Oregon Ducks Notch 14th Straight Win Over Colorado With 59-Point Win

Oti Gildon gets back on Defense vs Colorado at Matthew Knight ArenaJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Oti Gildon gets back on Defense vs Colorado at Matthew Knight ArenaJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

An injured Colorado Buffaloes team struggled early as the Oregon Ducks put up a 59-point win on Sunday.

The Oregon Ducks opened the game with a clinic scoring the first 14 points not allowing a Colorado point. In the first five minutes, the Ducks were shooting 75 percent from the floor forcing a Buffaloes timeout with 5:09 left in the first quarter. Erin Boley was the only Duck that did not score out of the Oregon Starters in the opening five minutes. By halftime, it was not much better for Colorado.

In the first half, Oregon shot close to 70 percent and had 30 points in the paint compared to just 6 for Colorado. The Buffaloes had just 13 points on the scoreboard in the first half. It was clear that Sabrina Ionescu was back to her old self finishing the opening half with 6 points off 3 for 4 shooting. Maite Cazorla led the team with 16 points. Ionescu found four assists as the Ducks closed out the first 20 minutes with 8 assists.

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Colorado struggled with 10 turnovers. The Ducks took advantage to the tune of 17 points for a 54-13 lead at halftime.

The Buffaloes scored 9 points in the third quarter as Oregon continued to put up the points. The Ducks ended the quarter with a three from Sabrina Ionescu and a basket from Ruthy Hebard.

With just over six and a half minutes left in the game, Morgan Yeager hit a two-point shot followed by a three. Everyone for Oregon scored in the game as the Ducks went on a 7-0 run.

In the end, it was the Oregon Ducks largest win in their history, a 102-43 victory over Colorado, who was without several key players due to injury. Oregon now has an 11 game winning streak and remains undefeated in Pac-12 play.

Kelly Graves watched the Ducks score 30 points off 18 Colorado turnovers. Ruthy Hebard added another double-double on the season with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Every Duck that touched the ball scored. Satou Sabally finished with 15 points. Sabrina Ionescu hit key jump shots with 11 points. She showed her efficiency with seven assists.

Oregon heads to the Bay Area this week to face a Cal team on Friday that defeated a talented Stanford team on Sunday. The Ducks and Golden Bears meet Friday at 8 pm on Pac-12 Network.