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Oregon Women's Basketball Predicted To Finish 1st in Pac-12; OSU Picked For 3rd


College basketball season is fast approaching and polls released Monday have local women’s teams faring well this year.

For the third straight year, Oregon was voted the preseason favorite to win the upcoming Pac-12 title. The back to back regular season champion Ducks garnered a maximum number of first place votes in the Pac-12 Coaches Poll. Last year's tournament champions, Stanford, was picked to finish second, with Oregon State predicted to take 3rd.

Coming off the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Women’s Final Four, the Ducks welcome back Wade Trophy and Wooden Award winner and senior Sabrina Ionescu. She’ll lead a squad that returns four starters from last season’s team. Oregon kicks off their season with a home match vs. Northeastern on November 11th.

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Beaver's teammates celebrate in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

The Beavers have the majority of their squad back, including its four starters. OSU is coming off its sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fourth year in a row. Oregon State’s first match is in Corvallis against UC Irvine on November 9th.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.