Women’s Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball defeats Santa Clara 92-88 in double overtime thriller

By on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9:09 pm.

It was a comeback for the ages. After being largely outplayed for the first 34 minutes of the game, the Ducks found themselves down 69-55 with 5:48 to go in the game. At that point, true freshman Lexi Bando was the only Ducks player giving Oregon any offense, but Jillian Alleyne and Lexi Petersen decided […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks survive a power outage and Lumberjacks

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:31 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball defeated Northern Arizona 59-47 Friday afternoon inside Matthew Knight Arena despite a brutal power outage. The win came thanks to the defense, a nice change in the narrative as Oregon (5-3) has at times struggled on that end of the court despite coach Kelly Graves’ persistence in getting stops. During the game, […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Alleyne selected for Naismith Trophy watch list

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3:25 pm.

Oregon junior forward Jillian Alleyne is one of 50 women’s basketball players to be named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List for the 2014-2015 season, it was announced on Wednesday. The watch list honor is her third so far this season. Alleyne was named to the Wooden Award watch list and Wade Trophy list a […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Historic comeback claims win for Ducks

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:11 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball made history Saturday night at Mathew Knight Arena, overcoming a 23-point deficit against Navy to claim the 72-64 victory. After the final buzzer, the Ducks (4-3) celebrated the largest comeback in school history. “What changed is that we actually for the first time since I’ve been here had pride in what we […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Jordan Loera follows her mother’s legacy

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 1:53 am.

Jordan Loera walks in her mother’s footsteps every day. Her mother, Lori Carver Loera, played basketball at University of Oregon from 1983-84. Jordan, a redshirt junior on the Oregon women’s basketball team, has a special connection with her mother. And a special relationship. “It’s crazy — I love my mom to death,” Jordan said. “I feel like it’s […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks fall to American in finale of South Point Shootout

By on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11:16 pm.

Despite Jillian Alleyne’s 17 point effort in the second half, the Oregon women’s basketball team fell in its final game of the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, Nevada to American, 72-64. Alleyne’s 17 points and 10 rebounds were enough for her fourth double-double of the season and 46th of her career. The Ducks now are 2-3. […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks drop game one of South Point Shootout to Central Michigan 73-67

By on Friday, Nov. 28 at 10:34 pm.

Despite Lexi Bando’s team-high of 18 points and Jillian Alleyne’s 45th career double-double, the Oregon women’s basketball team dropped its opening game of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout to Central Michigan 73-67. Amanda Delgado’s hometown appearance netted her 12 points and five rebounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her four field goals were all three-pointers. Alleyne […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks nail late three, beat winless Vikings

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8:31 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball took on I-5 neighbor Portland State Tuesday evening, winning 63-56 within the friendly confines of Mathew Knight Arena. It wasn’t pretty at times for Oregon (2-1), who allowed the winless Vikings (0-4) to hang around longer than one would expect, but in the end they picked up the win. “Boy, (Portland State) really […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Alleyne selected for Wade Trophy watch list

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8:52 am.

Two days. Two prestigious watch lists. Oregon women’s basketball’s Jillian Alleyne has been named to the Wade Trophy Watch List for the 2014-2015 season, it was announced Tuesday morning. She is one of 25 members on the list, which is selected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. The junior forward from Fontana, Calif. was selected […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Jillian Alleyne named to Wooden Award watch list

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:36 pm.

Jillian Alleyne is on the national radar. The junior forward has been named to the preseason Wooden Award watch list as one of 30 student-athletes in the nation, the organization announced Monday. The prestigious award is given to the top player in men’s and women’s basketball each year. Based upon a preseason poll of national women’s […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks take on No. 11 UNC, lose 76-59

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:01 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball played host to one of the top teams in the nation, No. 11 North Carolina, losing 76-59 Sunday afternoon at Mathew Knight Arena. The Ducks (1-1) played well for most of the way, leading at halftime, though in the end the Tar Heels (4-0) combination of experience and talent proved too much. […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks win 100-77 against Utah State in season-opener

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 11:58 am.

In the first regular season game, Oregon women’s basketball came out on top, beating Utah State 100-77 today at Matthew Knight Arena. Fans first got a look at Graves’ new squad on Sunday, when the team beat Westmont 81-44 in an exhibition match. “When we executed tonight and doing things we really wanted to do, […]

Oregon women’s basketball signs three players to 2015 class

By on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:02 am.

Oregon women’s basketball has received three national letter of intents from the 2015 class, the program announced via twitter Friday morning. The class includes 5-10 guard Maite Cazorla of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; 6-1 guard/forward Oti Gildon of Spokane, Washington and 6-3 forward Lauren Yearwood from Victoria, British Columbia. The Ducks have signed […]

Oregon women’s basketball roundtable: Insights and predictions heading into season

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11:51 pm.

With the women’s basketball season just hours  away, staff reporters Jonathan Hawthorne and Christopher Keizur answered a roundtable of questions, predicting what’s in store for the Ducks under first-year coach Kelly Graves.  What will be the biggest storyline for the Ducks in 2014-2015? Keizur: The biggest storyline will be the arrival of head coach Kelly Graves […]

Behind Kelly Graves’ changes, Oregon women’s basketball starts season Friday

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 12:50 pm.

After seven months of waiting, Kelly Graves is finally ready to suit up for his first official game as head coach of the Oregon women’s basketball team. Graves and the Ducks kickstart their 2014-2015 season on Friday. Oregon will take on Utah State (15-16 last season) on Friday at noon at Matthew Knight Arena. Building on the success […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Five things we learned after the Ducks’ exhibition debut

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6:22 pm.

1- Reign of Kelly Graves: The Kelly Graves era officially began Sunday afternoon at Mathew Knight Arena with a 81-44 exhibition win against Westmont. “I was actually quite pleased with how we played today,” Graves said. “I liked the effort, I liked that everyone got in; lot of people contributed.” By the end of the game one […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Rowe dismissed from team for violation of team rules

By on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:09 pm.

Sophomore guard Chrishae Rowe, the team’s leading scorer from last season, has been dismissed from the Oregon women’s basketball team for a violation of team rules, first-year head coach Kelly Graves announced Friday. “Our mission is to create something great here at the University of Oregon and our players need to buy in to all […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Jodie Berry and her 15 babysitters

By on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11:08 pm.

Jodie Berry says that she has 15 babysitters available for her 4-year-old son, Tyson. And coincidentally, that’s the same number of student-athletes on the Oregon women’s basketball team. Berry, an assistant coach to head coach Kelly Graves, often asks her players to babysit. They jump at the chance. She called upon her infantry of nannies […]