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Ducks Return Home To Face Denver Sunday
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 11/29/2012
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (0-5) will host the Denver Pioneers (2-3) Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 2 p.m. (PT).

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.

The ticket promotion for Sunday is BI-MART 2-for-1. Show your BI-MART card at the ticket window and receive 2 reserved tickets for the price of 1. There will also be pregame sign making and a postgame autograph signing with the team.

There will also be a pregame "Chalk Talk" hosted this week by assistant coach Shandrika Lee. The second-year assistant coach will break down coaches video and give a brief scouting report about Denver. Chalk Talk is open to all Duck fans attending the game and it begins approximately 50 minutes prior to tip-off.


Oregon is 1-1 all-time against Denver. The Ducks lost a road test to DU last season, an 89-65 decision on Dec. 11, 2011. The first ever meeting between Oregon and Denver was an 82-71 Ducks’ victory on Dec. 17, 2010 at McArthur Court.


The Ducks are still seeking their first win of the season. UO is coming off three games in three days at last week‘s the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. The Pioneers have won back-to-back games coming into this Sunday’s meeting with UO. On Thursday night they defeated Northern Colorado, 57-46, for their first home win of the season. Denver posted a 62-52 victory on the road at UC Irvine on Nov. 21.


OREGON-DENVER 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
• 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.


DUCKS PLAYING SHORTHANDED TO START SEASON

Oregon is now limited to a seven-player rotation and is playing without four starters midway through the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Laura Stanulis
and Lexi Petersen have been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. They were two of UO’s top five scorers prior to getting hurt. Stanulis led the team in assists (33).

Injuries have also sidelined key returners
Ariel Thomas and Deanna Weaver, as well as redshirt freshman Janitah Iamaleava who has yet to play a game in a UO uniform.

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, is still competing with the Ducks’ volleyball team and isn’t yet available for basketball competition.

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.

UP NEXT FOR THE DUCKS

UO returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 9 against Nevada with that game scheduled to tip-off at 2 p.m. The Ducks host a total of five games in December, with Fresno State (Dec. 16), Samford (Dec. 18) and Connecticut (Dec. 31) also coming to Eugene.

LAST TIME OUT: RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN

Oregon lost three games last week at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu. Oregon fell 85-73 to host team Hawai’i on Friday, before a 100-61 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma on Saturday and a 79-67 loss to Arkansas on Sunday.

Amanda Delgado
had a break-out weekend for the Ducks, averaging 18.3 points per game in earning all-tournament honors for her play.

Delgado, a sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., established a new career-high with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field in Sunday’s loss to Arkansas.
Laura Stanulis added 13 points and eight assists in 26 minutes of work before leaving the game with a season-ending injury. Danielle Love was the only other Oregon player in double-figures, scoring 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field. The Razorbacks had the interior scoring advantage with a 38-12 edge for points in the paint. UA also forced 27 Oregon turnovers which led to a 23-7 advantage for points off turnovers.

No. 13 Oklahoma grabbed 18 more rebounds than UO (62-44) on Saturday, leading to 25 second-chance points for the Sooners. That rebounding edge occurred despite a game-high 23 rebounds from Oregon’s
Jillian Alleyne. It was Alleyne’s second game of 20 or more rebounds just a handful of games into her collegiate career. Delgado had a team-high 16 points for the Ducks. Oregon suffered from cold shooting in the loss to OU, making just 23-of-86 from the field (26.7 percent ) and 6-of-31 on 3-pointers (19.4 percent).

Delgado opened the tourney with a 19-point effort against Hawai’i on Friday. Alleyne had 16 points and five rebounds off the bench for UO. Love added 11 points, while
Jordan Loera contributed 10 points. The Ducks were 41.7 percent from the field (25-of-60) and 34.8 percent on 3-pointers (8-of-23). UH held advantages in rebounds (43-30) and points in the paint (44-18). The Rainbow Wahine’s 14 offensive rebounds led to a 13-0 edge in second-chance points.

OREGON FROSH RANKS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS

Jillian Alleyne
, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks second in the nation for rebounds (15.2 rpg) according the NCAA stats report issued on Monday, Nov. 26. Megan Herbert of Central Arkansas is listed as the national leader at 15.8 rebounds per game. Herbert grabbed 13 rebounds in a loss to Louisiana Tech on Tuesday, lowering her season rebounding average to 15.2.

Alleyne has a pair of 20-plus rebound efforts through the first five games of the season. She came off the bench to grab a game-high 23 boards, eight of the offensive variety, in 32 minutes of action against No. 13 Oklahoma. She grabbed a school and Pac-12 record 27 rebounds in a double-overtime loss to Portland State on Nov. 15.


The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).


ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 REBOUNDING RECORD

Jillian Alleyne
broke the school and Pac-12 Conference rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State.

Alleyne came off the bench to match the school record for points (38) and established a new mark for rebounds (27) in what was just her second-collegiate game. The 27 boards 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 rebounding 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). On the 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.


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.

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.

PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE

The following are a list of promotions for upcoming games.

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.

Dec. 16 - vs. Fresno State
Youth Basketball & Junior Duck Day:  Youth 12 & under who wear their basketball jersey can buy $3 general admission tickets. All Junior Ducks receive free admission. There will also be a pregame fan-fest and postgame autograph signing with the Oregon women’s basketball team.

Dec. 18 - vs. Samford
Holiday Canned Food Drive:  Fans who bring a canned food donation can buy general admission tickets for $3.

THE DUCKS’ PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR TO SPAIN

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.

Lexi Petersen averaged a team-high 17.5 points per contest on the trip, one of four Ducks to average double-figures in scoring. Jillian Alleyne (14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg) and Megan Carpenter (13.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) each averaged double-doubles for UO. Amanda Delgado averaged 15.0 points per outing.

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