The Geese’ non-conference schedule options some matchups in opposition to elite applications.
The Oregon Geese ladies’s basketball crew has launched its non-conference schedule for the 2021-22 season.
The season will kick off with a pair of exhibition video games at Matthew Knight Enviornment in opposition to Saint Martin’s College (Oct. 28) and Westmont School (Nov. 6).
Oregon’s common season opens with a matchup in opposition to the reigning Large Sky common season and match champion Idaho State on Nov. 9, adopted by a date with Division 2 Dixie State on Nov. 14.
After the 2 house video games, the Geese will take flight to Paradise Island within the Bahamas for the inaugural ladies’s Battle 4 Atlantis, the place they are going to face Oklahoma within the first spherical on Nov. 20 and the winner of South Carolina/Buffalo within the second spherical.
A matchup with South Carolina could be a battle between two elite applications, as Daybreak Staley’s crew has superior to not less than the Candy 16 in every of the previous seven NCAA Tournaments and went 32-1 in 2019-20 earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic halted the match.
The Geese and Gamecocks may meet for the primary time since 2002 when the Gamecocks blew out the Geese 67-40 within the Paradise Jam Match within the US Virgin Islands.
If Oregon can advance to the championship recreation, it will face one in every of UConn, South Florida, Minnesota and Syracuse. The Geese would want to win three video games in three days to win the match.
When the calendar flips to December, the Geese will host UC Davis, who received the Large West Match a season in the past. The Geese confronted the Aggies final season and prevailed 63-57 in an uncomfortably shut recreation.
On Dec. 4, the Geese will head to the Chiles Middle for the second consecutive 12 months to face the Portland Pilots. Oregon defeated Portland 85-52 on Nov. 30 final season.
Lengthy Seaside State (Dec. 11) and McNeese State (Dec. 14) come to Eugene earlier than a pair of video games in opposition to purple wildcat groups. Kansas State will host Oregon on Dec. 18 after the 2 groups met in Eugene in 2019-20. The Geese then head to Evanston, Unwell., for a date with Northwestern — a crew that certified for the NCAA Match final season and superior to the second spherical for the primary time since 1993.
The ultimate non-conference recreation is a doubtlessly season-defining matchup in opposition to Paige Bueckers and the UConn Huskies at Matthew Knight Enviornment. The Geese, led by the massive three of Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard, and Satou Sabally, dealt with the Huskies in Storss 74-56 for the primary win in program historical past in opposition to UConn.
The Geese are coming off of a 15-9 season through which they superior to their fourth straight Candy 16 earlier than falling to Louisville. Kelly Graves has a model new teaching workers after Mark Campbell and Xavier Lopez departed within the offseason. Mike Moser and Jackie Nared Hairston substitute the longtime assistants.
The roster additionally underwent an entire makeover as 4 key gamers — Taylor Chavez, Jaz Shelley, Angela Dugalic, and Taylor Mikesell entered the switch portal. The Geese can even be with out Lydia Giomi and Erin Boley, who graduated within the spring.
The Geese will nonetheless have loads of proficient returners in 2021-22, together with Sedona Prince, Nyara Sabally, Te-Hina Paopao, Maddie Scherr, Kylee Watson, and Sydney Parrish. Graves and his new workers introduced in their very own spectacular group of gamers from the switch portal, together with Endyia Rogers from USC, Shannon Dufficy from Missouri, Ahlise Hurst from New Mexico, and extra.
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