EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team will make its final regular season road trip of the 2013-14 campaign this weekend as the Ducks visit Washington and Washington State.
The Ducks will meet the Huskies at 6 p.m. on Friday in a Pac-12 Networks televised game before battling the Cougars at 1 p.m. on Sunday. A free live stream at Pac-12.com will be offered for that game.
UW Series Record: Oregon trails, 44-46 (13-26 in Seattle)
Last Meeting: W, 101-85 (Jan. 26, 2014 in Eugene)
Notable: With 388 rebounds this season, sophomore Jillian Alleyne has already broken both the UO and Pac-12 single-season rebounds records. Both previous marks were 376, held by UO’s Bev Smith and Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike. Alleyne has 22 doule-double this year. Chrishae Rowe is the top-scoring freshman in the nation at 22.4 points per game.
Last Game: Feb. 16 at Utah (W, 67-77)
Head Coach: Mike Neighbors (First Season)
Notable: UW has won three straight games, including an upset of Stanford, 87-82, on Feb. 9. After beating the Cardinal, the Huskies swept the Colorado/Utah roadtrip. Overall, UW has won five of its last six games since getting swept on the Oregon/Oregon State roadtrip in Jan. Kelsey Plum and Jazmine Davis each average more than 19 ppg.
TV AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
Friday night’s game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks, with Ann Schatz and Ros Gold-Onwude on the call. A live stream for Pac-12 Networks subscribers is available at Pac-12.com. Fans can listen to Terry Jonz’s call on the radio at KUGN 590 (Eugene), KUIK 1360 (Portland) and on TuneIn Radio. Live stats will be available on GoHuskies.com.
This weekend in Pac-12 play, in addition to the Oregon schools heading north to face Washington and Washington State, the Bay Area schools face the SoCal schools while Utah and Colorado head to the desert to face the Arizona schools.
ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12, UO REBOUNDS RECORDS
When Jillian Alleyne grabbed the rebound on the first missed shot of the game on Monday night versus UCLA, Alleyne broke both the Oregon and Pac-12 single-season rebounds records. Bev Smith held the school’s total rebounds record with 376, set during the 1980-81 season. The Pac-12 record was 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 had 370 boards last season. Courtney Paris holds the NCAA record with a whopping 539 rebounds during her freshman season in 2005-06.
ALLEYNE NEARS MORE REBOUND RECORDS
If the season ended today, Jillian Alleyne’s 15.5 rebounds per game average would smash both the single-season school and Pac-12 rebounds per game record. The school mark is 13.6, set 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.
ALLEYNE LEADS THE NCAA IN REBOUNDS
Jillian Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding at 15.5 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 22 of 25 games this season, only coming up short when she went out with a rolled ankle against Sacramento State and when she grabbed nine boards against both No. 1 ranked UConn and Colorado. Alleyne had 16 rebounds at halftime against USC last Friday night, besting her NCAA-best average in the opening 20 minutes alone. It was Alleyne’s fourth 20+ rebound game of the season.
THE NATION’S BEST FRESHMEN SQUARE OFF
Oregon’s Chrishae Rowe and Washington’s Kelsey Plum rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the nation in points per game among freshmen. Rowe ranks 10th overall in the nation while Plum ranks 35th. Rowe and Plum have each won Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors a record six times this year. Plum won last week after putting up 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting at Colorado and scoring 19 points to go with seven rebounds at Utah.
WHEN PLAYING WASHINGTON
- Oregon won the first meeting between the two teams this year, 101-85, at Matthew Knight Arena.
- Washington knocked off Oregon three times last year, including a 69-62 loss in the Pac-12 Tournament.
- Washington and Oregon have met seven times over the last three seasons. The Ducks won the first regular season meeting in 2011-12 (88-86 in Eugene on Dec. 31, 2011) but Washington won five straight, including two Pac-12 Tournament victories, before falling earlier this year.
- The Ducks are 4-7 against the Huskies under head coach Paul Westhead. Westhead was victorious in his first meeting against UW, 82-71, on Jan. 1, 2010 in Eugene and the Ducks beat the Huskies in three of the first five meetings under Westhead.
- Washington won the first nine meetings in the series, spanning from March 1, 1974 through March 11, 1978. That nine game winning streak is Washington’s longest in the series.
- Oregon’s longest winning streak in the series is 12 games, running from Feb. 8, 1996 through Dec. 28, 2001.
- The first meeting in the series was played in Eugene. Washington won, 50-39, on March 1, 1974.
- Before this year, the last time Oregon swept both Washington and Washington State at home was on Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, 2011. They were the final women’s basketball games played at 84-year-old McArthur Court.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. WASHINGTON
2013-14: In the first meeting between the two teams this year, the Ducks broke the century mark as Jillian Alleyne posted 34 points and 25 rebounds. Alleyne went 12-of-14 at the free throw line.
2012-13: In the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, Jillian Alleyne had a double-double, her 12th of the season, with 11 points and 15 boards against the Huskies. The Ducks led by as much as 22 points in the first half but were outscored 41-23 in the second half and lost, 69-62, on March 7, 2013.
2012-13: Washington’s Kristi Kingma set the Pac-12 single-game record with 11 made three-pointers against the Ducks on Feb. 15, 2013 in Eugene. Kingma scored 35 points while Jillian Alleyne had 20 points for the Ducks.
2011-12: In Oregon’s last victory over Washington, Ariel Thomas scored a team-high 21 points while Nia Jackson, a Seattle native, added 19 in an 88-86 win on Dec. 31, 2011 at Matthew Knight Arena. Danielle Love blocked Washington’s potential game-winning shot with seconds left on the clock.
2010-11: In the final game played at McArthur Court, the Ducks defeated the Huskies and swept the Washington schools with a 68-64 win on Jan. 8, 2011 in front of 2,854 fans. Nia Jackson, a Seattle native, scored a game-high 22 points, and Nicole Canepa came off the bench to score 15 points. Oregon went 20-of-36 at the free throw line while Washington had just 17 attempts.
2009-10: Taylor Lilley joined the 1,000 point club at Oregon when she scored 33 while also breaking the school’s career three-point record with eight triples in an 82-71 win against the Huskies on Jan. 1, 2010 in Eugene.
1980-81: Bev Smith set the single-game school record (which still stands) with 11 steals at Washington on Jan. 22, 1981. Smith also set the UO field goal attempts record against the Huskies that season with 30 shots versus UW on March 14, 1981. Chrishae Rowe broke that mark this season with 32 field goal attempts at Cal on Jan. 5.
LAST TIME AGAINST WASHINGTON
Behind sophomore Jillian Alleyne’s incredible performance, Oregon strung a second straight Pac-12 win together with a victory against Washington. The Ducks ran past the Huskies, 101-85, on Jan. 26 at Matthew Knight Arena. Alleyne tallied season-highs with 35 points and 25 rebounds and had a career-high five assists, providing the answer to any potential Washington challenge. After topping Washington State on Friday for its first conference win, Oregon secured a home sweep of the Washington schools. “Our team played very well in a tight game,” said head coach Paul Westhead. “This is two games in a row where our team turned it up at the end, instead of turning it down.” Washington opened the second period strong and took its first lead after trailing the entire first half. The game became a back-and-forth affair before Oregon used a late run to close out the Huskies. Oregon led by just one at 72-71 with 7:08 left to play, but the Ducks outscored the Huskies 29-14 down the stretch. Alleyne (34), Lexi Petersen (23), Chrishae Rowe (17) and Katelyn Loper (16) scored in double-figures as Oregon broke the 100-point barrier for the first time in conference play. Alleyne extended her double-double streak to 15 consecutive games. “I felt like I was confident enough in my teammates,” said Alleyne. “Lexi (Petersen) was going to get the ball and push it or I had Chrishae (Rowe) who was going to look for me on the inside. So whether I had the ball or they did, I felt we were going to come back and we weren’t going to let what they did frazzle us.”
OREGON LEADS NCAA IN SCORING
Oregon continues to lead the NCAA in scoring at 93.2 points per game. If the season ended today, Oregon’s points per game average would be the sixth 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.
DUCKS FIFTH IN THE NATION IN MADE THREES
Oregon is fifth in the nation in made three-pointers, averaging 9.44 per game. Sacramento State, which defeated the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 17, leads the nation at 12.7 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 2ND IN THE NCAA IN DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Jillian Alleyne is second in the nation this season with 22 double-doubles. She had a string of 18 straight before coming up just short of a double-double on Feb. 10 against Colorado. The sophomore grabbed nine boards to go with 15 points against the Buffs, snapping her streak. She has 22 this season, while Joy Adams of Iona has an NCAA-leading 23. 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.
ALLEYNE NEARS UO DOUBLE-DOUBLE RECORD
Oregon legend Bev Smith holds the single-season double-double record, with 24 during the 1981-82 season. Jillian Alleyne, who has 22 double-double this year, needs two more to match Smith’s single-season record with four games remaining in the regular season. Career-wise, right now Alleyne is fifth all-time at Oregon in career double-doubles with 34 (in 56 games played), with Debbie Sporcich’s 40 career double-doubles in fourth. The school record is 88, set by Bev Smith from 1978-82.
ROWE TIES SMITH FOR MOST 35+ POINT GAMES
Just a freshman, Chrishae Rowe 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 LEADS ALL FRESHMEN IN SCORING
Chrishae Rowe leads all freshman in the nation, scoring 22.4 points per game. She ranks 10th in the NCAA overall and second in the Pac-12. Rowe, plus Washington’s Kelsey Plum and Hampton’s Malie Tate-DeFreitas are the only freshmen ranked in the top-50 in the nation in scoring.
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 13th in the Pac-12 at 73.5 percent, an improvement of 19.7 percent.
REBOUNDING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL
Oregon leads the Pac-12, averaging 50.9 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. The Ducks have been out-rebounded by an opponent in just seven games this year, with a 0-7 record in those games.
MAGIC NUMBER 40
This season Oregon is 9-1 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field but is 4-11 when shooting less than 40 percent. Oregon picked up its first loss when shooting better than 40 percent on Feb. 2 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 47-17 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 13-7 when reaching the 80-point mark.
THE CENTURY MARK
Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 15 times, winning all but one of those games (14-1). 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 against Washington in the eighth conference game of the year.
PAC-12 TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 93.2 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (72.6 percent), rebounds (50.9 per game), steals (11.36 per game) and turnover margin (+3.36 per game). Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (9.44 per game) plus offensive rebounds (21.12)
Oregon dropped to No. 94 in the NCAA RPI after falling to USC and UCLA last weekend. The Ducks are No. 75 in the Jeff Sagarin RPI while they come in at No. 94 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.
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. That does not take into account the numerous times teams have rushed to beat the clock and turned the ball over in the process.
Oregon is 1-9 in televised games this season. The Ducks won, 101-85, over Washington in a Pac-12 Networks game on Jan. 26. However, the Ducks are 1-8 on the Pac-12 Networks this year and lost, 114-68, at No. 1 ranked UConn in a SNY and ESPN3.com broadcasted game. The Ducks have two more TV games on the schedule - the Washington game on Feb. 21 and the regular-season finale against Arizona on March 2. Oregon is 12-3 in non-televised games this year.
SEVEN-GAME WINNING STREAK
After winning just four games last year, the Ducks posted a seven game winning streak, running from Nov. 25 against Pepperdine to Dec. 29 against Cal State Bakersfield. No. 4 ranked Stanford snapped the streak on Jan. 3. It was Oregon’s longest winning streak under head coach Paul Westhead. The previous best under Westhead was when the Ducks opened the 2011-12 campaign with six straight wins. The seven game winning streak was the longest since the Ducks won seven straight during the 2005-06 season.
MATCHING LAST YEAR’S WIN TOTAL
Oregon has already eclipsed its win total from last year’s tough 4-27 campaign. The Ducks took 98 days to reach four wins last year and just 22 days this season.