Oregon will begin the Pac-12’s final 18-game men’s basketball season visiting Colorado and Utah during the first week of January.
The conference announced the weekly matchups for the upcoming season on Monday without determining exact dates or times for the games. Oregon will play seven of its first 11 conference games on the road before finishing up with three of the final four weeks at Matthew Knight Arena.
After opening at the mountain schools, Oregon’s first conference games at home come against Arizona and Arizona State. The Ducks visit Washington and Washington State before returning home to face UCLA and USC the week of Jan. 22-26.
The Ducks visit California and Stanford before playing at Oregon State during the first week of February. Oregon returns home to face Colorado and Utah during the week of Feb. 12-16 before visiting Arizona and Arizona State.
Oregon State is at Oregon the last week of February before the Ducks host California and Stanford to wrap up the regular season. The Pac-12 Tournament is slated for March 11-14 in Las Vegas.
The Ducks will not host the Washington schools or visit Los Angeles during conference play. The Pac-12 has approved expanding the conference schedule to to 20 games beginning in 2020-21.
Oregon has yet to finalize its nonconference schedule, but will face Memphis in Portland on Nov. 12 and play three games in the Battle for Atlantis tournament Nov. 27-29 in the Bahamas beginning with a game against Seton Hall. The Ducks also visit Michigan on Dec. 14.
Oregon will host Baylor, Houston and Boise State with up to five other games yet to be announced.
Former Duck Wooten gets a deal
Kenny Wooten, who went undrafted after leaving Oregon following his sophomore year, has received an Exhibit 10 contract from the New York Knicks, according to the New York Post. The deal guarantees him $50,000 if he plays 45 days with the Knicks’ G League affiliate in Westchester, N.Y.
The 6-foot-9 Wooten played four summer league games for the Knicks and averaged 1.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.
Wooten will be invited to camp to try and earn a spot on the Knicks, who have a maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster. He is expected to begin the season at Westchester as he tries to work his way up to the NBA.
Louis King, who left the Ducks following his freshman year, signed a two-way contract with Detroit that allows him to split time between the Pistons and their G League affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he will likely begin the season.
The other Duck to declare for the draft was Bol Bol, who was selected selected by Denver in the second round.