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EUGENE, Ore. --
The University of Oregon women’s basketball team will travel to Honolulu, Hawai’i this week for three games at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The Ducks (0-2) will play host team Hawai’i on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. (PT), before taking on No. 13 Oklahoma (2-1) Saturday at 4 p.m. and Arkansas (3-0) Sunday at 2 p.m. All three games will be played at UH’s Stan Sheriff Center (10,300).

Hawai’i has dropped its last two games, but those losses came to top tier teams Stanford (L, 42-69) and Baylor (L, 42-77). UH’s lone victory of the season was a 73-69 home win over Tennessee Martin on Nov. 16. The Ducks are 1-2 all-time against the Rainbow Wahine. UO’s last meeting with Hawai’i came on Nov. 26, 1994, a 73-64 loss in Honolulu.


Oregon and Oklahoma will meet for the first time on Saturday. The Sooners are coming off a 68-33 blowout win over Saint Louis this past Sunday. OU’s only loss came to Pac-12 foe UCLA who snapped the Sooners’ 14-game home opener winning streak with an 86-80 triumph in Norman.


Arkansas is undefeated early in the season, with a home win over Jackson State (97-58) and road wins over Tulsa (W, 64-56) and Oral Roberts (W, 80-57). The Ducks, who are 1-1 all-time against the Razorbacks, with UO winning 70-59 in the last meeting on Nov. 25, 2005 in Eugene, Ore.


OREGON-HAWAI’I LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: OCSports (seen in Hawai’i only)
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network 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.

** Live video streaming note:  Oregon's game with Hawai'i on Friday night will be streamed for free and is available here: https://secure.oceanic.com/Streaming/ 

OREGON-OKLAHOMA LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network 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-ARKANSAS LIVE COVERAGE

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network 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.

ALLEYNE NAMED PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., broke the school and Pac-12 Conference rebounding record in a double-overtime home loss to Portland State last week.

Alleyne came off the bench to match the school record for points (38) and established a new mark for rebounds (27) in what was just her second-collegiate game. The 27 boards bettered the previous Pac-12 mark set nearly 20 years ago by UCLA’s Natalie Williams in 1994.


Alleyne’s rebounding 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). She went 13-of-24 on field goals and made 12-of-19 free throw attempts in the contest. Alleyne also contributed four steals and three blocks, both of which were team-bests in the game.


LAST TIME OUT: PORTLAND STATE 87, OREGON 85 - 2OT

Jillian Alleyne registered school records with 38 points and 27 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Portland State went on to an 87-85 double-overtime victory over the Oregon last Thursday night. PSU’s Courtney VanBrocklin scored on a layup as time expired to lift the Vikings to the road win.

Alleyne was one of three Ducks to score in double-figures, joined by senior Laura Stanulis (15 points) and junior Danielle Love (15 points).


Oregon was limited to just 36.5 percent shooting on field goals (31-of-85) including just 2-of-15 from behind the 3-point arc for 13.3 percent. PSU also shot poorly, making just 35.9 percent from the field (33-of-92).


Only eight players saw action for the Ducks, who were playing without the services of leading scorer Lexi Petersen. It was announced earlier this week that Petersen will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.


DUCKS SHORTHANDED TO START THE SEASON

Oregon has been limited to an eight-player rotation to start the 2012-13 campaign. Injuries have sidelined key returners Ariel Thomas and Deanna Weaver, as well as freshman Janitah Iamaleava who has yet to play a game in a UO uniform. And most recently, Lexi Petersen was injured and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Petersen led UO in scoring on the team’s 2012 foreign tour to Spain where she averaged a team-high 17.5 points per game for the Ducks on that trip.

Three-sport standout Liz Brenner (volleyball/women’s basketball/softball), a sophomore who played in 21 games and started eight contests for UO a year ago, is still competing with the Ducks’ sixth-ranked volleyball team and isn’t yet available for basketball competition.


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.


TEAM CAPTAINS NAMED FOR 2012-13

Paul Westhead named Laura Stanulis and Danielle Love the team’s captains for the upcoming season. Stanulis, from Portland, Ore., is UO’s only senior and will be the team’s pace-setter as the starting point guard. Her 3-point percentage (.429) and assist total (61) are tops for any returning UO player. Love, a forward from Everett, Wash., is one of two Ducks to start all 31 games and averaged 29.4 minutes per game a year ago.

DUCKS A THREAT FROM LONG DISTANCE

Last season, Oregon averaged 7.7 made 3-pointers per game which ranked first in the Pac-12 and ninth nationally. During Paul Westhead’s three years as head coach, UO has proved to be a deadly 3-point shooting team, ranking third in the country in 2011 (8.5 per game) and seventh in 2010 (8.4 per game). UO has led the Pac-12 in 3-pointers made per game in each of the last three seasons.

Jordan Loera is the top returning 3-point shooter coming back for 2012-13. Loera, from Moses Lake, Wash., made a team-best 45 shots from behind the arc (45-of-133, .338) as a true freshman. Junior Danielle Love shot 39-of-127 (.307) on 3-pointers a year ago, the second-most of any returning Oregon player.


DUCKS GO UNDEFEATED ON PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR TO SPAIN

The Ducks 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.


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. Complete TV broadcast schedule listed to the left.