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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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Highly-touted Satou Sabally quickly proving worth

At Pac-12 media day in mid-October, sophomore point guard Sabrina Ionescu was asked who would get the ball if Oregon needed a basketball late in a game. Ionescu, who beat No. 20 Cal last season on a last-second 3-pointer, did not respond with her own name. Instead, she said freshman …

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Win against Drake proves Oregon’s offensive power

After locking down CSUN on Friday night with a lights-out defensive effort, Oregon women’s basketball rode its offense to a 110-77 victory over Drake on Sunday in the second round of the Preseason WNIT Tournament. While the No. 11 Ducks offense was no slouch on offense in their Friday victory, …

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Sabrina Ionescu scores a triple-double in the Ducks 110-77 win over Drake

In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, Oregon’s star sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu grabbed a rebound. The crowd began to chant “triple-double.” “I don’t really try to look up too much at the stats,“ Ionescu said. “I knew I was somewhere close. I felt like I was impacting the game …

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Strong defensive effort carries Oregon to first win of season

Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves preached defensive performance to his team in the offseason. In their first game, a 91-43 win over the California State University, Northridge Matadors was any indication, his team is getting the message so far. “We’re so athletic and long,” sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu …

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Ducks demolish Cal State, Northridge 91-43 in season opener

Oregon women’s basketball kicked off its season with a 91-43 dismantling of California State University, Northridge in the first round of the WNIT Tournament on Friday night. The No. 11 Ducks (1-0) dominated in all phases of play, shooting 45 percent from the field while holding CSUN to 27 percent. …

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Nyara Sabally and Taylor Chavez sign with Oregon

Nyara Sabally and Taylor Chavez officially signed for Oregon women’s basketball on Wednesday. Sabally, the sister of Oregon freshman Satou Sabally, was named MVP of the FIBA U18 European Championships while playing for Germany this past year.  Chavez, a four-star recruit who is the No. 16-ranked point guard according to ESPN, …

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While looking to establish chemistry, Oregon rolls past Westmont 71-32

It’s no secret that the bar is set high for No. 11 Oregon entering the 2017-18 season. On Sunday, the Ducks began their quest to meet those expectations, defeating Westmont 71-32 in an exhibition. Even with the familiar faces from the 2017 Elite 8 leading the Ducks to an eventual …

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Oregon women’s basketball beats Portland State 88-60 in charity exhibition

During the women’s basketball exhibition game on Saturday, there was no score on the scoreboard. The focus wasn’t on who won the game; it was on helping others. Oregon women’s basketball hosted an early-morning charity exhibition against Portland State to raise money for wildfire relief through the American Red Cross. …

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Oregon women’s basketball picked 11th in USA Today Coaches Poll

After a run to the Elite Eight in last year’s NCAA Tournament, Oregon women’s basketball enters the 2017-18 season as the No. 11 team in the country, according to USA Today’s Preseason Coaches Poll. The Ducks, who return all five starters, received 479 votes in the poll without any first-place votes. …

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Oregon women’s basketball picked second in Pac-12 preseason coaches poll

After a run to the Elite Eight in 2017 NCAA Tournament, Oregon women’s basketball was picked to finish second with Stanford in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll. The Ducks and Cardinal both received 108 points and three first-place votes each while UCLA topped the poll with seven first-place votes. This …

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Former Oregon forward Lauren Yearwood transferring to Santa Clara

Former Oregon Ducks forward Lauren Yearwood will enroll at Santa Clara, she shared on social media Tuesday night. Yearwood asked for — and was granted — her release in April. The sophomore must sit out one year per NCAA rules before she’s eligible to play in 2017-18 as a junior. …

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