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EUGENE, Ore. -- Head coach Paul Westhead and the University of Oregon women’s basketball team returns 10 letterwinners and two starters for the upcoming campaign. Last year’s squad went 15-16 overall and finished ninth in the Pac-12 Conference with a 7-11 record.
Westhead and the Ducks will need to replace almost half of last year’s scoring production having lost three of their top four scorers to graduation. That trio -- Amanda Johnson, Jasmin Holliday and Nia Jackson -- combined to score 1,107 points a year ago. In addition, Ariel Thomas is expected to miss a good portion of the 2012-13 season due to injury. Thomas was the third leading scorer on last year’s squad (8.9 ppg).
QUICK ROSTER BREAKDOWN FOR 2012-13
Returning Players (11): Liz Brenner, Megan Carpenter, Amanda Delgado, Janitah Iamaleava, Jordan Loera, Danielle Love, Chynna Miley, Lexi Petersen, Laura Stanulis, Ariel Thomas, Deanna Weaver
Newcomers (3): Jillian Alleyne, Devyn Galland, Katelyn Loper (transfer - redshirting 2012-13)
Players lost (3): Jasmin Holliday, Nia Jackson, Amanda Johnson
Guard (6): Delgado, Galland,
Guard / Forward (2): Petersen, Weaver
Forward (4): Alleyne, Brenner,
Center (2): Carpenter,
Freshmen (3): Alleyne, Galland,
Sophomores (5): Brenner, Carpenter,
Juniors (5): Loper, Love, Miley,
Senior (1): Stanulis
California (4): Alleyne, Iamaleava,
Washington (4): Galland, Loera, Love,
Oregon (2): Brenner, Stanulis
Colorado (1): Carpenter
Georgia (1): Miley
Idaho (1): Loper
Nevada (1): Delgado
Laura Stanulis (STAN – you – liss)
Devyn Galland (deh – VIN)
Jordan Loera (low – ET – uh)
Jillian Alleyne (ah – LANE)
Janitah Iamaleava (jah – KNEE – tah) (EYE – um – ah – lee – AVA)
Chynna Miley (Sounds like China)
OREGON ANNOUNCES CHALLENGING SCHEDULE
The Oregon women’s basketball schedule features 18 regular-season games to be played at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Of the Ducks’ 23 opponents, 13 competed in postseason play a year ago.
Highlighting the schedule is a Dec. 31 home game with seven-time NCAA champion Connecticut. The Ducks will also participate in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown played in Honolulu Nov. 23-25.
Seven of UO’s opponents participated in the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, while another six took part in the postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
In addition to the Pac-12 Conference schools on the schedule, UO will battle teams from 10 other conferences: Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Big Sky, Big West, Mountain West, Southeastern, Southern, Western Athletic and West Coast.
AT LEAST NINE OREGON GAMES TELEVISED BY PAC-12 NETWORK
The Ducks are scheduled to play a minimum of nine televised games on the Pac-12 Networks in the upcoming 2012-13 season. Four of the Ducks’ games will air on the national network, while another five will be on one of the regional networks.
The Ducks’ game against seven-time NCAA champion Connecticut will be a Pac-12 Network national broadcast. That New Year’s Eve contest is scheduled for 12 pm (PT).
Oregon’s home game with in-state rival Oregon State – also a Pac-12 Network national broadcast - has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 15 to accommodate the television schedule. That game will tip-off at 8 p.m. (PT).
The second game in the Ducks-Beavers series is a regional broadcast scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 20, with tip-off scheduled for 2 p.m. UO’s road game with Washington will also be a regional telecast, with that game slated to tip-off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Both of Oregon’s games against Stanford will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. The game in Eugene on Friday, Feb. 1 is a regional broadcast set for 6 p.m., while the meeting in Stanford on Sunday, Feb. 24 is a national broadcast scheduled for 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Ducks will host Washington State in a regionally televised contest scheduled for 4 p.m. Oregon and California will square off in a regionally televised game set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.
Oregon’s first Pac-12 Tournament game will also be televised nationally. The quarterfinal and semifinals will also air on the Pac-12 Network, while the championship game will air on ESPN2.
DUCKS RETURN PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM HONOREES
Laura Stanulis, Danielle Love and Deanna Weaver were all recognized as part of the Pac12 All-Academic teams during the 2011-12 season. Stanulis has twice been named to the second team, while Love was also a second team selection. Weaver received honorable mention all-academic recognition.
DUCKS GO UNDEFEATED ON PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR TO SPAIN
The Oregon women’s basketball team went 4-0 on its 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, UO had a pair of games as part of the Torneig de Basquet Unnim tournament played at the Pavello Esportiu Municipal located 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.
SEASON TICKETS AND MINI PLANS ON SALE
Season tickets and mini plans for the upcoming women’s basketball season are available for purchase online at goducks.com, in person at the Moshofsky Center ticket window or over the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT.
Season tickets offer up to a 30 percent savings off single-game ticket prices. Adult General Admission: $99. Regular Reserved: $150. Premium Reserved: $188. Child/Senior General. Admission: $68. Family Plan General Admission (2 adults and 3 children): $255.
In addition to the season tickets, there are two different mini plans for the upcoming season. The Flex Plan offers a savings of over 16 percent. There are three different Flex Plan options for fans to choose from. Tier 1: Pick one game between Oregon State or Connecticut. Tier 2: Pick any 2 games from the Pac-12 Conference opponents, excluding Oregon State. Tier 3: Pick any 2 games from our non-conference opponents, excluding Connecticut.
The Weekend Plan consists of all eight weekend home games and is only $76 which is a savings of over 17 percent (schedule on left hand side).
Basketball - W
BASKETBALL - M
BASKETBALL - W
GOLF - M
GOLF - W
TENNIS - M
TENNIS - W
TRACK & FIELD
Sat, Dec 14
Basketball - W 2:00 PM
vs. Portland State
Wed, Dec 18
Basketball - W 7:00 PM
Fri, Dec 20
Basketball - W 7:00 PM
vs. Cal Poly
Sun, Dec 29
Basketball - W 4:00 PM
vs. Cal State Northridge