EUGENE, Ore. — Despite freshman Aysia Proctor's first career double-double, the UTSA women's basketball team suffered a 61-48 defeat at the hands of Oregon in nonconference action at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday.
The Roadrunners (5-5, 0-0 AAC) fell to the Ducks (8-3, 0-0 Pac-12), as Proctor logged a career-high 20 points to go with 11 rebounds. Her performance represents UTSA's second double-double of the season as sophomore Maya Linton last accomplished the feat on Nov. 18, 2023, in a win over UT Arlington.
Also posting a career-best, nobody in the arena hauled in as many rebounds as redshirt junior Elyssa Coleman, whose 13 boards represent the most of any Roadrunner since senior Jordyn Jenkins pulled down 16 against Middle Tennessee on Jan. 4, 2023. Additionally, sophomore Cheyenne Rowe used an eight-point performance to work a season-high of her own.
As a team, the Roadrunners snagged 21 more rebounds than the Ducks, scored six more points in the paint, and were more efficient at the charity stripe, converting 86% of their free throws.
Oregon started things off with a three-pointer and a bucket for a 5-0 lead. A Proctor jumper then put UTSA on the board midway through the frame, and another Proctor make shortly after resulted in a 7-4 score line. Back-to-back triples for the Ducks allowed them to grow a nine-point advantage before sophomore Sidney Love converted a transition layup to keep her squad within striking distance. The teams then traded baskets as a Rowe hook shot sent UTSA into the second stanza trailing, 15-8.
The Ducks remained hot, scoring the first six points of the second with a pair of Love freebies ending a four-minute scoring drought. Oregon then sunk a layup for a 23-10 advantage before the 'Runners caught fire using multiple Proctor triples in a 10-3 surge that brought UTSA within six for a 26-20 halftime score.
Oregon reworked a 10-point edge early in the third, ahead of an 8-0 streak featuring multiple Rowe buckets that pulled UTSA within two. With the Ducks still holding a 32-30 advantage, they scored the subsequent four points, and a Procter and-one saw a 36-33 score line. After exchanging blows, Oregon finished off the frame with five consecutive points for a 45-37 lead.
A Duck three-pointer put Oregon up nine, but a Love layup prompted a 51-44 score line at the final media timeout. That bucket sparked a 6-2 run that allowed an Udo make to pull the squad within five near the four-minute mark. Oregon then scored back-to-back baskets, resulting in a 57-48 score with a minute remaining in the contest. The Ducks finished the game strong, sinking free throws en route to a 61-48 victory.
The 'Runners will remain in the Pacific Northwest, next meeting Seattle U in The Emerald City on Tuesday with a 2 p.m. C.T. tipoff inside the Redhawk Center.