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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team will open the regular season Sunday afternoon with a home game against Saint Mary’s. Tip-time is scheduled for 2 p.m. (PT) at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
Tickets ($3-$12) are available online at goducks.com, in-person at the Moshofsky Center Ticket Office (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or over the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT. Tickets are also available at the Matthew Knight Arena Box Office (M-F, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on game days.
Fans receive a $5 general admission ticket with proof of a ticket from the Oregon-Arizona volleyball match played Saturday. In addition, there will be 100 re-usable water bottles given away as part of sustainability night. There will also be pregame sign making and postgame autographs from the team.
Oregon won both of its exhibition games in the preseason, recording a 118-74 win over Southern Oregon followed by Wednesday’s 105-66 win over Corban. Saint Mary’s is coming off a 70-68 road loss to Washington on Friday night.
OREGON-SAINT MARY’S LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network
- 590 AM in the Eugene/Springfield area; 1360 AM in Portland area
- Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com: Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Pac-12.com: Live video stream
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.
Complete media information (radio affiliates, TV schedule and information) is located on page 3 of this release.
UP NEXT FOR THE DUCKS
Oregon will play Portland State on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Matt Arena with that game scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. The Ducks will then travel to Hawai’i for three games at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Nov. 23-25 in Honolulu. UO will play host team Hawai’i, Oklahoma and Arkansas at the non-conference tournament.
SEASON TICKETS AND MINI PLANS ON SALE
Season tickets and mini plans for the upcoming women’s basketball season are available for purchase online at goducks.com, in person at the Moshofsky Center ticket window or over the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT.
Season tickets offer up to a 30 percent savings off single-game ticket prices. Adult General Admission: $99. Regular Reserved: $150. Premium Reserved: $188. Child/Senior General Admission: $68. Family Plan General Admission (2 adults and 3 children): $255.
In addition to the season tickets, there are two different mini plans for the upcoming season.
The Flex Plan offers a savings of over 16 percent. There are three different Flex Plan options for fans to choose from. Tier 1: Pick one game between Oregon State or Connecticut. Tier 2: Pick any 2 games from the Pac-12 Conference opponents, excluding Oregon State. Tier 3: Pick any 2 games from our non-conference opponents, excluding Connecticut.
The Weekend Plan consists of all eight weekend home games and is only $76 which is a savings of over 17 percent. The games this year include: Saint Mary’s, Denver, Nevada, Fresno State, USC, California, Washington State, and Utah.
OREGON DOMINATES CORBAN IN FINAL EXHIBITION GAME
Oregon defeated Corban University, 105-66, Wednesday at Matt Arena in the final exhibition game of the preseason. Senior Laura Stanulis recorded a triple-double in the win with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Stanulis, who had 18 assists in UO’s first exhibition, also contributed five steals in the victory.
Sophomore Lexi Petersen led the Ducks in scoring for the second consecutive game, hitting 9-of-17 from the field for 23 points. Four other Oregon players scored in double-figures. Junior Danielle Love contributed 15 points and eight rebounds.
Sophomore Jordan Loera added 17 points – going 5-of-9 on 3-pointers. Freshman Jillian Alleyne recorded her second straight double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds (six offensive boards), to go with a team-high six steals. Sophomore Amanda Delgado came off the bench to tally 10 points.
DUCKS CRUISE IN FIRST EXHIBITION AGAINST SOUTHERN OREGON
Four Ducks recorded double-doubles in their 118-74 exhibition win over Southern Oregon last Tuesday. Senior Laura Stanulis had 18 assists to go with 10 rebounds and six points. Sophomore Megan Carpenter had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while freshman Jillian Alleyne added 14 points and 16 boards coming off the bench. Sophomore Jordan Loera had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
In all, the Ducks had six players score in double figures, led by sophomore Lexi Petersen who scored a game-high 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field. Fellow sophomore Amanda Delgado came off the bench to score 22 points. Freshman Devyn Galland had 16 points in her first game at UO.
TEAM CAPTAINS NAMED FOR 2012-13
Paul Westhead named Laura Stanulis and Danielle Love the team’s captains for the upcoming season. Stanulis, from Portland, Ore., is UO’s only senior and will be the team’s pace-setter as the starting point guard. Her 3-point percentage (.429) and assist total (61) are tops for any returning UO player. Love, a forward from Everett, Wash., is one of two Ducks to start all 31 games a year ago. She averaged 29.4 minutes per game which ranked second on last year’s team.
2012-13 PAC-12 COACHES’ POLL
Stanford was voted the preseason favorite by the Pac-12 women’s basketball coaches to win the Pac-12 title in 2012-13. Collecting a maximum number of points (121) and first-place votes (11), the Cardinal earn the honor for the 12th year in a row. Receiving one first-place vote and picked to finish second in the polling was California (109), with UCLA rounding out the top-three with 100 points. The Ducks were picked to finish 11th (behind Washington State and ahead of Arizona).
Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll has been administered since the 1998-99 season. Following are the results of the 2012 Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points: 11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses).
DUCKS A THREAT FROM LONG DISTANCE
Last season, Oregon averaged 7.7 made 3-pointers per game which ranked first in the Pac-12 and ninth nationally. During Paul Westhead’s three years as head coach, UO has proved to be a deadly 3-point shooting team, ranking third in the country in 2011 (8.5 per game) and seventh in 2010 (8.4 per game). UO has led the Pac-12 in 3-pointers made per game in each of the last three seasons.
Sophomore Jordan Loera is the top returning 3-point shooter coming back for 2012-13. Loera, from Moses Lake, Wash., made a team-best 45 shots from behind the arc (45-of-133, .338) as a true freshman. Junior Danielle Love shot 39-of-127 (.307) on 3-pointers a year ago, the second-most of any returning Oregon player.
QUICK ROSTER BREAKDOWN FOR 2012-13
Returning Players (11): Liz Brenner, Megan Carpenter, Amanda Delgado, Janitah Iamaleava, Jordan Loera, Danielle Love, Chynna Miley, Lexi Petersen, Laura Stanulis, Ariel Thomas, Deanna Weaver
Newcomers (3): Jillian Alleyne, Devyn Galland, Katelyn Loper (transfer - redshirting 2012-13)
Players lost (3): Jasmin Holliday, Nia Jackson, Amanda Johnson
INTERNET COVERAGE FOR OREGON WBB
Live audio, video for all non-televised home games or Pac-12 road games will be streamed online with links available at goducks.com (pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx). All web streaming will be in conjunction with Pac-12 live stream.
In addition, UO basketball representatives will make periodic appearances throughout the season on Ducks Insider, a daily sports webcast (hosted by Jerry Allen and Jill Savage, 1-3 pm) that features interviews with coaches and student-athletes.
The Ducks are on Facebook. Follow @OregonWBB on Twitter for behind the scenes perspective by the staff and players.
The following are a list of promotions for upcoming games.
Nov. 11 - vs. Saint Mary’s
Fans receive a $5 general admission ticket with proof of a ticket from the previous night’s volleyball match against Arizona. In addition, there will be 100 re-usable water bottles given away as part of sustainability night. There will also be pregame sign making and postgame autographs from the team.
Nov. 15 - vs. Portland State
BI-MART $3 Thursday: Show your BI-MART card at the ticket window and received a ticket for $3.
Dec. 2 - vs. Denver
BI-MART 2-for-1 Night: Show your BI-MART card at the ticket window and receive 2 reserved tickets for the price of 1. There will also be a pregame fan-fest and postgame autograph signing with the Oregon women’s team.
Dec. 9 - vs. Nevada
Free admission with MBB ticket from Dec. 8 game against Idaho State. There will also be a pregame fan-fest and postgame autograph signing with the Oregon women’s team
DUCKS GO UNDEFEATED ON PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR TO SPAIN
The Oregon women’s basketball team went 4-0 on its 2012 Spanish Foreign Tour which took place Aug. 24-Sept. 2. UO played games against professional clubs from Madrid, Girona and Barcelona.
Oregon defeated a professional team from Madrid, Estudiantes, in back-to-back games to open the trip (Game 1 - W, 94-67; Game 2 - W, 84-61). From there, UO had a pair of games as part of the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played at the Pavello Esportiu Municipal located north of Barcelona. UO recorded a 103-62 win over Uni Girona and a 70-52 win over Santa Rosa de Lima.
Sophomore Lexi Petersen averaged a team-high 17.5 points per contest on the trip, one of four Ducks to average double-figures in scoring. Freshman Jillian Alleyne (14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg) and sophomore Megan Carpenter (13.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) each averaged double-doubles for UO. Sophomore Amanda Delgado averaged 15.0 points per outing.
AT LEAST NINE OREGON GAMES TELEVISED BY PAC-12 NETWORK
The Ducks are scheduled to play a minimum of nine televised games on the Pac-12 Networks in the upcoming 2012-13 season. Four of the Ducks’ games will air on the national network, while another five will be on one of the regional networks. Complete TV broadcast schedule listed to the left.
For the complete release with full notes, statistics, etc., view the PDF version