BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut — The Connecticut Huskies absolutely dominated the Oregon Ducks today en route to their 10th straight final four. UConn jumped out to a 23-4 lead and never looked back, eventually winning the game by 38 points, 90-52. The Ducks shot the ball surprisingly well (42.3% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc,) but were done in by 17 first half turnovers and were rarely able to slow down the Huskies offensive attack. Sabrina Ionescu finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists (but with an ugly 1-2 assist-to-turnover ratio,) and Ruthy Hebard scored 12 points, but they were the only Ducks in double figures. Napheesa Collier led UConn with 28 points and 12 rebounds on 60% shooting, and she was aided by Gabby Williams’ 25 point effort.
"I think we are a top-10 team next year and we're going to work our butts off in the offseason to make sure we earn that." @GoDucksKG— Oregon WBB (@OregonWBB) March 28, 2017
The magical run ended here. UConn was the far superior team in the contest, and Oregon wasn’t able to force the Huskies out of their gameplan. Seniors Jacinta Vandenberg and Mar’shay Moore subbed into the game late in the fourth quarter to close out their careers. The Ducks head into the offseason looking to build on their run in the tournament going into next season.
You made history.— GoDucks (@GoDucks) March 28, 2017
And we’ll remember it forever.
Thank you, @OregonWBB. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/Z3oq0cQe8R