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Oregon To Face Arizona State and Arizona This Week
Release Date: 01/09/2013
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (2-12, 0-2) will face its first Pac-12 Conference road games this week against Arizona State (8-6, 0-2) and Arizona (9-4, 1-1). The Ducks and the Sun Devils will square off Friday at 5:30 p.m. (PT), while the UO-UA contest is schedule to start at 12 pm (PT) on Sunday.

The Ducks have lost their last four games entering the weekend road trip. UO opened Pac-12 play at home last weekend with a pair of narrow defeats. UO fell 89-80 to No. 16 UCLA on Friday night before a 67-62 loss to USC on Sunday. ASU dropped a pair of games to the Washington schools last week, a 77-74 loss to UW followed by a 77-65 loss to WSU. Arizona split last week’s games, defeating WSU 71-65 prior to a 76-65 loss at UW.

Arizona State narrowly leads the all-time series with Oregon, 29-28. However, ASU has won 20 of the last 23 meetings with UO. The Sun Devils defeated the Ducks, 53-49, at Matthew Knight Arena in last year’s only meeting. The last time Oregon beat ASU in Tempe was on March 2, 2000 (W, 67-56).

Oregon has a 30-25 lead in the series history with the Wildcats. UO defeated UA, 87-73, in last year’s meeting. The last time UO won in Tucson was back in the 2006-07 season, a 59-55 triumph at UA’s McKale Center.

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Live video stream (free)
• Twitter:
@OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Live video stream (free)
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

Complete media information (radio affiliates, TV schedule and information) is located on page 3 of this release.

Oregon leads the Pac-12 Conference in free throw shooting percentage, while ranking second in both blocked shots and 3-pointers made.

The Ducks have been excellent from the free throw line making 73.5 percent of their attempts (172-of-234). Oregon players rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, with Devyn Galland the league-leader at 92.1 percent (35-of-38) and Danielle Love second at 91.4 percent (32-of-35). In fact, Galland ranks seventh nationally in free throws.

The Ducks rank second in the league in blocks (5.4 bpg). Jillian Alleyne (1.9 bpg) ranks third and Megan Carpenter (1.8 bpg) is fifth in that category.

UO also ranks second in 3-pointers made (91) averaging 6.5 makes per outing. Jordan Loera (18) is tied for ninth and is UO’s highest ranked player for that stat. However, Amanda Delgado has the sixth-most 3-pointers made of any Pac-12 player (24). She hasn’t played in enough games to qualify for the rankings.

The Ducks dropped a pair of games last weekend to open the Pac-12 Conference season. UO fell to No. 16 UCLA 89-80 on Friday night before dropping a 67-62 decision to USC on Sunday.

Jillian Alleyne recorded her fifth double-double of the season against the 16th-ranked Bruins, finishing the game with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ariel Thomas followed with a game-high 20 points and five assists.

In Oregon’s narrow loss to USC, Thomas and Amanda Delgado led the Ducks with 15 points each. Alleyne was one point away from another double-double as she finished with nine points and 10 boards to go with her three blocks on the day. Thomas also recorded career highs with nine rebounds and seven assists.

Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks third in the nation for rebounding average (13.4 rpg). High Point center Cheyenne Parker (13.9 rpg) leads all players nationally, while Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (13.5 rpg) ranks in second, ahead of Alleyne by the slimmest of margins.

The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

Alleyne has recorded four of the top five single-game rebounding efforts of any Pac-12 player this season (27, 23, 19, 18). She totaled 19 rebounds in UO’s win over Samford, while grabbing 18 rebounds in Oregon’s road loss to Illinois. Alleyne came off the bench to grab a game-high 23 boards, eight of the offensive variety, against No. 13 Oklahoma. She grabbed a school and Pac-12 record 27 boards against Portland State on Nov. 15 (more info on that game listed on page 5).

Alleyne is one of 36 players at the NCAA Div. I level who is averaging a double-double.

At one point during the non-conference schedule, Oregon was down to a seven-player rotation and played without as many as five players who had starting experience. But in the New Year, many of those missing players are making their way back to the lineup.

Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact averaging 11.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in those eight games. She has been a starter in the last six contests.

Three-sport standout Liz Brenner (VB/WBB/SB), a sophomore who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, is now full-time with the basketball team. She started UO’s last game and is averaging 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per outing in the three games she’s played this season.

Amanda Delgado missed six games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., has played in UO’s last three games. She, along with Thomas, scored a team-high 15 points in last Sunday’s home loss to USC.

Injuries have also sidelined key returner Deanna Weaver as well as redshirt freshman Janitah Iamaleava. Weaver ranked fifth (6.7 ppg) in scoring on the 2011-12 team, the second-best average for Ducks returning in 2012-13. Weaver also ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (24-of-66, .364) for players who had 15 or more attempts. Iamaleava has seen limited time in two of UO’s last three games since making her debut against UConn on Dec. 31.

Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen have been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. Stanulis also led the team in assists (33) at the time of her injury. Petersen, who played in just one game, averaged a team-leading 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.

Oregon is also without the services of Katelyn Loper who transferred to UO this summer and is not eligible for competition until the 2013-14 season.


Jillian Alleyne broke the school and Pac-12 rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State. In the same game, just her second as a collegiate player, Alleyne also matched the school record for points with 38.

The 27 rebounds bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994. Alleyne’s rebounding total is the 24th-highest single-game total in NCAA history (since 1982). Alleyne’s mark also took down UO’s 34-year-old mark that had stood since 1978.

Alleyne scored 30 of her 38 points, and grabbed 21 of her 27 rebounds in the second half and the two overtime periods. In fact, Alleyne amassed a double-double in the two overtime periods alone (10 points and 10 rebounds). For that game, Alleyne went 13-of-24 on field goals and made 12-of-19 free throw attempts. She also contributed team-bests with four steals and three blocks.


Oregon went 4-0 on its 2012 Spanish Foreign Tour which took place Aug. 24-Sept. 2. UO played games against professional clubs from Madrid, Girona and Barcelona. Oregon defeated a professional team from Madrid, Estudiantes, in back-to-back games to open the trip (Game 1 - W, 94-67; Game 2 - W, 84-61). UO also played games at the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played just north of Barcelona, recording a 103-62 win over Uni Girona and a 70-52 win over Santa Rosa de Lima.

Sophomore Lexi Petersen averaged a team-high 17.5 points per contest on the trip, one of four Ducks to average double-figures in scoring. Freshman Jillian Alleyne (14.5 ppg, 10.8 rpg) and sophomore Megan Carpenter (13.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) each averaged double-doubles for UO. Sophomore Amanda Delgado averaged 15.0 points per outing.
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