The Oregon women's basketball team will have its head coach back on the sideline when the Ducks return to the court at 2 p.m. Sunday to play Concordia in a noncounting exhibition at Matthew Knight Arena.
The squad has been on a nine-day holiday break since posting a pair of 46-point blowouts on their home court -- 82-36 over Air Force on Dec. 20 and 115-69 over UC Irvine on Dec. 21. Oregon played both games without coach Kelly Graves, who was serving a two-game suspension imposed by the NCAA for rules violations.
The Ducks, 11-1, are averaging 92.6 points per game and boast a scoring margin of plus 30.8 points. Oregon is led by All-American Sabrina Ionescu, who is averaging 20.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Ruthy Hebard is scoring 16.8 points and pulling down 8.4 rebounds per contest. Other Ducks scoring in double figures are Satou Sabally (15.9), Erin Boley (13.4) and Maite Cazorla (10.9).
Concordia is an NCAA Division II school in Portland. The Cavaliers, 5-5, are led by Olivia Vezaldenoa at 11.5 points per game and Kizzah Maltezo at 11.3. Keesha Sarman is averaging 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Sunday's game will be Oregon's final tuneup before Pac-12 Conference play begins Jan. 4 against Washington at Matthew Knight Arena.