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Graves named a finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves was named a semifinalist for the 2018 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award on Wednesday.

The announcement comes two days before the No. 8 Ducks (25-4, 14-2) travel to face the Arizona schools with their first chance at a Pac-12 title since 2000. Oregon’s 25 wins have tied the school’s single-season record. A win over the Washington Huskies earlier this season also marked Graves’ 500th career victory.

Graves is one of ten finalists and the only one from the Pac-12.

Four finalists will be announced on March 14th, with the winner being named on March 31st.  

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