PULLMAN, Wash. - The Oregon women's basketball team will look to get back in the win column on Sunday afternoon when the Ducks meet Washington State.
The Ducks (13-13, 4-11 Pac-12), who have won four straight against WSU, will meet the Cougars (14-13, 8-7) at 1 p.m. A free live stream of the game is available on Pac-12.com.
WSU Series Record: Oregon leads, 61-14 (27-8 in Pullman)
Last Meeting: W, 82-66 (Jan. 24, 2014 in Eugene)
Notable: With 410 rebounds this season, sophomore Jillian Alleyne has 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 23 double-doubles this year. Chrishae Rowe is the top-scoring freshman in the nation at 22.1 points per game.
WASHINGTON STATE BREAKDOWN
Last Game: Feb. 21 vs. Oregon State (L, 67-53)
Head Coach: June Daughtery (Seventh Season)
Notable: Washington State swept its Utah/Colorado road trip last weekend but fell to Oregon State at home to start this weekend. Tia Presley and Lia Galdeira combine to average 36.5 points per game. The Cougars have five players with more than 30 assists. Forward Sage Romberg leads the team from long range, hitting 37 of her 87 3FG attempts (42.5%).
TV AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
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.
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 a 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 15.8 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 15.8 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 23 of 26 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-leading average in the opening 20 minutes alone. Alleyne grabbed 22 boards on Friday night at Washington, her fifth 20+ rebound game of the season, with all five coming in Pac-12 play.
ALLEYNE ONE FROM 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 23 double-double this year, needs just one more to match Smith’s single-season record with three 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.
WHEN PLAYING WASHINGTON STATE
- Of all Pac-12 opponents, Oregon has had the most success against Washington State, boasting 61 wins in the all-time series. Second best is Oregon State, as the Ducks own 59 wins all-time against the rival Beavers.
- Oregon has won four straight in the series with Washington State. The Ducks won just two Pac-12 games last season, with both coming against the Cougars.
- Under head coach Paul Westhead, the Ducks are 6-3 against the Cougars since he took over for the 2009-10 season. Three of those six wins came in Eugene.
- Oregon’s longest winning streak in the series is 17 games, spanning a decade from 1978-1988.
- Washington State’s longest winning streak in the series is just two games, coming on three occassions. Most recently was a season sweep in 2010-11, which were the last wins by the Cougars over the Ducks.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. WAZZU
2013-14: In the first meeting this season between Oregon and Washington State, Chrishae Rowe had a game-high 24 points while Jillian Alleyne added 21 points and 19 rebounds.
2012-13: Jordan Loera posted 21 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season in a 65-60 win over the Cougars on Feb. 17, 2013. That was Oregon’s second win over Washington State last year. In the first, on Jan. 25, 2013, Amanda Delgado scored a career-high 21 points on a career-best seven three-pointers.
2011-12: On Feb. 11, 2012, Oregon defeated Washington State, 67-62, behind Amanda Johnson’s 23 points. The Cougars led the entire game until Johnson hit a three-pointer with 4:05 to play and the Ducks held on by hitting free throws down the stretch.
2010-11: Nia Jackson scored the Ducks’ final eight points as Oregon defeated Washington State, 77-72, on Jan. 6, 2011. Jackson finished with 22 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and five steals.
2009-10: Micaela Cocks scored a team-best 22 points as the Ducks won a high-scoring affair, 98-92, on Jan. 3, 2010. Cocks’ three-pointer with 5:14 gave Oregon an 82-80 lead and the Ducks held on in the final minutes.
2008-09: Taylor scored 20 points as the Ducks swept the state of Washington for the first time in nine years with a 57-41 win in Pullman on Jan. 17, 2009.
2007-08: Oregon held Washington State to just 45 points on March 7, 2008, at the Pac-12 Tournament in a 66-45 win. It is still the fewest points allowed by the Ducks in a Pac-12 Tournament game.
LAST TIME AGAINST WASHINGTON
For the second straight season, Washington State is the cure to what ails Oregon, as the UO women’s basketball team beat the Cougars 82-66 on Jan. 24 at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks won their first Pac-12 game of the season after six straight losses. Last season, Oregon’s only two conference victories came against Washington State. Oregon went up 18 early in the game, at 29-11, then allowed WSU to tie it 35-35 early in the second half before pulling away again. The Ducks eventually led by as much as 17 in the second half, at 80-63. “I think we were just playing better basketball tonight,” UO coach Paul Westhead said. “I don’t think it was the opponent, and we took advantage. We played better team basketball.” Jillian Alleyne fell just short of her second career 20-20 game, scoring 21 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. Chrishae Rowe overcame an early shooting slump to lead Oregon with 24 points, and Danielle Love came down with a career-best 14 rebounds. The Ducks played without Ariel Thomas for the second straight game due to an ankle injury. And for the second straight game in her place, Lexi Petersen played point guard much of the night and tied her career high with six assists. “I was really just trying to distribute to my teammates,” said Petersen, who added 13 points and overcame nine turnovers. “They were all running for me, so I figured I’d reward them with some baskets.” The Ducks used primarily a trapping zone defense to hold WSU guards Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley to 30 points. The duo came into the game averaging a combined 37.9 points per game but finished a combined 7-of-30 from the floor.
OREGON LEADS NCAA IN SCORING
Oregon continues to lead the NCAA in scoring at 93.5 points per game. If the season ended today, Oregon’s points per game average would be the fifth 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 nine 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 9.5 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.
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 22.1 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 72.8 percent, an improvement of 19.0 percent.
REBOUNDING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL
Oregon leads the Pac-12, averaging 50.8 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 six games this year, with a 0-6 record in those games. Last time against Washington State, Oregon had a 59-35 edge ont he glass.
MAGIC NUMBER 40
This season Oregon is 9-2 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. Oregon also lost on Friday at Washington, 108-100, when it shot 43.8 percent from the field. The Ducks defeated Pepperdine, Southern, Washington and Utah when shooting less than 40 percen.
NO, MAKE THAT MAGIC NUMBER 80
Oregon is 47-18 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 13-8 when reaching the 80-point mark.
THE CENTURY MARK
Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 16 times, winning all but two of those games (14-2). Oregon has reached 100+ points nine 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. Oregon’s only losses when reaching 100+ points were against Arizona, 119-112 on Jan. 16, 2010, and on Friday night at Washington, 108-100.
PAC-12 TEAM STAT RANKINGS
Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 93.5 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (72.6 percent), rebounds (50.8 per game), steals (11.00 per game) and turnover margin (+3.08 per game). Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (9.50 per game) plus offensive rebounds (21.85)
Oregon dropped to No. 94 in the NCAA RPI after falling to USC and UCLA last weekend. Currently, the Ducks are No. 80 in the Jeff Sagarin RPI while they come in at No. 102 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.
WESTHEAD’S HOME RECORD
Oregon is 47-38 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 11-5 at Matthew Knight Arena this season overall and 3-4 in Pac-12 play.
Oregon is 1-10 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 1-9 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 just one more TV games on the schedule - the regular-season finale against Arizona on March 2. Oregon is 12-3 in non-televised games this year.