EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (2-14, 0-4) will face rival Oregon State (7-9, 1-3) on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (PT) in Eugene. The Civil War is presented by Pacific Source Health Plans, McDonalds, Wells Fargo and your local Ford Dealers.
Tickets ($6-$18) are available online at goducks.com, in-person at the Moshofsky Center Ticket Office (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or over the phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT. Tickets are also available at the Matthew Knight Arena Box Office (M-F, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on game days.
Oregon leads the all-time series over Oregon State, 59-29. OSU has won the last three outings including last season’s 68-53 win in Eugene. The last time the Ducks won a home game against Beavers was an 81-72 victory in what was the women’s basketball opener of Matthew Knight Arena.
Tuesday’s pregame “Chalk Talk” will be conducted by UO assistant coach Bianca Ziemann, who will break down coaches’ video and give a brief scouting report on Oregon State. Chalk Talk is open to all Duck fans attending the game and it begins approximately 50 minutes prior to tip-off.
OREGON-OREGON ST. LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: Pac-12 Network (National); Anne Marie Anderson, play-by-play; Ann Schatz, analyst
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in 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.
MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
The UO-OSU game is Pit Crew/Student night where students will receive double points for attending the game. There will also be a Greek competition to see which house can sell the most tickets and donate the most to their charity of choice. A slice of pizza will be given out to the first 100 students before the game and there will be raffle tickets for an Oregon prize.
NEXT UP FOR THE DUCKS
Oregon will play OSU twice in the same week, traveling to Corvallis for a game on Sunday, Jan. 20, with that contest scheduled for 2 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. The Ducks then return to the road to take on Washington State (Jan. 25) and Washington (Jan. 27).
LAST TIME OUT
The Ducks dropped a pair of road games last weekend, falling 60-45 to Arizona State on Friday before a 100-68 defeat at Arizona on Sunday.
On Friday in Tempe, ASU out-scored UO 37-19 in the second half to pull away late for the victory. Oregon committed 28 turnovers which led to ASU’s 27-12 edge for points off turnovers.
Liz Brenner tallied 10 points and a career-best 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. It was Brenner’s fourth game back since joining the basketball squad after playing with the UO volleyball team. Jillian Alleyne came within a rebound of a double-double, scoring a team-high 12 points to go with her nine rebounds.
In Sunday’s loss to Arizona, turnovers were the difference in the game, with UA forcing the Ducks into 26 mishaps while the Wildcats registered only 10. The result was a 35-9 Arizona advantage for points off turnovers.
Another major factor was the hot shooting from UA, which made 12-of-27 of its 3-point attempts for 44.4 percent. The Wildcats also had a 14-5 edge in the steals category and a 25-9 difference in assists.
The Ducks’ interior players paced the team, led by Alleyne who tallied game-highs with 18 points and 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Megan Carpenter tallied nine points and 11 rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench, while Brenner posted 10 points and nine rebounds.
DUCKS IN THE PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Oregon is tied for second in the Pac-12 for blocked shots, ranks third in free throw percentage and is fourth in 3-pointers made.
UO (5.2 bpg) is led on the defensive end by Jillian Alleyne (1.7 bpg) and Megan Carpenter (1.7 bpg) who are tied for fifth in blocks.
The Ducks have made 72.5 percent of their free throw attempts (198-of-273). UO players rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, with Danielle Love the league-leader at 92.3 percent (36-of-39) and Devyn Galland second at 88.0 percent (44-of-50). Galland ranks 15th nationally, while Love would rank fifth but does not meet the minimum requirements (2.5 made per game).
UO is averaging 6.0 made 3-pointers per outing and has made 96 on the year. Jordan Loera (20) is tied for ninth and is UO’s highest ranked player for that stat. Amanda Delgado has the sixth-most 3-pointers made of any Pac-12 player (26) but does not meet the minimums to qualify for the rankings.
OREGON FROSH RANKS AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS IN REBOUNDS
Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks third in the nation for rebounding average (13.1 rpg). Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (14.5 rpg) leads all players nationally, while High Point center Cheyenne Parker (13.6 rpg) ranks in second, ahead of Alleyne by a half of a rebound per outing.
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 37 players at the NCAA Div. I level who is averaging a double-double.
REINFORCEMENTS ARE HERE
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. Many of those missing players have made their way back to the lineup.
Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact. She’s averaging 10.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in those 10 games, a starter in the last eight contests.
Four-sport standout Liz Brenner (VB/WBB/SB/T&F), 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 has played in five games - a starter in the last three - and is averaging 7.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per outing.
Amanda Delgado missed six games due to an injury. The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., has played in UO’s last five games. Delgado is the team’s third-leading scorer on the year at 10.5 points per game.
Janitah Iamaleava has seen limited time in four of UO’s last five games since making her debut against UConn on Dec. 31.
Deanna Weaver has not seen game action in 2012-13. Weaver ranked fifth (6.7 ppg) in scoring on the 2011-12 team which was the second-best average for returning players. Weaver also ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (24-of-66, .364) for players who had 15 or more attempts.
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.
ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 SINGLE-GAME REBOUNDING MARK
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.
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 for competition 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.
INTERNET COVERAGE FOR OREGON WOMEN'S HOOPS
Live audio, video for all non-televised home games or Pac-12 road games will be streamed online with links available at goducks.com (pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx). All web streaming will be in conjunction with Pac-12 live stream.
In addition, UO basketball representatives will make periodic appearances throughout the season on Ducks Insider, a daily sports webcast (hosted by Jerry Allen and Jill Savage, 1-3 pm) that features interviews with coaches and student-athletes.
The Ducks are on Facebook. Follow @OregonWBB on Twitter for behind the scenes perspective by the staff and players.
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 GOOD DEEDS 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.
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