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Ducks Host Pac-12 Leaders No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 Cal
Release Date: 01/28/2013
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (3-17, 1-7) will return home for a pair of games this week hosting No. 4 Stanford (18-2, 7-1) and No. 6 California (17-2, 7-1). The Ducks-Cardinal contest is set for 6 p.m. (PT) on Friday, Feb. 1 and the Oregon-Cal contest is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Tickets ($7-$15) are available for both games online at, 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.

The Ducks trail 45-8 in the all-time series with Stanford. The last time UO defeated the Cardinal was back in the 2004-05 season when the Ducks recorded a 62-58 home win. A year before that, Oregon won 67-66 over the Cardinal in Eugene.

Oregon leads the all-time series over Cal, 36-27. UO’s last win over the Golden Bears was in the 2011 season, a 60-46 result at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. The Ducks last win in Eugene was during the 2006-07 season, a 62-42 triumph at McArthur Court.

The Stanford game marks Fan and Junior Duck Appreciation Night. Also, fans who wear yellow can buy general admission tickets for just $5. In addition, Bi-Mart is sponsoring a promotion which allows fans who buy one ticket (to the Stanford game) to receive a free ticket to the Ducks’ game against Utah on Sunday, March 3. The Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team will also perform a live exhibition at halftime.

For Sunday’s game with Cal, fans can receive $5 general admission when they purchase a ticket using a social media promotional code (promo code: SOCIAL).

• TV: Pac-12 Network (National); Anne Marie Anderson, play-by-play; Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, analyst
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network; 590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

• TV: None
• Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network;
590 AM - KUGN in Eugene / Springfield; Terry Jonz, play-by-play
• Live video stream (free)
• Live audio (O-Zone for a fee) and live statistics
• Twitter: @OregonWBB for in-game updates, stats, pics, etc.

Following UO’s home games with the Bay Area schools, the Ducks returns to the road to play Utah (Feb. 8) and Colorado (Feb. 10). Tip-time for the Ducks-Utes game is scheduled for 6 pm (PT), while the UO-CU game is slated for 12:30 pm.

The Ducks earned a split of the Washington schools in last week’s road trip, defeating Washington State 70-68 last Friday prior to a 66-53 loss
to Washington on Sunday. The win over the Cougars was UO’s first Pac-12 win of the season.

Ariel Thomas scored 20 points and registered career-highs with 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Ducks to that road win over WSU. Thomas scored Oregon’s last 10 points over the final two minutes of the game. She buried a pair of 3-pointers, made a driving runner in the lane and made some key free throws to help seal the victory.

Thomas was one of three Ducks to score in double-figures. Amanda Delgado scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field, making all of those attempts from behind the 3-point arc. Jillian Alleyne registered her seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

In Sunday’s loss at Washington, Oregon struggled from the field making just 21-of-67 overall field goal attempts (31.3 percent), and 6-of-31 from behind the 3-point arc (19.4 percent).

Thomas led UO with a team-high 14 points to go with five rebounds and five assists. Alleyne contributed seven points and a game-best 14 rebounds. Delgado chipped in with 12 points off the bench. Liz Brenner narrowly missed her second double-double of the season finishing with nine points and 11 rebounds.

Jillian Alleyne’s rebounding average (12.9 rpg) ranks atop the Pac-12 Conference and has since the beginning of the season. If her numbers hold up, Alleyne would become the first Oregon player in school history to lead the conference in rebounding.

In fact, the only other freshman player to lead the conference on the glass 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.

Oregon is second in the Pac-12 Conference for 3-pointers made, while ranking third in both blocked shots and free throws.

UO is averaging 6.2 made 3-pointers per outing and has hit 124 on the year. Amanda Delgado ranks second in the league with 41 total 3-pointers and 2.7 per game. Delgado is listed at 34th nationally in the most recent ranking summary produced by the NCAA this week.

The Ducks have made 70 percent of their free throw attempts (243-of-347). Devyn Galland has the best individual percentage of any Pac-12 player at 86.7 percent (52-of-60). UO players would rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, but Danielle Love (92.7 percent, 38-of-41) does not have enough attempts to qualify for the league rankings. In the national rankings, Galland’s average is 23rd while Love would rank tied for eighth if she met the minimum requirements.

UO (91 total blocks, 4.6 bpg) is led on the defensive end by Jillian Alleyne (30, 1.5 bpg) and Megan Carpenter (28, 1.4 bpg) who rank fifth and seventh respectively.

Five Oregon players have recorded a double-double this season. Freshman forward Jillian Alleyne has tallied a team-high seven double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks tied for fourth 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 seven different occasions this season, a UO player has been either one point or one rebound shy of reaching a double-double.

Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., ranks third in the nation for rebounding average (12.9 rpg). Artemis Spanou of Robert Morris (14.0 rpg) leads all players nationally, while High Point center Cheyenne Parker (13.0 rpg) is just ahead of Alleyne by the slimmest of margins.

Alleyne is one of 37 NCAA Div. I women’s basketball players to average a double-double (14.0 ppg, 12.9 rpg).

The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).

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.

Ariel Thomas returned to action against Nevada on Dec. 9 and has made an immediate impact. She’s averaging 10.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in those 14 games, a starter in the last 12 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. Brenner has played in nine games - a starter in the last seven - and is averaging 8.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per outing.

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 10.7 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 seven of UO’s last nine games since making her debut against UConn on Dec. 31. Iamaleava posted career-highs with six points and four rebounds at Washington this past Sunday.

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-leading 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.

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.

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 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.

Live audio, video for all non-televised home games or Pac-12 road games will be streamed online with links available at ( 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.

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.

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