GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Arizona 57, Oregon 41

TUCSON, Ariz. - Aari McDonald scored 16 points and Trinity Baptiste had 14 points and six rebounds to help No. 11 Arizona to a 57-41 victory over No. 10 Oregon, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the series.

Sam Thomas had 10 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats (9-2, 7-2 Pac-12), who scored 17 of the first 19 points and led by as many as 21 in beating Oregon the first time since the 2016 Pac-12 tournament.

Nyara Sabally had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Sydney Parrish had seven points and seven rebounds for the Ducks (9-3, 7-3), whose previous season low in scoring was 63 points. They have lost three of four for the first time since 2016-17.

McDonald has scored in double figures in 77 straight games, the longest active streak in the NCAA. She leads the Pac-12 in points and assists per game and is the NCAA's leading active scorer.

Oregon had a season-high 23 turnovers and shot 32.6%. Ducks leading scorer Erin Boley, who was averaging 12.5 points, was scoreless in 12 minutes.

McDonald had six points during a 14-0 run for a 17-2 lead seven minutes into the game as Oregon went 8 1/2 minutes between field goals. Arizona led 22-7 after the first quarter and 36-22 at the half.

Arizona stretched its lead to 19 points at 46-27 after the third quarter. The Ducks had five points and five turnovers in the third quarter.


Associated Press

January 14, 2021