EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon women’s basketball team (2-15, 0-5) will face rival Oregon State (8-9, 2-3) at Gill Coliseum on Sunday at 2 p.m. (PT) in Corvallis. The Civil War is presented by Pacific Source Health Plans, McDonalds, Wells Fargo and your local Ford Dealers.
The Beavers defeated Oregon, 63-53, on Tuesday night in the first of two regular-season meetings on the year. Oregon leads the all-time series over Oregon State, 59-30. OSU has won the last four outings including a 67-60 win last year in Corvallis. The last time the Ducks were victorious in a road game against the Beavers was an 86-71 result back on Jan. 9, 2010.
OREGON-OREGON ST. LIVE COVERAGE
• TV: Pac-12 Network (Oregon); 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.
NEXT UP FOR THE DUCKS
Following Sunday’s rematch with the Beavers, the Ducks return to the road to take on Washington State (Jan. 25) and Washington (Jan. 27). UO has a 58-14 edge in the all-time series history with the Cougars. The Ducks split the regular-season season series with WSU a year ago. Oregon and Washington are tied up at 43-43 in the all-time series history. UO and UW split the regular-season series last season. The Huskies defeated UO, 72-56, in the opening round of the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Tournament.
DUCKS IN THE PAC-12 STATISTICAL RANKINGS
Oregon is third in the Pac-12 for blocked shots and free throw percentage, while ranking fourth in 3-pointers made.
UO (5.1 bpg) is led on the defensive end by Jillian Alleyne (1.6 bpg) and Megan Carpenter (1.6 bpg) who are tied for fifth in blocks.
The Ducks have made 71.5 percent of their free throw attempts (211-of-295). UO players rank No. 1 and No. 2 in that category, with Danielle Love the league-leader at 92.7 percent (38-of-41) and Devyn Galland second at 86.5 percent (45-of-52). 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 102 on the year. Jordan Loera (21) is 10th and is UO’s highest ranked player for that stat. Amanda Delgado is tied for the sixth-most 3-pointers made of any Pac-12 player (28) but does not meet the minimums to qualify for the rankings.
LAST TIME OUT FOR OREGON
The visiting Oregon State Beavers withstood a late Oregon rally to hold off the Ducks, 63-53, this past Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
Liz Brenner led Oregon with 17 points and eight rebounds. Danielle Love added 12 points and Jillian Alleyne grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.
The Ducks shot 26 percent compared to Oregon State’s 38 percent from the field. UO hit 6-of-24 from behind the 3-point arc and out-rebounded the Beavers, 47-41.
Despite four points and three rebounds in the first eight minutes from Brenner, a 14-2 run by the Beavers gave them a 15-6 edge with under 12 minutes remaining in the opening half. Oregon State hit three shots from behind the arc during that stretch.
The Beavers extended their lead to 13 at the 10-minute mark after a Patricia Bright bucket put them up 22-9.
OSU carried a 37-20 lead into the locker room. Brenner and Love combined for 16 of the Ducks’ 20 points, scoring nine and seven points, respectively. Oregon shot just 19 percent (6-of-31) in the first half.
The Beavers opened the second half on a 7-0 run to take a 44-20 lead. The 24-point edge was their largest of the game at that point. But Oregon responded with an 8-0 run, capped by back-to-back layups by Brenner and Love, to cut the deficit to 16, 44-28.
OSU came out of the timeout by scoring six out of the next nine points, however, to take a 50-31 lead into the under-12 media timeout.
Amanda Delgado buried a three with 8:28 left and Alleyne and Brenner followed with consecutive layups to make it a 12-point game (50-38) with 7:25 remaining. Delgado hit another jumper from long-range with just over two minutes left to make it a 57-50 game but the Beavers were able to convert a 3-point play to push the lead back to 10 with 1:30 left.
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 NCAA Div. I women’s basketball players to average a double-double (14.8 ppg, 13.1 rpg).
DUCKS WITH DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Four Oregon players have recorded a double-double this season. Freshman forward Jillian Alleyne has tallied a team-high six double-doubles over the course of the year, a number that ranks tied for third amongst Pac-12 Conference players.
Junior Megan Carpenter (twice) and sophomores Liz Brenner and Jordan Loera have also registered a double-double in 2012-13.
On six different occasions this season, a UO player has been either one point or one rebound shy of reaching a double-double (Alleyne three times. Brenner, Carpenter and Thomas one each).
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 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in those 11 games, a starter in the last nine 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 six games - a starter in the last four - and is averaging 8.8 points and 6.7 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 10.1 points per game.
Janitah Iamaleava has seen limited time in four of UO’s last six games since making her debut against UConn in the Ducks’ final non-conference game.
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
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
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 COMMUNITY SERVICE
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.
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