empty Matthew Knight Arena.
The Oregon Women’s Basketball team currently has three games postponed, including a road trip to the Arizona State from a few weeks back. Games scheduled against Colorado and Utah this weekend will be moved to a later date. The next game on the calendar is next week when Oregon hosts Arizona State on Friday, February 5th at Matthew Knight Arena.