Oregon hosts North Dakota State in WNIT first round matchup
The Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team will continue their season Friday as they will host North Dakota State. Tip time is scheduled for 7 pm PST at Matthew Knight Arena.
If the Ducks win, they’ll play either BYU or Rice in the second round.
The Bison come to Eugene with an 18-11 record. They lost in the Summit League title game to Kansas City 71-64. Before that loss, NDSU had a winning streak of four straight.
Their leading scorer is Heaven Hamling, who averages 16.5 points, five rebounds and nearly four assists a game. She shoots 35 percent from the three-point line and 83 percent from the free-throw stripe.
The only other Bison player who averages in double figures is Elle Evans and her 13.3 points per contest. She happens to be the Bison’s tallest player at 6-foot-3 but is listed as a guard. She’ll be the toughest to match up with for the Ducks.
Oregon will have a major height advantage with 6-foot-8 Phillipina Kyei, 6-foot-7 Kennedy Basham, and 6-foot-3 Grace VanSlooten.
Broadcast information has not been announced yet.