Oregon has released their non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season, and it features a handful of games of potential tournament teams.
While the season kicks off with a game against lowly Jackson State, the second game of the season will feature a visit from Baylor, one of the best teams in the Big 12 this season. There’s a good chance that could end up being a matchup between top 25 teams.
A week later, the Ducks will host Valparaiso, who might be the best mid-major in the country this season, and follow that up with a visit from Fresno State after Thanksgiving. That’s when the schedule gets the toughest, as Oregon heads on the road for three games, sandwiching a trip to Hawaii to play Navy with visits to UNLV and Boise State, two teams that, theoretically, could contend for the MWC title.
After hosting a pair of Big West contenders in UC Irvine and Long Beach State, Oregon’s final Division I opponent in non-conference play will be Alabama, who they face in Birmingham.
Here is the schedule in full:
Nov. 13, Jackson State
Nov. 16, Baylor
Nov. 20, Savannah State
Nov. 22, Valparaiso
Nov. 25, Arkansas State
Nov. 30, Fresno State
Dec. 4, at UNLV
Dec. 7, Navy (Pearl Harbor, HI)
Dec. 12, at Boise State
Dec. 15, UC Irvine
Dec. 18, Long Beach State
Dec. 21, Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Dec. 29, Western Oregon