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BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Satou Sabally scored a season-high 27 points and had six rebounds and No. 7 Oregon used a big second half to beat South Dakota State 87-79 on Wednesday night.
Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points and eight rebounds to help the Ducks (8-1) avoid losing their second straight game. The then-No. 3 Ducks lost at Michigan State on Sunday.
Madison Guebert and Myah Selland each scored 21 points for South Dakota State (6-4). Season scoring leader Macy Miller had 14.
Down 45-40 at the half, Oregon was 11 for 20 from the field in the third quarter. The Ducks led by seven late in the period, and the Jackrabbits cut it to two with under a minute to play in the game. Ionescu hit a deep 3-pointer with 46 seconds to play to seal it.
South Dakota State was up 49-40 in the third, Oregon’s second-largest deficit of the season. From that point, the Ducks outscored the Jackrabbits 25-11 to finish the quarter.
Oregon returns home for six straight games, which includes the start of the Pac-12 schedule. ... South Dakota State has faced four ranked teams in its nonconference schedule, beating No. 21 Drake.
Oregon: Hosts No. 5 Mississippi State on Dec. 18.
South Dakota State: Hosts Savannah State on Friday night.