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Oregon state sees its women's teams rise to elite status

Feb. 19, 2019 7:17 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Two ranked teams, two intense rivalry games and two raucous sellouts: Women's college basketball is enjoying a renaissance in the Pacific Northwest where Oregon and Oregon State are among the nation's elite teams again this season. Oregon (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) is ranked No. 2 in this...

No. 12 Oregon State holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62

Feb. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The outcome of that first game against the Ducks didn't sit so well with the Beavers. Following a loss to Oregon in Eugene on Friday night, Aleah Goodman had 22 points and No. 12 Oregon State snapped the No. 2 Ducks' 17-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory before a sellout crowd...

Ionescu scores 29, No. 3 Oregon beats No. 9 Oregon St 77-68

Feb. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Even on a night where she had 29 points in a rivalry game against Oregon State, Sabrina Ionescu picked apart her performance. Ever the perfectionist, Ionescu added nine assists and five rebounds for No. 3 Oregon in a 77-68 victory over the ninth-ranked Beavers for the Ducks' 17th...

Ionescu helps No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon St 77-68

Feb. 15, 2019 11:44 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 29 points and nine assists, and No. 3 Oregon beat No. 9 Oregon State 77-68 Friday night for its 17th straight win. Ruthy Hebard added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks (24-1, 13-0 Pac-12), who have the longest active winning streak in the nation. Oregon...

Oregon parts ways with defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt

Feb. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have mutually parted ways. The two sides reached a financial settlement that will pay Leavitt $2.5 million, funded by private sources over multiple years, Oregon announced Thursday. The settlement would be less if he gets a new job. Leavitt...

Stanford University track picked to host Diamond League meet

Feb. 13, 2019 9:26 AM EST

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says Stanford University in California will host the only American stop on track and field's Diamond League circuit this season. The Prefontaine Classic will be moved from Eugene, Oregon, this season because Hayward Field is being renovated to host the 2021 world championships. The...

Pritchard scores 20 as Oregon beats Stanford 69-46

Feb. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford knew exactly who the masked man was at the center of Oregon's defense. Yet it still didn't matter, as Kenny Wooten blocked more shots than the Cardinal made for most of the first half. "We were very clear on who he was and what he did," Stanford coach Jerod Haase said, "but we...

Pritchard scores 20, Oregon hands Cal 11th straight loss

Feb. 7, 2019 1:17 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For one game at least, all was well in the basketball world for Oregon's Payton Pritchard. The result was the second career double-double for the last remaining Duck from the Final Four run two years ago. Pritchard had 20 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help Oregon outlast...

Hebard hits all 10 shots, No. 4 Oregon routs Colorado 102-43

Feb. 3, 2019 6:27 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon treated its scouting report on struggling Colorado as anything but a matchup of first vs. worst in the Pac-12. And it didn't take long for the Ducks to put their game plan into action. Ruthy Hebard made all 10 of her shots and scored 24 points as No. 4 Oregon routed Colorado...

No. 4 Oregon closes strong, beats No. 14 Utah 87-65

Feb. 2, 2019 1:42 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lost the lead early in Friday's game against Utah, Ducks coach Kelly Graves turned to his driving force through the first half of the Pac-12 season. And it wasn't long before Satou Sabally had Oregon back on track. Sabally scored 13 of her 20 points in a four-minute span of...