On Sunday afternoon, Oregon defeated Oregon State 66-57 in a hard-fought game at Gill Coliseum. Oregon jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead before Oregon State fought back to contest the Ducks throughout the first half. At the break, Oregon State led Oregon 37-34. Oregon made glaring adjustments during intermission, as the Ducks held the Beavers to just 8 points on 20% shooting in the third quarter. This dominant display of defense continued in the fourth quarter, as the Ducks allowed just 12 points, giving up just 20 points in the second half. Offensively, Oregon dominated this game inside in the second half. Satou Sabally (16 points, 9 rebounds), Sabrina Ionescu (19 points, 8 rebounds), and Ruthy Hebard (13 points, 14 rebounds) came up big for Oregon in the second half in multiple facets. As a team, the Ducks out-rebounded the Beavers (40-31) and dominated Oregon State on the offensive glass (15-8). For Oregon State, Mikayla Pivec (20 points, 12 rebounds) led the way, but she was the only OSU player in double-digits. With the win, #4 Oregon moves to 17-2 on the season and 7-1 in conference play. Oregon will travel to the mountain schools next weekend starting with a matchup against Utah on Thursday, January 30th. 7 of Oregon’s next 9 games will be on the road.
Game Story (by Bill Braker)
Head Coach Kelly Graves