Taylor Mikesell scored 28 points and No. 10 Oregon opened the season with a 116-51 win over Seattle on Saturday. ''It was a lot of fun, a long time coming,'' said Oregon coach Kelly Graves, whose team last took the court on March 8 for an 89-56 win over Stanford in the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament. Mikesell, a junior transfer from Maryland, made seven 3-pointers in the first half, helping the Ducks to a 71-25 lead at the break.
Sue Bird, LeBron James and many others made 2020 a little more joyful.
Both players agreed that although the season was unusual, they were excited to have the opportunity to play basketball and, given the current political climate, also play for something bigger than themselves and the sport. The non-negotiable … was that we were going to make sure this season was about something bigger, bigger than basketball,” Bird said. Very quickly it turned to ‘Say Her Name’ and it turned to Breonna Taylor.