After starting Pac-12 play with three straight losses, the Duck women seem to have found their rhythm. Coming off a weekend sweep of the Arizona schools, Oregon is hopeful their season has turned around.
Oregon is now 11-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play. Hosting Arizona State on Friday, the Ducks collected their first conference win, topping the Sun Devils 65-53.
Chance Gray led the team on the offensive front with 22 points and 4 assists. Gray’s points were added to by forward Grace VanSlooten and center Phillipina Kyei who had 19 and 14 points respectively.
While fellow starter Sofia Bell struggled to find her shot, finishing with 0 points, she brought in 8 rebounds for the Ducks, five of them on the defensive board.
Up next, Oregon played host to the Arizona Wildcats and were once again in control of their destiny. The Ducks eked by Arizona, winning 70-68 on Sunday afternoon.
VanSlooten repeated her scoring prowess with 19 points, followed by Gray and Kyei who each had 13 points. Kyei also dominated the defensive glass, bringing down nine of the Wildcats’ missed shots while grabbing three rebounds on offense.
Following their two-win weekend, Oregon has a four-day break before they travel to Stanford to face a tough opponent, the No. 8 Cardinal on Friday. Stanford is currently 10-0 at home and 15-2 overall. The Cardinal most recently played the No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes and lost 59-71.
The Ducks will stay in California for the weekend to play the Cal Golden Bears on Sunday.
More Oregon Ducks news:
Dan Lanning has continued to rack up a phenomenal 2024 recruiting class. Beyond his top-five group from national signing day, Lanning has not taken his foot off the gas.
Lanning has also received commitments from wideout Cruz Rushing, formerly at Arizona and brother to Oregon’s OL Elijah Rushing. The safety was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.
The Ducks are one of the top teams keying for Jabbar Muhammad, former-Washington defensive back. Muhammad has reportedly also met with coaches from Alabama and Texas.
The men’s basketball team continued their conference dominance over the weekend, taking down Cal on Saturday in an 80-73 victory over the Golden Bears. The Ducks stay at the top of the conference standings as the only undefeated team in Pac-12 play.
Oregon will face the Colorado Buffaloes on the road this Thursday.
More college sports news:
The University of Washington named Arizona’s Jedd Fisch as the football team’s new head coach. Fisch had a 16-21 record at Arizona, finishing the 2023 season at 10-3 with a win in the Alamo Bowl.
Replacing Fisch will be San Jose State’s Brent Brennan. While in San Jose, Brennan went 34-48 over his seven years with the team and lost in his three bowl appearances, one of those losses coming to Arizona in 2020.
These coaching moves open up a 30-day transfer portal for any players who want to make a move from these two rosters.