Oregon Hosts Nevada on Sunday
Release Date: 12/07/2012
Tickets ($3-$12) 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.
The ticket promotion for Sunday allows fans free admission to the UO-Nevada women’s basketball game if they present a ticket stub from Saturday’s UO-Idaho State men’s basketball contest. There will also be pregame sign making and a postgame autograph signing with the team.
There will also be a pregame “Chalk Talk” hosted this week by UO assistant coach Dan Muscatell, who will break down coaches’ video and give a brief scouting report on Nevada. Chalk Talk is open to all Duck fans attending the game and it begins approximately 50 minutes prior to tip-off.
The Ducks are 4-1 all-time against Nevada. The Wolf Pack won the most recent meeting recording a 76-74 home victory on Dec. 14, 2011. Oregon has won both meetings played in Eugene (W, 61-50 in 2005; W, 81-54 in 1998).
OREGON-NEVADA LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: None
• 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
• Pac-12.com: Live video stream (free)
• 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.
OREGON FROSH LEADS THE NATION IN REBOUNDING
Jillian Alleyne, a freshman from Fontana, Calif., leads the nation in rebounds (14.8 rpg) according the NCAA stats report issued on Dec. 3.
Texas sophomore Nneka Enemkpali and Central Arkansas forward Megan Herbert are tied for second (14.0 rpg) nearly a full rebound behind Alleyne.
Alleyne’s one of just two freshmen who rank in the top 50 nationally, joined by Oakland’s Olivia Nash who is grabbing 11.0 rebounds per night.
Alleyne has a pair of 20-plus rebound efforts through the first six games of the season. She came off the bench to grab a game-high 23 boards, eight of the offensive variety, in 32 minutes of action against No. 13 Oklahoma. She grabbed a school and Pac-12 record 27 rebounds in a double-overtime loss to Portland State on Nov. 15.
The NCAA record for season rebounding average by a freshman is 15.5 rpg (1985 – Valorie Whiteside, Appalachian State).
DUCKS PLAYING SHORTHANDED IN NON-CONFERENCE PLAY
Oregon is now limited to a seven-player rotation and is playing without four starters midway through the non-conference portion of the schedule.
Laura Stanulis and Lexi Petersen have been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. They were two of UO’s top five scorers prior to getting hurt. Stanulis also led the team in assists (33) at the time of her injury. Petersen played in just one game this year, but she averaged a team-leading 17.5 points per game on UO’s preseason foreign tour to Spain.
Injuries have also 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. Iamaleava is scheduled to make her return some time this season.
Thomas was the third-leading scorer on last year’s team (8.9 ppg), while Weaver ranked fifth (6.7 ppg). Weaver also ranked second on the team in 3-point percentage (24-of-66, .364) for players who had 15 or more attempts.
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’ 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.
OREGON TO PLAY FIVE GAMES IN THIRTEEN DAYS
The Ducks, who opened the regular season on Nov. 11 against Saint Mary’s, played their first six games over a 22 day period (Nov. 11 through Dec. 2).
Oregon now faces the busiest portion of the 2012-13 schedule as the Ducks will play five games over a 13-day period. Two of those games will be played on the road.
Following Sunday’s contest with the Wolf Pack, UO will travel to the Midwest to face Illinois on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Oregon, which has a 2-0 lead in the all-time series, has never played the Illini in Champaign.
The Ducks will then head back to Eugene where they will host a pair of games with Fresno State on Sunday, Dec. 16 before battling Samford on Monday, Dec. 18.
Oregon finishes this stretch in the schedule with a road contest against Portland on Thursday, Dec. 21.
ALLEYNE BREAKS PAC-12 REBOUNDING RECORD
Jillian Alleyne broke the school and Pac-12 Conference 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 in a game 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).
On the 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.
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.
The following are a list of promotions for upcoming games.
Dec. 16 - vs. Fresno State
Youth Basketball & Junior Duck Day: Youth 12 & under who wear their basketball jersey can buy $3 general admission tickets. All Junior Ducks receive free admission. There will also be a pregame fan-fest and postgame autograph signing with the Oregon women’s basketball team.
Dec. 18 - vs. Samford
Holiday Canned Food Drive: Fans who bring a canned food donation can buy general admission tickets for $3.
GIRL SCOUTS CAMPOUT SCHEDULED FOR UO-UCLA GAME
Oregon Athletics has announced it will host a Girl Scouts Campout at Matthew Knight Arena on January 4, 2013 following the Oregon-UCLA women's basketball game.
The event is $12 per person which includes: a ticket to the game, a postgame autograph signing with the team, a shoot-around in the Matt Arena practice courts and a movie on Knight Vision video board.
Fans can click here and enter the promotional code GIRLSCOUTS to register for the event. Registration is first come first serve. The limit is 80 scouts and 20 chaperones, with the cut off being 100 total people.
Check-in is scheduled for 4:30 pm on game day for all Girl Scout troops participating. The Oregon-UCLA women's basketball game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 pm. There will be sign-making and additional activities for the troops prior to the start of the game.
The campout will conclude at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. For more information or additional questions on the event e-mail: email@example.com.
JUNIOR REPORTER CONTEST ANNOUNCED
The University of Oregon Athletic Department has announced a junior reporter contest for the 2012-13 women's basketball season. UO is seeking youth reporters - ages 5-12 - to submit entry videos with the winners being selected to interview student-athletes from the women's basketball team this season.
Each entry video should include the following information:
- The junior reporter's name, age, grade, school and hometown
- The parent/guardian name(s), phone and e-mail
- A YouTube link to audition video
- Reasons why the child wants to be a Junior Reporter.
Junior reporter entry videos will be accepted from Dec. 3 - 19. All entries must be emailed to Oregon Athletics Marketing Dept. (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than December 19.
Multiple winners will be selected and contacted to interview UO women's basketball team members after select Pac-12 games. All winners must be able to travel to Eugene for their scheduled game with a parent/guardian. In addition to being selected as junior reporter for a game, each winning junior reporter will be given two complimentary tickets to the game they are scheduled to conduct their interview.
THE DUCKS’ PRESEASON FOREIGN TOUR TO SPAIN
Oregon 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.