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Social media recap: Oregon beats Stanford 77-57 in Pac-12 tourney title game, a first for the Ducks

Published on March 4, 2018

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SEATTLE – Led by a record-breaking performance from the Pac-12 Player of the Year Sabrina Ionescu, top-seeded Oregon (30-4) beat No. 2 seed Stanford 77-57 for the league’s tournament title Sunday night at KeyArena.

Ionescu, who set the single-game scoring record for a championship game with 36 points, propelled her team to victory over Stanford (22-10) aided by three other Ducks in double figures.

It was not an easy feat. Stanford took control early in the game, scoring first and holding a lead for several minutes. Oregon responded with and by the end of the first quarter had an 18-17 lead. After that, the Ducks never trailed again.

“We got off to kind of a tough start, but once we got our legs underneath us, I thought defensively we were on point,” Oregon head coach Kelly Graves said postgame. “That’s two games in a row here — actually three games, all three games in the tournament where I thought defensively we were terrific. The energy was great.”

The win gives Oregon an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

This post is part of the thread: 2017-18 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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