The Oregon Women’s Basketball team went on the road and took care of business in a big way with a complete game 83-30 win over Washington State.
Kelly Graves has been looking for a complete game from his team this season, and he got one against the Cougars. For a team that has struggled at times this season due to injuries, they have clearly turned to a corner and found some chemistry after a blowout win against a Washington State team that is playing over .500 ball this season.
Endyia Rogers led the Ducks with 17 points in the victory and has had several key moments this season including some buzzer-beating plays. Te-Hina Paopao finished with 14 points. Oregon shot better than 50 percent from the floor while holding Washington State to just 17 percent shooting from inside the paint for the game. The Ducks held the Cougars to single digits in three of four quarters allowing just 6 points in the first 10 minutes of the game on WSU’s home floor.
Oregon was efficient on offense with their best performance of the season that included 21 assists, eight steals, and six points. The Ducks would have won the game with just points in the paint outscoring Washington State inside 32-30 for the game. Sedona Prince had a solid performance shooting 5-for-6 on the night along with eight rebounds.
For a team that is fighting to get back some respect from some early season losses, the Ducks are in the best spot possible. The Ducks currently sit at 15-7 overall and are on the cusp of the top-five seeds of the NCAA Tournament if the seeding was announced today. They currently sit at seventh in the Net rankings which is the benchmark used to determine the NCAA Tournament seeding.
Oregon now has back-to-back games against Oregon State and will first head to Corvallis to take on the Beavers Friday night at 8 p.m. Pacific before facing OSU at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.