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Ducks to represent U.S. in 3x3 World Cup

Oregon women's basketball players Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard, Erin Boley and Otiona Gildon will represent the United States in the upcoming FIBA 3x3 World Cup.

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Ionescu, Hebard among position award winners

Oregon Ducks standouts Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard were among five players earning awards as the top players at their respective positions.

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Resilient Notre Dame headed to Final Four

After losing four players to ACL tears this season, Muffet McGraw's team is used to adversity. When the Fighting Irish found themselves down at halftime to Oregon in the regional final, they didn't panic. They adjusted. And they won.

Notre Dame heading back to the Final Four (1:06)

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For the second time during the Spokane regional, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rallied from a halftime deficit to win. This time, Notre Dame did it going away, outscoring Oregon 44-28 in the second half to win 84-74 and reach the Final Four for the eighth time under coach Muffet McGraw. The key Irish adjustment was how they defended Ducks star Sabrina Ionescu, who scored 19 points in the first half but went 1-of-9 from the field after the break.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting torched by Sabrina Ionescu in the first half, Notre Dame adjusted to hedge against Ionescu pick-and-rolls in the third quarter and held her to two points on 0-of-4 shooting. Oregon managed just nine points as a team in the period as the Irish turned a six-point halftime deficit into a six-point lead heading to the fourth quarter with the last spot in the Final Four on the line.

Mabrey's deep 3 gives Irish the lead (0:21)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame has made a habit of coming back from halftime deficits, including in Saturday's win over Texas A&M. Rarely have the Irish looked as confused as they were late in the second quarter as Oregon raced out to a 46-40 lead, however. Muffet McGraw took a pair of timeouts in a two-minute span to try to figure out how to slow down the Ducks' offense, powered by stars Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard. Ionescu has 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting while Hebard made her first six shots, scoring 12 points and adding nine rebounds.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Through the first quarter, the regional final between Notre Dame and Oregon has lived up to the hype. After starting 2-of-5 under the watchful defense of Jackie Young, Sabrina Ionescu made three pull-up jumpers in the last 1:30, the last of them bringing the Ducks within one point at period's end. The Irish offense has generated open looks with excellent ball movement; nine of their 10 field goals have come off assists.

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Defense carries Notre Dame into Final Four

Notre Dame did what most teams couldn't this season: stop Sabrina Ionescu. After the Oregon guard scored 19 in the first half, the Irish held her to 1-of-9 shooting in the second to pull off an 84-74 win and a trip to the Final Four.

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210dKevin Pelton

Expect offensive fireworks for Irish, Ducks

Stopping the opposition backcourt will be key for Notre Dame and Oregon in their Elite Eight matchup. And if Irish guards Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale and Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu are somehow slowed, both teams can look inside.

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Expert picks: Predicting the Elite Eight

Just three years ago, all four No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four. Will chalk hold all the way to Columbus, or will there be upsets in the Elite Eight? Oregon, not defending-champion South Carolina, might be the No. 2 seed that shakes things up.

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How each Elite Eight team can reach Columbus

UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame each reached the regional finals. Can all four No. 1 seeds advance to the Final Four in Columbus, Ohio?


Hebard leads Oregon to 83-69 win over Central Michigan

Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday in the Spokane Region semifinal of...

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest drama at the conclusion of Oregon's 83-69 win over Central Michigan was whether Ducks star Sabrina Ionescu would record her 11th career triple-double and second in this year's NCAA tournament. Ionescu fell one rebound shy, but will have more opportunities as Oregon advances to take on No. 1 seed Notre Dame in Monday's regional final. The Ducks used their size advantage to end the Chippewas' run, which had seen them take out two higher-seeded teams to reach the Sweet 16. Oregon held a decisive 42-24 advantage in points in the paint.

Ionescu makes epic play for Ducks (0:28)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Central Michigan cut Oregon's lead down to nine with 4:36 left in the third quarter, but the Ducks responded with an 11-2 run to finish the period. Justine Hall capped the surge with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Oregon a 66-48 lead as we head to the final quarter.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ruthy Hebard powered No. 2 seed Oregon to a 40-25 halftime lead over 11th seed Central Michigan. Dominating smaller Chippewa defenders, Hebard put up 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 17 minutes of action. Central Michigan, which made 14 3-pointers in winning at Ohio State to reach the Sweet 16, shot just 3-of-14 on 3s in the first half.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon is exploiting its size advantage over 11th-seeded Central Michigan, which starts just one player taller than 6-foot-1. Led by eight points on 4-of-6 shooting from Ruthy Hebard, the Ducks have gotten 14 points in the paint and lead the Chippewas 24-12 after one quarter in Spokane.