Oregon women's basketball (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) may not have moved up in the rankings, remaining at No. 3 in the latest AP Poll, but they received a first-place vote for the first time since Week 1, when they were ranked second in the country.
No. 3 in the AP poll for the fourth straight week.— Oregon Women’s Basketball (@OregonWBB) February 17, 2020
Ducks will go to the Bay Area this weekend to face Cal on Friday before a crucial Big Monday matchup at No. 4 Stanford. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/lbkBrcL1TT
South Carolina (24-1) remained the top-ranked team in the nation with 27 first-place votes and No. 2 Baylor got two first-place votes.
Other ranked Pac-12 teams include No. 4 Stanford (23-3), No. 8 UCLA (21-3), No. 11 Arizona (21-4), No. 15 Oregon State (19-6) and No. 21 Arizona State (18-8).
Let's recap the weekend for the Ducks.
@ then-No. 7 UCLA, WIN 80-66
Seniors Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard got started early and it was enough to hold off a fourth-quarter rally from the Bruins. Ionescu surpassed 1,000 career assists and finished with 18 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. Hebard added 30 points and 17 rebounds for her 51st career double-double.
For the second-consecutive game, the Ducks held their opponent to single-digits in the first quarter, only allowing eight UCLA points.
@USC, WIN 93-67
In Minyon Moore's homecoming, she shared the love by dishing out 11 assists, however, USC did not welcome her back with open arms. The graduate transfer, who left USC to play at Oregon with the blessing of her head coach, was called a traitor by the Trojan student section. Ducks coach Kelly Graves was not having it.
Not the homecoming most were expecting for @OregonWBB senior guard @MinyonMoore.— Robbie Fuelling (@RobbieFuelling) February 17, 2020
When she hit the free throw line, “TRAITOR” chants erupted from the USC crowd. @GoDucksKG wasn’t having any of it. pic.twitter.com/PZfi5uzdMt
As far as the game was concerned, the Ducks took care of business: Ionescu had 12 points and 13 rebounds, Hebard recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds, Satou Sabally ended with 18 points and Erin Boley hit seven three-pointers finishing with 25 points.
UP NEXT: The Ducks will travel to the Bay area to play Cal on Friday before playing in Palo Alton against No. 4 Stanford on Monday.