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Oregon Women's Basketball

Oregon WBB Win Pac-12 Tournament

March 8, 2020

If all you do is go and look at the final score, you would never believe Stanford actually led this game 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. But then the second quarter happened and Oregon never look back.

Sabrina Ionescu was held scoreless in the first quarter against Stanford. But she woke up in the second quarter scoring some big buckets and sparking a huge 29-9 run by the Ducks. Going into halftime with a 43-26 lead, it looked like Stanford would have to rally the troops in the locker room to have any hopes in this one.

Not known for her offensive presence often, Minyon Moore caught fire and helped Oregon put the Cardinal away in the second and third quarters. The senior would finish with 21 points en route to her biggest game as a Duck.

After her slow start to the game, Ionescu would once again fill up the stat sheet with 20 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds. Falling just short of a triple-double. 

Senior Ruthy Hebard would once again shine for the Ducks. Oregon’s star ‘big’ would lead all scorers with 24 points and 7 rebounds.

As much as we like to applaud the Oregon offense, they held Stanford to only 39 point through three quarters. Oregon forced 15 turnovers which would be in large part to the Ducks being active in the steal department. Oregon would record 9 steals as a team and really limited Stanford from getting into any rhythm offensively.

Oregon would put away Stanford by a final score of 89-56. Sarbina Ionescu would be named player of the tournament while Ruthy Hebard was added to the Pac-12 All-tournament team. 

Oregon will now await final seeding in the NCAA tournament to determine its next opponent.

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