By Joe Reedy

The Associated Press

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No. 5 Oregon at UCLA

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LOS ANGELES — Oregon has the nation’s top scoring offense, and it is proving to be a pretty good defensive team, as well.

The fifth-ranked Ducks held USC to 29.1 percent shooting from the field and forced 22 turnovers in a 93-53 rout on Friday night. It is the second straight game that Oregon (3-0 Pac-12, 14-1 overall) has won by 40 points.

“If we can continue to defend with some enthusiasm we are in pretty good shape because the offense takes care of itself,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said.

Satou Sabally scored 26 points, which was a point away from tying her career high, which she set earlier this season against UC Irvine. The sophomore forward — who also had seven rebounds — scored nine of the Ducks’ first 11 points and they never trailed. Oregon led by as many as 42 late in the fourth quarter.

The 40-point victory tied for the third-largest win by the Ducks in conference play, equaling the 98-58 victory they had last Sunday against Washington State.

Oregon forced 22 USC turnovers which resulted in 36 points. It also had 20 fast-break points as it was 34 of 63 from the field and made 13 3-pointers.

“We were active, our hands were up and we were forcing them to make passes that they aren’t usually used to making,” said junior guard Sabrina Ionescu, who had 17 points. “It fueled our transition and let us set up our offense. Everyone was engaged and dialed in.”