Oregon begins its first Pac-12 conference road trip vs. the Arizona Wildcats, who currently ranks first in the Pac-12. Single digits have decided five of the last six meetings between Oregon and Arizona. Can the Ducks build on their win over USC and upset Arizona? Let's get you in the know:
Records: Oregon (10-6, 1-2 Pac-12), Arizona (13-4, 4-0)
Wooten Watch: After missing Oregon’s last four games with a broken jaw, Kenny Wooten was wearing a mask as he went through drills during Tuesday’s practice. Important to note: he did not participate in contact drills. Coach Dana Altman said Wooten is unlikely to return to face Arizona. However, it could be a game time decision or Altman may want to keep the Wildcats guessing.
Wounded Ducks: Oregon is down to only eight scholarship players this weekend with the loss of Bol Bol (season ending injury), Abu Kigab (transfer) and Wooten (broken jaw). The trio of Bol, Kigab and Wooten combined an average 30.2 points, 17.2 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game.
Record Watch: Junior guard Payton Pritchard comes into the Arizona game needing two points to reach 1,000 in his career.
Fun Fact: During Oregon vs. Arizona matchups, the winning team has scored at least 80 points in nine consecutive games.
King, heating up: Freshman Louis King has reached double-figure points in three straight games. King is averaging 19.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in Pac-12 play.
Wildcats to watch: Sophomore Brandon Randolph, Arizona's leading scorer, has scored in double figures in every game (17 games) this season. Senior guard Justin Coleman has 995 career points and is five away from 1,000. Freshman Brandon Williams is 5 of his last 7 from 3-point range after a 2-of-14 stretch.
Cats are rollin’: Arizona is 4-0 in Pac-12 play for the third time under coach Sean Miller and have won seven straight games. Arizona is 91-4 at home since the start of the 2013-14 season, which is the best mark in the country.
How and where to watch
Time: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz.