EUGENE – The best college team in America beat the best team in the world.
Sabrina Ionescu scored 30 points, and Satu Sabali added 25 for No. 1 Oregon in the stunning 93-86 upset team in the US Saturday night at Mathew Knight Arena.
Ionescu scored 20 of Oregon's 30 points in the third quarter, including a layup, to put the Ducks up 68-67 in the final frame.
"We're just going to try to stay within 20," Ionescu said. "… As the game went on, we forget who they are and their expectations to beat us."
Oregon opened the fourth quarter with 3 an Ionescu pointer from the exact inside half of the court that led the crowd of 1
Sabally got 16 points from 25 points from Oregon in fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer that makes it 79-69 with 6:51 to go and follow another plan to open
"I felt a swing when, suddenly, when Sabrina struck a curse near the half court, Sabali hit a deep 3 and suddenly the momentum swung," said United States team coach Cheryl Reeve. "We couldn't get them back. They played great. We were disappointed we were ahead (34-29), but overall it was a great day for women's basketball. "
Days after being told he would be" misled "to believe that he could win, the Oregon coach Kelly Graves signaled that he was going for the win, launching starters Ruthie Hebard (18 points and 11 rebounds) and Minion Moore (10 points) with 4:57 to go.
"They came to believe," said Graves, "What I am most proud of this game is that we have many people's contributions. … It was an incredible opportunity. I think you have an opportunity like this, you keep going. "
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