EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (2-10) will open the Pac-12 Conference portion of its schedule this week with home games against UCLA (9-2) and USC (3-8). The Ducks and the Bruins will tip-off at 7 p.m. (PT) on Friday, while the UO-USC contest is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets ($5-$15) 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.

Friday’s game is Girl Scouts Day. The ticket promotion allows all Girl Scouts $3 general admission if they wear their vest/sash. Fans who wear yellow to Friday games receive $5 general admission. There will also be sign making on the west end of the concourse during the pregame. Following the game, there will be a Girl Scouts sleepover at the arena (pre-registration required).

Sunday will be 70’s night where fans can take a picture with The Oregon Duck in the retro photo area which will be set up at the arena. Also, Sunday is BI-MART Family Day; where two adults and two kids can get into the game for $20. The team will be signing autographs on the concourse after the game.

The Ducks have lost their last two games and are coming off a 95-51 home loss to top-ranked Connecticut. The Bruins have won their last two games and seven of their last eight games, while the Trojans have lost their last six games.

UCLA leads the all-time series with Oregon, 30-25. The Ducks defeated the Bruins, 83-62, in Los Angeles in last year’s only meeting. The last time Oregon beat UCLA in Eugene was in the 2007-08 season, a 66-55 result at McArthur Court.

USC has a 40-17 lead in the series history with the Ducks. The Trojans have won nine of the last 10 games - including the last five meetings - against Oregon. The last time UO won a home game over USC was back in the 2006-07 season, a 73-63 triumph at Mac Court.

Friday’s pregame “Chalk Talk” will be conducted by UO assistant coach Dan Muscatell, who will break down coaches’ video and give a brief scouting report on UCLA. Chalk Talk is open to all Duck fans attending the game and it begins approximately 50 minutes prior to tip-off. There will not be a Chalk Talk prior to Sunday's USC game.

OREGON-UCLA LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com: Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Pac-12.com:
Live video stream (free)
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

OREGON-USC LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com: 
Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Pac-12.com: Live video stream (free)
• Twitter:
@OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

DUCKS RANK ATOP PAC-12 FREE THROWS, SECOND IN BLOCKS

UO leads the Pac-12 Conference in free throw shooting percentage and ranks second in blocked shots.

The Ducks have been excellent from the free throw line making 75.3 percent of their attempts (140-of-186). The latest NCAA stats report ranked UO 38th in the nation for free throw percentage.

Leading UO in that category is Devyn Galland who ranks first in the league at 91.7 percent (33-of-36). Danielle Love ranks third shooting 90 percent on free throws (27-of-30).

Ariel Thomas (7-of-7, 100 percent) and Jordan Loera (10-of-11, 90.9 percent) do not have enough attempt to register for the rankings.

The Ducks ranks second in the league in blocks (5.7 bpg). In the most recent NCAA stats report issued on Dec. 17, Oregon ranked ninth in the nation for blocked shots. Megan Carpenter (2.0 bpg) ranks tied for second, while Jillian Alleyne (1.8 bpg) is tied for fourth in that statistical category.

OREGON FROSH RANKS AMONG NATIONS LEADERS IN REBOUNDS
Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks among the nations leaders in rebounding average (13.8 rpg). High Point center Cheyenne Parker averages 14.2 rpg which leads the nation. The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

Alleyne has recorded four of the top five single-game rebounding efforts of any Pac-12 player this season (27, 23, 19, 18). She totaled 19 rebounds in UO’s win over Samford, while grabbing 18 rebounds in Oregon’s road loss to Illinois. Alleyne came off the bench to grab a game-high 23 boards, eight of the offensive variety, against No. 13 Oklahoma. She grabbed a school and Pac-12 record 27 boards against Portland State on Nov. 15 (more about that on page 3).

ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 SINGLE-GAME REBOUNDING MARK
Jillian Alleyne broke the school and Pac-12 Conference rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State. In the same game, just her second as a collegiate player, Alleyne also matched the school record for points with 38.

The 27 rebounds bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994. Alleyne’s rebounding total is the 24th-highest single-game total in NCAA history (since 1982). Alleyne’s mark also took down UO’s 34-year-old mark that had stood since 1978.

Alleyne scored 30 of her 38 points, and grabbed 21 of her 27 rebounds in the second half and the two overtime periods. In fact, Alleyne amassed a double-double in the two overtime periods alone (10 points and 10 rebounds). For that game, Alleyne went 13-of-24 on field goals and made 12-of-19 free throw attempts. She also contributed team-bests with four steals and three blocks.

REINFORCEMENTS ARE HERE

At one point during the non-conference schedule, Oregon was down to a seven-player rotation and played without as many as five players who had starting experience. But entering the New Year, many of those missing players are making their way back to the lineup.

Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact averaging 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in those six games. She has been a starter in the last four games.

Three-sport standout Liz Brenner (volleyball/women’s basketball/softball), a sophomore who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, has finished her volleyball season. She played 21 minutes in her first game of the year on Dec. 31 against Connecticut.

Amanda Delgado missed six games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., returned to the lineup against UConn where she had six points in 18 minutes of action.

Injuries have also sidelined key returner Deanna Weaver as well as redshirt freshman Janitah Iamaleava. Weaver ranked fifth (6.7 ppg) in scoring on the 2011-12 team, the second-best average for Ducks returning in 2012-13. Weaver also ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (24-of-66, .364) for players who had 15 or more attempts. Iamaleava saw her first action as a Duck playing six minutes in UO’s home loss to UConn.

Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen have been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Stanulis also led the team in assists (33) at the time of her injury. Petersen, who played in just one game, averaged a team-leading 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.

Oregon is also without the services of Katelyn Loper who transferred to UO this summer and is not eligible for competition until the 2013-14 season.

INTERNET COVERAGE FOR OREGON WOMEN'S HOOPS
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.

DUCKS UNDEFEATED ON PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR

Oregon 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). UO also played games at the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played just north of Barcelona, recording 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.