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After Setting High Bar, Ducks Look To Sustain In Desert

A week ago, Kelly Graves wanted to see his UO women's basketball team snap out of a nonconference funk in time for the start of Pac-12 play.

The result? In wins over previously unbeaten Colorado and then Utah, Oregon averaged 96 points and allowed 48.5 per game — essentially doubling up the competition.

"We've set a really high bar," Graves acknowledged this week. "And we need to stay at that level."

Sustaining that level with be important as the Ducks enter the second week of Pac-12 play, but also substantially difficult. No. 2 Oregon (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) plays Friday at Arizona State and then Sunday at resurgent Arizona.