Oregon's Endyia Rogers brings the ball down court against Northwestern at Matthew Knight Arena.

A handful of timely 3s from Endyia Rogers coupled with some early hot shooting from her teammates helped the No. 18 Oregon women stave off a few runs from unranked Michigan State Sunday morning. The Ducks beat the Spartans 86-78 in the consolation championship of the Phil Knight Invitational at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

It seemed that every time Michigan State got within striking distance — or tied it, as the Spartans did with 7:17 to play — Rogers was waiting along the perimeter to bury a long-distance shot and give Oregon breathing room again. 

Her biggest shots came toward the end of the game. After Michigan State tied it early in the fourth quarter, Rogers responded by hitting back-to-back 3s.

“It was great to see her not hesitate,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said of Rogers, who finished with 19 points, going 5-of-8 from long distance. 

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