'This is not a democracy': The Ducks are off and running after Rogers' barrage downs Beavers
Endyia Rogers had a career-high 34 points as Oregon came from behind to down Oregon State.
EUGENE — Kelly Graves will tell you this is what Oregon thought it was getting when the Ducks brought in transfer guard Endyia Rogers from USC two seasons ago.
But he’d be lying if he truly expected this.
“We’ve seen it from time to time, but tonight we saw it in all its glory,” he said.
What he saw on Sunday evening in Matthew Knight Arena was the type of performance that had him reminiscing about years past, and not just because the crowd had the arena rocking in a way it hasn’t all season.
Like these fans were frequently treated to, back when Sabrina Ionescu set the tempo for those Duck teams, it was the hyper-efficient, all-around performance of one guard that catalyzed an Oregon victory.
Rogers set a career-high in scoring, with 34. She hit 6-of-10 3-pointers and drained all eight of her free throws. Her total command and her floor game — nine rebounds, six assists — ultimately undid the Oregon State Beavers 75-67, in what was a very real, and very early come-from-behind conference win for No. 17 Oregon.