UC Davis upsets Oregon for first top-25 win in program history

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UC Davis basketball made history on Wednesday, taking down No. 18 Oregon 64-57 to earn the program’s first Division I win over a nationally ranked opponent.

Cierra Hall led the way for the Aggies, scoring 13 points to lead all scorers and securing five rebounds.

Evanne Turner and Sage Stobbart each had 11 points apiece in the effort.

For the Ducks, Ahlise Hurst and Sedona Prince each scored 11, the only two players to score in double-digits for Oregon. The team was held to a season-low 34.4 percent shooting.

It’s the third-straight loss for the Ducks and their first non-conference home loss in nearly seven years.

“The word I’m thinking about right now is just ‘pride,’ ” UC Davis head coach Jennifer Gross said after the game. “We put games like this on our schedule to give our players the opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the country and they were excited to do that.

“I’m just really proud of our group. It was a total team effort. Everything started on the defensive end with our rebounding and I thought we did a great job of executing our defensive game plan.”

“I don’t even want to say ‘upset’ because I feel like we deserve to be on this floor playing with them,” Hall said. “I have that much confidence in my team. This win feels incredible. I’m so happy to be here. I’m so happy to be celebrating with my teammates.”

UC Davis is back in action against Washington State on Saturday while Oregon will look to rebound against Portland.