Women’s Basketball

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 […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks duel themselves in open scrimmage

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:15 pm.

Kelly Graves and the Oregon women’s basketball team stayed to chit-chat with every last fan on Saturday. And despite a recent surgery that limited his mobility, Graves took plenty of “selfies” with fans and supporters of the program—at least a dozen, he approximated—who were more than ecstatic to finally have the opportunity to meet him and his staff. […]

Q&A: Lexi Petersen chats about team preparation and team’s relationship with Graves

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:14 pm.

With two weeks of official practices under their belt, the Oregon women’s basketball team is prepping for the second 40-minute scrimmage of the fall. The Green & Yellow scrimmage is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. The scrimmage will be the first chance for fans to see a glimpse of the […]

Oregon women’s basketball adds walk-on Marie Berthuel to roster

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4:26 pm.

Every day, Marie Berthuel would play basketball at the Student Recreation Center —usually with the guys. She has always been interested in basketball, whether in her hometown of Nice, France or new home of Eugene, Oregon, but now she officially has a spot on the Oregon women’s basketball team. Berthuel, a graduate student studying Chemistry at the University […]

Q&A with Jillian Alleyne on her summer, leadership and optimism about start of fall practices

By on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 1:09 pm.

Fresh off a record-setting sophomore season, junior Jillian Alleyne and the Oregon women’s basketball team is ready to get the ball rolling on a new season. Last year, Alleyne set both the Pac-12 and Oregon single-season records for rebounds (494) and double-doubles (28). Her streak of 18 double-doubles set the Oregon record and tied the […]

Kelly Graves brings new energy to women’s basketball

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 1:58 pm.

Drill by drill, lay-up by lay-up and dribble by dribble, changes are taking place in the way the Oregon women’s basketball team operates day-to-day. Head coach Kelly Graves was hired in April and along with him came three new assistant coaches: Mark Campbell, Jodie Berry and Nicole Powell. Since then, the team is pushing to improve […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Pac-12 schedule announced for 2014-2015 season

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 12:40 pm.

The schedule is officially set for the Ducks in their first year under head coach Kelly Graves. On Monday morning, the remaining portion of the schedule, which includes 18 Pac-12 conference games, was released by the athletic department. Conference play tips off with seven consecutive televised games by the Pac-12 network. “I’m really excited to play […]

Oregon women’s basketball unveils 2014-2015 non-conference schedule

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:34 pm.

When the Ducks open the 2014-2015 season against Utah State at Matthew Knight Arena on November 14, the Kelly Graves era at the University of Oregon will officially begin. Oregon will play 11 games as part of its 2014-2015 non-conference schedule, the university announced Tuesday. Headlining the teams traveling to Eugene this fall is North […]

Q&A: Arizona women’s basketball head coach Niya Butts’ Chillin4Charity project spreads like wildfire

By on Saturday, Jun. 28 at 7:03 pm.

University of Arizona women’s basketball assistant coach Calamity McEntire approached head coach Niya Butts with an idea. After seeing cold water challenges sweeping the different social media outlets, McEntire thought it would be a good idea to challenge the different coaches around the Pac-12 to see if they would do it. Butts then proposed that […]