EUGENE, Ore. - After falling in the opening game of back-to-back Civil War matchups, the Ducks will look to get even with their rival on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.
The Ducks and Beavers will tip at noon on Sunday in a Pac-12 Networks televised game.
OREGON BREAKDOWN (11-3, 0-3 Pac-12)
FG%: 48.9 | 3FG%: 39.8 | FT%: 64.9 | PPG: 81.0
Notable: Despite returning just five players from last year’s team, the Ducks opened up the 2015-16 season with 11 straight wins and were one of the last six undefeated teams in the nation before falling at No. 21 UCLA and USC last weekend. Jillian Alleyne saw her double-double streak of 29 straight games end on Friday night in Corvallis. It was a Pac-12 record and the third longest in NCAA history. Despite shooting 23.4 percent from the field at OSU on Friady, UO ranks seventh in the nation in FG percentage (48.9), fifth in 3FG percentage (39.8) and 11th in scoring (81.0 points).
#11 OREGON STATE BREAKDOWN (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12)
FG%: 45.3 | 3FG%: 34.8 | FT%: 79.5 | PPG: 71.0
OSU Series Record: Oregon leads, 59-36
Last Meeting: No. 11 ranked OSU won, 60-33 on Friday in Corvallis. UO made just 14 field goals and one three-pointer.
Notable: OSU has won 10 straight games in the Civil War series, dating back to a 61-59 win on Feb. 19, 2011. No current player on the Ducks has won a game against the rival Beavers. Playing without injured point guard Sydney Wiese on Friday in Corvallis, Jamie Weisner went 1-of-10 from the field but Ruth Hamblin nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, nine rebounds and seven blocked shots.
TV AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
Oregon’s game on Sunday versus Oregon State will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks and streamed for those with a cable TV login at Pac-12.com/live. The game will also be available on the radio via KUGN590 in Eugene, KUIK 1320 in Portland or TuneIn worldwide with Terry Jonz on the call. Search “Oregon IMG” in the app or TuneIn.com to find the broadcast.
LAST TIME OUT
Oregon State’s win streak in the rivalry stretched to 10 with a 60-33 victory over the UO women’s basketball team Friday in Gill Coliseum, a game that saw Oregon senior Jillian Alleyne’s Pac-12 record streak of 29 straight double-doubles come to an end. The Ducks (11-3, 0-3 Pac-12) had a flicker of hope, taking a 5-3 lead on a midrange jumper by Jacinta Vandenberg. But after another Vandenberg jumper got Oregon back within 9-7, Oregon State put together a 17-2 run that effectively put the game away. Vandenberg’s early jumpers helped neutralize OSU post Ruth Hamblin on those possessions. The Ducks were hesitant to attack the rim against the 6-foot-6 senior, and they also shot just 1-of-12 from three-point range in the first half to trail 32-18 at halftime. Oregon got a few stops early in the second half, and with 7:17 left in the third quarter Liz Brenner stepped to the free-throw line looking to complete a three-point play. The Ducks trailed 34-22 and were threatening to close within single digits, but Brenner missed the free throw and the No. 11 Beavers (11-3, 2-1) finished the quarter on a 12-2 run. Oregon ended up hitting one jump shot the rest of the game after making three by the time it was 9-7 in the first quarter. The Ducks finished 1-of-18 from three-point range, making their second of the night and then missing 16 in a row.
THE 96TH CIVIL WAR
- Oregon and Oregon State will be playing for the 96th time on Sunday afternoon.
- The Ducks own a 59-36 advantage in the all-time series, including a 32-11 record 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 nine-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. Oregon State won, 70-37, in Corvallis on Jan. 9. The 37 points were the fewest scored by the Ducks in a Civil War game since scoring 30 in a loss to OSU on Jan. 13, 1976. In the second game last year, OSU won 77-48 on Jan. 11.
- 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 and OSU have gone to overtime just five times in the series, with the Ducks holding a 3-2 record in those games.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. OREGON STATE
2014-15: Jillian Alleyne had 16 points and 18 rebounds against OSU in the second matchup between the teams last year. That double-double started her current streak of 29 consecutive games with one. The last time Alleyne did not have a double-double was the game in Corvallis last season when she had 16 rebounds but just six points on 2-of-12 shooting.
2013-14: In an 88-80 loss to OSU in Eugene on Jan. 11, Jillian Alleyne posted 26 points and 12 rebounds. Chrishae Rowe had 19 points but went 0-for-6 from three-point range. In an 84-70 loss to the Beavers in Corvallis on Jan. 13, the Ducks had five players in double figures (Alleyne, Rowe, Ariel Thomas, Katelyn Loper and Lexi Petersen) but Ruth Hamblin’s triple-double of 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks led OSU to victory.
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 Bills scored 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.
PETERSEN’S STRONG SENIOR YEAR
Lexi Petersen is playing very well in her final season.
- The Tukwila, Wash., native is averaging a career-best 14.3 points per game, besting her previous high of 11.1 points per game set last year as a junior.
- More impressively is her shooting has vastly improved. A career 39.8 percent shooter, Petersen is shooting 51.0 percent from the floor this season, seventh in the Pac-12.
CAZORLA MAKING IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Maite Cazorla started in her first career game, a victory at then-No. 22 North Carolina, and has shined since.
- The native of the Canary Islands has 96 assists compared to just 34 turnovers (2.82-to-1), the second-best mark in the Pac-12 and 11th-best in the NCAA.
- Stanford’s Amber Orrange set the Pac-12 single-season record with a 2.91 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2013-14 (began being tracked in 2001-02).
- Cazorla leads the Pac-12 and ranks ninth in the NCAA with 6.9 assists per game.
Shooting 39.8 percent from three-point range this year as a team, the Ducks rank fifth in the nation. Helping to acheive that mark are three terrific long-range shooters, all ranking in the top-15 in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage.
- Despite being just a freshman last season, guard Lexi Bando led the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage. The Eugene native shot 40 percent (55-of-125) from long range last year, the fifth-best percentage in UO single-season history. She is shooting even better so far this season, 43.1 percent, which is second in the conference and 37th nationally.
- Fifth-year transfer Kat Cooper, who is a spark of the bench for UO this season, is sixth in the Pac-12 shooting 41.2 percent from deep.
- Senior Lexi Petersen is 13th in the Pac-12, shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Oregon’s 11-0 start was the second best in program history. The program record is 21 wins to start the 1978-79 season when the Ducks finished the year 23-2 and 11-0 in the Northwest Basketball League.
NON-CONFERENCE TOP-25 WIN
Oregon’s victory at No. 22 North Carolina on Nov. 15 to open the season was the Ducks’ first victory against a top-25 non-conference team since knocking off No. 9 ranked LSU on Nov. 16, 2003. The last time Oregon upset a top-25 ranked team in its season opener was against No. 16 ranked Wisconsin on Nov. 18, 2000.