2013-14 Women's Basketball Schedule
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team opens the season with 11 of 13 games at home and makes a trip to UConn before beginning a tough Pac-12 slate as part of its 2013-14 schedule, fifth-year head coach Paul Westhead announced on Tuesday.
The Ducks will make 11 appearances on the Pac-12 Networks this season while all non-televised home and conference road games can be watched online for free via Pac-12 Live Stream.
Oregon will face seven NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, including Final Four participants Connecticut and California. Big West Tournament champion Cal Poly, Ivy League champ Princeton plus Pac-12 foes Colorado, Stanford and UCLA also advanced to the tournament last season.
“We are very eager to get back on the court this season,” Westhead said. “We have a lot of talented teams coming to Eugene this year and it should be exciting for our players and our fans.”
Oregon will open the season with a pair of in-state exhibition games at Matthew Knight Arena against Western Oregon on Oct. 30 and Oregon Tech on Nov. 4.
The Ducks dive into the regular season on Nov. 9 against CSU Bakersfield, with two more home games to follow against Portland on Nov. 12 and Sacramento State on Nov. 17. Sacramento State, which runs a similar uptempo system as the Ducks, is coached by former Oregon standout Jamie Craighead, who ranks No. 4 all-time at the UO with 182 career 3-pointers.
Oregon will make its first road trip of the season on Nov. 20, when the Ducks visit reigning national champion Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
The Ducks return home on Nov. 25 to meet Pepperdine before playing an Ivy League team for the first time in school history, Princeton, on Dec. 1.
Oregon then visits Seattle U on Dec. 4. The Ducks will head to Seattle, Wash., three times this season, with games at Seattle U, Washington and the Pac-12 Tournament, which will be held at Key Arena for the second straight year.
After meeting Seattle U, the Ducks start a season-long four-game homestand on Dec. 14 against Portland State. Oregon hosts Southern University on Dec. 18, Cal Poly on Dec. 20 and closes out its non-conference season on Dec. 29 against Cal State Northridge.
Oregon kicks off the Pac-12 schedule in a big way, heading to the Bay Area to play reigning Pac-12 regular season co-champions Stanford and Cal on Jan. 3 and Jan. 5, respectively. The Ducks then meet rival Oregon State in back-to-back games. The Beavers visit Matthew Knight Arena on Jan. 11 before the Ducks trek to Corvallis on Jan. 13, one of two Pac-12 Monday night games this season for Westhead’s squad.
The game in Corvallis begins a season-long three-game roadie, capped by a trip to SoCal. The Ducks will head to UCLA on Jan. 17 and USC on Jan. 19.
Oregon returns to home to meet Washington State on Jan. 24 and Washington on Jan. 26 before heading to Arizona on Jan. 31 and Arizona State on Feb. 2.
The Ducks close out the season with six of their last eight games at Matthew Knight Arena, starting with Utah on Feb. 7 and Colorado on Feb. 9. Oregon plays host to USC on Feb. 14 and UCLA on Feb. 17 before making their final regular season road trip of the season - at Washington on Feb. 21 and Washington State on Feb. 23.
Oregon concludes its regular season slate in Eugene against Arizona State on Feb. 28 and Arizona on March 2.
The Pac-12 Tournament will run from March 6-9 at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash. Every game in the tournament will be televised on Pac-12 Networks except for the championship, which will be shown on ESPN2.
Season tickets for women's basketball start at $99 for adult general admission and $68 for children (ages 2-18) and seniors (62+). Reserved seats cost $150 while premium reserved seats (first 10 rows) are $188. Mini plans will also be available. Single-game adult tickets run from $4 to $18. Special group pricing is available for 10 or more individuals. More women's basketball ticket information can be viewed HERE.