Pac-12 Tournament: Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon Ducks Survive OT vs UCLA Bruins

Sabrina Ionescu talks with the media before the NCAA Tournament.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Sabrina Ionescu talks with the media before the NCAA Tournament.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

It was a game that saw both sides reclaim the lead throughout and in the end, it took overtime for the Oregon Ducks to move to the Championship game after an Overtime win vs UCLA.

Erin Boley gave up what could have been the game losing foul in the final seconds of regulation, but the UCLA Bruins missed the first free throw, making the second that tied the game sending it

to overtime.

Four Oregon Ducks scored in double figures led by Ruthy Hebard who had another monster night inside the paint. She finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds for another double-double. Oregon had 42 points in the paint for the game. Points in the paint are also what kept the Bruins close finishing with 39 points inside.

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Sabrina Ionescu found her efficiency in free throws after shooting just 4 of 19 from the floor. She finished with 18 points and 6 assists. Satou Sabally went down hard Friday vs Arizona and came through with 9 points.

Oregon shot 46 percent from the floor and both teams finished with 10 turnovers. Morgan Yeager was efficient off the bench finishing with 9 points. Odi Gildon saw limited minutes but did not score. Taylor Chavez is out with an injury and Yeager showed she can step up. The Ducks may need more of that heading into the postseason. It is not known how long Chavez will miss.

Now, the real test begins. Can the Oregon Ducks use their momentum and win the third game in three days. It is something that is rare with any college basketball program but will be a good test for this team heading into the NCAA Tournament.

The Oregon Ducks will battle Stanford for the Pac-12 Championship and the possibility of a number one seed for the NCAA Tournament on Monday. Tipoff is set for 5 pm Pacific Time on ESPN2.