Women's Basketball Hosts Oregon State Saturday
Jan. 30, 2004
Bruins Hosts Oregon State Saturday at 2 p.m. on XTRA 1150 am - UCLA (9-10, 4-6) will host Oregon State (11-8, 5-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. The game will be broadcast on XTRA Sports 690/1150 am. The Bruins dropped a 61-55 decision to the Oregon Ducks on Thursday. Lisa Willis led the way for UCLA with 20 points. Noelle Quinn added 11 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. The Bruins have compiled a 7-3 record in Pauley Pavilion this season. Oregon State won its game at USC on Thursday, 73-66.
Notes - UCLA is the only school in the Pac-10 with three players listed among the top 10 scorers in the conference - 8 - Nikki Blue, 9 - Lisa Willis, 10- Noelle Quinn ... The same three players are also ranked among the top 10 in steals - 1- Blue, 2- Willis, 7- Quinn ... Nikki Blue leads the conference in steals (3.26) and ranks fourth in assists (4.26), eighth in scoring (14.4) and 13th in rebounding (5.5) ... Blue has dished out 47 assists in her last 11 games ... Noelle Quinn has scored in double figures in the last 10 games ... Over that same stretch, she has handed out 36 assists and has just 23 turnovers ... Quinn scored a career-high 20 points and handed out a career-best seven assists against Washington St. ... She pulled down a career-high 15 boards in the loss to Oregon ... She ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in rebounding (6.7), 10th in scoring (12.8), seventh in steals (2.12) and ninth in assists (3.0) ... Lisa Willis, who made four three-pointers against Oregon, has made at least one three-point shot in each of the last 11 games and at least two three-pointers in 10 games this season ... She has a high of five made at Texas and entered the week fourth in the Pac-10 in made three-pointers (1.89/g) ... Willis scored a career-best 22 points versus Washington St. and ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring (13.2), 19th in rebounding (5.3), second in steals (2.89) and tied for first in 3-point field goals made (2.0) ... Willis' 38 made three-point shots ties her for the eighth-best single-season total (school record is 50 by Michelle Greco, 2001) at UCLA ... Whitney Jones made her 74th career start against Cal and ranks sixth in the Pac-10 with a 2.47 offensive rebounds average ... Amanda Livingston had career-highs in points (13) and steals (4), to go along with a career-high tying five rebounds at Arizona State ... The Bruins have outrebounded or tied seven of the last 10 opponents ... UCLA has held 10 opponents to 60 points or less this season, and only four opponents have scored more than 66 points in regulation ... UCLA has averaged 15.6 offensive rebounds in its last nine games (141) ... The Bruins lead the Pac-10 in steals (12.11) and turnover margin (+4.00) ... The Bruins shot a season-high 54.8% in the win over Washington St. ... It was the third time this season the Bruins have shot over 50% (.517 vs. Ohio St., .508 vs. CSUN) ... Four of the Bruin losses have come versus nationally ranked teams from Texas, Purdue, Michigan State and Stanford.
A Look at the Beavers - Oregon State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-66 win at USC on Thursday. The Beavers are led by mid-year transfer Shannon Howell, who averages 18.2 points in the 10 games she has played. Center Brina Chaney ranks second in the conference in blocked shots (2.26), while the OSU team leads the league by averaging four blocks per contest. Oregon State is tied for third in the Pac-10 in scoring defense, giving up 62.6 points a game.
UCLA leads the series with the Beavers, 26-16. Oregon State, which shot 62% from the field, won the first meeting (Jan. 2) of the season, in Corvallis, by a score of 82-68. Nikki Blue topped UCLA with 25 points in that contest. The Bruins captured both meetings last season.
UCLA on the Radio - All of UCLA's games this season will be radio broadcast live on KIIS 850am in Thousand Oaks and on the internet at www.uclabruins.com. The game against Oregon State also will air on XTRA 690/1150 am. Dave Marcus and Michael Sondheimer will be on hand to call the action in this week's games.