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February 24, 2019
Sabrina Ionescu recorded her NCAA-record 17th triple-double, Erin Boley had a career-high 32 points and No. 2 Oregon snapped a two-game losing streak by racing past Southern California 96-78. Ionescu finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists. It also was her seventh triple-double of the season, another NCAA record.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu recorded her NCAA-record 17th triple-double, Erin Boley had a career-high 32 points and No. 2 Oregon snapped a two-game losing streak by racing past Southern California 96-78 on Sunday.

Ionescu finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Ducks (25-3, 14-2 Pac-12). It also was her seventh triple-double of the season, another NCAA record.

Ruthy Hebard, playing with a brace on her right leg, added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench after missing one game with a knee injury.

Boley had 22 points in the second half on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. The sophomore transfer from Notre Dame was 11 of 18 overall and 8 of 11 from the arc.

Oregon broke open the game with a 14-5 run to end the third quarter, capped by Ionescu’s 10th assist for the triple-double on Taylor Chavez’s 3-pointer for a 71-53 lead. In the second half, the Ducks shot 62.5 percent, made 10 of 13 from the arc and scored 56 points.

Mariya Moore had 30 points to lead the Trojans (15-12, 5-11). Aliyah Mazyck added 19 and Minyon Moore 11.

After a red-hot first quarter ended with USC up 27-25 behind Mariya Moore’s 11 points, the Trojans missed their first 10 shots of the second period as Oregon opened a 38-28 lead. USC then closed out the half on an 8-2 run to trail 40-36.

BIG PICTURE

USC finished the month 4-5 with three consecutive losses to Top 10 teams. The Trojans close out their Pac-12 schedule at home against Colorado and Utah, against whom they split two weeks ago.

Oregon stopped its skid with big performances from its two stars and 3-point sharpshooter Boley. Two weeks after a 40-point dismantling of Stanford on the road, the Ducks now need a strong Pac-12 finish not only to claim a second straight regular-season title but to keep the NCAA selection committee impressed.

UP NEXT

USC: Hosts Colorado on Friday night.

Oregon: At Arizona on Friday night.