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Ducks handily defeat outmatched SOU

Jack Hunter Oregon women’s basketball head coach Paul Westhead debuted his fast-breaking, fast-paced offensive style to 1,692 eager fans in the Ducks’ exhibition game against Southern Oregon on Tuesday. Forty minutes after tip-off, the Ducks had spent the majority of possessions in the half court. Specifically, their half of the …

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Shifting into high gear

Tristan Coolen Oregon women’s basketball head coach Paul Westhead was asked at last week’s media day how long, in his estimation, it would take the Ducks’ current players to fully adjust to his fast-breaking offensive system.  “A day, a week, (or) a lifetime,” Westhead said. “It’s really hard to predict. …

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Oregon wants quick transition on court, sideline

Jack Hunter Oregon women’s basketball head coach Paul Westhead saw the media day introductions fitting. After welcoming members of the media and speaking briefly about his goals for the season — namely, playing fast and exciting basketball — his players introduced themselves. School year, position, name. Down the line. Quick …

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Q & A with women’s basketball walk-on Laura Stanulis

Jack Hunter At Oregon’s women’s basketball media day, freshman guard Laura Stanulis wore a No. 15 Ducks jersey without a name on the back. (She’s listed as No. 3 in the Oregon roster.) No matter — her teammates and coaches know who she is. The 5-foot-9-inch guard, formally added to …

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Westhead, Ducks believe in fresh start after tough season

Sophomore Amanda Johnson sat outside McArthur Court on Thursday in a gray Oregon sweatshirt and white, baggy basketball shorts. The sleeves were rolled up to her elbows, revealing a single word written on her right wrist in blue ballpoint pen, as a reminder. Believe.

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