Ionescu Nets Third Triple-double as Oregon Women Win
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for her third career triple-double and Oregon ran away from Utah in the second quarter to win 84-66 on Sunday for its fourth win in five games.
Ionescu is the seventh Duck to get a triple-double and she tied Bev Smith's record of three triple-doubles set in 1981-82.
Ruthy Hebard scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh career double-double for the Ducks (14-6, 4-4 Pac-12), who outrebounded the Utes 42-33 and scored 14 second-chance points off of 13 offensive rebounds.
Hebard put Oregon up for good at 17-15 with a layup and the Ducks held the Utes to just six points in the second quarter to lead 36-22 at halftime behind Hebard's 13 points.
Utah opened the third quarter with six straight points, but Oregon countered with a 7-2 run capped by Hebard's jumper for a 43-30 lead. Ionescu hit her second 3-pointer of the quarter to put Oregon up 54-41, and the Ducks led by 18 with 2:51 left to play.
Emily Potter scored 12 points and Megan Jacobs had a career-high 11 for the Utes (13-6, 2-6), who have lost two straight. Erika Bean had seven assists.