EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon and Baylor have agreed to a home-and-home series beginning with the upcoming 2023-24 season, head coach Kelly Graves announced Monday.
The Ducks and Bears will meet on Dec. 3 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, while BU will visit Matthew Knight Arena during the 2024-25 season.
“We are always looking to build a tough non-conference schedule and Baylor will be a marquee non-con opponent for us,” Graves said. “A matchup against such a quality program will help us prepare for the gauntlet of the Pac-12 schedule, and it will be good for our young team to take a great opponent in a tough environment.”
December’s matchup will be the first since the teams met in the 2019 NCAA Final Four in which Baylor, then ranked as the nation’s No. 1 team, came away with a 72-67 victory in Tampa, Fla. BU leads the all-time series 4-0, with a 1-0 home record and a 1-0 record in Eugene.
Baylor has qualified for 19 straight NCAA Tournaments, the fifth-longest active streak in the country, and advanced to the Second Round in last year’s tournament. The Bears have won three national titles (2005, 2012, 2019) to go with 15 Sweet 16 appearances. A season ago, BU finished 20-13 (10-8 Big 12) for its 23rd consecutive 20-win season.
The Ducks retain four letterwinners from last year’s squad, including starters Chance Gray, Phillipina Kyei and Grace VanSlooten. UO has also added five transfers while welcoming three incoming freshmen for the upcoming campaign. Oregon’s full 2023-24 conference and non-conference schedules, along with ticket and broadcast information, will be announced at a later date.