Women's Basketball Makes Final Pac-10 Trip, Visits Stanford Thursday

Feb. 17, 2009

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Oregon State (15-8, 6-7)
Stanford (20-4, 11-1)

February 19, 2009
7 p.m. PT
Stanford, Calif.
Maples Pavilion (7,223)

Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Todd Mansfield

The Game
Oregon State hits the road to make its final Pacific-10 Conference regular season road trip. The Beavers play at Stanford Thursday night in a game that starts at 7 p.m. PT.

The game will be carried live on KLOO-1340 AM in the Corvallis area and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland. Fans can also catch the game live on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com). Because of technical difficulties with BNO, links on osubeavers.com will go straight to a free broadcast hosted by Yahoo!

Todd Mansfield will call all the action from Maples Pavilion.

Last Game
Tiffany Ducker set a career-high with 17 rebounds and earned her second double-double of the season in the Beavers' 52-42 win over Washington State Saturday at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Ducker posted 12 points to tie for the team lead with Brittney Davis.The win gave the Beavers a home weekend sweep of the Washington schools for the second straight year. It also guarnateed OSU a winning regular season.

On The Horizon
Thursday night's game is the first of three straight on the road for the Beavers. Oregon State plays at Cal Saturday night in a game that starts at 6 p.m. PT and can be seen live nationally on FSN. OSU then stays on the road for its final regular season non-conference game of the year when play at UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 24.

Scouting Stanford
Stanford is officially one of the hottest teams in the Pacific-10 Conference after defeating then-No. 3 California, 58-41, Saturday night. Stanford has won seven straight games -- second only to Arizona State's 11 consecutive -- and now sits in a tie with Cal for first in the conference.

The Cardinal is 20-4 this year and 11-1 in Pac-10 games. Jayne Appel leads the team in both scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (9.4 rpg) and shoots .628 from the field. Overall, five players average double figures in scoring for Stanford and three players -- including Appel -- are at five rebounds or better per game.

Tara VanDerveer is in her 23rd year as Stanford's head coach and needs eight victories for 600 all-time with the Cardinal.

Stanford Series
Stanford holds a 42-6 all-time lead in the series and is 23-0 in games played at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal have an 18-game win streak heading into the game.

Last Game vs. Stanford - January 24, 2009
Both Brittney Davis and Alex Mitchell finished in double figures and the Oregon State women's basketball team came out strong in the first half but could not hang on against No. 11 Stanford, falling to the Cardinal, 69-54, at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Mitchell led Oregon State with 14 points while Davis had 10. The Beavers took a one-point lead into halftime but early foul trouble in the second half made it difficult to stay with the Cardinal. Stanford outscored the Beavers, 42-26, in the second half to take the victory.

Mitchell had four rebounds to go along with her 14 points. She was 6-for-11 from the field.

Davis, meanwhile, hit on two three-pointers to finish with the 10 points. She also had four assists, which was second on the team only to Mercedes Fox-Griffin, who had five. Fox-Griffin totaled nine points herself and had three rebounds in 38 minutes of play.

Game 23 Recap - Feb. 14
Tiffany Ducker's career-high 17 rebounds propelled the Oregon State women's basketball team to a 52-42 win over Washington State Saturday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

The 17 rebounds added to a 12-point effort for Ducker, giving her the team's third double-double of the season - and her second of the year. The senior has six career double-doubles in her four years with the Beavers.

She now has five games with 10 or more rebounds this season. The 17 against Washington State surpassed her previous career-high of 16 achieved against Arizona last season.

For the second straight game, the Beavers had four players in double figures. Along with Ducker's 12 points, Brittney Davis added 12 points while Mercedes Fox-Griffin and Alex Mitchell both added 10.

Fox-Griffin added seven steals, which tied her career-high that she set two years ago against Oregon. She also was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

For the second straight game Davis was perfect from the free-throw line, going 8-for-8. She has now posted double figures in eight straight games.

A Guaranteed Winning Year
The win Saturday gave the Beavers 15 victories this season, guaranteeing them a winning regular season. One more victory would tie for the most under head coach LaVonda Wagner and a winning season regardless of how the Beavers do at the Pac-10 Tournament.

Davis And The Charity Stripe
Brittney Davis missed the front end of two free throws at the 2:27 mark of the second half at Arizona State on Feb. 7. Since then, the senior has been perfect from the line and enters Thursday's game having made 21 straight free throws.

She made her last against Arizona State, was 12-for-12 against Washington and then 8-for-8 versus Washington State. Overall, she is second on the team this year, boasting an .829 percentage.

A Look At Some Trends
The Beavers have certainly made this season trendy. OSU is 10-0 when making more field goals than its opponents and 9-3 when knocking down more three-pointers. The Beavers are 15-1 when leading at the half and are 13-2 when scoring 60 or more points.

Additionally, OSU is 15-5 this season when making more free throws.

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