EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team will look to win for the fifth time in six games on Monday night when the Ducks play host to Colorado at Matthew Knight Arena.
The Ducks (13-9, 4-7 Pac-12) will tip at 5 p.m. against the Buffaloes (13-9, 3-8) on Monday after the original Sunday game time was pushed back due to poor weather and road conditions in Eugene.
TV AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
A live stream will be available for Monday's game, but no television. All non-televised Oregon home games can be watched online via the Pac-12 Live Stream. The live feed is free for all, not just those who receive the Pac-12 Networks via their cable operator. Live stats and audio are available at GoDucks.com. Fans can listen to Terry Jonz’s call on the radio at KUGN 590 (Eugene), KUIK 1360 (Portland) and on TuneIn Radio.
The Pac-12 weekend slate of games took a wild turn on Sunday, as the top team in the league lost and the bottom team won. No. 3 ranked Stanford lost, 87-82, at Washington on Sunday while No. 11 ranked Arizona State lost, 68-49, at Arizona, giving the Wildcats a top-25 win as their first conference victory of the year. California swept the Washington schools after beating UW on Friday and Washington State, 87-70, on Sunday.
ROWE’S HOT STREAK
Chrishae Rowe is averaging 38.5 points over her last two games on 24-of-45 shooting (53.3 percent). The freshman is 9-of-20 on three-pointers (45 percent) in that span as well. Rowe, who set the UO single-game scoring record earlier this season with 41 points at Seattle U on Dec. 4, came up two points shy of her own record on Feb. 2 at Arizona State and three points short against Utah on Feb. 8. Rowe scored 39 points on 12-of-22 shooting and went 13-of-14 at the free throw line against the Sun Devils. In fact, she started the game 13-of-13 at the line before missing her final attempt. On Saturday against Utah, Rowe let it rain from beyond the arc, knocking down a career-high seven three-pointers on 13 attempts. Her seven made threes tied seven others for the fifth most in school history. She shot 12-of-23 from the field and 7-of-8 at the free throw line. Rowe is also averaging 8.5 rebounds and four steals per game over the last two contests.
ROWE MATCHES BEV SMITH FOR MOST 35+ POINT GAMES
Chrishae Rowe, through just 22 games in her freshman season, has already tied Oregon legend Bev Smith for the most 35+ point games in program history with three. Smith recorded 35 points against both Kentucky (March 12, 1980) and Boise State (Jan. 13, 1979) and set a career-high with 38 points at Montana (Feb. 5, 1981). This year, Rowe tallied a school record 41 points at Seattle U on Deec. 4, 2013, 39 points at Arizona State on Feb. 2, 2014 and 38 points versus Utah on Feb. 8, 2014.
ROWE CLAIMS RECORD SIXTH PAC-12 HONOR
Chrishae Rowe was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for a league record sixth time this season, the conference announced last Monday. Rowe broke Colorado redshirt freshman Arielle Roberson’s record of five, set last season. Jillian Alleyne claimed the league’s freshman of the week honors three times a year ago. Rowe was outstanding over the weekend as the Ducks split a pair of road games against Arizona and Arizona State. In the Ducks’ 84-72 win over the Wildcats on Friday, Rowe scored 24 points and led the team with three steals and three 3-pointers. She then had 39 points, just two short of her own school record of 41 set at Seattle U earlier this season, in a close loss to the No. 15 ranked Sun Devils on Sunday. Her 39 points at ASU is the 22nd most in a game this season in the NCAA. Rowe is the NCAA’s top-scoring freshman, averaging 23.0 points per game. That average puts her 14th overall in the nation. Rowe went 12-of-22 from the field on Sunday at ASU, including 2-of-7 from three-point range. She was 13-of-14 at the free throw line (the eighth most made free throws in school history) and grabbed eight rebounds. She also tallied two blocks and made three steals.
WHEN PLAYING COLORADO
- The Ducks are 10-5 against Colorado overall and 4-1 at home.
- Colorado has won two straight games in the series after Oregon won 10 of the first 13 meetings.
- Oregon and Colorado first met on March 18, 1981 in Eugene, a 74-67 UO victory.
- The Ducks and Buffaloes played in Portland on Dec. 9, 2006 as part of the Pape’ Jam game at the Rose Garden. Oregon won, 70-60.
- The Ducks are 2-2 against Colorado under head coach Paul Westhead. Oregon won the first two meetings but CU has won the last two.
- Colorado has been nationally ranked (No. 21 and No. 19, respectively) in the last two games Oregon has played them.
- Oregon’s longest winning streak in the series is six games, running from 1998-2012.
- Colorado’s longest winning streak is two games. It’s current streak is two games and CU also did it from 1988-94.
- Oregon has not scored more than 67 points against the Buffaloes under Westhead. The Ducks’ highest scoring output against Colorado came in 1999, a 90-58 victory.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. COLORADO
2012-13: Jillian Alleyne posted a double-double but the Ducks lost, 60-48, on March 3, 2013 in the second of two meetings against Colorado last year.
2011-12: The Ducks swept Colorado during the 2011-12 season, with a 67-62 win at home and a 64-62 win in Boulder. Amanda Johnson scored 26 points - including 23 in the second half - to lead the Ducks past CU at home on Feb. 4, 2012 before Johnson posted her 30th career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the road win on March 1, 2012.
2006-07: The Ducks defeated Colorado, 70-60, on Dec. 9, 2006 in the Pape’ Jam in Portland. Eleanor Haring had 18 points and eight rebounds to pace the Ducks.
1993-94: Oregon met Colorado in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19, 1994 in the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colo. The Ducks lost, 92-71, but not because of Missy Croshaw, who scored a team-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
LAST TIME AGAINST COLORADO
A 14-3 run midway through the second half propelled the 19th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes past the Oregon Ducks, 60-48, on March 1, 2013 at Matthew Knight Arena. Jillian Alleyne registered her 11th double-double of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Jordan Loera followed with a team-high 12 points. Colorado’s Arielle Roberson led all scorers with 16 points. Oregon committed 21 turnovers that resulted in 20 Colorado points. The Ducks lost the rebounding battle, 40-35, but did force the Buffaloes to just 4-of-13 shooting from behind the arc. Oregon hit nine of its 23 3-point attempts (39 percent). Despite shooting just 35 percent, Colorado prevailed, 60-48.
OREGON LEADS NCAA IN SCORING
Oregon continues to lead the NCAA in scoring at 95.2 points per game. If the season ended today, Oregon’s 95.2 point per game average would be the third-highest in NCAA history. The Pac-12 record is 92.8 points per game, set by Stanford during the 1991-92 season. The Oregon program record is 84.6 points per game, set during the 1978-79 season. Oregon has reached 100+ points eight times this season. Oregon was held under the century mark in its first seven Pac-12 games before a 101-88 win over Washington on Jan. 26. 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.
DUCKS FIFTH IN THE NATION IN MADE THREES
Oregon is fifth in the nation in made three-pointers, averaging 9.45 per game. Sacramento State, which defeated the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 17, leads the nation at 12.9 made threes per game. The Ducks and Hornets combined to attempt an NCAA record 86 threes in thier game. Oregon would have tied the NCAA record for a team with 52 three-point attempts against Southern on Dec. 18, but Sacramento State took 55 four days prior on Dec. 14 against UC Irvine.
ALLEYNE LEADS THE NCAA IN REBOUNDS
Jillian Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding at 15.6 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 20 of 22 games this season, only coming up short when she went out with a rolled ankle against Sacramento State and when she grabbed nine boards at No. 1 ranked UConn on Nov. 20. She has had 20+ rebounds in three of the Ducks’ last seven games.
ALLEYNE NEARS PAC-12, UO REBOUNDS RECORDS
If the season ended today, Jillian Alleyne’s 15.6 rebounds per game average would smash the single-season school record of 13.6, held by Bev Smith during the 1979-80 season. The Pac-12 record is 13.8, set by UCLA’s Natalie Williams during the 1991-92 campaign. Bev Smith also holds the school’s total rebounds record with 376 during the 1980-81 season. The Pac-12 record is also 376, set by Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike during the 2009-10 season. (Oregon women’s basketball played in the Northwest Basketball Leauge until 1982). Alleyne came up just short of breaking those final two records last season as she pulled down 370 boards in her freshman campaign, just six shy of the school and Pac-12 marks. She already has 343 rebounds this season with seven regular season games left to play. At her current per game average, she will grab 109 more boards in those seven games, giving her 452 for the season. The NCAA record for rebounds in a season is 539, set in 36 games by Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris during the 2005-06 season. The NCAA rebounds per game record is 18.5, set by Bethune-Cookman’s Rosina Pearson during the 1984-85 campgain.
ALLEYNE LEADS THE NATION IN DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Jillian Alleyne posted her 32nd career double-double (in 53 games played) and her NCAA-leading 20th of the season on Sunday at Arizona State. She has a double-double in 18 straight games. 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. Right now Alleyne is fifth all-time at Oregon in career double-doubles, recently jumping Amanda Johnson’s 30 career double-doubles. The school record is 88, set by Bev Smith from 1978-82. Smith also holds the single-season record, with 24 double-doubles during the 1981-82 season. Alleyne needs four more double-doubles to match Smith’s single-season record with seven games remaining in the regular season.
ROWE LEADS ALL FRESHMEN IN SCORING
Chrishae Rowe leads all freshman in the nation, scoring 23.0 points per game. She ranks 14th in the NCAA overall and second in the Pac-12. Rowe, plus Washington’s Kelsey Plum and Hampton’s Mali Tate-DeFreitas are the only freshmen ranked in the top-50 in the nation in scoring. Baylor senior Odyssey Sims leads all players, averaging 30.0 points per game.
ALLEYNE’S BIG IMPROVEMENT AT THE LINE
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 76.7 percent, an improvement of 22.9 percent.
ALLEYNE SHINES IN PAC-12 PLAY
Despite the Ducks’ rollercoaster 4-7 start to conference play, sophomore Jillian Alleyne has consistently shined. The 6-foot-3 forward is averaging a team-high 22.5 points per game in Pac-12 contests to go with a ridiculous 16.9 rebounds per game. Alleyne has posted a double-double against every Pac-12 foe the Ducks have met this season, including 26 points and 13 rebounds at No. 4 Stanford to open league play on Jan. 3. She had season-highs of 34 points and 25 rebounds on Jan. 26 in the win over Washington and went for 29 points and 20 rebounds (10 offensive, 10 defensive) on Jan. 31 at Arizona. Alleyne had 18 points and 17 rebounds on Saturday against Utah.
REBOUNDING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL
Oregon leads the Pac-12, averaging 51.7 rebounds per game. That number is set to smash the Oregon and Pac-12 record. The Ducks currently hold the Pac-12 record with 46.6 rebounds per game, set during the 1986-87 season.
MAGIC NUMBER 40
This season Oregon is 9-1 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field but is 4-8 when shooting less than 40 percent. Oregon picked up its first loss when shooting better than 40 percent on Sunday at No. 15 ranked Arizona State. The Ducks defeated Pepperdine, Southern, Washington and Utah when shooting less than 40 percen.
NO, MAKE THAT MAGIC NUMBER 80
Oregon is 47-16 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 13-6 when reaching the 80-point mark.
PAC-12 TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 95.2 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (72.9 percent), rebounds (51.7 per game), steals (11.5 per game) and turnover margin (+3.91 per game). Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (9.5 per game) plus offensive rebounds (21.2)
Oregon is No. 76 in the NCAA RPI but is up to No. 56 in the Jeff Sagarin RPI. The Ducks come in at No. 78 in the RealTime RPI.
GETTING UP SHOTS
In the NCAA, 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 (OT) and Bakersfield on Nov. 9.
THE CENTURY MARK
Oregon has reached 100+ points eight times 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 Pac-12 play until hitting 101 points against Washington in the eighth conference game of the year. Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 15 times, winning all but one of those games (14-1).
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.
WESTHEAD’S HOME RECORD
Oregon is 47-35 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 11-2 at Matthew Knight Arena this season overall and 3-1 in Pac-12 play.