Oregon wraps up its nonconference men's basketball schedule Sunday afternoon when Alabama State visits Matthew Knight Arena at 1 p.m.

The Ducks (10-2) are up to No. 6 in the AP Top 25, their highest mark since being fifth on March 6, 2017. The players left for Christmas break following a 84-78 win over Texas Southern on Dec. 21 and returned to town on Thursday.

“The guys did have four days off so I think that has been really good for them,” UO coach Dana Altman said.

Oregon opens Pac-12 play at Colorado on Jan. 2 followed by a trip to Utah on Jan. 4.

Payton Pritchard matched his career high with 29 points in the win over Texas Southern to boost his average to 19.6 per game. Add in 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds and the senior point guard is the only player in the country averaging 19 points, six assists and four rebounds per game.

Oregon’s top four scorers are guards with Chris Duarte averaging 10.8 points per game followed by Anthony Mathis and Will Richardson at 10.4 and 10.3, respectively.

“The thing that has helped us this year are the experienced guards,” Altman said. “You take Payton and Will has had a great start. Anthony has shot it so well in a couple games. When you’ve got those guards, you can get through the early part and that’s what they have done for us.”

N’Faly Dante, a five-star freshman center who joined the Ducks two weeks ago, has one last game to prepare for Pac-12 play. Dante is averaging 8.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games.

Oregon will be without senior forward Shakur Juiston once again as he continues to recover from a lower leg injury. The grad transfer from UNLV will be “out for a while,” according to Altman.

Alabama State (1-11) has lost five straight games since its lone win, 67-54 over Chicago State at the Emerald Coast Classic. The Hornets’ losses include games against Gonzaga, Houston, Tennessee, Kansas State, Boise State and VCU.

Alabama State ranks 345th out of 350 NCAA teams in scoring at 57.1 points per game. Senior forward Tobi Ewuosho averages 14.3 points per game while no other Hornet is scoring more than seven points per game.