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With Civil War matchups on horizon, a shift in power gives Ducks the edge

The women’s basketball Civil War will take place this weekend, and while the Ducks hold a 59-39 all-time advantage over the Oregon State Beavers, it has been 13 games since the Ducks have been able to claim victory against their rivals from Corvallis. “I know it’s been a long streak,” …

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Ruthy Hebard: Outstanding as a freshman and still going strong in year two

In the words of Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves, sophomore forward Ruthy Hebard is “a nightmare for defenses.” “If you don’t double her, you’re going one-on-one against an elite post,” Graves said. For the past two seasons, the Fairbanks, Alaska native has been the premier forward for the …

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Oregon women’s basketball up to No. 7 in AP Poll

Oregon women’s basketball moved up one spot in the AP Poll to a record-high No. 7 on Monday after wins against Arizona and No. 18 Arizona State on the weekend, extending the Ducks’ win streak to nine games. The Ducks (17-2, 6-0) are joined by four other Pac-12 teams in …

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Maite Cazorla’s experience on display as Oregon beats Arizona State

The crowd at Matthew Knight Arena was on its feet after Maite Cazorla assisted and then scored on back-to-back baskets in the second quarter. Over 4,000 people were in attendance to see No. 8 Oregon beat No. 18 Arizona State, 74-64, and witness Cazorla score 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting …

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Sharpshooting Ducks down No. 18 Sun Devils 74-64

After the Ducks’ abysmal 38 percent shooting performance against Arizona Friday night, head coach Kelly Graves made it clear that his team needed to improve if it hoped to compete with the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils. The Ducks rose to the challenge, dominating the Sun Devils for a …

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Ducks battle through slow start to pick up victory over Arizona

Oregon women’s basketball fought through a slow start to grind out a 62-44 win over the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night. The win moves the No. 8 Ducks (5-0 Pac-12) into first place in the Pac-12, and makes them the only undefeated squad in the conference. It also extends the …

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Preview: Arizona and Arizona State battle No. 8 Oregon this weekend

Following the first ever sweep of the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins last weekend in Los Angeles, the Ducks return home to Matthew Knight Arena for games against the Arizona Wildcats and No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils this weekend. The Ducks enter the weekend games with a 15-2 record …

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Ducks hold on to defeat UCLA 70-61

Oregon women’s basketball rode double-digit efforts from Maite Cazorla, Ruthy Hebard and Sabrina Ionescu to survive a tough road clash with No. 14 UCLA, beating the Bruins 70-61 in Los Angeles on Sunday. The Ducks move to 4-0 in conference play with the victory — the program’s best start since …

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Oregon survives slow start, beats USC 70-66

For the first time in eight years, the Ducks are 3-0 to start conference play after No. 9 Oregon (14-2, 3-0) came away with a 70-66 win at Southern California (10-4, 0-3). Maite Cazorla, who doubled her season scoring average, had 18 points and six assists on 7-of-12 shooting. She …

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Sabrina Ionescu breaks NCAA record in win over the Washington Huskies

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu is in the record books. Ionescu ended the 2017 calendar year by setting the NCAA career record for triple-doubles, the eighth of her career, during the Ducks 94-83 win over the Washington Huskies on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. She is just a sophomore. Ionescu secured …

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Oregon women’s basketball defeats Washington State 89-56 in conference opener

The No. 10 Oregon women’s basketball team opened Pac-12 play with a 89-56 win against the Washington State Cougars on Friday at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks closed each half well against the Cougars. In the first half, the Ducks scored six straight points to take a 41-23 halftime lead. …

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Ducks finish nonconference schedule with 41-point rout of Hawai’i

Oregon women’s basketball delivered a dominant performance on Friday, blowing out Hawai’i 85-44 in the final game of the 2017 Duel in the Desert tournament in Las Vegas. The win marks the seventh time this season that the No. 10 Ducks have won by at least a 30-point margin, and …

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Cazorla ties career-high with 26 points to lead Ducks in 84-62 win over No. 19 Texas A&M

The Ducks have the Aggies number. Back on November 16, Oregon defeated Texas A&M 83-68 in an early-season contest at College Station. In that game, the Ducks’ Maite Cazorla scored 10 points. On Thursday, however, the Spaniard tied her career high of 26 points in the No. 10 Ducks 84-62 …

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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Ionescu ties NCAA tripple-double record as Oregon beats Ole Miss 90-46

Oregon sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu tied the NCAA triple-double record after posting 21 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in the No. 9 Ducks’ 90-46 win over Ole Miss at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday. Ionescu now stands alone atop the Pac-12 for career triple doubles with seven. Her 14 …

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No. 9 Oregon falls at No. 5 Mississippi State 90-79

No. 9 Oregon began a three-game stretch against Southeastern Conference opponents on Wednesday with a visit to No. 5 Mississippi State. The Ducks could not hang with the Bulldogs, losing 90-79. Sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu, who turned the ball over only four times in the past four games, had four …

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Ducks roll to fifth-straight victory with 60-point blowout of Southern Utah

If you thought that the Ducks might come out with some rust in their first game in seven days, you’d be sorely mistaken. Especially when Sabrina Ionescu is steering the ship. Oregon’s attention was shifted toward the classroom over the past week for final exams. Even so, Ionescu and the …

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As Ionescu ties assist record, her indispensability becomes even more evident

Another game, another record for Sabrina Ionescu. In Saturday’s 114-87 win over Weber State, Ionescu tied Oregon’s single-game assist record with 14. Her performance once again showed just how valuable she is for the team. “I didn’t even know about this record, to be honest,” Ionescu said. “So I had …

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44-point third quarter leads Ducks to 114-87 victory over Weber State

Going into Saturday’s game, the Oregon single-game combined 3-point record was 27. By the end of the Ducks’ 114-87 victory over the Weber State Wildcats, 34 3-pointers had been made. Despite a lackluster showing on defense, the Ducks’ offensive firepower was enough to get the job done. The win keeps …

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Gildon’s career night carries Ducks in Hebard’s absence

During Monday’s practice, Oregon head coach Kelly Graves told junior Oti Gildon that she would get her first start because star forward Ruthy Hebard was ruled out for Tuesday’s game with an injury. Gildon did not let her team down. “She’s our Draymond Green and she really played like that …

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Ducks dominate on both ends of court in 87-45 win over Hampton

Oregon women’s basketball took care of business with an 87-45 win over the Hampton Lady Pirates Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena. Despite missing one of their key players in Ruthy Hebard due to a lower leg injury, the Ducks adapted to remain undefeated at home in 2017, and bring …

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Oregon women’s basketball defeats the Oklahoma Sooners 92-74 in the PK80 Invitational

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 92-74 as part of the PK80 Invitational at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Ducks improved their record to 5-1 this season, while the Sooners fell to 3-2. “I loved our fight early in the game,” head coach Kelly Graves said. “Even …

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Tuesday’s grind-it-out win shows signs of a mature Ducks basketball team

It doesn’t take much motivation to get ready to lace it up against a ranked opponent or conference rival. Beating teams that you know you’re supposed to beat; however, can have its challenges. It’s easier said than done. That was showcased on Tuesday. While the Ducks were a bit disoriented …

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Ducks steamroll Eastern Washington, 81-40, to remain undefeated at home

Oregon women’s basketball brought down the hammer with an 81-40 victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles on Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena. The dominant performance came on the heels of a tough road loss to the Louisville Cardinals, and kept the Ducks (4-1) undefeated on their home court. “It …

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Oregon falls to Louisville in WNIT championship

No. 10 Oregon (3-1) lost to No. 5 Louisville 74-61 in the Preseason WNIT championship game on the Cardinals’ home court in Kentucky. The Ducks, who beat No. 19 Texas A&M on Thursday in College Station, Texas, were led by forward Ruthy Hebard’s 14 points and nine rebounds. Oregon shot …

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Ionescu ties Pac-12 triple-double record in 83-68 win over Texas A&M

For the second game in a row, Sabrina Ionescu recorded a triple-double. It’s the sixth of the sophomore’s career, which ties the Pac-12 record. In Oregon’s first road game of the season, the No. 10 Ducks (3-0) defeated  No. 19 Texas A&M 83-68 in the Preseason WNIT semifinal in College Station, …

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Foreign freshmen set for big season ahead for Oregon women’s basketball

Oregon women’s basketball is no stranger to international players featured in key roles in its lineup for years. This season, the team is deeper than ever with international talent as they added two top-tier players from Europe and Australia, who are expected to play big roles on this year’s team. …

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