Women's Basketball Hosts UNLV Monday Night
Dec. 17, 2008
December 15, 2008 7 p.m. PT
Gill Coliseum (10,400)
Radio Broadcast KLOO 1340-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play Todd Mansfield
Oregon State plays in its first game in more than a week when the Beavers play host to UNLV on Monday at legendary Gill Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.
The game marks Oregon State's seventh of the 2008-09 season and fourth at home. The Beavers are 3-0 at home during the regular season and 5-0 including exhibition games.
The game will be carried live on KLOO 1340-AM in the Corvallis area and KKAD 1550-AM in the Portland area. Fans can also catch the game live on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).
Todd Mansfield will be behind the mic doing the play-by-play.
Oregon State held Portland State to just 24 points, tying a program record, as the Beavers defeated the Vikings, 58-24, in the team's last game, on Dec. 7.
The 24 points tied the program record for least allowed in a game, which was set 19 years ago, in 1989, against UC Irvine.
On The Horizon
The Beavers have a busy week after hosting UNLV. Oregon State visits UC Irvine on Thursday night, then comes back home to play Cal-State Bakersfield on Sunday at legendary Gill Coliseum.
The game against the Roadrunners is the last before the holiday break. Oregon State will play its final non-conference game before Pac-10 play on Dec. 28 against Western Oregon at Gill.
UNLV enters the game with Oregon State with a 4-3 record but is on a two-game losing streak after having fallen to Texas Tech and Loyola Marymount on the road. The Lady Rebels have not played, however, since Dec. 6 when losing at Loyola, 84-68. After OSU, UNLV goes on to play Cal-State Northridge at home on Dec. 19, followed by either Oklahoma State or Southern Miss.
Shamela Hampton is the team's leader in both scoring (19.7 ppg) and rebounding (9.7 rpg). She has played in all seven games and is shooting better than 50 percent from the field.
UNLV is coached by Kathy Olivier, who spent 15 years as the head coach at the Pacific-10 Conference's UCLA. She led UCLA to five NCAA postseason appearances. She also played for UNLV for two seasons after transferring from Cal-State Fullerton.
Oregon State has a two-game win streak against UNLV and is 3-2 all-time against the Lady Rebels. The meeting Monday will be just the third between the teams in the last 20 seasons. Oregon State defeated UNLV, 68-65, last season in Las Vegas and 77-58 at Gill Coliseum in 2003.
Last Time Vs. UNLV - Nov. 24, 2007
Mercedes Fox-Griffin's layup and free throw with 2.7 seconds proved to be the game-winner as the Oregon State women's basketball team defeated UNLV, 68-65, in the finale of the Lady Rebel Shootout at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Fox-Griffin took an inbounds pass and ran the length of the floor, getting fouled on the play. She sank her free throw before UNLV's Sequoia Holmes tried a desperation three-pointer from halfcourt that bounced off the rim.
The win put Oregon State at 1-1 during the tournament.
Ashley Allen scored 19 points to lead Oregon State. Allen, who scored 14 against Montana Friday, was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Game Six Recap - Dec. 7
The Oregon State women's basketball tied a school record for fewest points allowed in a game, running away from Portland State with a 58-24 victory Sunday afternoon at legendary Gill Coliseum.
The 24 points allowed by the Beavers tied the school record set in 1989 in a 63-24 win over UC-Irvine. Oregon State (5-1 overall) allowed the Vikings (5-3) to make just nine baskets from the field Sunday, to go along with four free throws. The Vikings made just two three-pointers.
Oregon State managed 36 rebounds to Portland State's 31, and forced 35 Viking turnovers. The Beavers also posted 16 steals. Portland State's leading scorer, Kelsey Kahle, scored just five points after coming into the game averaging better than 15.
Alex Mitchell led Oregon State with 13 points, and was trailed by Brittney Davis and Tiffany Ducker, who both had 10 in the win. Oregon State shot 43.8 percent from the field and posted 13 assists, led by Mercedes Fox-Griffin's four.
Oregon State came out strong in the first half and went into its locker room with a 29-6 lead. Defense played a big role for the Beavers as they held Portland State to only 14 percent from the floor in the first half. Overall, the Vikings managed to shoot just 22 percent, the lowest total for an Oregon State opponent since the Beavers held Arizona to a 27.3 percent clip in the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament.
Oregon State takes a 5-1 record into the game with UNLV and has a chance to match its 2005-06 start with a win on Monday. The Beavers went 6-1 to start that season, which was LaVonda Wagner's first in Corvallis.
Oregon State held Portland State to just 24 points in the team's last game, which tied a program record. That record also happened to be the Pacific-10 Conference record -- at the open of the season.
The night prior to OSU's game with Portland State, Arizona State held UC Irvine to just 23 points, a new record. Ironically, Irvine was the team to score 24 against OSU in 1989.