STANFORD, Calif. — Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu’s eventful and emotional day ended with her being the first player in NCAA history, man or woman, to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds.
Ionescu hit the milestone on a defensive rebound with 1:47 remaining in the third quarter of the third-ranked Ducks’ 74-66 win over No. 4 Stanford on Monday night, hours after she spoke at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at Staples Center then boarded an afternoon flight.
Ionescu finished with 21 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds for her 26th career triple-double, her first against a top-10 opponent.
Ionescu got to 1,000 assists in a win at UCLA on Feb. 14. She notched her NCAA-record 25th career triple-double at California on Friday night — also the most in the history of the men’s or women’s college game. She came into Monday’s game needing nine rebounds for the 1,000 mark.
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry sat courtside for the second straight game to support Ionescu and women’s basketball.