EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (4-22, 2-12) will return to the road this week for games against a pair of top 10 opponents. The Ducks will play at No. 6 California (23-2, 13-1) on Friday night in a game set to tip-off at 6 p.m. (PT) from Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Oregon will play at No. 4 Stanford (24-2, 13-1) on Sunday at 4 p.m. from Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif.

The Ducks lead 36-28 in the all-time series history with Cal. However, the Golden Bears have won 14 out of the last 16 meetings with UO. The last time Oregon won in Berkeley was two years ago, a 60-46 victory on Feb. 24, 2011. The Ducks lost to Cal earlier this season by a score of 72-45.

Stanford holds a 46-8 advantage in the all-time series history with Oregon. The Cardinal have won 15 straight games over the Ducks, including an 86-62 result earlier this year in Eugene. The last time UO won at Stanford was on March 5, 1987 (W, 63-54).

OREGON-CALIFORNIA LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: Pac-12 Network (Oregon / California)
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN (Eugene/Springfield); Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com: Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

OREGON-STANFORD LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: Pac-12 Network (National)
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network;
590 AM - KUGN (Eugene/Springfield); Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• GoDucks.com:
Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• 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.

NEXT UP FOR THE DUCKS
Oregon will conclude the regular-season portion of its schedule with home games against Colorado (March 1) and Utah (March 3). Tip-time for the UO-CU contest is 7 p.m. The UO-UU tip-time has not yet been set as it is being considered by the Pac-12 as a television wild card game.


LAST TIME OUT FOR OREGON

Oregon went 1-1 this past weekend in games against the Washington schools. The Ducks led start-to-finish in their 65-60 win over Washington State on Sunday. Oregon fell to Washington on Friday by a score of 97-71.

With the win over WSU, Oregon recorded its first season-sweep of the Cougars since 2008. Jordan Loera and Jillian Alleyne each registered a double-double in the victory. For Loera, her second double-double of the year came courtesy of career highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Alleyne finished with 15 points and a game-high 17 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season.

In Friday’s 97-71 loss to Washington, UO was led offensively by Alleyne (20 points) and Ariel Thomas (12 points). Two other Ducks scored in double figures as Liz Brenner and Amanda Delgado added 10 and 11 points, respectively.

ALLEYNE NAMED PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jillian Alleyne has been named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week for games played Feb. 15-17. It is the third time this season at Alleyne has earned the accolade, also receiving the recognition on Nov. 9 and Dec. 10.

Alleyne, a forward from Fontana, Calif., averaged team-highs with 17.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game to help Oregon to a home split of the Washington schools this past weekend. Alleyne shot 59.3 percent from the field over the two games (16-of-27).

LOERA IS LATEST TO STEP UP IN AN OREGON WIN

Jordan Loera scored a game- and career-high 21 points in Oregon’s most recent win over Washington State. Loera became the latest player to step up and lead the Ducks to a victory. In each of UO’s wins, a different player has led the team in scoring: Jillian Alleyne (vs. Fresno State, Dec.16), vs. Danielle Love (Samford, Dec. 18), Amanda Delgado (at Washington State, Jan. 25) and Loera (vs. Washington State, Feb. 17).

Several Ducks have shouldered the scoring load in victory, with four players averaging 12 or more points in those games: Alleyne (16.0 ppg), Ariel Thomas (14.5 ppg), Delgado (14.5 ppg) and Loera (12.3 ppg).

In those wins, Loera nearly doubles her season-scoring average which is currently 6.7 ppg.

In UO’s losses this season, only Alleyne is averaging over 12 points per outing (13.0). In fact, she is the only player (other than Lexi Petersen) to average double-figures in games which Oregon has lost.

THOMAS’ IMPACT ON THE OREGON LINEUP
Ariel Thomas has missed nine games, including the three conference games against California, Utah and Colorado, and UO is winless this year without her. Thomas is averaging 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game when healthy.

In UO’s victories, Thomas has upped her averages to 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.3 steals per outing.

The team’s numbers have also received a boost with her in the lineup. Oregon’s rebounding margin has improved from -1.9 to +2.8. The Ducks’ scoring margin bettered by 4.5 points. The overall field goal percentage is up from .331 to .350 and the 3-point percentage has improved from .256 to .277.

Thomas has scored 20 points on two occasions and reached double-figures in 10 of the 17 games she has played. She has led the team in assists 14 times, while leading the team in scoring on six occasions. The 5-6 guard is also one of just five different Ducks to have led the team in rebounding.

DUCKS IN THE PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Oregon is second in the Pac-12 for 3-pointers made, while ranking third in blocked shots and fifth in free throw shooting.

The Ducks are averaging 6.0 made 3-pointers per outing and have knocked down 156 on the year. Amanda Delgado ranks second in the league with 55 total 3-pointers and 2.5 per game. Delgado is listed at 41st in the NCAA rankings.

UO has recorded 115 blocks (4.4 bpg) this season and is led in that category by Jillian Alleyne (33, 1.3 bpg) who is seventh and Megan Carpenter (30, 1.2 bpg) who ranks 10th among Pac-12 players.

The Ducks have made 68.6 percent from the free throw line (308-of-449). Devyn Galland sits atop the Pac-12 at 87.2 percent (68-of-78). UO players would rank No. 1 and No. 2, but Danielle Love (91.8 percent, 45-of-49) does not have enough attempts to qualify for the league rankings. Galland ranks 18th nationally, while Love would rank tied for fifth but doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.

DUCKS WITH DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Five Oregon players have recorded a double-double this season. Freshman forward Jillian Alleyne has tallied a team-high nine double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks tied for third amongst Pac-12 players.

Juniors Megan Carpenter and Ariel Thomas and sophomores
Liz Brenner and Jordan Loera have also registered a double-double in 2012-13. On nine different occasions this season, a UO player has been either one point or one rebound shy of reaching a double-double.

ALLEYNE PURSUING UO’S FIRST CONFERENCE REBOUNDING TITLE
Jillian Alleyne’s (12.3 rpg) is tied for first in the Pac-12 Conference rebound rankings. She was alone at No. 1 in the league rankings for the first 13 weeks of the year before dropping into second last week. Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike has matched Alleyne’s total of 319 rebounds in 26 games this season.

Alleyne is seeking to become the first player in school history to lead the conference in rebounding. The only other freshman player to lead the conference in rebounding was Arizona’s Shawntinice Polk who pulled down 10.8 rebounds per game in the 2002-03 campaign.

Alleyne has recorded four of the top six 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 RANKS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN REBOUNDS
Jillian Alleyne is tied for sixth nationally for rebounding average (12.3 rpg) and is the highest ranked freshman in the NCAA this season. Alleyne trails Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (15.0 rpg), High Point’s Cheyenne Parker (13.6 rpg), Utah Valley’s Sammie Jensen (13.6), Sam Houston State’s Sequeena Thomas (12.8 rpg), Naana Ankoma-Mensa of Bryant College (12.7). Alleyne is tied with Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike who also is averaging 12.3 rebounds per outing.

Alleyne (13.4 ppg, 12.3 rpg) is one of 39 NCAA Div. I women’s basketball players averaging a double-double. The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

DUCKS PLAGUED BY INJURIES AND LATE ARRIVALS

At one point during the non-conference schedule, UO was down to a seven-player rotation and played without as many as five players who had starting experience. Many of those missing players have made their way back to the lineup.

After missing the first six games of the season, Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact. She’s averaging 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 16 games played, a starter in 14 of those contests. Thomas has missed nine total games this season, including Pac-12 games against Cal, Utah and Colorado.

Four-sport standout
Liz Brenner (VB/WBB/SB/T&F), who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, is now full-time with the basketball team. Brenner has played in 15 games - a starter in the last 13 - and is averaging 7.7 points and 8.1 rebounds.

Amanda Delgado missed six non-league games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., returned to the lineup Dec. 31 against Connecticut. Delgado is the team’s third-leading scorer on the year at 10.0 points per game. She was having a break-out season prior to her injury, averaging 12.7 points per outing through the first six games, a starter in five of those contests. Delgado earned all-tourney team recognition after averaging 18.5 points per game at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu.

Janitah Iamaleava has seen limited time in 11 of UO’s last 15 games since making her debut Dec. 31 against UConn. Iamaleava had career-high six points and four rebounds at UW earlier this season.

Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen, who entered the year as the team’s starter and back-up at the point guard position, 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-high 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.

UO INKS TWO PLAYERS DURING EARLY SIGNING PERIOD

Head coach Paul Westhead announced that Chrishae Rowe and Drea Toler have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at the University of Oregon. Rowe and Toler will join the Ducks beginning in the 2013-14 season.

“Chrishae and Drea are players who will complement the personnel we already have in place,” Westhead said. “These two are outstanding young ladies who will not only fit in with our team, but will be good fits in the community.”

Rowe, from Riverside, Calif., ranks among the top 20 players nationally at the shooting guard position. In addition, she is ranked as one of the top 10 seniors in California. The four-star prospect ranks No. 67 in ESPN’s HoopGurlz.com top 100 national recruiting rankings.

“Having the opportunity to play in one of the best conferences in the country, while getting a degree in one of the top sports business programs, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Rowe said about deciding on UO.

The 5-foot-8 guard produced big numbers in her junior season averaging 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She led Santiago High School to the sectional semifinals a year ago. Rowe was named regional player of the year and made the Los Angeles Times all-star team for her play in 2011-12.

“Another big thing for me was how comfortable I was on my actual visit,” Rowe added. “Everyone from the team to the managers and coaching staff are so supportive and close to each other. Coming from a big family, that’s something that’s very important to me.”

Toler, from Gardena, Calif., is playing her senior season at Serra High School. As a junior, she averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game in leading SHS to a 30-4 record. Serra advanced to the state semifinals in 2011-12.

“I liked how close everyone was on my visit,” Toler said on choosing Oregon. “I saw a family bond. I felt a part of the Duck family. And from spending time with the coaching staff and players, I know they’re going to take care of me.”

The point guard who is known for her speed, also referenced Westhead’s style as reason for signing with Oregon. “I like to play fast and Oregon’s style is to play fast. We both want to get that ball up the court as fast as possible to get that easy bucket.”

Toler played for the Cal Sparks AAU basketball club, a program that current UO freshman Janitah Iamaleava played for as well.

ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 SINGLE-GAME REBOUNDING MARK IN HISTORIC NIGHT
Jillian Alleyne grabbed 27 rebounds and broke the school and Pac-12 rebounding record in UO’s double-overtime home loss to Portland State. That single-game rebound total is also the most by an NCAA Div. I women’s basketball player this season. 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.

DUCKS UNDEFEATED ON PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR
The Ducks went 4-0 on their 2012 Spanish Foreign Tour which took place Aug. 24-Sept. 2. The Ducks 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).

From there, the Ducks played a pair of games as part of the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played at the Pavello Esportiu Municipal located approximately an hour north of Barcelona. UO recorded 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.

MILEY RECOGNIZED FOR PHILANTHROPY OFF THE COURT
Junior Chynna Miley (WBB) was the named the top individual O Heroes for 2011-12. Miley, from Atlanta, Ga., earned 2,325 individual Duck Cup points for her service during the 2011-12 year. Miley participated in nearly every O Heroes event, while also serving as both a member of UO’s Black Student Union and the women’s basketball team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

O Heroes is a philanthropic organization -- run by student-athletes -- which positively impacts Oregon, most specifically the Eugene/Springfield community. UO’s student-athletes are viewed as role models. UO Athletics is fortunate to have these young individuals not only participating in varsity athletics, but also volunteering their time in the community.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institutions campuses. SAAC has representatives from each team and meets bi-monthly.

SAAC intends to promote effective communication between the student-athlete population as a whole, student-athletes as individuals, and the athletic department administration. SAAC will also provide student-athletes the opportunity to communicate with administration on local and national issues affecting student-athletes, while allowing student-athletes with the opportunity to provide suggestions and feedback on programs that serve student-athlete needs.