EUGENE, Ore. -- Non-conference games against Nevada-Las Vegas, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas-El Paso and a Pac-12 slate that features 18 televised contests are among the highlights of the 2012-13 Oregon men's basketball schedule.
The season-ticket renewal deadline for the exciting 21-game Matthew Knight Arena home schedule is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Fans are encouraged to go online to renew at www.goducks.com, or they may renew by phone (1-800-WEBFOOT) or in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in the Moshofshy Center or the Matthew Knight Arena box office.
New season tickets starting at just $150 each go on sale at 9 a.m. on Sept. 14. Season ticket holders will get priority access to Oregon's allotment of Pac-12 Tournament tickets. The 2013 Pac-12 Tournament will be hosted at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., March 13-16 for the first time ever.
Following a pair of exhibitions on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, Oregon opens the regular season with game one of the Global Sports Classic, hosting Northern Arizona on Nov. 10. The Ducks continue non-conference play at home with Portland State travelling down Interstate 5 on Nov. 12 and SEC power Vanderbilt at MKA on Nov. 16. The Commodores advanced to the NCAA Tournament's round of 32 in 2012.
The Ducks return to the Global Sports Classic by hosting Jacksonville State on Nov. 19 before hitting the road for the first time to meet UNLV in the tournament's semifinals on Nov. 23. The next night, Oregon will face either Cincinnati or Iowa State on the final day of the tournament. All three of the teams in Las Vegas played in the NCAA Tournament last season, with Cincinnati making the Sweet 16, meaning half of Oregon's first six games will be against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams.
Oregon concludes November by returning home to host Texas-San Antonio on the 29th. That game is the beginning of a four-game home stand that also includes Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Dec. 1, Idaho State on Dec. 8 and Nebraska out of the Big Ten on Dec. 15.
Oregon makes its final non-conference road trip on Dec. 19 to UTEP, before closing out the non-league slate with home games against Houston Baptist on Dec. 22 and Nevada on Dec. 31.
The Pac-12 season varies some from the traditional schedule, with a number of Wednesday and Sunday games mixed in with the Thursday-Saturday line-up.
The Ducks open at Oregon State on Jan. 6. Then it's the only games of the season with Arizona (Jan. 10) and Arizona State (Jan. 13) at MKA, before meeting USC (Jan. 17) and UCLA (Jan. 19) in Los Angeles for the only time in 2013. The Ducks wrap up a long January docket by hosting Washington State on Jan. 23 and Washington on Jan. 26 before closing the month Jan. 30 at Stanford.
February opens in the Bay Area with the Ducks' only game outside the Pacific Northwest during the entire month. Following that Feb. 1 game with California, Oregon returns to MKA for games against Colorado on Feb. 7 and Utah on Feb. 9.
Then the Ducks head north to Washington on Feb. 13 and WSU on Feb. 16. The month concludes with three straight home games against Cal (Feb. 21), Stanford (Feb. 23) and OSU (Feb. 28).
Oregon closes out the regular season March 7 at Colorado and March 9 at Utah prior to the conference tournament.
In addition to the three 2012 NCAA Tournament teams at the front of the season, Oregon will also contend with NCAA participants Colorado and California in the Pac-12, as well as NIT final four teams Stanford and Washington. Other opponents who advanced to the postseason in 2012 included Arizona and Nevada in the NIT and OSU and WSU in the College Basketball Invitational.
In addition to the Pac‐12 Conference schools on the schedule, the Ducks will battle teams from 10 different conferences: Big Ten, SEC, Mountain West (twice), Conference USA, Big Sky (three times), Ohio Valley, Western Athletic Conference, SWAC, Great West and either the Big East or Big XII.
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