Oregon Ducks women's basketball

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Oregon Ducks
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University University of Oregon
Head coach Kelly Graves (7th season)
Conference Pac-12
Location Eugene, Oregon
Arena Matthew Knight Arena
(Capacity: 12,364)
Nickname Ducks
Student sectionOregon Pit Crew
ColorsGreen and yellow [1]
   
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NCAA Tournament Final Four
2019
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1987, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1984, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1981
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1980, 1981
Conference tournament champions
1982, 1984, 2018, 2020
Conference regular season champions
1999, 2000, 2018, 2019, 2020

The Oregon Ducks women's basketball team is the official women's basketball team of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Basketball is one of 11 varsity women's sports at the University of Oregon. The team is a member of the Pac-12 Conference and a Division I team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Matthew Knight Arena is the home venue for both women's and men's basketball and women's volleyball. Nike provides the official team uniforms for University of Oregon sports teams.

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History

Women's basketball (as a zoned, single-dribble game) at the University of Oregon started as a club in 1899, brought to Oregon by physical education instructor Alice Chapman, wife of University President Charles Chapman. With a women's intercollegiate game emerging at Willamette University, Oregon Agricultural College, Pacific University, and elsewhere, an effort was made during the 1902-03 academic year to organize a women's university team. [2] This effort was waylaid by the Oregon faculty athletic committee early in January 1903, however, with the committee deeming it "not advisable" for the "young ladies' basketball team" to enter into intercollegiate games. [3] Instead, it was hoped that two campus teams could be organized to keep competition on a local level. [3]

The sport became an "interest group" in 1965. Intercollegiate games also began in 1965, and in 1966, the women's team entered the Northwest College Women's Sports Association (which would eventually become the AIAW Region 9 conference). The program became official in 1973, the year following the passage of Title IX, which required federally supported universities to offer equal opportunities in men's and women's athletics. [4] They have an all-time record (as of the end of the 2015–16 season) of 706–507. They previously played in the Northwest Basketball League from 1977–1982 (47–5 all-time record) and the NorPac Conference from 1982–1986 (34–12 all-time record) before the Pacific-10 Conference, now known as the Pac-12 Conference, began sponsoring women's sports in 1986. The Ducks' current all-time conference record is 260–280. They won the Women's National Invitation Tournament in 2002 54–52 over Houston. [5]

SeasonCoachRecordConference Record
1973–74Jane Spearing3–8n/a
1974–75Nancy Mikleton2–10n/a
1975–76Nancy Mikleton5–15n/a
1976–77Elwin Heiny11–6n/a
1977–78Elwin Heiny19–58–4 (2nd)
1978–79Elwin Heiny23–211–0 (1st)
1979–80Elwin Heiny24–513–0 (1st)
1980–81Elwin Heiny25–711–1 (1st)
1981–82Elwin Heiny21–54–0 (1st)
1982–83Elwin Heiny15–148–4 (3rd)
1983–84Elwin Heiny23–710–1 (1st)
1984–85Elwin Heiny14–146–5 (3rd)
1985–86Elwin Heiny21–710–2 (T-1st)
1986–87Elwin Heiny23–714–4 (T-2nd)
1987–88Elwin Heiny16–129–9 (5th)
1988–89Elwin Heiny22–1011–7 (3rd)
1989–90Elwin Heiny17–129–9 (T-4th)
1990–91Elwin Heiny13–156–12 (8th)
1991–92Elwin Heiny14–146–12 (7th)
1992–93Elwin Heiny9–183–15 (T-9th)
1993–94Jody Runge20–913–5 (3rd)
1994–95Jody Runge18–1011–7 (4th)
1995–96Jody Runge18–1110–8 (T-3rd)
1996–97Jody Runge22–714–4 (2nd)
1997–98Jody Runge17–1013–5 (4th)
1998–99Jody Runge25–615–3 (T-1st)
1999-00Jody Runge23–814–4 (1st)
2000–01Jody Runge17–1210–8 (4th)
2001–02Bev Smith22–1310–8 (T-6th)
2002–03Bev Smith12–168–10 (T-5th)
2003–04Bev Smith14–156–12 (8th)
2004–05Bev Smith21–1012–6 (T-2nd)
2005–06Bev Smith14–155–13 (8th)
2006–07Bev Smith17–148–10 (6th)
2007–08Bev Smith14–177–11 (7th)
2008–09Bev Smith9–215–13 (7th)
2009–10Paul Westhead18–167–11 (T-6th)
2010–11Paul Westhead13–174–14 (9th)
2011–12Paul Westhead15–167–11 (9th)
2012–13Paul Westhead4–272–16 (12th)
2013–14Paul Westhead16–166–12 (10th)
2014–15Kelly Graves13–176–12 (T-9th)
2015–16Kelly Graves24–119–9 (6th)
2016-17Kelly Graves23-148-10 (6th)
2017-18Kelly Graves33–516–2 (1st)
2018-19Kelly Graves33–516–2 (1st)
2019-20Kelly Graves31–217–1 (1st)
2020-21Kelly Graves15-910-7 (4th)
2021-22Kelly Graves20-1111-6 (2nd)

Postseason

NCAA Tournament results

The Ducks have appeared in 17 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 17–16.

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1982 #6First Round#3 MissouriL 53–59
1984 #3First Round#6 San Diego StateL 63–70
1987 #10First Round
Second Round
#7 Eastern Washington
#2 Ohio State
W 75–56
L 62–76
1994 #6Round of 64
Round of 32
#11 Santa Clara
#3 Colorado
W 74–59
L 71–92
1995 #6Round of 64#11 LouisvilleL 65–67
1996 #11Round of 64#6 WisconsinL 60–74
1997 #6Round of 64
Round of 32
#11 San Diego State
#3 Tennessee
W 79–62
L 59–76
1998 #12Round of 64#5 RutgersL 76–79
1999 #5Round of 64
Round of 32
#12 Cincinnati
#4 Iowa State
W 65–56
L 70–85
2000 #6Round of 64#11 UABL 79–80 OT
2001 #13Round of 64#4 IowaL 82–88
2005 #10Round of 64
Round of 32
#7 TCU
#2 Baylor
W 58–55
L 46–69
2017 #10Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 Temple
#2 Duke
#3 Maryland
#1 Connecticut
W 71–70
W 74–65
W 77–63
L 52–90
2018 #2Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Seattle
#10 Minnesota
#11 Central Michigan
#1 Notre Dame
W 88–45
W 101–73
W 83–69
L 84–74
2019 #2Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 Portland State
#10 Indiana
#6 South Dakota State
#1 Mississippi State
#1 Baylor
W 78–40
W 91–68
W 63–53
W 88–84
L 72–67
2021 #6Round of 64
Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
#11 South Dakota
#3 Georgia
#2 Louisville
W 67–47
W 57–50
L 60–42
2022 #5Round of 64#12 BelmontL 70–73 OT

Historical NCAA Tournament Seeding

Years → '82 '84 '87 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '05 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22
Seeds →631066116125613101022N/A65

Pac-10/12 Tournament Seeding

Years →'02'03'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'11'12'13'14'15'16'17'18'19'20'21'22
Seeds→758286776991210106611142

Current roster

2021–22 Oregon Ducks women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G 0Ahlise Hurst5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)Sr Bendigo Sr. Secondary
New Mexico
Bendigo, Australia
F 1Nyara Sabally6 ft 5 in(1.96 m)RS JrRotteck Gymnasium Berlin, Germany
G 3Taylor Bigby6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)Fr Centennial HS Las Vegas, NV
G 4Endyia Rogers5 ft 7 in(1.7 m)Jr Bishop Lynch HS
USC
Dallas, TX
F 5Shannon Dufficy6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)Sr Our Lady of Mercy
Utah State
Missouri
Melbourne, Australia
F 10Chanaya Pinto6 ft 1 in(1.85 m)JrCarçavelos
NW Florida College
Maputo, Mozambique
F 11Taylor Hosendove6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)Sr Westlake HS
Clemson
Georgia State
Atlanta, GA
F 12Te-Hina Paopao5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)So La Jolla Country Day Oceanside, CA
C 15Phillipina Kyei6 ft 8 in(2.03 m)Fr Crestwood Prep Calgary, AB
F 22Kylee Watson6 ft 4 in(1.93 m)So Mainland Linwood, NJ
G 23Maddie Scherr5 ft 11 in(1.8 m)So Ryle Florence, KY
F 32 Sedona Prince 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m)RS Jr Liberty Hill HS
Texas
Liberty Hill, TX
G 33Sydney Parrish6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)So Hamilton Southeastern Fishers, IN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: January 19, 2022

Coaching history

Jane Spearing coached the first official season for the Ducks in 1973–74. The team finished that season with a 3–8 losing record. The 1974–75 and 1975–76 seasons were coached by Nancy Mikleton and the team posted 2–10 and 5–15 records, respectively. Head coach Elwin Heiny took over the program in 1976 and remained coach until 1993. Heiny was the first full-time coach hired for women's basketball. In his first season as head coach, Heiny coached the team to its first winning record (11–6). Jody Runge took over as head coach in 1993 and coached until 2001. She coached the Ducks to NCAA tournament appearances during each of her eight seasons as coach. Runge also spoke out for equality in women's athletics. [6] From 2001–2009, former Oregon Ducks All-American Bev Smith coached the team, posting an 83–69 overall record. Paul Westhead coached the Ducks from the 2009–10 season through the 2013–14 season. The current head coach is Kelly Graves, assisted by Associate Head Coach Mark Campbell, and Assistant Coaches Jodie Berry and Xavi López.

Facilities

The early women's basketball clubs played in Gerlinger Hall on the University of Oregon campus, built in 1927 to serve as the women's gymnasium. Games eventually moved to McArthur Court (also called Mac Court and "The Pit") — one of the most renowned college athletic facilities of all time. Admission was first charged for women's games at Mac Court in 1978. The Ducks relocated when Matthew Knight Arena opened in 2011. In their first game in Matthew Knight, the women's team defeated Oregon State University in the "Civil War," 81–72.

Statistical leaders

Current through Oregon's game against Oregon State on December 13, 2020. [7] [8] [9] Players active in the 2020–21 season are in bold type.

Career leaders

  1. Qualification requirement: At least 4 attempts per game, plus at least two seasons at Oregon
  2. Qualification requirement: At least 1 attempt per game, plus at least two seasons at Oregon
  3. Qualification requirement: At least 1.5 attempts per game, plus at least two seasons at Oregon

Single-season leaders

  1. Qualification requirement: At least 4 made per game
  2. Qualification requirement: At least 1 made per game
  3. Qualification requirement: At least 2 made per game

Oregon women's basketball players in professional teams

PlayerYearDrafted TeamCurrent TeamDrafted
Nyara Sabally 2022 New York Liberty New York Liberty RD 1, 5th overall
Sabrina Ionescu 2020 New York Liberty New York Liberty RD 1, 1st overall
Satou Sabally 2020 Dallas Wings Dallas Wings RD 1, 2nd overall
Ruthy Hebard 2020 Chicago Sky Chicago Sky RD 1, 7th overall
Maite Cazorla 2019 Atlanta Dream Perfumerías Avenida RD 2, 23rd overall
Jillian Alleyne 2016 Phoenix Mercury Minnesota Lynx RD 2, 20th overall
Amanda Johnson 2012 Phoenix Mercury RetiredRD 3, 33rd overall
Taylor Lilley 2010UndraftedRetired-
Cathrine Kraayeveld 2005 San Antonio Silver Stars RetiredRD 3, 27th overall
Shaquala Williams 2003 Cleveland Rockers RetiredRD 3, 30th overall
Edniesha Curry 2002 Charlotte Sting RetiredRD 3, 41st overall
Jenny Mowe 2001 Portland Fire RetiredRD 2, 20th overall
Angelina Wolvert 2001 Cleveland Rockers RetiredRD 3, 43rd overall

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