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Notes: Oregon Looks to Even Series vs. OSU in Corvallis
Release Date: 01/12/2014
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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team will look to even up the Civil War this season when the Ducks head to Corvallis on Monday night.

The Ducks (9-5, 0-3 Pac-12) and the Beavers (9-6, 1-2) meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at Gill Coliseum in a Pac-12 Networks broadcasted game.

Oregon lost, 88-80, to Oregon State on Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena.

OSU Series Record: Oregon leads, 59-32 (24-19 at OSU)
Last Meeting: L, 88-80 (Jan. 11, 2014 in Eugene, Ore.)
Notable: Oregon has dropped three straight games in Pac-12 play after entering league action on a seven-game winning streak. The Ducks lead the NCAA in scoring at 100.1 ppg. Jillian Alleyne, who leads the NCAA in rebounds (13.9), has recorded 10 straight double-doubles and has 12 overall in 14 games this year. She is third in the Pac-12 in scoring (21.2).

Last Game: Jan. 11 at Oregon (W, 88-80)
Head Coach: Scott Rueck (Fourth Season)
Notable: Oregon State claimed the first meeting in the Civil War, 88-80, at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night. Center Ruth Hamblin had career-highs with both 27 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman guard Sydney Wiese also had a career day, scoring 24 points including seven three-pointers. The Beavers have won six straight against the Ducks.

Oregon’s game against Oregon State at Gill Coliseum on Monday night will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks. Ann Schatz and Mary Murphy will have the call. Fans can also listen to Terry Jonz’s call on the radio via KUGN 590 AM (Eugene), KUIK 1360 AM (Portland) and TuneIn Radio (online and mobile devices). Live stats at

- Oregon and Oregon State will be playing for the 92nd time on Monday evening.
- The Ducks own a 59-32 advantage in the all-time series, including a 24-19 edge in Corvallis.
- The Ducks’ longest winning streak in the series is 11 games, coming both from 1986-90 and 1996-2001.
- Oregon State is on a six-game winning streak in the Civil War, it’s longest win streak in the series.
- The Beavers won both meetings last season, which were also back-to-back as they are this year. The Ducks and Beavers also played back-to-back in 2006-07, with both teams winning on the road, and 2005-06, with both teams winning at home.
- Oregon State won the first meeting between the two programs, 44-31, on Jan. 24, 1974 in Corvallis. The Beavers won six of the first seven games in the series.
- Oregon is 3-8 against Oregon State under head coach Paul Westhead. The Ducks were a perfect 3-0 against OSU when scoring more than 60 points, but fell to the Beavers, 88-80 on Saturday night.

2010-11: On Jan. 23, 2011, a Pac-12 record 12,320 fans packed Matthew Knight Arena to watch an 81-72 victory. Nia Jackson accounted for 24 points as the Ducks buried 13 three-pointers in the game.
2009-10: Oregon swept the Beavers during the 2009-10 season. One was was the final Civil War game at old McArthur Court, an 82-62 win on Feb. 6, 2010. Taylor Lilley scored 23 points and the Ducks forced 29 turnovers.
2004-05: Andrea Vills socred 17 points and tallied seven rebounds and four blocks as the Ducks crushed Oregon State, 82-58, on Jan. 8, 2005 in Corvallis. The Ducks shot 55.4 percent in the win.
2003-04: Brandi Davis hit a jumper with 4.9 seconds left and the Ducks defeated Oregon State, 56-54, in front of 5,097 fans at McArthur Court. Davis finished with 16 points.
2002-03: Katherine Kraayeveld returned from an injury that kept her out for 13 games to grab nine rebounds as the Ducks defeated Oregon State, 68-58, on Feb. 15, 2003 at McArthur Court.
2001-02: Edniesha Curry’s bank shot with 1.8 seconds left gave the Ducks are thrilling 84-83 win over Oregon State on Feb. 16, 2002 at Gill Coliseum. The game was nationally televised on Fox Sports Net. Shaquala Williams led Oregon with 20 points.
1988-89: On March 10, 1989, Trina McCartney went 14-of-16 at the free throw line as the Ducks defeated the Beavers, 61-55. Her 14 makes at the charity stripe is tied for the second most in single-game school history.
1978-79: Julie Cushing grabbed nine steals in a 78-65 win on March 1, 1979 at Gill Coliseum. It’s still the second most steals in single-game school history.

Oregon State claimed the first Civil War of the season on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena, as Oregon fell 88-80 to the Beavers. The two rivals meet again on Monday night at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with her 12th double-double, scoring 26 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. Chrishae Rowe finished with 19 points for the Ducks (9-5, 0-3 Pac-12) while Thomas Ariel chipped in with 11 points. “I thought Jillian did a terrific job inside,” said head coach Paul Westhead. “She made a gigantic step forward; she was poised and very efficient.” Ruth Hamblin led the Beavers (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12) with a career-high 27 points on 13-of-18 shooting as well as a career-high 16 rebounds. Sydney Wiese also had a career-high, firing in 21 of her 24 total points on 7-of-14 shooting behind the arc, six of those threes coming in the second half. “They nailed us a few times with shots from the outside and we weren’t able to answer back with a faster pace,” Westhead said.

Jillian Alleyne leads the Ducks, averaging a team-high 24.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game through three conference games. On the season, Alleyne is averaging 21.2 points and 13.9 rebounds.

Oregon leads the NCAA in scoring at 100.1 points per game. The Ducks are the only team averaging more than 100 points per game this year, as Baylor is second at 96.8. Oregon has reached 100+ points seven times through the first 13 games this season and hit the century mark five straight games before scoring 96 points against Cal State Northridge on Dec. 29. Oregon has been held under 100 points in each of three Pac-12 games thus far. The Ducks’ 131 points against Bakersfield in the season-opener on Nov. 9 is the second most in any NCAA game this season (behind Kentucky’s 133-130 4OT output against Baylor) and set new Pac-12 and school records. The Ducks’ 130 points against Southern would have set both school and conference marks as well, if not for the 131 points scored against Bakersfield.

Oregon is second in the nation in made threes (10.43) behind only Sacramento State, which defeated the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 17. The Ducks and Hornets combined to attempt an NCAA record 86 threes in that game. Oregon would have tied the NCAA record with 52 team three-point attempts against Southern, but Sacramento State took 55 four days prior on Dec. 14 against UC Irvine. This season, Oregon is averaging 10.43 made threes per game, while shooting 31.5 percent as a team beyond the arc.

Jillian Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding at 13.9 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 12 of 14 games this season. The sophomore has recorded 10 straight double-doubles since coming up one rebound shy (15 points, nine rebounds) of one at No. 1 ranked UConn on Nov. 20. She has 12 double-doubles overall this year.

Chrishae Rowe is ninth in the nation in scoring, averaging 23.1 points per game. She is second in the Pac-12, behind only Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike. Rowe is the top scoring underclassman in the nation, however, as all eight players above her in the rankings are juniors or seniors. In fact, she is the only freshman ranked in the top-50 for points per game in the NCAA this year.

Oregon and Iona are the only programs in the nation to boast both a top-10 scorer and a top-10 rebounder in the NCAA rankings. Oregon’s Chrishae Rowe ranks ninth in the nation in scoring, averaging 23.1 points per game, while Jillian Alleyne is first in the NCAA in rebounding, averaging 13.9 boards per game.

Last year Jillian Alleyne shot 53.8 percent from the free throw line in her otherwise stellar freshman campaign. This year, the sophomore now ranks ninth in the Pac-12 at 77.9 percent, an improvement of 24.1 percent. Of the top 15 in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage, Alleyne has the most makes and attempts (81-of-104).

Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 100.1 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (74.1 percent), rebounds (53.3 per game), steals (11.71 per game) and turnover margin (+5.36 per game).  Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (10.43 per game) plus offensive rebounds (21.86) and defensive rebounds (31.43).

- Chrishae Rowe (2nd - 23.1 ppg) and Jillian Alleyne (3rd - 21.2 ppg) both rank in the top-5 in scoring in the Pac-12 this season.
- Alleyne is dominating on the glass as well, averaging a Pac-12 leading 13.9 rebounds per game. No other player in the league is averaging better than 11.5 rebounds per game (Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike).
- Alleyne is third in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (55.4 percent on 108-of-195 shooting).  
- Loper and Rowe have gotten it done behind the three-point line, as the duo are second and third, respectively, in the Pac-12 in made threes per game. Loper is averaging 3.00 made threes, while Rowe is just behind her at 2.93 made threes. Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese, after hitting a career-high seven threes on Saturday night in Eugene, leads the league at 3.27 made threes per game.
- Rowe is second in the Pac-12 in steals (2.71 per game).
- The Ducks, the Pac-12’s best free throw shooting team, also boast three of the top-10 free throw shooters in the conference. Lexi Petersen leads the Ducks and ranks third in the league at 85.7 percent, followed by Ariel Thomas (8th - 78.3 percent) and Jillian Alleyne (9th - 77.9 percent).
- Thomas is second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.41) with 65 assists and 27 turnovers.
- Thomas is fourth in the league in assists per game (4.64).

Jillian Alleyne posted her 24th career double-double and 12th of the season on Saturday night against Oregon State. She has a double-double in 10 straight games and Oregon is 9-3 this season when Alleyne gets a double-double, with all three losses coming in Pac-12 play. The Ducks’ loss at Stanford on Jan. 3 was their first when Alleyne posted a double-double. Alleyne was tied for third in the Pac-12 last year as a freshman with 12 double-doubles, when she was selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in the media vote.

Through 14 games this season, Oregon’s starting lineup of Ariel Thomas, Chrishae Rowe, Katelyn Loper, Jillian Alleyne and Danielle Love is a team-best +89 (296 points for, 207 points against) in a little over 107 minutes together on the floor. Individually, Jillian Alleyne leads the Ducks with a +176 while Katelyn Loper is just behind at +165. Ariel Thomas is a +141  and Danielle Love is a +136. Chrishae Rowe is a +61.

Oregon dropped six spots in the Sagarin RPI to 56th, after losing to Oregon State on Saturday. The Ducks are higher, 22nd, in the RealTime RPI, moving up three spots after the loss to OSU. The Ducks are 46th accoring to the NCAA’s RPI calculations, which were last updated on Jan. 6. The Ducks are sixth in the Pac-12, according to Sagarin, fourth accoring to RealTime RPI and seventh in the NCAA rankings. All five of Oregon’s losses have to come to teams ranked in the top 50.

A team has taken 100 or more field goal attempts in a game this year just four times. Oregon accounts for three of those instances. Baylor attempted a NCAA-high 105 shots against Duke in a four-overtime game, while the Ducks attempted 102 shots on Dec. 18 against Southern plus 101 shots against both No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5 and Bakersfield on Nov. 9.

This season Oregon is 7-0 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field. The Ducks defeated Pepperdine and Southern when shooting less than 40 percent while the Ducks have shot under 40 percent from the field in each of their five losses. The Ducks shot 33.7 percent in a loss to Sacramento State, 30.7 percent at No. 1 UConn, 33.8 percent at No. 4 Stanford, 39.6 percent at No. 23 California and 37.7 percent against Oregon State on Saturday.

Oregon is 43-13 under head coach Paul Westhead when scoring 80-or-more points. The Ducks went 17-5 when reaching 80 points in 2009-10, Westhead’s first and most successful season. Since then, Oregon has gone 9-3 in 2010-11 when scoring 80+, a perfect 8-0 in 2011-12 and 0-2 last season. This year, Oregon is 9-3 when reaching the 80-point mark, with losses to Sacramento State on Nov. 17, No. 23 ranked California in overtime on Jan. 5 and Oregon State on Jan. 11.  Only No. 1 ranked UConn and No. 4 ranked Stanford have held Oregon under 80 points this season.

Oregon has reached 100+ points seven times already this season. The Ducks scored a Pac-12 record 131 points in their season-opening win over Bakersfield and 113 points in a victory versus Portland. The Ducks scored 100+ points in five straight games, including 130 on Dec. 18 in a 40-point win over Southern and 124 points on Dec. 20 against Cal Poly. The Ducks failed to reach 100 in their last four games. The Ducks are averaging 81.3 points per game through three league contests. Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 14 times, winning all but one of those games (13-1).

With the new 10-second backcourt violation rule in place this season, Oregon’s press-and-run style should benefit. Thus far, Oregon has forced four 10-second backcourt violations, with one against Portland on Nov. 12, one versus Sacramento State on Nov. 17, one against Portland State on Dec. 14 and one at No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5.

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