EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (3-21, 1-11) returns to action this week with home games against Washington (17-6, 9-3) and Washington State (9-14, 5-7). Tip-time for the Ducks-Huskies contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. (PT) on Friday, while Sunday’s UO-WSU game is set for 4 p.m.

Tickets ($7-$15) are available for both games 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. This week marks the annual Play 4 Kay pink weekend to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to Friday's game-those that do can receive $5 general admission tickets.

It is also alumni weekend for UO women’s basketball. Former UO women’s basketball letterwinners have been invited to be honored at halftime ceremony at Friday’s game with Washington.

Oregon split road games against the Washington schools earlier this season, recording a 70-68 victory over the Cougars prior to falling 66-53 to the Huskies. Washington leads 44-43 in the all-time series history with UO. The Ducks have won the last five home games against UW. The last time the Huskies won in Eugene was on Dec. 21, 2006 (W, 60-56).

Oregon leads 59-14 in the all-time series history with WSU. The Cougars defeated the Ducks, 75-47, a year ago at Matthew Knight Arena and are 2-2 in their last four games played in Eugene.

OREGON-WASHINGTON LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network;
590 AM - KUGN (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-WASHINGTON STATE LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: Pac-12 Network (Oregon / Washington); Ann Schatz, play-by-play; Ann Meyers Drysdale, analyst
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN (Eugene/Springfield); Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com:
Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• 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.

PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE

The following are a list of promotions for upcoming games. Click here to see all of UO marketing's promotions and giveaways.

vs. Washington - Friday, Feb. 15

This game is the Ducks’ Pac-the-house Challenge as well as part of Pink Weekend. Fans who wear pink can buy $5 general admission tickets. Also, Faculty and Chamber of Commerce members can buy general admission tickets for $5. The UW game marks the final double-point day of the season for students. The first 300 fans at Matt Arena will receive a coffee mug, while 3,000 trading cards will also be distributed.

vs. Washington State - Sunday, Feb. 17

The game is a continuation of Pink Weekend. It is also National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Fans are asked to join UO women’s sports teams in celebrating at the Fan Fair which will occur in the practice courts before the game. The ticket promotion for the game allows youth 12 and under admission for just $3. Additionally, those who wear KIDSPORTS / YMCA shirts are eligible to buy $1 general admission tickets.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OREGON

Oregon dropped a pair of road games this past week falling 67-47 to Utah on Friday night before an 84-59 loss at No. 21 Colorado on Sunday afternoon.

Liz Brenner posted her second double-double of the season with 11 points and a new career-best of 15 rebounds to pace UO against Utah. The Ducks maintained a 45-38 advantage on the glass, but the Utes had the edge for points off turnovers (18-7) and second-chance points (14-9).

In the loss to the Buffaloes, UO was led offensively by Amanda Delgado (15 points) and Danielle Love (14 points) who combined to score 29 of UO’s 59 points. Brenner added a team-best 10 rebounds. The Ducks made 38.6 percent from the field (22-of-57) and shot a season-high 44.4 percent on 3-pointers (8-of-18).

THOMAS’ IMPACT ON THE OREGON LINEUP

Ariel Thomas has missed nine games, including the last three, and UO is winless this year without her. Thomas is averaging 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game when healthy.

In UO’s victories, Thomas has upped her averages to 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.0 steals per outing.

The team’s numbers have also received a boost with her in the lineup. Oregon’s rebounding margin has improved from -1.9 to +3.2. The Ducks’ scoring margin bettered by 4.2 points. The overall field goal percentage is up from .331 to .346 and the 3-point percentage has improved from .256 to .276.

Thomas has scored 20 points on two occasions and reached double-figures in nine of the 15 games. She has led the team in assists 13 times, while leading the team in scoring on six occasions. The 5-6 guard is also one of just five different Ducks to have led the team in rebounding.

BRENNER NAMED TOP FEMALE AMATEUR ATHLETE AT OREGON SPORTS AWARDS
Liz Brenner was the recipient of the Bill Hayward Award which is given to the outstanding amateur athlete with a state of Oregon background -- high school, college or by residency -- whose accomplishments brought credit to the state in the calendar year 2012. The Oregon Sports Awards were held Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Brenner could not attend because of UO's travel schedule returning from the Utah-Colorado road trip.

DUCKS IN THE PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKINGS

Oregon is second in the Pac-12 for 3-pointers made, while ranking third in blocked shots and fifth in free throw shooting.

The Ducks are averaging 5.9 made 3-pointers per outing and have 142 on the year. Amanda Delgado ranks third in the league with 50 total 3-pointers and 2.6 per game. Delgado is listed at 38th in the NCAA rankings.

UO (105 blocks, 4.4 bpg) is led in blocks by Jillian Alleyne (32, 1.3 bpg) and Megan Carpenter (29, 1.2 bpg) who rank fifth and eighth respectively.

The Ducks have made 69.3 percent from the free throw line (284-of-410). Devyn Galland has the best individual percentage in the Pac-12 at 87.5 percent (63-of-72). UO players would rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, but Danielle Love (91.5 percent, 43-of-47) does not have enough attempts to qualify for the league rankings. Galland ranks 19th nationally while Love would rank ninth but doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.

ALLEYNE PURSUING UO’S FIRST REBOUNDING TITLE
Jillian Alleyne’s (12.2 rpg) has dropped to second in the Pac-12 Conference rebound rankings after leading the league for the first 13 weeks of the season. Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike is the new league-leader at 12.4 rebounds per outing. Alleyne (293 total rebounds) is just four boards behind Ogwumike (297 total rebounds).

Alleyne is seeking to become the first player in school history to lead the conference in rebounding. In fact, the only other freshman player to lead the conference on the glass was Arizona’s Shawntinice Polk who pulled down 10.8 rebounds per game in the 2002-03 campaign.

Alleyne has recorded four of the top six 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 info on that game listed on page 5).

ALLEYNE RANKS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN REBOUNDS

Jillian Alleyne ranks seventh in the nation for rebounding average (12.2 rpg) and is the highest ranked freshman in the NCAA. Alleyne trails Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (15.0 rpg), High Point’s Cheyenne Parker (13.5 rpg), Utah Valley’s Sammie Jensen (13.0), Sam Houston State’s Sequeena Thomas (12.9 rpg), Naana Ankoma-Mensa of Bryant College (12.8) and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike (12.4).

Alleyne (13.1 ppg, 12.2 rpg) is one of 39 NCAA Div. I women’s basketball players averaging a double-double. The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

DUCKS WITH DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Five Oregon players have recorded a double-double this season. Freshman forward Jillian Alleyne has tallied a team-high eight double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks tied for third amongst Pac-12 players.

Juniors Megan Carpenter and Ariel Thomas and sophomores Liz Brenner and Jordan Loera have also registered a double-double in 2012-13. On eight different occasions this season, a UO player has been either one point or one rebound shy of reaching a double-double.

DUCKS PLAGUED BY INJURIES AND LATE ARRIVALS

At one point during the non-conference schedule, UO was down to a seven-player rotation and played without as many as five players who had starting experience. Many of those missing players have made their way back to the lineup.

Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact. She’s averaging 10.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 15 games played, a starter in 13 of those contests. Thomas, who has missed nine total games this season, sat the last three games recovering from a head injury.

Four-sport standout Liz Brenner (VB/WBB/SB/T&F), who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, is now full-time with the basketball team. Brenner has played in 11 games - a starter in the last nine - and is averaging 7.9 points and 8.1 rebounds.

Amanda Delgado missed six non-league games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., returned to the lineup Dec. 31 against Connecticut. Delgado is the team’s third-leading scorer on the year at 10.0 points per game. She was having a break-out season prior to her injury, averaging 12.7 points per outing through the first six games, a starter in five of those contests. Delgado earned all-tourney team recognition after averaging 18.5 points per game at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.

Janitah Iamaleava has seen limited time in 11 of UO’s last 13 games since making her debut Dec. 31 against UConn. Iamaleava had career-highs with six points and four rebounds at Washington earlier this season.

Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen, who entered the year as the team’s starter and back-up at the point guard position, 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-high 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.

ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 SINGLE-GAME REBOUNDING MARK
Jillian Alleyne broke the school and Pac-12 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.

UO INKS TWO PLAYERS DURING EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
Head coach Paul Westhead announced that Chrishae Rowe and Drea Toler have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at the University of Oregon. Rowe and Toler will join the Ducks for competition beginning in the 2013-14 season.

“Chrishae and Drea are players who will complement the personnel we already have in place,” Westhead said. “These two are outstanding young ladies who will not only fit in with our team, but will be good fits in the community.”

Rowe, from Riverside, Calif., ranks among the top 20 players nationally at the shooting guard position. In addition, she is ranked as one of the top 10 seniors in California. The four-star prospect ranks No. 67 in ESPN’s HoopGurlz.com top 100 national recruiting rankings.

“Having the opportunity to play in one of the best conferences in the country, while getting a degree in one of the top sports business programs, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Rowe said about deciding on UO.

The 5-foot-8 guard produced big numbers in her junior season averaging 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She led Santiago High School to the sectional semifinals a year ago. Rowe was named regional player of the year and made the Los Angeles Times all-star team for her play in 2011-12.

“Another big thing for me was how comfortable I was on my actual visit,” Rowe added. “Everyone from the team to the managers and coaching staff are so supportive and close to each other. Coming from a big family, that’s something that’s very important to me.”

Toler, from Gardena, Calif., is playing her senior season at Serra High School. As a junior, she averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game in leading SHS to a 30-4 record. Serra advanced to the state semifinals in 2011-12.

“I liked how close everyone was on my visit,” Toler said on choosing Oregon. “I saw a family bond. I felt a part of the Duck family. And from spending time with the coaching staff and players, I know they’re going to take care of me.”

The point guard who is known for her speed, also referenced Westhead’s style as reason for signing with Oregon. “I like to play fast and Oregon’s style is to play fast. We both want to get that ball up the court as fast as possible to get that easy bucket.”

Toler played for the Cal Sparks AAU basketball club, a program that current UO freshman Janitah Iamaleava played for as well.

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

The Ducks went 4-0 on their 2012 Spanish Foreign Tour which took place Aug. 24-Sept. 2. The Ducks 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, the Ducks played a pair of games as part of the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played at the Pavello Esportiu Municipal located approximately an hour 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.

MILEY RECOGNIZED FOR PHILANTHROPY OFF THE COURT

Junior Chynna Miley (WBB) was the named the top individual O Heroes for 2011-12. Miley, from Atlanta, Ga., earned 2,325 individual Duck Cup points for her service during the 2011-12 year. Miley participated in nearly every O Heroes event, while also serving as both a member of UO’s Black Student Union and the women’s basketball team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

O Heroes is a philanthropic organization -- run by student-athletes -- which positively impacts Oregon, most specifically the Eugene/Springfield community. UO’s student-athletes are viewed as role models. UO Athletics is fortunate to have these young individuals not only participating in varsity athletics, but also volunteering their time in the community.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institutions campuses. SAAC has representatives from each team and meets bi-monthly.

SAAC intends to promote effective communication between the student-athlete population as a whole, student-athletes as individuals, and the athletic department administration. SAAC will also provide student-athletes the opportunity to communicate with administration on local and national issues affecting student-athletes, while allowing student-athletes with the opportunity to provide suggestions and feedback on programs that serve student-athlete needs.