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Oregon Falls at No. 4 Stanford in Pac-12 Opener
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 01/03/2014
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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 4 ranked Stanford held the Ducks to just 33.8 percent shooting and the Oregon women’s basketball team fell, 96-66, to the Cardinal on Friday night at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford improves to 12-1 (1-0 Pac-12) while the Ducks slide to 9-3 (0-1). The teams entered the game on a combined 17-game winning streak, as the Ducks had won seven in a row and the Cardinal downed 10 straight opponents.

The Ducks continue their Bay Area swing on Sunday, visiting No. 23 ranked Cal at noon.

Oregon went 24-of-71 from the field (33.8 percent) against the Cardinal and scored a season-low 66 points. The Ducks are 2-3 this season when shooting less than 40 percent.

Jillian Alleyne recorded her 22nd career double-double and 10th this season with 26 points and 13 rebounds. The Ducks were a perfect 9-0 when Alleyne posted a double-double this year.

The Ducks, which entered the game as the Pac-12’s top free throw shooting team at 75.6 percent, went 12-of-23 (52.2 percent) at the line against the Cardinal. Oregon also entered the game ranked third in the league in three-point percentage defense, holding opponents to 25.5 percent shooting from deep. Stanford shot 12-of-24 (50 percent) from three-point range on Friday night.

Oregon and Stanford traded buckets through the first eight minutes of the game, but the Cardinal used an 8-0 run to take a 22-13 lead and then closed out the half on a 14-6 run to own a 51-34 lead at halftime.

Stanford sank nine first-half three-pointers on 16 attempts (56.3 percent) while the Ducks went just 4-of-15 (26.7 percent).

Alleyne had a team-high 10 points at the break while Thomas chipped in eight. Three Ducks were tied with a team-high five rebounds at the break.

In the second half, Stanford sprinted out to a 20-point lead, at 60-40, with 15:36 left. With an offensive rebound in the second half, her 10th of the game, Ogwumike broke the Pac-12 career rebounding record with 1,257. She broke former Cardinal Kayla Pedersen’s mark.

The Ducks chipped into the Cardinal lead before Stanford put the game away with a 13-0 run to make it a 75-47 game with 7:41 remaining. At that point, Oregon was shooting 4-of-21 in the second half while the Cardinal were 11-of-24 in the frame
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