Ionescu, Gildon Lead No. 25 Oregon Women Past Clemson, 87-59
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Sabrina Ionescu had her second-career triple-double, Oti Gildon tied a career best with 16 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and No. 25 Oregon beat Clemson 87-59 on Monday night.
Ionescu hit 5 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Ruthy Hebard made 7 of 9 shots, scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Maite Cazorla added 14 points and Lexi Bando scored 10 for the Ducks. Ionescu had Oregon's first triple-double since 1988 in an 86-49 win over Hawaii on Nov. 26.
Ionescu hit two 3s and Cazorla scored five points during an 11-3 run that made it 52-38 with 4:53 left in the third quarter and Oregon (8-1) led by double figures the rest of the way.
Gildon had layups on three-consecutive possessions to make it 73-48 and a layup by Justine Hall gave the Ducks their biggest lead of the game, 79-49, with 3:23 to go.
Jaia Alexander and Nelly Perry scored 13 points apiece for Clemson (8-1).
Oregon made 33 of 63 from the field, including 9 of 16 (56 percent) from 3-point range, and 12-of-14 free throws.
Clemson shot 38 percent overall and 27 percent (4 of 15) from 3-point range.
The Ducks are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 2003.