The Associated Press

Next up

No. 3 Oregon at Utah St.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

EUGENE, Ore. — Down by six points with two minutes to play, Oregon coach Kelly Graves chose “to let the flow go” rather than call a timeout.

It worked.

Sabrina Ionescu had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Erin Boley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left, helping the third-ranked Ducks top No. 18 Syracuse 75-73 on Saturday.

“That’s why Sabrina is Sabrina,” Graves said. “I told her, ‘You played like an All-American tonight,’ and that’s what she’s supposed to do.”

Ionescu, a preseason All-America guard coming off her 11th career ­triple-double, hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark an 11-0 run after the Orange had scored 10 straight points to take a 67-61 lead.

“I just did everything I could to not lose that game,” Ionescu said. “They had left me open and I knew it was time that I had to hit some big-time shots, and my teammates got me the ball.

“As soon as I released it, I knew they were going in, just with the adrenaline and that desire to not lose.”

Boley’s 3 from the corner put Oregon ahead to stay at 70-67. It capped a rough 5-for-19 shooting night for the redshirt sophomore transfer from Notre Dame, including 3 for 12 from beyond the arc.

“I wanted to contribute in any way that I can,” said Boley, who sat out last season. “Not every night are you going to be able to shoot the lights out.”

“Erin hit the really big one when it mattered,” Ionescu added. “I thought down the stretch we executed well.”

21718473