MATCHUP: Colorado Buffaloes (11-6, 1-6) at Oregon Ducks (12-6, 2-4)
GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m. MT, Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.
BROADCAST: TV — Pac-12 Networks. Radio — 1600 AM
COACHES: Colorado — JR Payne, 1st season (11-6 at CU; 112-119 career). Oregon — Kelly Graves, 3rd season (49-34 at Oregon; 476-236 career).
LEADERS: Colorado — Scoring: G Kennedy Leonard, So., 18.8 ppg; Rebounding: F Haley Smith, Sr., 5.6 rpg; Assists: Leonard, 5.7 apg. Oregon — Scoring: F Ruthy Hebard, Fr., 14.7 ppg; Rebounding: Hebard, 8.1 rpg; Assists: G Sabrina Ionescu, Fr., 5.4 apg.
NOTABLE: When Payne was a junior and senior at St. Mary's in the late 1990s, Graves was her head coach. Payne then worked as an assistant coach for five seasons under Graves at Gonzaga. ... Oregon is 6-2 at home this season, but 0-2 in Pac-12 play. ... CU has lost three in a row, its second three-game skid of the season. ... The Buffs are 7-12 all-time against Oregon, and went 0-2 against the Ducks last season. ... In the last two games, CU has committed just 17 total turnovers (8.5 per game), while forcing 34 (17.0 per). ... The Buffs have registered 10 or more steals in 14 of 17 games this season. ... CU has had the same starting five - guards Kennedy Leonard and Alexis Robinson, wing Haley Smith, forward Makenzie Ellis and center Zoe Correal - in all 17 games.