ओरेगॉन डक के बास्केटबॉल कोच केली ग्रेव्स कहते हैं कि प्यार क्या है जो उनकी टीम को एक साथ रखता है – ओरेगनलाइव

ओरेगॉन डक के बास्केटबॉल कोच केली ग्रेव्स कहते हैं कि प्यार क्या है जो उनकी टीम को एक साथ रखता है – ओरेगनलाइव

ओरेगॉन डक के बास्केटबॉल कोच केली ग्रेव्स कहते हैं कि प्यार क्या है जो उनकी टीम को एक साथ रखता है – ओरेगनलाइव


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Sabrina Ionescu, Kelly Graves

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu (20) is congratulated by coach Kelly Graves at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) APAP

Oregon Ducks women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves joined me on Tuesday for a candid one-on-one discussion about his program, particularly the performance of Sabrina Ionescu. Ionescu turned in a triple-double on Monday after speaking at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s Memorial Celebration.

Listen to the full interview with Graves.

Oregon now has four road wins this season against top-seven ranked opponents this season, including the road win over Stanford.

“We have mature kids on our team,” Graves said. “I think what really holds us together a lot is their love for each other. They know that everybody is behind them. Sabrina knows that her team is going to have her back last night. That’s why she knows when she’s lying on her back on the training table in our locker room before the game, not having eaten, not having warmed up, after having gone through what she had, I think she knew her team had her back.

“There’s a comfort in that. ‘Hey, I’m not alone.’”

On Satou Sabally’s 27-point performance vs. Stanford:

“I personally challenged her. I said, ‘This is a night when we really need you, Satou. Your team needs you. Sabrina needs you, and man, she delivered.”

Graves on Monday’s events for Ionescu:

“It was a tough day, a day she’s going to remember for the rest of her life. I know I will. It was a surreal day. Incredible. A tough day for her.”

Graves on his wife, Mary, accompanying Ionescu to Los Angeles for the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial Celebration:

“She’s the least star-struck of any person in the world. She was sitting right next to Alicia Keys and said, ‘I didn’t even notice that.’”

Listen to the full talk with Kelly Graves:

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