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The top eight players in Friday night’s WNBA Draft included Oregon’s “Big Three”, Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally, and Ruthy Hebard. The draft was held in New York, with players taking part remotely.

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Oregon women’s basketball’s “Big Three” are looking forward to Friday’s WNBA draft. After winning the Pac-12 Championship, the Ducks hopes for a national title were dashed when the NCAA Tournament was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns.

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The Track and Field World Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene will happen a little less than a year later than planned. Oregon21 has announced, along with a name change to Oregon22, the international track and field event will take place July 15th to 24th, 2022. 

 

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Major accolades continue to pile on for some of the University of Oregon’s star athletes.

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The International Olympic Committee announced Monday the Tokyo games will open July 23rd, 2021. With that pin in the calendar, a timeline for the Track and Field Olympic trials and the World Championships in Eugene can begin to take form. 


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Track and field Olympic team trials will likely still take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, just not this year. The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday the Tokyo Olympics will be delayed to summer 2021 at the latest, due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu was unanimously selected as the AP women’s National Player of the Year on Monday. Ionescu is the first Duck to ever win the award, and only the second ever recipient to be selected unanimously.

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Dick Pound, a Canadian member of the International Olympic Committee told NPR Monday he thinks the Tokyo Games will be postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, likely until 2021. Pound said the committee will take four weeks to work through the details, some of which impact Eugene and the region.

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The University of Oregon women’s basketball team is lamenting the sudden end to the post-season.

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On Thursday, the NCAA announced plans to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, known as March Madness. This, a day after the organization released a statement indicating the games would go on, but without fans in attendance.

In a statement, the NCAA indicated the decision was “based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat.” They added the move is meant to “ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic.”

 

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Oregon women’s basketball won their second Pac-12 Tournament title in the last three years, rolling past Stanford in the championship game in Las Vegas on Sunday. The Ducks' 89-56 victory was their 19th straight win.

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It’s on to the Pac-12 Championship game for Oregon Women’s basketball after their semi-final win over Arizona on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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The top-seeded Oregon Women’s Basketball team is set to face No. 8 Utah on Friday in the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. The Ducks are coming off victories at home last weekend where they won the regular season championship for a third year in a row.

Lost But Not Forgotten #24

Mar 5, 2020
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The Number 3 University of Oregon women’s basketball team marches to the PAC-12 tournament Friday. Team star Sabrina Ionesco’s basketball IQ resembles another great, Bev Smith. Smith, a two-time All-American, was so successful the U of O retired her number 24, in 1982. Now that number is on another player’s uniform, forward Ruthy Hebard.  


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The Pac-12 champion and third-ranked University of Oregon Women’s basketball team closed out their regular season with a win over Washington at home in front of a sold out Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday. 

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No. 3 Oregon clinched their third straight outright Pac-12 championship on Friday night with their 88-57 win over Washington State in front of a sellout crowd at Matthew Knight Arena.

Ruthy Hebard had 28 points and 14 rebounds for her 15th double-double, and the 54th of her career. Satou Sabally added 22 for the Ducks before she left the game in the 3rd quarter with an apparent ankle injury.

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The No. 3 University of Oregon's Women's basketball team is ready for the final round of Pac-12 play. This weekend's Senior Day will be especially celebratory.

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University of Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu made history Monday night at Stanford. She became the first player - male or female - in NCAA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds.

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A bill that would help fund the 2021 World Track and Field Championships in Eugene narrowly passed the Oregon House Friday. It would keep the state’s transient lodging tax at its current rate of 1.8 percent. Proceeds would go to Travel Oregon and are meant to help with the event.

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No. 9 Oregon State fell in overtime, 65-58, to No. 12 Arizona in Corvallis on Sunday. The Beavers' Mikayla Pivec had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

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It was another full house at sold out Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, and another Duck win as No. 3 Oregon defeated No.19 Arizona State, 79-48, in front of 12,364 fans. 

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Zach Reichle hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch and Oregon State overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat No. 14 Oregon 63-53.

It was the third consecutive win for Oregon State in the 353rd edition of the Civil War, which is the most contested rivalry in college basketball.

Oregon State (14-9, 4-7 Pac-12) hit six consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the win. Ethan Thompson led the Beavers with 15 points. Kylor Kelley added 14 points and leading scorer Tres Tinkle had 13.

Payton Pritchard led the Ducks (18-6, 7-4 Pac-12) with 16 points.

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Sabrina Ionescu earned her 24th career triple-double Friday night as No. 3 Oregon dominated No. 12 Arizona at Matthew Knight Arena. Ionescu had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, extending her lead as the all-time triple-double leader in NCAA history in the 85-52 win.

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Last weekend, a steel crown was lifted above the 10th floor of the tower at Hayward Field in Eugene. While work on the tower is visible from several blocks away, much more is happening inside.


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It was all Ducks on Monday night in what was billed to be one of their toughest battles so far this season. Ruthy Hebard had 22 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 3 Oregon beat fourth-ranked Connecticut 74-56, handing the Huskies their first loss on campus in seven years.

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In PAC-12 basketball on Saturday, Sabrina Ionescu had 24 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the No. 3 Oregon ducks over the Colorado Buffaloes (17-7) 101-53.

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In Salt Lake City, Satou Sabally scored 23 points and Ruthy Hebard added 21 points to lead No. 3 Oregon to a 90-63 victory over Utah. 

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It might be considered a rivalry, but the Civil War series between the Oregon and Oregon State women’s basketball teams is a celebration of Oregon as a whole. That was part of the message from Ducks coach Kelly Graves after his team topped the Beavers 76-64 on Friday night in a sold-out Matthew Knight Arena.

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In a highly anticipated match up, No. 4 Oregon topped No. 7 Oregon State 76-64 Friday night in the first of two Civil War games to be played in less than 48 hours.

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“The Hottest Player in College Basketball is Named Sabrina.” That was the headline for an article this week in the Wall Street Journal, detailing the rise of Oregon point guard and women’s college basketball National Player of the Week, Sabrina Ionescu.

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