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Ducks lose first of the year in conference opener against UCLA, 80-69

Jillian Alleyne posted her 28th straight double-double with 25 points and 16 rebounds, but a strong third quarter from No. 21 UCLA led to Oregon’s first loss the of the season, 80-69 in Los Angeles. UCLA outscored the Ducks 28-12 in the third quarter after Oregon had a 39-35 lead at …

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Oregon women’s basketball brings undefeated record into Pac-12 play

Each time Oregon head coach Kelly Graves and his staff debriefed Oregon’s 11 nonconference wins, they made sure to point to the beginning of conference play. Against the Pac-12’s elite competition, they said, they couldn’t afford to make the same mistakes. “We’ve been really, really setting our sights on this weekend,” …

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Ducks pull past Seattle in second half, remain undefeated

Regardless of how it came about, Oregon’s women basketball stayed perfect with a home win over Seattle on Monday night. “Defensively, we didn’t have a whole lot of energy in the first quarter but I was happy with how we turned it around,” Oregon head coach Kelly Graves said. “Overall, I …

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Oregon’s Maite Cazorla honored as Pac-12 freshman of the week

After posting averages of 15.5 points and 9.5 assists last week, Oregon freshman Maite Cazorla was named Pac-12 freshman of the week Monday morning, her first career conference honor. Cazorla ranks No. 4 nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.18) and No. 7 in assists per game (7.1). She had 19 total …

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Oregon women’s basketball dominates Portland State to stay perfect on the season

Oregon senior Jillian Alleyne scored the Ducks’ first two points on free throws 20 seconds into the game and the onslaught was on. Alleyne led Oregon with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Maite Cazorla added 16 points, 12 assists and seven steals to help lead Oregon (10-0) past Portland …

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Oregon remains unbeaten after win over UC Riverside

Oregon had five players score in double-digits, led by a double-double from Jillian Alleyne with 25 points and 17 rebounds, and the Ducks held off UC Riverside 95-81 on Tuesday. Alleyne’s double-double was her 25th straight for the Ducks, who remain unbeaten at 9-0. But you wouldn’t have thought that …

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Kat Cooper’s spark off the bench gives Ducks a versatile option

When she played on the other side of the country at Boston College, it was rare for Kat Cooper to look up into the stands and see her family. Their support was unquestioned, but the time change made it tricky. Cooper kept in touch with Oregon guard Lexi Petersen, who she knew while growing up. They played …

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Oregon remains perfect with 93-52 rout of Portland

Led by the trio of Lexi Petersen, Maite Cazorla, and Jillian Alleyne, the Ducks continued to do what they have done all season: win. On Saturday afternoon, those three players combined for 56 of Oregon’s 93 points as they improved to 8-0 on the season, with a 93-52 demolition of …

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With a larger supporting cast, Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne feels less pressure on the court

After Jillian Alleyne’s double-double streak ended last season, Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves said he thought she was feeling some pressure to keep it going. He said Alleyne could start a new one, no big deal. That’s exactly what she did. It was 21 straight last season. This season, it’s …

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Oregon rides wave of confidence into game against Portland

When Oregon head coach Kelly Graves put together his nonconference schedule for the 2015-2016 season, he hoped it would bring confidence riding in to Pac-12 play. Oregon (7-0) continues its 10-game home stand Saturday against Portland (2 p.m., Pac-12 live stream). Oregon’s perfect mark is the program’s best start since the …

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