Women's Basketball Civil War Set For Saturday

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Feb. 11, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. -

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WRAPS UP HOME CAMPAIGN AGAINST OREGON, BEAVER SENIORS FELICIA RAGLAND AND ERICKA COOK PLAY FINAL GAME IN GILL COLISEUM

Saturday, February 16, 2002
Oregon at OSU - 1 p.m. PST, Corvallis, OR
(Gill Coliseum)(Fox Sports Net)

PROBABLE STARTERS
OREGON STATE BEAVERS (13-12 overall, 9-6 Pac-10)
G #3 Juleen Smith, 5-5, Fr., (5.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.3 apg.)
G #10 Leilani Estavan, 5-7, So.,(10.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.6 apg.)
G #34 Felicia Ragland, 5-9, Sr., (19.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.0 apg.)
F #22 Ericka Cook, 6-3, Sr., (8.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.4 apg.)
C #42 Brina Chaney, 6-5, So., (5.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg.)

OREGON DUCKS (13-11 overall, 8-7 Pac-10)
G #00 Edniesha Curry, 5-6, Sr., (10.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.1 apg.)
G #3 Shaquala Williams, 5-6, Jr., (17.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.0 apg.)
G #10 Jamie Craighead, 5-9, Sr., (7.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.5 apg.)
F #33 Cathrine Kraayeveld, 6-3, So., (8.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.1 bpg.)
F #44 Andrea Bills, 6-3, Fr., (6.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.5 bpg.)

A GLANCE AT OREGON: University of Oregon enters Saturday's Civil War with a 13-11 overall record and 9-6 mark in the Pac-10. The Ducks are coming off a commanding 76-43 victory against University of California last Saturday. 2000 Pac-10 Player of the Year Shaquala Williams leads the Ducks with 17.1 points and 4.0 assists per game. Senior transfer Edniesha Curry ranks second on the squad in scoring with 10.9 points per outing. Post Cathrine Kraayeveld adds 8.9 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. Oregon's 53 points scored in the Jan. 19 meeting with the Beavers was its lowest total of the season. On the year, the Ducks are averaging 69.7 points per game while their opponents are scoring 65.9 points.

THE CIVIL WAR: University of Oregon leads the all-time series with Oregon State 45-14. The Ducks have won 13 of the last 16 meetings. Oregon State recorded its first victory in 12 meetings earlier this season with a 61-53 win in Eugene on Jan. 19. Prior to last month's victory, the most recent Beaver win was a 58-57 victory at Gill Coliseum during the 1995-96 season. In her tenure as head coach at OSU, Judy Spoelstra has a record of 2-11 against Oregon.

OSU-UO LAST TIME OUT: Sophomore guard Leilani Estavan buried six consecutive free throws in the final 35 seconds to give Oregon State a 61-53 victory against University of Oregon on Jan. 19. The win was the first for OSU against the Ducks in 12 tries and marked the first Beaver victory on MacArthur Court in nine years. After going into the locker room tied 30-30 at the half, Jamie Craighead's 3-pointer gave the Ducks a short-lived lead as OSU senior Ericka Cook reeled off seven consecutive points to put the Beavers in front for good. Oregon pulled within two points (44-42) with just over six minutes remaining but Felicia Ragland knocked down a jumper and freshman Jessica Jones buried a 3-point field goal to extend the OSU lead and put the game out of reach. Ragland finished with a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds, for her 15th double-double of her career. Estavan also reached double figures in scoring with 15 points, while Cook added nine points and seven boards.

MORE WAR: Oregon State's Civil War victory against University of Oregon on Jan. 19, was the first for the Beavers in 12 meetings, breaking OSU's longest current losing streak in any series. The win also marked the first Oregon State victory on MacArthur Court in nine years. No current OSU player had beaten the Ducks until last month. The Beavers have not swept the season series with the Ducks since the 1993 campaign, when they earned a 66-56 victory in Gill Coliseum to complete the sweep.

FAST FACT: Oregon State's women's sports teams have a combined 8-0 record against University of Oregon during the 2001-02 season. The OSU women's golf team has finished ahead of the Ducks in four competitions this season, Beaver volleyball swept the series with UO, women's soccer knocked off Oregon and women's basketball topped the Ducks on Jan. 19, for the first time in 12 meetings.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE DOMINANCE OF DUCKS: Oregon State senior guard Felicia Ragland has recorded a double-double the last three meetings against University of Oregon. Ragland has combined to score 62 points and pull down 37 rebounds in the previous three Civil War encounters, for an average of 20 points and 12 boards per outing.

LOOKING BACK AT CALIFORNIA: Oregon State outscored University of California 11-6 in overtime to escape with a 74-69 victory on Thursday night. The Beavers led by as many as 12 points in the second half and held a 34-24 advantage at halftime, but the Bears rallied back behind a pressuring defense. Kristin Iwanaga sank a trio of free throws with just four seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 63 and force an extra frame. The Beavers buried 9-of-12 free throws in overtime and California managed just 2-of-10 shooting from the field. Senior guard Felicia Ragland led all players with 26 points, including 17 in the first half, and matched her career-high with seven assists. Sophomore Leilani Estavan reached double figures in scoring for the fourth consecutive game with 16 points and post Hollye Chapman added 11 points and six rebounds.

LOOKING BACK AT STANFORD: Stanford showed why it's the second ranked team in the country with a decisive 89-67 victory against Oregon State on Saturday. The Cardinal built a 40-21 halftime advantage as the Beavers were held scoreless for a seven minute stretch late in the first half. Stanford opened the second half with a 25-6 run to take its largest lead (65-28) with 14 minutes remaining. The Beavers battled back with a 12-0 run, spurred by seven points from freshman Juleen Smith, but it was too little, too late. Smith finished with a team-high 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor. Sophomore guard Leilani Estavan reached double figures in scoring for the fifth consecutive game with 14 points while senior Felicia Ragland added 12. The Beavers committed a season-low eight turnovers, while the Cardinal had 12 miscues. Four Stanford players reached double figures in scoring, led by Nicole Powell's 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

GOOD CROWD: Last Saturday's game against No. 2 Stanford was witnessed by 4,034 people. The attendance mark was the highest for Oregon State in Gill Coliseum since 5,401 fans watched the Jan. 8, 2000 Civil War game. Not including games against Oregon, last Saturday's attendance was the largest since the Jan. 20 1996 Pac-10 record setting mark of 9,418, also against Stanford.

TV TIME: Saturday's Civil War game against University of Oregon and Oregon State has been selected as the Fox Net wildcard game and will be broadcast live at 1 p.m. The Beavers hold a 2-2 record in televised games this season.

SENIOR DAY: Saturday's Civil War marks the final game played in Gill Coliseum by four-year seniors Ericka Cook and Felicia Ragland. Both Cook and Ragland have played in 111 games during their career at Oregon State, ranking in eighth place all-time. Cook enters the game with 932 points and her 546 rebounds rank in 9th place in the Oregon State record books. The 6-3 post also ranks in 8th place in the OSU record book with 85 blocked shots in her career. Ragland is one of just three Oregon State players to score over 1,600 points (1,659) and pull down 600 rebounds (674). She is OSU's all-time leader in 3-point field goals and ranks in the top 10 in 12 different Oregon State career statistical categories.

OVERTIME: Prior to this season, Oregon State was 0-3 in overtime games with coach Judy Spoelstra at the helm. This year the Beavers are 2-0 in overtime contests and have seen two of their last four games go an extra frame.

HANGING ON TO THE BALL: Despite falling 89-67 against No. 2 Stanford last Saturday, Oregon State committed a season-low eight turnovers, just missing the OSU school record of seven miscues, set in 1986 against Southwest Texas. In the last four games combined, the Beavers have had just 49 turnovers for an average of just over 12 miscues per game. For the season, Oregon State is averaging 17.3 turnovers per contest.

BEST START: Oregon State's nine Pac-10 victories so far this year, surpass last season's eight conference wins. Head coach Judy Spoelstra's best Pac-10 finish was an 11-7 mark during the 1995-96 season, her first year at the helm. The 1995-96 season was the last time Oregon State reached the NCAA Tournament. Oregon State has three conference games remaining.

POST SEASON BREAKDOWN: Oregon State needs to finish with at least a .500 record in the regular season to be eligible for postseason play. The Beavers are currently one game above .500 (13-12) with three remaining and at least one game guaranteed in the Pac-10 Tournament. To solidify its chances of continued action in March, OSU would need to win two of its next three games.

FAST FACT: Oregon State has not lost back-to-back games this season, however the Beavers have yet to win more than two in a row. OSU has won two straight on three different occasions during Pac-10 action. The last two Beaver victories have gone into overtime.

ALL-TIME PAC-10 LIST: Senior guard Felicia Ragland has moved into 14th place in the Pacific-10 Conference record book with 1,659 points scored in her career. Ragland also ranks in 9th place in the Pac-10 with 169 career 3-point field goals.

MAKING THE DISH: Sophomore guard Leilani Estavan has moved into the Oregon State top 10 for single season assists with 140 dishes on the year. Estavan currently ranks in 9th place in the OSU charts. The 5-7 guard is on pace to move into the OSU top 5 by the end of the season.

HOLDING IN CHECK: Oregon State held Washington State to a Pacific-10 Conference low of 33 points on Dec. 28. The Beavers tied their own Pac-10 record after having allowed just 33 points against California on Feb. 10, 2000. On Jan. 24, OSU limited UCLA to 36 total points and a mere 10 points in the first half - the fewest points scored against the Beavers in the opening 20 minutes this season. Oregon State is allowing its opponents to score an average of 64.9 points in Pacific-10 Conference games. The Beavers are averaging 68.7 points in conference tilts.

POINTS TO PONDER: Oregon State's Jan. 16 79-73 loss to UC Santa Barbara marked the only time this season that the Beavers have lost a game when scoring at least 70 points (9-1). Despite a recent high-scoring trend, OSU's overall scoring has dropped this season. The Beavers are averaging 66.4 points per outing, short from last year's total of 68.8 points per game - a decrease of 2.4 points per game.

STARTING ACTION: The versatile Oregon State squad has seen seven different players in the starting line-up this season. Senior guard Felicia Ragland continues her streak, having started 110 consecutive games for the Beavers. Ragland has started every game in her four seasons at OSU after coming off the bench in the first game of her career. The Tulare, CA, native has never missed a game for the Beavers. Sophomore Leilani Estavan is the only other Oregon State player to start all 25 games this season. The 5-7 guard closed out the 2000-01 season with eight straight starts to give her a current streak of 33 consecutive appearances in the starting five.

BATTLE OF THE BOARDS: Oregon State enters the week in fourth place in the Pac-10 for rebounds per game with 38.9 boards per outing. The Beavers ripped down 52 rebounds at University of Arizona on Jan. 31, including 26 offensive boards. The Beavers tallied a season-high 61 rebounds against Washington State on Dec. 28, which matched the OSU single game record for rebounds - previously set at San Jose State on Dec. 30, 1981. Oregon State grabbed 53 rebounds against UCLA on Dec. 22. Last season the Beavers tallied 50-plus rebounds on two different occasions, grabbing 51 against University of Wyoming (11/25/00) and 50 against Boise State (12/31/00).

A LOOK AT THE LINE: After connecting on just 48-of-91 free throw attempts for a meager 53-percent over the first seven games of the season, Oregon State has improved dramatically from the line in the last month. The Beavers had their best free throw shooting game of the season against University of Washington on Dec. 30, hitting 10-of-11 charity tosses. OSU has knocked down 157-of-218 (72-percent) in the last 12 Pac-10 outings, including a 17-of-20 clip against Oregon on Jan. 19. On the year, the Beavers are shooting 67-percent (296-of-444) from the line while their opponents have connected on 346-of-521 free throws for 66-percent. Last year, the Beavers shot 68-percent (418-for-613) from the line.

RPI UPDATE: Oregon State boasts a 76 RPI in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association power rating, marking the fourth toughest schedule in the Pac-10 with Stanford's RPI of 8 leading all conference teams. The Beavers have a 63 RPI in the Sagarin poll, ranking fifth in the Pac-10. According to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, Oregon State started the season with the eighth toughest schedule in the nation.

RECORD AGAINST RANKED: Oregon State's record against ranked opponents this season is 0-4. The Beavers faced two Top-10 teams over the first five games of the year, dropping their second round WNIT game at No. 3 Vanderbilt (81-55) on Nov. 11 and falling to No. 8/9 Texas Tech (64-60) on Nov. 24. No. 4 Stanford dominated the Beavers, 91-54, on Jan. 10, handing OSU its worst loss of the season. The Beavers also dropped last Saturday's game against the No. 2 ranked Cardinal, 89-67. Oregon State finished the 2000-01 season with a 2-2 record against Top-25 teams. Last season the Beavers dropped contests with No. 25 Utah (53-49) on Dec. 18 and No. 24 Oregon (71-67) on Jan. 5, before knocking off No. 24 Stanford (81-65) on Jan. 11, and No. 22 Arizona State (72-64) on Mar. 3.

LEADING THE PAC: Sophomore guard Leilani Estavan enters the week leading the Pac-10 in assist-turnover ratio with a 2.30 mark. Teammate Felicia Ragland ranks in the Top 10 in six different statistical categories, leading all players with 19.8 points per game, 2.72 steals per outing and 2.40 3-point field goals made per contest.

IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT: Senior guard Felicia Ragland is one of just three players to rank in the Oregon State Top 5 for scoring (1,659) and rebounding (674).

RAGLAND NUMBERS: Senior guard Felicia Ragland scored a career-high 37 points, including 26 in the second half, against Portland on Dec. 6, becoming just the fifth Oregon State player to score at least 37 points in a game. Ragland reached the 30-point barrier for a second consecutive game after knocking down 10-of-27 field goals, including six 3-pointers and a perfect 6-of-6 free throw attempts on her way to 32 points at Kansas State on Dec. 9. She had her second best scoring outing on Jan. 16, with 36 points, including seven 3-point field goals, against UC Santa Barbara. The 5-9 guard buried 32 points, including a 7-of-14 clip from 3-point range against UCLA on Dec. 22. Ragland's seven treys broke the OSU single-game record for shots from long range. Against Arizona on Jan. 31, Ragland recorded her fourth double-double of the season, and 16th of her career, with 27 points and 12 rebounds. She finished with 26 points, including 17 in the first half, and matched her career-best with seven assists against California last Thursday. The All-America candidate has reached double figures in scoring in 32 of the last 36 games. Her 37 points are the most scored by a Pac-10 player this season and she is the only conference player to score 30-plus points on four occasions. Ragland leads the Beavers in scoring (19.8 ppg), rebounds (147), steals (68), 3-point field goals (60) and free throw percentage (.800).

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Senior guard Felicia Ragland was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 14-20. The Tulare, CA, native averaged 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 3-point field goals per game as Oregon State beat rival University of Oregon and dropped a non-conference game against UC Santa Barbara. Ragland had a game-high 36 points on 11-of-21 shooting and knocked down 7-of-14 from 3-point range against UCSB on Jan. 16. Her seven treys matched her own Oregon State single-game record for 3-pointers. It was also her fourth 30-point outing of the season. Ragland led all players with 16 points against Oregon on Jan. 19, as the Beavers claimed their first Civil War victory in 12 tries and first win on MacArthur Court in nine years. The 5-9 guard also pulled down a team-best 11 rebounds to record the 15th double-double of her career and third this season. The Player of the Week honor was the second of Ragland's career and Oregon State's 23rd selection of all-time.

GOOD POINT: Sophomore point guard Leilani Estavan has done a little bit of everything for the Beavers this season. Estavan dished out a career-high 11 assists against Portland on Dec. 6. Only six Oregon State players have tallied more assists in a single game than Estavan's total of 11. She tallied a career-high seven steals against UCLA on Jan. 24, and finished with a team-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting against USC on Jan. 26. Estavan had 15 points, five rebounds and a game-high seven assists at Arizona on Jan. 31. She finished with a team-best 14 points against Arizona State on Feb. 2 and added 16 points against California last Thursday. Estavan reached double figures in scoring for the fifth consecutive game with 14 points against No. 2 Stanford on Saturday. The Los Angeles, CA, native ranks second on the team in scoring with 10.1 points per game, is averaging 5.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds per outing. She enters the week leading the Pac-10 in assist-turnover ratio (2.30) and ranks second in the conference in assists with 5.6. Her 2.04 steals per game also rank seventh in the loop.

CHAPMAN CHAT: Sophomore post Hollye Chapman recorded the first double-double of her career on Dec. 22 against UCLA when she came off the bench to score 13 points and pull down a then career-best 10 rebounds, including six offensive. The 6-2 post recorded her second double-double on Jan. 4 against Arizona State University with 22 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. Chapman knocked down 8-of-11 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws in the contest and blocked a career-high four shots. The Oregon City grad reached double figures in scoring for the ninth time this season with 11 points against California last Thursday. Chapman has made eight appearances in the starting lineup this season. She ranks third on the squad in scoring and rebounding with 9.5 points and 5.1 boards per game. Her .474 field goal percentage ranks eighth in the Pac-10.

PLAYING WELL: Junior Kristina Rukstelyte has come on strong for Oregon State as of late. The Kaunas, Lithuania native has knocked down 14-of-23 (.609) field goal attempts and 14-of-17 free throws in the last nine games, for an average of 4.7 points per game. Rukstelyte had a career-best 10 points and career-high nine rebounds in 21 minutes of action against UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 16. She tallied nine points and five rebounds at University of Arizona on Jan. 31.

GET IT OUT OF HERE: Sophomore Brina Chaney currently leads Oregon State in blocked shots with 30 on the season. The 6-5 post has amassed 21 swats in Pac-10 action, which ranks first place in the conference. Chaney ranks in a tie for 9th place in the OSU record books with 62 blocks in her career. She had a career-high five blocked shots and a career-best 11 rebounds against Washington State on Dec. 28. Chaney currently leads the Beavers with a .485 field goal percentage.

THE 'J' CREW: A trio of freshmen, Juleen Smith, Jasmine Wilson and Jessica Jones, continue to contribute valuable minutes for Oregon State in their inaugural season. Smith, a freshman from Inglewood, CA, had a career night against USC in the Pac-10 opener on Dec. 20, leading all players with a career-high 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting. The 5-5 guard dished out a career-best six assists, tallied three steals and matched her career-high with five rebounds against California on Jan. 12. She tied for the team-lead with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting and a pair of treys at Arizona State on Feb. 2 and led the squad with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting against No. 2 Stanford on Saturday. Smith has started 10 of the last 12 games for the Beavers after entering the starting-five against Arizona State on Jan. 4. Wilson, an athletic forward, started the season pulling down at least one rebound in the first eight contests she saw action in. Wilson pulled down a career-high four boards against Kansas State on Dec. 9 and matched that amount with four rebounds against California on Jan. 12. The 6-0 guard blocked a career-high three shots against Washington State on Dec. 28 and scored a career-best five points against No. 2 Stanford on Saturday. Jones, a solid ball-handler and defender, buried her first field goal of her career with a 3-pointer against California on Jan. 12. Jones scored a career-high four points against Oregon on Jan. 19, after knocking down a crucial 3-pointer and hitting a free throw. She had a career night against UCLA on Jan. 24, with two points, a career-best four rebounds, career-high three assists and three steals while playing a career-high 24 minutes. Against No. 2 Stanford on Saturday, Jones matched her career-high with four boards.

COOK'S CORNER: Senior Ericka Cook recorded her best scoring game of the season with 20 points at University of Arizona on Jan. 31. She also matched her career-high with 13 rebounds against the Wildcats, for her first double-double of the season. Cook's previous season-high was 17 points, when she led all players against Arizona on Jan. 6. Cook dished out a career-high eight assists and matched her career-high in steals with four, against California on Jan. 12. She knocked down 4-of-6 field goals and finished with nine points against California last Thursday and added nine points against Stanford on Saturday. Cook has reached double figures in scoring in eight games this season. The 6-3 post ranks second on the squad in rebounding with 5.7 boards per game and enters the week ranked in a tie for 15th in the Pac-10 for rebounds per contest. Her 23 blocks on the season rank second on the team and eighth in the Pac-10. Cook ranks second on the team in assists with a total of 59 and fourth on the squad in scoring with 8.4 points per game. She has seven double-doubles in her career, including five during the 2000-01 campaign.

IN THE POLLS: Oregon State received four votes in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll as was announced on Nov. 5. The Beavers ranked 59th with the four votes. OSU dropped out of the polls after falling to No. 3 Vanderbilt on Nov. 11 in the second round of the Preseason WNIT.

PRESEASON HONORS: Senior guard Felicia Ragland was named to the prestigious Street & Smith College Basketball 2001-02 Women's All-America team. Ragland was one of just 20 athletes selected to the squad, earning High Honorable Mention honors.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE COACHES POLL: Oregon State has been tabbed to finish in seventh place in the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference race, as voted on by the Pac-10 coaches. The Beavers received 39 points in the voting, while Stanford, who tied for first place in the Pac-10 with Arizona State and Washington last season, was predicted to repeat as champion with 81 points and nine first place votes.

1,600 POINT CLUB: Senior guard Felicia Ragland has moved into a select company of players - the 1,600 point club. Ragland's 572 points as a junior catapulted her into sole possession of 7th place in Oregon State's Top-10 list for career scoring. The 5-9 guard has tallied 494 points this season, upping her career total to 1,659 points. Ragland has surpassed the 30-point barrier four times this season after knocking down 36 points against UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 16. She currently ranks in the OSU top 5 for both scoring and rebounding. Her 27 points against Arizona on Jan. 31 moved her over the 1,600-point barrier. Juli Coleman (1982-85) is next on the all-time scoring list with 1,840 points in her career.

600 REBOUND CLUB: Senior Felicia Ragland is just the 7th player in Oregon State history to pull down 600 rebounds in her career. The 5-9 guard has a total of 674 boards, which ranks in 5th place in the OSU record books, surpassing Robyn Clark's (1980-83) total of 612. Ragland needs only eight more boards to surpass Brenda Arbuckle's (1984-87) total of 681 rebounds and climb the ladder into sole possession of 4th place.

EXTREMELY ELITE COMPANY: Felicia Ragland is one of just three Oregon State players to score 1,600 points (1,659) and grab 600 rebounds (674) in her career. Only OSU Hall of Famer Carol Menken and Tanya Kostic have reached that plateau. Including Ragland, just five Oregon State players have scored over 1,600 points in their career.

COOK CLOSES IN: Senior Ericka Cook has pulled down 546 rebounds in her career, becoming just the 11th OSU player to record 500 boards. The 6-3 post matched her career-high with 13 rebounds against University of Arizona on Jan. 31 to move into 9th place in the OSU career record books. Tanya Mothershed (1982-85) is next, ranking in 8th place in the Beavers' all-time list with 577 caroms.

RAGLAND RANKS NUMBER ONE: Senior Felicia Ragland's five 3-point field goals against No. 8/9 Texas Tech University on Nov. 24, moved her into first place in the OSU record books for career 3-point field goals. The 5-9 guard matched her single-game record with six treys, including five in the first half, at Kansas State on Dec. 9 and then broke the Oregon State single-game record for 3-pointers with seven treys against UCLA on Dec. 22. Ragland matched her own OSU record with seven treys against UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 16. She reigns as the most prolific 3-point shooter in Oregon State history with a career total of 169 3-pointers, surpassing Anette Mollerstrom's (1993-96) mark of 113 from beyond the arc.

STEALING THE SHOW: Guard Felicia Ragland has tallied a team-high 68 steals on the season. Ragland enters the week leading the Pac-10 Conference in steals with 2.72 per game. Teammate Leilani Estavan ranks seventh in the loop with 2.04 steals per contest. On the season, Ragland has recorded at least five steals in four different contests. She ranks in 7th place in the OSU record books with 246 swipes in her career. She needs just two steals to surpass Chelle Flamoe's (1986-89) and move into sole possession of 6th place.

ANOTHER TOP-10: Senior Felicia Ragland has knocked down 76-of-95 free throw attempts this season to lead the Beavers with an .800 percentage. The All-America candidate ranks in 5th place in the Oregon State record book for free throw attempts in her career, with 362 attempts from the line. The 5-9 guard currently ranks in 5th place for free throws made in her career, with a total of 272. She needs just five charity tosses to move past Chelle Flamoe (1986-89) into sole possession of 4th place.

MORE RECORDS: Senior Ericka Cook ranks in 8th place in the Oregon State record book with 85 career blocked shots. The 6-3 post tallied a season-high four swats against University of New Mexico on Dec. 2 and has had at least two blocks in five different contests. Cook continues to inch closer to Debbie Dalluge (1985-89), who ranks 7th in the record book with 89 stuffs.

HOME STREAK: The Beavers have won 64 of their last 102 (.627) games played at Gill Coliseum. Over the last eight seasons OSU is 80-42 in the friendly confines of Gill. Oregon State finished the 2000-01 campaign with a 10-6 record at home including a 5-4 mark in Pac-10 Conference games. So far this season the Beavers are 7-6 overall and 5-3 during Pac-10 games in Gill.

NON-CONFERENCE RECORD: Oregon State has an all-time non-conference record of 231-120 dating back to the 1976-77 season for a .658 percentage.

ON THE BENCH: Oregon State has two new faces on its staff with the addition of Director of Operations Heath Alexander and new assistant coach Todd Corman. Corman joins the Beavers after serving 10 seasons as the head coach at Loyola Marymount University and most recently six years at the helm of Albertson College. Stephanie Norman and Jualeah Woods each return for their second season as assistant coaches for the Beavers. Norman and Woods helped lead OSU to its first postseason appearance since 1996 with a trip to the 2001 Women's National Invitation Tournament.

HEAD COACH JUDY SPOELSTRA: Judy Spoelstra has a record of 90-102 while in her seventh season at the helm for Oregon State. Spoelstra has recorded a 189-170 overall record while in her 13th season as a collegiate head coach, her first six being at Montana State. Last season, Spoelstra led the Beavers to their first postseason tournament appearance since 1996 with a trip to the WNIT. Spoelstra was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year at the conclusion of the 1999-2000.

BEAVERS ON THE RADIO: Join the voice of Beaver women's basketball, Jon Warren, as he calls the play-by-play for all of Oregon State's 2001-02 games. Every OSU women's game will be broadcast on the Internet on the Oregon State athletics home page - www.osubeavers.com. Select games will be broadcast on KLOO Radio (1340 AM) in the Corvallis area as well as on the Beaver Sports Radio Network through satellite affiliates. Saturday's Civil War game against Oregon can be heard throughout the state of Oregon on the Beavers Sports Radio Network.

BEAVERS ON TELEVISION: OSU will play five Live televised games this season on Fox Sports. The Beavers' Pacific-10 Conference home-opener against Washington State on Dec. 28 and the Dec. 30 University of Washington contest were both broadcast, as well as the Jan. 19 Civil War game at University of Oregon. Oregon State's Feb. 2 matchup against Arizona State was also televised live. The Oregon State-University of Oregon game on Saturday was selected as the Fox Net wildcard game and will be broadcast live at 1 p.m.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT: A new era starts as the Pacific-10 Conference begins its first annual Women's Basketball Tournament on March 1-4, 2002, at McArthur Court on the University of Oregon campus. The league's Directors of Athletics and the Pac-10 Council approved the postseason tournament last fall. The Pac-10 postseason tournament will be a 10-team event which, will be hosted by one of the Pac-10 members on its campus each year. A total of nine games will be played with the champion earning the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

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