Ruthy Hebard scored 30 points, Sabrina Ionescu had 18 points and added another milestone to her amazing collegiate career as third-ranked Oregon defeated No. 7 UCLA 80-66 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two women’s teams in the Pac-12 Conference.
Ionescu — who also had eight assists and seven rebounds — joined former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot as the only players in NCAA history to have 2,000-plus points and 1,000-plus assists. Both played for Kelly Graves, who was at Gonzaga before coming to Oregon.
USC Sports Alissa Pili powers USC past No. 11 Oregon State USC Sports Alissa Pili powers USC past No. 11 Oregon State Alissa Pili scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season, and USC beat No. 11 Oregon State 72-66 on Friday night. Hebard had 10 points in the first quarter as the Ducks (23-2, 12-1 Pac-12) led throughout for their 11th straight win. The senior also had 17 rebounds for her 12th double-double this season and 51st of career.
Advertisement Michaela Onyenwere led UCLA (21-3, 10-3) with 23 points and Japreece Dean added 14. The Bruins missed 21 of their 23 3-point attempts.
Oregon scored the first seven points and was up 22-8 at the end of the first quarter as the Ducks went nine of 14 from the field while the Bruins were two of 17 and missed their first eight 3-point attempts.
The Ducks led 48-28 at halftime and extended their lead to 26 midway through the third quarter before the Bruins started to battle back. Onyenwere scored six during a run of 13 straight points late in the third and early in the fourth.
UCLA got within 74-64 late in the fourth quarter before Oregon scored six of the final eight points.
Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu is tied up by UCLA’s Lindsey Corsaro, right, during the second quarter of a game Feb. 14 at Pauley Pavilion. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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