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Oregon Drops 81-46 Decision to No. 3 Stanford
Release Date: 02/18/2012
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EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's basketball team could not sustain the pressure from No. 3 Stanford as the Ducks fell to the Cardinal, 81-46, on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.

Leading 42-20 at halftime, Stanford (24-1, 15-0 Pac-12) didn't let up in the second half.

Chiney Ogwumike absorbed a hard foul midway through the second half that left her sprawled out under the basket. She stayed down for a few moments, holding her chin, before getting up and sinking a pair of free throws with 12:36 left.

That was part of a 15-3 run pushed the Cardinal lead to 61-25 after a Nnemkadi Ogwumike jumper at the 12:10 mark.

Chiney Ogwumike added back-to-back layups to give Stanford its largest lead of 38 points at 67-29.

A blazing start had Stanford in cruise control all day. Back-to-back three-pointers by Toni Kokenis and Joslyn Tinkle gave the Cardinal an 8-0 lead after just 75 seconds.

Oregon, meanwhile, missed its first seven shots and trailed 13-1 before senior Amanda Johnson scored the Ducks' first basket at the 15:25 mark.

The Ducks shot just 25 percent (8-of-32) in the first half.

Nia Jackson scored nine points to lead Oregon (14-13, 6-9 Pac-12), which was held to a season low in points. Johnson had eight and sophomore Deanna Weaver added seven.

The Cardinal was paced by Tinkle with 19 points, 14 from Chiney Ogwumike and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who recorded the game's only double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

With the victory, Stanford claimed the inaugural Pac-12 title outright.

The Ducks return to the court on Feb. 25 to take on Oregon State at 2 p.m. in the Civil War presented by the Northwest Ford Dealers and Pacific Source Health Plans.

NOTES: With seven rebounds today, Amanda Johnson took over fifth in career rebounds with 855. She passes Arianne Boyer (850/1994-97)...Today's attendance of 2,611 was the second-highest of the season...Jasmin Holliday played in her 120th career game on Saturday, moving in to the all-time UO top 5 in that category...Oregon had season lows in points (46), field goals (16 - tie), 3-point field goals (4 - tie) and steals (2)...Saturday marked the first time all season that the Ducks have not had a player record double figures in the scoring column...Former coach Jody Runge and several former players were on hand for alumni day on Saturday.

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