Oregon Ducks news: MBB drops crucial game, track team sets records, more

Catch up on the past 48 hours of Oregon sports including a disappointing loss for men's basketball, an incredible weekend for track and field, and more.
Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard drives the ball up the court as the Oregon Ducks host Washington State.
Oregon guard Jermaine Couisnard drives the ball up the court as the Oregon Ducks host Washington State. / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

The Ducks were tied with Washington State for second place in the Pac-12 and they hosted the Cougars on Saturday afternoon.

Despite Jermaine Couisnard and N’Faly Dante’s 31 combined points, Oregon couldn’t contain the Cougs. In a low-scoring, defensively focused game, Washington State is heading home with the 62-56 victory.

Wazzu outscored Oregon 4-0 in the final 46 seconds of the game to clinch the win.

With this loss, the Ducks fell to third in the conference. The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Colorado Buffaloes later Saturday evening to stay atop the Pac-12.

Oregon will play Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday for the two teams’ penultimate regular season conference matchup.

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The track and field team flew to Boston and Albuquerque for the weekend where personal bests, season bests, and some national records were set. 

On Saturday, the women’s 4x400 relay – including Shana Grebo, Ella Clayton, Katriina Wright, and Shaniya Hall – are bringing home gold after running a 3:31.34 to set the team’s season best.

Earlier that day, Clayton had set a personal best in the open 400-meter with a time of 52.41 seconds.

PJ Ize-Iyamu and Rodrick Pleasant both earned PBs in the 60-meter dash.

Sergio Del Barrio broke the U20 Spanish national record in the mile with a time of 4:02.84 and Silan Ayyildiz broke her own Turkish national record for the indoor mile in 4:30.38. 

In New Mexico, the Ducks were competing in the Don Kirby Invitational and in Massachusetts, Oregon was taking part in the Eagle Elite Invitational. 

At both meets, Oregon dominated in true Tracktown fashion and is coming home with quite a few pieces of hardware.

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Geno Auriemma is just two wins away from tying Mike Krzyzewski's all-time wins record. Auriemma is currently at third in the rankings behind Tara VanDerveer (1,207) and Krzyzewski (1,202).

UConn – who has boasted the likes of Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Breanna Stewart – has current college women's basketball phenom Paige Bueckers. However, Bueckers and teammates couldn't clinch win 1,201 for Auriemma as they visited the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks.

The Gamecocks are led by yet another historic coach, Dawn Staley. She has been named the National Coach of the Year ahead of her fellow coaches.

Now is truly an momentous time for women's sports and specifically women's college ball.

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