Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu becomes first Division I player in history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists

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With every game she plays, Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu continues to put this year’s NCAA tournament field – and the WNBA on notice that she is on her way.

Hours after giving an emotional speech at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles, she went up to the northern portion of California and brought Kobe’s Mamba Mentality with her.

With 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, Ionescu added to her already stellar collegiate resume by becoming the first player in history – women’s or men’s – with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.

And it happened to lead Oregon to another win … 74-66 over No. 4 Stanford. That triple-double is also her 26th of her career – and her eighth of the season … on, of all days, 2-24-20.

The win also clinched, at the very least, a share of the Pac-12 regular season conference championship for the Ducks.

While Ionescu’s milestone moment was the headliner from this game, another WNBA-bound Duck had herself a banner performance. Satou Sabally led Oregon scoring-wise with 27 points and also added nine rebounds to her game.

Lexie Hill paced the Cardinal with 27 points, five rebounds and five assists while Kiana Williams contributed 14 points and four assists to Stanford’s efforts. Nadia Fingall brought in 12 rebounds.

Kelly Graves and her Oregon Ducks have two games remaining prior to the start of the Pac-12 tournament – both home games with Washington State and Washington.

The Cardinal’s final two games of the season before the tournament will be on the road in the Valley of the Sun. Tara Vanderveer’s squad will take on Arizona and Arizona State to close the season.

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