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Ionescu, Hebard earn guard and power forward of the year awards

The list of accolades keep coming for sophomores Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2018 Naismith Starting Five today. Ionescu received the Nancy Lieberman National Point Guard of the Year Award, while Hebard took home the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quick Hits: Oregon football hires new head coach, women’s basketball annihilates Portland

Despite not making a postseason bowl game, the Oregon football team continues to lead the headlines with the hire of a new head coach. — Oregon athletic Director Rob Mullens announced on Wednesday that University of South Florida’s Willie Taggart was hired as the Duck’s head football coach. Taggart held …

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