It was a game worthy of a rematch at the women’s Final Four.

No. 7 Oregon pulled off a mild 82-74 upset of No. 4 Mississippi State on Tuesday night in front of a rollicking crowd of 8,951 at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Ducks (9-1), who are determined to take one more step this season after back-to-back Elite Eight appearances, shot 51 percent from the field and were 27-for-28 (96.4 percent) at the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs (10-1), who have lost in the last two NCAA championship games, had their 46-game regular-season winning streak against nonconference opponents come to an end in the first top-10 matchup at Matthew Knight Arena.

“That’s a quality win against a great team that’s going to be a one or a two seed ultimately, odds-on favorite to win the SEC,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said. “But the reality is we’ll enjoy it tonight and practice (Wednesday), forget about it and move on to the next one.”

Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points and set a school single-game record with 17 made free throws on 17 attempts.

The previous mark was held by Debbie Sporcich, who went 15-for-17 at the line against New Mexico State on Dec. 7, 1990. Jessica Schutt held the record for consecutive free throws made in a game (14-for-14 at Washington on Feb. 19, 1995).

“I was getting good looks and I wasn’t hitting them, so I knew I had to find other ways to score or contribute on the offensive end,” said Ionescu, who was 5-for-18 from the field. “Tonight that was getting to the line.”

Senior guard Maite Cazorla scored 20 points and calmly handled Mississippi State’s unwavering full-court pressure.

Ruthy Hebard added 14 points on 7-for-10 shooting and grabbed six rebounds while also holding 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan to five points and 11 rebounds.

“Absolutely incredible,” Ionescu said of Hebard’s most impressive performance of the season. “I can’t even put into words how much she has been practicing mentally and physically to take down a great post player like that.”

After Ionescu drew a foul behind the arc and made all three free throws, Hebard hit a floater over McCowan to give her team a 64-57 lead.

When McCowan, who dominated the Ducks during last season's meeting, went to the bench moments later, Hebard capitalized with an offensive rebound and two easy points to extend Oregon’s cushion to 70-60.

Anriel Howard led Mississippi State with a career-high 30 points before fouling out with 1:02 remaining.

“We’ve questioned our toughness from time to time, and they passed tonight,” Graves said. “This was a tough, gutty win. … I thought tonight we were the tougher team.”

The Ducks outscored Mississippi State 36-28 in the paint and out-rebounded the visitors 27-25.

“That’s the best rebounding team in the country with maybe the best offensive rebounders in the nation,” Graves said of the Bulldogs, who were held to 11 second-chance points on 11 offensive rebounds. “If you do that against Mississippi State, you’ve earned it because they are incredible on the offensive glass.”

The Bulldogs led 51-44 early in the third quarter after making an 18-5 run.

After a three-pointer by Ionescu and two baskets in the paint by Hebard, the Ducks were within 53-51.

A runner and two free throws by guard Taylor Chavez tied the score and Oregon led 57-55 at the end of the third quarter after two free throws by Ionescu.

“We all believe in Taylor, there’s no question,” Graves said after Chavez finished with seven points and played 28 minutes of quality defense. “For a freshman to do what she did tonight on that stage was incredible.”

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer was hit with a technical foul after barking at the officials throughout the first 30 minutes.

The Bulldogs led 40-39 at the intermission after closing the first half on a 7-0 run.

After a questionable foul call on Cazorla with 0.8 seconds left in the half, Graves was assessed a technical foul. Mississippi State made three of the four ensuing free throws.

The crowd was roaring moments earlier after a three-pointer by Ionescu and a layup by Cazorla gave the Ducks a 37-31 lead.

Oregon led 19-17 after shooting 61.5 percent from the field in the first quarter.

Ionescu threw a Patrick Mahomes-style no-look pass with her left hand to Hebard for a layup to tie the score 17-17.

Cazorla gave the Ducks the lead with a layup to finish the first quarter with eight points.

“I thought Maite set the tone early,” Graves said. “She did such a great job attacking the basket early in the game. I thought that was the key.”