Two of No. 3 Oregon’s stars, junior guard Sabrina Ionescu and junior forward Ruthy Hebard, are among the 20 players nationally on the women’s late-season Wooden Award watch list.
Ionescu, a finalist for the award last year, leads the nation in assists (8.4 per game) and leads the Ducks in scoring (18.6 ppg). The reigning Pac-12 player of the year is also the NCAA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles with 16, including six this season.
Hebard is second nationally in field-goal percentage (70.5) after making all 10 of her shots during the Ducks’ 102-43 victory over Colorado on Sunday. Last year’s national power forward of the year is averaging 16.3 points and a team-high 9.3 rebounds.
Three other Pac-12 players — Oregon State point guard Destiny Slocum, Stanford forward Alanna Smith and California forward Kristine Anigwe — are also on the watch list for the Wooden given to the nation's best player.
The Ducks (21-1, 10-0) play California on Friday at Haas Pavilion (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) and No. 11 Stanford on Sunday at Maples Pavilion (1 p.m., ESPN2).