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Notes: Ducks Host 91st Civil War on Saturday
Release Date: 01/08/2014
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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team hosts rival Oregon State on Saturday for the 91st edition of the Civil War.

The Ducks (9-4, 0-2 Pac-12) and the Beavers (8-6, 0-2) tip at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. 

It's the first Pac-12 home game for the Ducks this season, after Oregon opened league play at No. 4 Stanford and No. 23 California last weekend.

OSU Series Record: Oregon leads, 59-31 (32-9 in Eugene)
Last Meeting: L, 68-49 (Jan. 20, 2013 in Corvallis)
Notable: Oregon has lost four games this season, with three coming against top-25 foes. The Ducks continue to lead the nation in scoring at 101.7 points per game. Oregon is second in the country in made threes per game at 11.0 per game. Jillian Alleyne leads the NCAA in rebounds per game (14.0) while Chrishae Rowe is ninth in scoring (23.5 ppg).

Last Game: Jan. 5 at No. 4 Stanford (L, 89-67)
Head Coach: Scott Rueck (Fourth Season)
Notable: Oregon State, like the Ducks, dropped both games in the Bay Area last weeked. The Beavers have played three straight ranked foes, as they also fell to No. 2 Notre Dame, 70-58, on Dec. 29 in their final non-conference game. Ruth Hamblin tied the school record with nine blocks against the Irish. Jamie Weisner leads the team in scoring at 15.5 ppg.

Both of Oregon’s games against Oregon State will be on the Pac-12 Networks. Ann Schatz and Julie Rousseau will have the call for Saturday’s game at Matthew Knight Arena while Schatz and Mary Murphy will broadcast the game on Monday night at Gill Coliseum. Fans can also listen to Terry Jonz’s call on the radio via KUGN 590 AM (Eugene), KUIK 1360 (Portland) and TuneIn Radio (online and mobile devices). Live stats will be offered on GoDucks for Saturday’s game and on Monday.

- Oregon and Oregon State will be playing for the 91st time on Saturday evening.
- The Ducks own a 59-31 advantage in the all-time series, including a 32-9 edge at home.
- The Ducks’ longest winning streak in the series is 11 games, coming both from 1986-90 and 1996-2001.
- Oregon State is on a five-game winning streak in the Civil War, it’s longest win streak in the series.
- The Beavers won both meetings last season, which were also back-to-back as they are this year. The Ducks and Beavers also played back-to-back in 2006-07, with both teams winning on the road, and 2005-06, with both teams winning at home.
- Oregon State won the first meeting between the two programs, 44-31, on Jan. 24, 1974 in Corvallis. The Beavers won six of the first seven games in the series.
- Oregon is 3-7 against Oregon State under head coach Paul Westhead. The Ducks are a perfect 3-0 when scoring 61 points or more, but they are 0-7 when scoring 60 points or less.

Oregon State defeated the the Ducks, 68-49, at Gill Coliseum on Jan. 20, 2013. Danielle Love and Liz Brenner each had nine points to lead the Ducks offensively. Brenner also contributed seven rebounds. Jillian Alleyne had six points and a team-best eight rebounds. The Ducks had a 46-37 advantage in rebounding, with UO grabbing 24 offensive boards which led to a 12-5 edge in second-chance points. OSU had the advantage for points in the paint, 36-12. The Beavers made 25-of-53 field goals for 47 percent. The Ducks made 16-of-62 from the field for 26 percent. Oregon State was led offensively by Jamie Weisner and Ali Gibson who each had 14 points. Samantha Siegner added 10 points off the bench.

2010-11: On Jan. 23, 2011, a Pac-12 record 12,320 fans packed Matthew Knight Arena to watch an 81-72 victory. Nia Jackson accounted for 24 points as the Ducks buried 13 three-pointers in the game.
2009-10: Oregon swept the Beavers during the 2009-10 season. One was was the final Civil War game at old McArthur Court, an 82-62 win on Feb. 6, 2010. Taylor Lilley scored 23 points and the Ducks forced 29 turnovers.
2004-05: Andrea Vills socred 17 points and tallied seven rebounds and four blocks as the Ducks crushed Oregon State, 82-58, on Jan. 8, 2005 in Corvallis. The Ducks shot 55.4 percent in the win.
2003-04: Brandi Davis hit a jumper with 4.9 seconds left and the Ducks defeated Oregon State, 56-54, in front of 5,097 fans at McArthur Court. Davis finished with 16 points.
2002-03: Katherine Kraayeveld returned from an injury that kept her out for 13 games to grab nine rebounds as the Ducks defeated Oregon State, 68-58, on Feb. 15, 2003 at McArthur Court.
2001-02: Edniesha Curry’s bank shot with 1.8 seconds left gave the Ducks are thrilling 84-83 win over Oregon State on Feb. 16, 2002 at Gill Coliseum. The game was nationally televised on Fox Sports Net. Shaquala Williams led Oregon with 20 points.
1988-89: On March 10, 1989, Trina McCartney went 14-of-16 at the free throw line as the Ducks defeated the Beavers, 61-55. Her 14 makes at the charity stripe is tied for the second most in single-game school history.
1978-79: Julie Cushing grabbed nine steals in a 78-65 win on March 1, 1979 at Gill Coliseum. It’s still the second most steals in single-game school history.

The start of Pac-12 action did not stop Jillian Alleyne’s strong play in 2013-14. The sophomore averaged 23.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game last weekend against No. 4 Stanford and No. 23 California. Despite foul trouble limiting her to 26 minutes in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Bears, Alleyne registered her ninth straight double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. She has 11 double-doubles overall this year and 23 in her career.

Chrishae Rowe’s 32 field goal attempts at No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5 set a new single-game school record. She bested the previos record of 30, set by Bev Smith against both Washington on March 14, 1981 and Boise State on Jan. 13, 1979. The Pac-12 record for shot attempts is 36, set by Oregon State’s Monica Rasberry against the Ducks on Dec. 10, 1988.

The Oregon women’s basketball team rallied back from 11 points down in the second half to force overtime, but the Ducks fell to No. 23 ranked Cal, 101-98, on Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion. The Ducks (9-4, 0-2 Pac-12) were led by Chrishae Rowe’s 24 points while Jillian Alleyne and Ariel Thomas added 21 each. Lexi Petersen tallied 20 points off the bench. Despite foul trouble limiting her minutes, Alleyne also grabbed 12 rebounds for her 23rd career double-double, 11th this season and ninth straight.

Oregon leads the NCAA in scoring at 101.7 points per game. The Ducks are the only team averaging more than 100 points per game this year, as Baylor is second at 96.8. Oregon has reached 100+ points seven times through the first 13 games this season and hit the century mark five straight games before scoring 96 points against Cal State Northridge on Dec. 29. The Ducks’ 131 points against Bakersfield in the season-opener on Nov. 9 is the second most in any NCAA game this season (behind Kentucky’s 133-130 4OT output against Baylor) and set new Pac-12 and school records. The Ducks’ 130 points against Southern would have set both school and conference marks as well, if not for the 131 points scored against Bakersfield.

Oregon is second in the nation in made threes (11.0) behind only Sacramento State, which defeated the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 17. The Ducks and Hornets combined to attempt an NCAA record 86 threes in that game. Oregon would have tied the NCAA record with 52 three-point attempts against Southern, but Sacramento State took 55 four days prior on Dec. 14 against UC Irvine. This season, Oregon is averaging 11.0 made threes per game, while shooting 32.1 percent as a team beyond the arc.

Jillian Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding at 14.0 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 11 of 13 games this season. The sophomore has recorded nine straight double-doubles since coming up one rebound shy (15 points, nine rebounds) of one at No. 1 ranked UConn on Nov. 20. She has 11 double-doubles overall this year.

Chrishae Rowe is ninth in the nation in scoring, averaging 23.5 points per game. She is second in the Pac-12, behind only Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike. Rowe is the top scoring underclassman in the nation, however, as all eight players above her in the rankings are juniors or seniors. In fact, she is the only freshman ranked in the top-50 for points per game in the NCAA this year.

Oregon and Iona are the only programs in the nation to boast both a top-10 scorer and a top-10 rebounder in the NCAA rankings. Oregon’s Chrishae Rowe ranks ninth in the nation in scoring, averaging 23.5 points per game, while Jillian Alleyne is first in the NCAA in rebounding, averaging 14 boards per game.

Redshirt junior Katelyn Loper and freshman Chrishae Rowe are tied for 12th in the NCAA in made three-pointers per game. Loper, a transfer from Hofstra who sat out last season, started off her Oregon career with a bang, matching Taylor Lilley’s school record with nine threes in the Ducks’ season-opening win over Bakersfield on Nov. 9. Rowe’s season-high is six made three-pointers, which came in her record-setting 41 point game at Seattle U on Dec. 4. Rowe and Loper are tied for the Pac-12 lead for made threes.

Last year Jillian Alleyne shot 53.8 percent from the free throw line in her otherwise stellar freshman campaign. This year, the sophomore now ranks ninth in the Pac-12 at 77.7 percent, an improvement of 23.9 percent. Of the top 15 in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage, Alleyne has the most makes and attempts (73-of-94).

Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 101.7 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (73.9 percent), rebounds (54.2 per game), steals (11.62 per game) and turnover margin (+5.00 per game). Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (11 per game).

- Chrishae Rowe (2nd - 23.5 ppg) and Jillian Alleyne (3rd - 20.8 ppg) both rank in the top-5 in scoring in the Pac-12 this season.
- Alleyne is dominating on the glass as well, averaging a Pac-12 leading 14 rebounds per game. No other player in the league is averaging better than 11.6 rebounds per game (Chiney Ogwumike).
- Alleyne is third in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (55.6 percent on 99-of-178 shooting).
- Loper and Rowe have gotten it done behind the three-point line, as the duo lead the league in made threes per game (3.15). Both have hit 41 threes through 13 games this year.
- Rowe is second in the Pac-12 in steals (2.54 per game).
- The Ducks, the Pac-12’s best free throw shooting team, also boast three of the top-10 free throw shooters in the conference. Lexi Petersen leads the Ducks and ranks fourth in the league at 83.9 percent, followed by Ariel Thomas (8th - 78.3 percent) and Jillian Alleyne (9th - 77.7 percent).
- Thomas is second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.58) with 62 assists and 24 turnovers.
- Thomas is third in the league in assists per game (4.77).

Jillian Alleyne posted her 23rd career double-double and 11th of the season at No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5. She has a double-double in nine straight games and Oregon is 9-2 this season when Alleyne gets a double-double. The Ducks’ loss at Stanford was their first when Alleyne posted a double-double. Alleyne was tied for third in the Pac-12 last year as a freshman with 12 double-doubles, when she was selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in the media vote.

Through 13 games this season, Oregon’s starting lineup of Ariel Thomas, Chrishae Rowe, Katelyn Loper, Jillian Alleyne and Danielle Love is a team-best +77 (268 points for, 191 points against) in a little over 96 minutes together on the floor. Individually, Jillian Alleyne leads the Ducks with a +182 while Katelyn Loper is just behind at +166. Ariel Thomas is a +141 and Danielle Love is a +136. Chrishae Rowe is a +58.

Oregon improved one spot in the Sagarin RPI to 50th, after losing to No. 23 California in overtime on Sunday. The Ducks are higher, 25th, in the RealTime RPI. The Ducks are 46th accoring to the NCAA’s RPI calculations. The Ducks are sixth in the Pac-12, according to Sagarin, fifth accoring to RealTime RPI and seventh accoring to the NCAA. All four of Oregon’s losses have to come to teams ranked in the top 50.

A team has taken 100 or more field goal attempts in a game this year just four times. Oregon accounts for three of those instances. Baylor attempted a NCAA-high 105 shots against Duke in a four-overtime game, while the Ducks attempted 102 shots on Dec. 18 against Southern plus 101 shots against both No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5 and Bakersfield on Nov. 9.

Oregon shot better than 40 percent from the floor just five times last year and won two of those games (Fresno State & Samford). This season, however, Oregon is 7-0 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field. The Ducks defeated Pepperdine and Southern when shooting less than 40 percent while the Ducks shot 33.7 percent in a loss to Sacramento State, 30.7 percent at No. 1 UConn, 33.8 percent at No. 4 Stanford and 39.6 percent at No. 23 California.

Oregon is 43-12 under head coach Paul Westhead when scoring 80-or-more points. The Ducks went 17-5 when reaching 80 points in 2009-10, Westhead’s first and most successful season. Since then, Oregon has gone 9-3 in 2010-11 when scoring 80+, a perfect 8-0 in 2011-12 and 0-2 last season. This year, Oregon is 9-2 when reaching the 80-point mark, with losses to Sacramento State on Nov. 17 and No. 23 ranked California in overtime on Jan. 5. Only No. 1 ranked UConn and No. 4 ranked Stanford have held Oregon under 80 points this season.

Oregon has reached 100+ points seven times already this season. The Ducks scored a Pac-12 record 131 points in their season-opening win over Bakersfield and 113 points in a victory versus Portland. The Ducks scored 100+ points in five straight games, including 130 on Dec. 18 in a 40-point win over Southern and 124 points on Dec. 20 against Cal Poly. The Ducks failed to reach 100 in their most recent games, 96-61, over Cal State Northridge and a 96-66 loss at No. 4 ranked Stanford. Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 14 times, winning all but one of those games (13-1).

With the new 10-second backcourt violation rule in place this season, Oregon’s press-and-run style should benefit. Thus far, Oregon has forced four 10-second backcourt violations, with one against Portland on Nov. 12, one versus Sacramento State on Nov. 17, one against Portland State on Dec. 14 and one at No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5.

Oregon is 44-34 at home under head coach Paul Westhead. The Ducks averaged 11 home wins per season under Westhead before last year, when Oregon won three games at Matthew Knight Arena. His best record was in his first season, 2009-10, when the Ducks boasted a 14-6 home mark, which included six Pac-12 victories. Oregon is 8-1 at Matthew Knight Arena this season.

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