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Sabrina Ionescu puts on a show as Oregon women’s basketball wins first ever Pac-12 Tournament title

SEATTLE — With under two minutes to play in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game, the section directly behind the Oregon bench stood up and began to chant “MVP” as Pac-12 player of the year and sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu dribbled the ball up the court. “I saw a little twinkle …

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Preview: Oregon looking for revenge as Ducks take on Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament title game

SEATTLE — As Oregon women’s basketball heads into the program’s first ever Pac-12 Tournament championship game appearance, the team has one thought on its mind: payback. During the regular season, Oregon lost to Stanford 78-65 at home — the Ducks’ only home court loss all year long. On Sunday, they’ll …

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In a physical win, Ruthy Hebard proves she’s near-unstoppable at her best

SEATTLE —  You could call it old-school basketball, and you wouldn’t be wrong. In a game that featured some of the college basketball’s most electric shooters, it was sensational post play from forward Ruthy Hebard that carried the Ducks to their 65-62 comeback win over the UCLA Bruins in the …

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A 65-62 comeback win over UCLA leads the Ducks to their first ever Pac-12 Tournament title game

SEATTLE — UCLA had possession down three points with only seconds to play in the game. Oregon forced the Bruins to keep the ball outside of the 3-point arc, and UCLA star guard Jordin Canada passed the ball off in the final seconds to Japreece Dean, who launched up a …

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Preview: Oregon women’s basketball set for top-10 semifinal matchup with UCLA

SEATTLE — Following Oregon women’s basketball’s 84-47 win over Colorado on Friday, the Ducks had the rest of the day to occupy themselves. Of course, some of it was spent watching the game that directly followed theirs, which would produce their next opponent. The team sat in the corner of …

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Lexi Bando shows senior leadership in blowout win over Colorado

SEATTLE — One month ago, guard Lexi Bando sat on the bench and watched as the then-No. 6 Oregon women’s basketball team beat California 91-54 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Today, she started for the No. 1 seeded Ducks in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 Tournament. She didn’t sit …

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Oregon women’s basketball demolishes Colorado in 84-47 blowout at Pac-12 Tournament

SEATTLE – If there was any doubt about Oregon women’s basketball’s top seed in the Pac-12 Tournament, the Ducks smashed it with an 84-47 rout of Colorado in the quarterfinal round on Friday. The win extends the Ducks’ win streak to seven games, and marks the team’s largest margin of …

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Preview: Oregon women’s basketball kicks off Pac-12 Tournament against Colorado

SEATTLE — After enjoying a first round bye on Thursday, Oregon women’s basketball will face off with the Colorado Buffaloes in the quarterfinal of the 2018 Pac-12 Tournament. The ninth-seeded Buffs are coming off a 66-56 win over Utah, and the one-seeded Ducks will look to hold off an upset …

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Satou Sabally wins Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

Oregon women’s basketball’s Satou Sabally is the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Sabally, from Germany, worked her way into the Ducks’ starting lineup this season in which she has shot at 46.7 percent and 36.3 percent from 3-point range as a forward. Sabally follows Ionescu, who won the Freshman of …

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Sabrina Ionescu wins Pac-12 Player of the Year

Oregon women’s basketball guard Sabrina Ionescu is the Pac-12 Player of the Year, announced at the Pac-12’s first All-Conference Awards Show on Tuesday. Ionescu, a sophomore, is the triple-double NCAA career record holder with nine in just two seasons of play. She shot 45.6 percent this year while averaging 6.7 …

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Oregon women’s basketball wins Pac-12 title with 74-61 win at Arizona

No. 8 Oregon women’s basketball clinched its first Pac-12 title in 18 years after the Ducks beat Arizona 74-61 on Sunday in Tucson, Arizona. The Ducks last won the conference title in the 1999-2000 season when the conference was still the Pac-10. Oregon will get the No. 1 seed in …

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Strong third quarter propels Ducks to 57-44 win over Sun Devils

It may have been the team’s lowest scoring effort all season, but Oregon women’s basketball’s 57-44 road win over the Arizona State Sun Devils was the team’s biggest victory yet. On Friday night in Tempe, the Ducks (26-4, 15-2 Pac-12) guaranteed themselves at least a share of the Pac-12 title, …

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Preview: Oregon women’s basketball looks to clinch Pac-12 title in Arizona series

After a pair of thrilling overtime wins against USC and UCLA, Oregon women’s basketball is headed down to the desert to conclude the regular season against the Arizona schools. The Ducks (25-4, 14-2 Pac-12) are in the driver’s seat for a potential Pac-12 title — a pair of wins would …

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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 …

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Oregon women’s basketball hangs on in overtime to beat UCLA 101-94

After missing her first of two free throws down 90-89, Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu knew she was not going to let her team down. She nailed the second shot, and when the game went to overtime, her renewed competitive fire proved too much for the UCLA. Her 7 points in …

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With No. 8 Oregon’s win over No. 10 UCLA, the Ducks have one hand on the Pac-12 title

Coming into this weekend’s fixtures, Oregon women’s basketball had Monday night’s game against UCLA locked in its sights. Win or lose, there would be emotions after the game: The team would honor seniors Lexi Bando and Justine Hall during Senior Day ceremonies. Head coach Kelly Graves said it was arguably …

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Oregon up to No. 8 in AP top 25 ahead of matchup with No. 10 UCLA

After a thrilling double-overtime 80-74 win against USC on Friday night, Oregon jumped a spot to No. 8 in the latest AP top-25 poll. UCLA, Oregon State, and Stanford were all also ranked in the top-25, coming in at No. 10, No. 12, and No. 16 respectively. The Ducks have …

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Oregon women’s basketball hang on to beat USC 80-74 in double-overtime nail-biter

Fans who came to Oregon women’s basketball’s Friday night clash with USC in hopes of seeing a conventional, by-the-numbers game likely walked away disappointed. For those looking for thrilling basketball, the Ducks’ gritty, thrilling 80-74 win in double-overtime delivered in spades. The win comes at a critical moment for the …

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Turnovers mar Oregon’s thrilling double-overtime win

Oregon women’s basketball had the first possession of the game on Friday night. Sabrina Ionescu carried it up court and turned it over. USC went the other way to score a basket. Then, Satou Sabally had possession but gave it up. Once again, USC went down the court to score. …

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Top-10 matchup for No. 9 Oregon in store as LA schools come to town

Coming off a road sweep of the Washington schools, Oregon women’s basketball is back in Eugene for a two-game homestand against USC and UCLA. When the Ducks faced both teams in Los Angeles earlier this season, they edged both out in a pair of close games. With Pac-12 play quickly …

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Oregon women’s basketball stays at No. 9 in AP Poll

After sweeping the Washington schools on the road this past weekend, Oregon women’s basketball remained No. 9 in this week’s AP Top-25 Poll. The Ducks were led by Ruthy Hebard, who put up 59 points over the weekend on 25-of-27 shooting while also collecting 23 rebounds. Oregon’s win over Washington …

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Lexi Bando returns in Oregon’s 90-79 win over Washington State

Oregon women’s basketball completed the sweep of the Washington schools with a 90-79 win against the Washington State Cougars on Sunday. Ruthy Hebard followed up her 30 points and 14 rebounds performance against Washington with perfect 12-of-12 shooting on Sunday. She finished with 29 points and nine rebounds. Hebard and …

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Hebard carries Oregon women’s basketball in 76-63 victory over Washington

In the second half of Oregon’s loss to Stanford last weekend, Ruthy Hebard was held scoreless. On Friday night in Seattle she erupted for 30 points and 14 rebounds, boosting her team to a dominant 76-63 thumping of the Washington Huskies. The victory keeps the No. 9 Ducks (11-2 Pac-12) in …

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Oregon figuring out life without Lexi Bando

With six games remaining, Oregon women’s basketball is having one of its most successful season’s in school history. Currently in a three-way tie with the Stanford Cardinal and UCLA Bruins for first place, it is within reach of the first conference championship in nearly two decades. A big key to …

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AP Poll: Oregon remains in top-10 after loss to Stanford

Following a thumping win over No. 25 Cal on Thursday, Oregon lost to No. 24 Stanford on Sunday, but the then-No. 6 Ducks only dropped to No. 9 in Monday’s AP Top-25 poll. UCLA possesses the highest ranking of any Pac-12 school at No. 8. Oregon State is ranked No. …

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