Women’s Basketball

Kelly Graves to hire Oregon State associate head coach, according to report

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 6:24 pm.

Kelly Graves has made his first official decision as the new Oregon women’s basketball coach. Graves will hire Oregon State associate head coach Mark Campbell to join his staff as an assistant at Oregon for next season, according to Mike Robinson of Swishappeal.com, an affiliate of SB Nation. Per sources: Oregon coach Kelly Graves has hired […]


Breath of fresh air and excitement accompanies hiring of Kelly Graves as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 4:19 pm.

New Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves has already made his first mistake with the program. Once Graves was officially named the seventh head coach in Oregon history he tweeted that he would respond to every text message he received. Outpouring of support is incredible & overwhelming. I thank you & promise 2connect w/each […]


Kelly Graves makes first appearance as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Tuesday, Apr. 8 at 2:50 pm.

On Tuesday morning, Kelly Graves, the former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, addressed Oregon fans and members of the media for the first time since signing a six year contract with the University of Oregon. Graves will earn $500,000 the first two years at Oregon, $525,000 the next two years and $550,000 in the last two […]


Kelly Graves officially named next Oregon women’s basketball head coach

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 10:33 pm.

Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves has officially been named Oregon women’s basketball head coach, agreeing to a six-year contract. Graves will become the seventh coach in program history, taking over for Paul Westhead, whose contract was not renewed by the University. We are happy to announce the seventh head coach in Oregon women's basketball history is Kelly […]


Source: Oregon women’s basketball met with Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves for head coaching vacancy

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 6:05 pm.

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves was on campus Sunday afternoon in Eugene to meet with the Oregon women’s basketball team in a closed-door meeting at Matthew Knight Arena, according to a source close to the team. Graves is one of the top targets to replace Paul Westhead as the Ducks’ next head coach. The […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Jillian Alleyne named honorable mention All-American

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 2:25 pm.

- Women’s basketball standout Jillian Alleyne was awarded honorable mention All-America honors by The Associated Press, the first Oregon player to receive the honor since Shaquala Williams in 2002. The sophomore led the nation in rebounds per game (16.8) and double-doubles (29) this season and became the fifth player in NCAA history to grab 500 rebounds in […]


Hawthorne: Paul Westhead’s time with Oregon women’s basketball inconsistent but impactful

By on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 12:04 am.

The “Guru of Go” has officially ended his run at Oregon. Paul Westhead, considered by many to be one of the most innovative coaches in the game of basketball, left the University of Oregon women’s basketball team after a five-year tenure that resulted in a 66-92 record. He’s toured America in his coaching, but perhaps […]


Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks go cold in second half, season ends with 93-85 loss to Washington

By on Monday, Mar. 24 at 11:03 pm.

The Oregon women’s basketball team had a 46-34 lead at halftime over rival Washington and was out-shooting the Huskies by nearly 10 percent. The second half completely flipped, and the Huskies (19-13) ended Oregon’s season with a 93-85 win in the second round of the WNIT. It was also the last game for Paul Westhead […]


Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks face rival Washington in second round of WNIT

By on Monday, Mar. 24 at 10:43 am.

It’s the rubber-match in one of Oregon women’s basketball’s biggest Pac-12 rivalries. Oregon (16-15) will face Washington (18-13) for the third time this season in the second round of the WNIT on Monday night. The Ducks’ last meeting with the Huskies was in Seattle on Feb. 21, and it resulted in a 108-100 loss. Washington’s trip to […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Men’s basketball emotions on full display in locker room following NCAA tournament loss

By on Sunday, Mar. 23 at 5:56 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 17-23. Men’s basketball “It was really a disappointing loss. We played pretty well the […]


Photos: Oregon women’s basketball — Ducks dominate Pacific Tigers 90-63 in WNIT opener

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 10:03 pm.

The Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team opens the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Thursday, March 20 against the Pacific Tigers at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks (15-15) and Tigers (18-12) tip at 7 p.m. This is Oregon’s sixth trip to the WNIT, and the Ducks are the top scoring team in the nation averaging […]


Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks crush Pacific 90-63, advance to second round of WNIT

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 10:48 pm.

Thanks to an early 22-0 run and one of the best defensive efforts of the season, the Oregon women’s basketball team (16-15) cruised to an 90-63 win over the Pacific Tigers (18-13) in the first round of the WNIT. The Ducks looked sluggish at the start, trailing 6-3 while making just one of their first […]


Oregon women’s basketball: Pacific poses threat to Ducks in first round of WNIT

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 2:33 pm.

The Oregon women’s basketball team has had its fair share of struggles in the postseason under head coach Paul Westhead. With the university announcing that Westhead’s contract won’t be renewed, the women’s national invitation tournament marks the team’s final opportunity to send Westhead out in style. The win-or-go-home tournament begins at home for Oregon (15-15), […]


Emerald roundtable: Oregon women’s basketball gets chance to prolong season against Pacific in WNIT

By on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 1:05 pm.

Every week during women’s basketball season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game(s). Today, sports reporters Jonathan Hawthorne, Chris Keizur and Joseph Hoyt discuss the Oregon’s regular season and it’s chances in the WNIT. The Ducks play Pacific in the first round of the tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. at Matthew […]


Oregon women’s basketball to host Pacific in WNIT

By on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 2:01 pm.

Oregon women’s basketball received a bid to compete as part of the 64-team field in the WNIT tournament, where they will host Pacific at Matthew Knight Arena. The game will take place Thursday night. “I am very happy that we are at home,” Oregon sophomore forward Jillian Alleyne told reporters during a conference call once […]


Oregon women’s basketball: Ducks lose shootout to Washington State in first round of Pac-12 tournament

By on Thursday, Mar. 6 at 11:43 pm.

The 10-seed Oregon women’s basketball team dropped its first round game of the Pac-12 Tournament at Seattle’s KeyArena to seven-seed Washington State 107-100. The loss eliminates the Ducks from the rest of tournament play. Sophomore Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 28 points and 21 rebounds. With 1:04 left in the first half, Alleyne recored her 12th […]


Emerald roundtable: Oregon women’s basketball looks to finish Paul Westhead’s tenure with successful Pac-12 tournament

By on Thursday, Mar. 6 at 10:18 am.

Every week during women’s basketball season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game(s). Today, sports reporters Jonathan Hawthorne, Chris Keizur and Joseph Hoyt discuss the Pac-12 tournament, the last for Paul Westhead as Oregon’s head coach. The Ducks play Washington State in the first round of the tournament Thursday at 6 […]


Hawthorne: Women’s basketball poised to make a Pac-12 tournament run in final postseason for Paul Westhead

By on Saturday, Mar. 8 at 10:26 am.

This is it. Time to shine. Put it all together and play 40 minutes of consistent basketball. The Oregon women’s team needs to maintain its momentum and run with it. When the Ducks take the court in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament at Seattle’s KeyArena on Thursday, they have the opportunity to make quite […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Men’s basketball picks up win against ASU, Westhead will not return to coach next season

By on Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 5:00 pm.

- After men’s basketball head coach Dana Altman requested that students attend last night’s game against Arizona State, the Ducks managed to beat the Sun Devils 85-78 to pick up their sixth-straight win. With last night’s win, Oregon is now one game behind California, Colorado and Stanford for the fourth spot in the Pac-12 and have secured a […]