Women’s Basketball

Update: Chloe Stiles dismissed from Oregon women’s basketball team

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2:33 pm.

Oregon junior guard Chloe Stiles has been dismissed from the Oregon women’s basketball program, Stiles said in an email sent to the Emerald. She said that her removal from the team coincided with a failed random drug test. She also said in the email that the coaching staff told her she was disloyal and that they had issues with […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Chloe Stiles no longer with program

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 11:56 pm.

Editor’s Note: A previous headline of this article reflected that Stiles left the team. The Oregon Athletic Department said that she was no longer a part of the program, but did not specify why. Stiles has since confirmed that she was dismissed from the team.  Oregon junior guard Chloe Stiles is no longer with the Oregon women’s basketball […]

Katelyn Loper welcomes scheme change in the UO basketball team

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 11:52 am.

When Katelyn Loper told her high school coach Chris Johnson that she was excited to play defense, all he could do was chuckle. In high school, Loper liked to shoot from the three-point line. To this day, she is Post Falls High School’s all-time scoring leader. But she had never been defensive-minded. Under Oregon head coach Kelly Graves, […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks rally late to force overtime, but fall to Arizona 81-78

By on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2:55 pm.

Arizona’s Charise Holloway drained a three-pointer with 8.5 seconds left in overtime to beat Oregon women’s basketball, 81-78, in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Tucson, Arizona. Lexi Bando finished with 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Katelyn Loper tallied 16 points while Amanda Delgado finished with 13 points. Jillian Alleyne tallied a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks fall flat in second half, fall to No. 13 Arizona State 70-58

By on Friday, Jan. 23 at 1:01 pm.

The Ducks gave No. 13 Arizona State all it could handle in the first half. However, the Sun Devils outscored Oregon 45-31 in the second half to pull out a 70-58 win Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Tempe, Arizona. The Ducks fall to 8-10 (1-6 Pac-12) while ASU moves to 18-1 (7-0) continuing its […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks head to Arizona in hopes of snapping losing streak

By on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6:23 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball fans will be treated to the season’s only early-morning game on Friday. The Ducks (8-9, 1-5 Pac-12) will tip-off against No. 13 Arizona State at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. MST) on Pac-12 Networks, looking to snap a four-game losing streak. “They defend,” head coach Kelly Graves said of ASU (17-1, 6-0 Pac-12) […]

A backpack holds hope for Kelly Graves and Oregon women’s basketball

By on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 4:52 pm.

There’s no shortage of backpacks in the Ducks women’s basketball locker room in Matthew Knight Arena. But one has a unique purpose. Just below the team’s television, a backpack hangs on the wall—put there by first-year Oregon head coach Kelly Graves. It’s a place for players and coaches to place meaningful mementos throughout the season—perhaps […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks rally late against Wazzu but fall 79-76

By on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 11:05 pm.

Oregon turned up the effort Sunday afternoon, but couldn’t pull out the win. The Ducks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to give themselves a chance to win, but fell short in the final minutes, losing to Washington State 79-76 on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon is now 8-9 (1-5 Pac-12) while WSU improves to 11-6 […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Janitah Iamaleava leaves team

By on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 11:22 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball center Janitah Iamaleava has left the team, head coach Kelly Graves announced after Sunday’s 79-76 loss to Washington State. “She’s taking the time to just kind of concentrate on things outside of basketball,” Graves said. Graves said her decision to leave is permanent. She was not on the bench during Oregon’s loss […]

Ducks reflect on impact of being role models on Girls and Women in Sports Day

By on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 8:51 am.

Perhaps nobody on the current Oregon women’s basketball team looked up to Kelly Graves and his Gonzaga team growing up quite like Katelyn Loper.  As a young girl in Post Falls, Idaho, Loper oftentimes made the 25-mile trip to Spokane, where Graves coached for 14 years before taking the Oregon job last spring.  Attending Graves’ camps […]

Oregon women’s basketball defeated 91-69, Huskie’s Kelsey Plum nets 35

By on Friday, Jan. 16 at 10:49 pm.

Matthew Knight Arena is used to seeing big performances out of a Plum, but not so much in the opposing team’s colors. Oregon (8-8, 1-4 Pac-12) fell 91-69 against Washington (14-3, 3-2 Pac-12) Friday night in a women’s basketball showdown, thanks in large part to the Huskies’ Kelsey Plum, younger sister of former Duck volleyball […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ruth Hamblin and Jillian Alleyne show why they are two rising stars

By on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 1:12 pm.

Even if it wasn’t the result first-year Oregon coach Kelly Graves wanted in his first Civil War weekend, women’s college basketball fans were treated to a show of Pac-12 stars in Oregon State’s Ruth Hamblin and Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne. In Oregon State’s 77-48 win over Oregon on Sunday, Jillian Alleyne posted her 54th career double-double with 16 […]

Oregon women’s basketball swept by No. 11 Oregon State

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8:49 pm.

The word of the day for Oregon women’s basketball was ‘sweep’ after the Ducks lost the second game in just three days against in-state rival No. 11 Oregon State. Oregon fell Sunday 77-48 within the friendly confines of Matthew Knight Arena. “They have a tremendous basketball program, they are every bit deserving of their ranking,” […]

Oregon State’s Gill Coliseum: History and nostalgia enhance basketball experience

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 9:55 pm.

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Before the opening tip of the women’s basketball Civil War showdown between Oregon and Oregon State Friday night, the court announcer used the phrase “legendary Gill Coliseum” — an apt description for a special place. Gill is an old building, not antiquated but rather something that has endured the pressure to change. […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Former Oregon guard Chrishae Rowe enrolls at Kentucky

By on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 1:12 pm.

Former University of Oregon women’s basketball standout Chrishae Rowe has enrolled at the University of Kentucky, the Wildcats’s head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Friday.  Rowe — who was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year last season — was dismissed for a violation of team rules a few days before the team’s first exhibition game of the […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks hope to stop seven-game Civil War skid

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 8:57 am.

A win over Oregon State in the 93rd women’s basketball Civil War would be “wholesome,” Jillian Alleyne said. Wholesome, as in well-being of the mind, spirit and health of the body. Nothing could be more accurate. No member of the current Oregon team has taken down the No. 11 Beavers, but this weekend presents two […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Jillian Alleyne’s double-double streak ends at 21— ‘I never put myself before the team’

By on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 12:14 pm.

Jillian Alleyne’s streak of consecutive double-doubles may be over, but the junior has etched her name into NCAA women’s basketball history. In total, Alleyne had a double-double in 21 straight games, the third most in NCAA history. During her streak, spanning back to February 8, 2014 against USC, Alleyne averaged 19.6 points per game and 16.3 rebounds […]