Oregon Women’s Basketball defeated the Buffalo Bulls 102-82 at home on Sunday to move to 4-0 on the season. It was the Ducks second win over a 2018 tournament team after beating Syracuse last weekend. In fact, Buffalo is a team who made the Sweet 16 last season. Oregon really owned this game from the start behind their hot shooting. The Ducks finished shooting 55% from FG and 50% from three. Most impressively though, they made 34 of their 38 free throws, good for 89%. Ruthy Hebard was the most efficient shooter on the team, as she shot 8-of-9 from FG and 9-of-10 from FT, finishing with 25 points. Satou Sabally shot 7-of-11 for 20 points. Maite Cazorla and Erin Boley both added 15 points. Boley shot 5-of-8 from three. Sabrina Ionescu didn’t have her best game, as she committed seven turnovers and didn’t get her first field goal until the second half. Ionescu still managed to get her 12th career triple-double, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in 38 minutes. The biggest concern for the Ducks was their 19 turnovers in this matchup. Also, Buffalo guard Cierra Dillard went for 32 points on 10-of-24 shooting. All nine Oregon players played nine or more minutes, showing solid bench depth despite having limited players. Up next for the Ducks, they’ll go to the Saint Mary’s tournament in Moraga, CA. They’ll start action on November 23rd as they’ll face UC Riverside at 12:00 PM.
Game Story (by Mark Wang)
Head Coach Kelly Graves, Junior Guard Sabrina Ionescu, Junior Forward Ruthy Hebard