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Turnovers clip Ducks’ wings in loss to Stanford

On Oregon’s second-to-last possession on Sunday, Ruthy Hebard turned the ball over to Stanford’s Marta Sniezek. The Cardinal would score on the ensuing play. It was a fitting conclusion to a game in which the Ducks struggled mightily with ball control, turning the rock over 16 times. In contrast, Stanford …

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Brittany McPhee’s marvelous second half downs Oregon 78-65

At halftime of the game against No. 25 Stanford, No. 6 Oregon, which led 41-32, knew what to expect in the second half. “We actually called that at halftime,” Oregon head coach Kelly Graves said. “We said, ‘No. 12 is gonna come out ‘cause she didn’t do much in the …

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Oregon owns the paint in win over No. 25 Cal

Sabrina Ionescu screamed in triumph after making an and-1 layup off an offensive rebound by Ruthy Hebard. Oregon was in the middle of a 13-2 run and had just extended its lead 37-23 over No. 25 Cal. Ionescu had her fingerprints all over No. 6 Oregon’s 91-54 win against the Bears …

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Ducks rout California in 91-54 win

For one quarter, the Friday night clash between the No. 6 Oregon Ducks and No. 25 California Golden Bears looked like what you’d expect of a conference matchup of ranked teams. It was an ugly, defensive period of play, and neither team seemed able to gain an edge. By the …

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No. 6 Oregon gears up for homestand against Cal and Stanford

The No. 6 Ducks begin the final month of the regular season with two games against ranked opponents, the No. 25 California Golden Bears and No. 24 Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon head coach Kelly Graves announced that Lexi Bando, who has been out since Jan. 19, will …

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AP Poll: Oregon women’s basketball moves up to No. 6 in latest rankings

The Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team moved up one spot to No. 6 in the Associated Press poll, announced on Monday. Oregon beat Colorado on Friday and Utah on Sunday to complete the sweep of the mountain schools and maintain its first place lead in the conference standings. Sophomore guard …

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Ionescu triple-double leads Oregon to 84-68 win over Utah

Sabrina Ionescu picked up her ninth career triple-double as the Oregon women’s basketball team completed the road sweep of the mountain schools after its 84-68 win over the Utah Utes on Sunday. The Ducks improve to 20-4 and 9-1 in the Pac-12. Ionescu finished the game with 19 points, 13 …

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Maite Cazorla injured in Oregon’s 74-55 win over the Colorado Buffaloes

Coming off an emotional Civil War win against the Oregon State Beavers, the No. 7 Oregon Ducks picked up a 74-55 road victory against the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday night in Boulder, Colorado. With the win, Oregon improved to 19-4 and 8-1 in the Pac-12. It’s Colorado’s fifth loss in …

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No. 7 Oregon gears up for visit to Colorado and Utah without Bando

Following Sunday’s victory when the No. 7 Oregon women’s basketball team ended its 14-game Civil War losing streak to the rival Oregon State Beavers, the Ducks now hit the road for games against the Colorado Buffaloes (11-8, 2-6) and Utah Utes (14-5, 5-3) this weekend. On Wednesday, head coach Kelly …

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Ducks remain No. 7 ranking in AP Poll

For the second consecutive week, Oregon’s women’s basketball team was ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll despite the team’s first Pac-12 loss of the season on Friday at Oregon State. The Ducks won the return game on Sunday to break the Beavers’ 14-game win streak. Oregon (18-3, Pac-12 7-1) …

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In Bando’s absence, McGwire comes up big to beat Beavers

With 28 seconds left in the game, fans at Matthew Knight Arena rose to their feet and applauded Mallory McGwire as she headed to the bench after fouling out. The sophomore forward earned the crowd’s appreciation after posting 14 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes. McGwire’s all-around play helped …

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Ducks soar in 75-63 win over Oregon State to snap Civil War losing streak

After a tough overtime loss to the Oregon State Beavers on Friday, Oregon women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves didn’t mince words. He wanted to beat the Beavers. On Sunday night, in front of a crowd of 7,249 at Matthew Knight Arena, the Ducks granted their coach’s wish with a dominating, …

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Oti Gildon: More than just a role player

When Oti Gildon came to the University of Oregon to play basketball in 2015, she was the highest-rated player to ever commit to the Ducks’ women’s basketball team. ESPN rated her as a five-star player, and the No. 37 recruit in the entire country. She was a star in high …

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Oregon women’s basketball suffers 14th consecutive Civil War loss

It took overtime, but the Civil War losing streak was pushed to 14 games for Oregon women’s basketball in its 85-79 loss to the Oregon State Beavers on Friday night at Gill Coliseum.    With Oregon down four points with 40.7 seconds left in overtime, Sabrina Ionescu was fouled on …

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Lexi Bando out indefinitely with leg injury

Lexi Bando is out indefinitely with a leg injury, Oregon announced on Friday. The shooting guard will miss the No. 7 Ducks’ weekend series against No. 18 Oregon State. Bando, the lone senior in the Ducks starting lineup, is averaging 10.5 points per game in 25 minutes per game. The Ducks …

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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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