Women's Basketball Squares Off Against No. 6 California On FSN Saturday Night
Feb. 20, 2009
Oregon State (15-9, 6-8)
California (21-3, 12-1)
February 21, 2009
6 p.m. PT
Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Radio Broadcast: KLOO 1340-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Todd Mansfield
Oregon State plays in its final Pac-10 regular season road game Saturday night when visiting sixth-ranked California at Haas Pavilion. The game starts at 6 p.m. PT and will air nationally on FSN.
The game will be carried live on KLOO-1340 AM in the Corvallis area. 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.Additionally, the game will be available nationwide by tuning into FSN. Bill MacDonald will call play-by-play with Mary Murphy serving as the color analyst.
Brittney Davis had a team-leading 12 points and Talisa Rhea finished with 10 but the Beavers dropped a 72-43 decision to No. 4 Stanford on Thursday night.Davis knocked down two three-pointers.
On The Horizon
Oregon State plays its final regular season road game Tuesday night in Santa Barbara. Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara play at 7 p.m. PT.After playing in Southern California, the Beavers will return to Corvallis for a game Saturday against Oregon. The Civil War, presented by the Northwest Dodge Dealers, takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. PT and can be seen live on FSN Northwest.
The Beavers will play their second consecutive team when visiting sixth-ranked California on Saturday night. The Golden Bears have won 14 of their last 15 games, their only blemish coming last Saturday against Stanford. California came back strong on Thursday night, easily defeating Oregon, 84-42, at Haas Pavilion.
Ashley Walker is much like Jayne Appel, whom the Beavers faced on Thursday night, in that they both dominate their team's respective statistics. Walker averages a team-leading 20.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Next in line is Alexis Gray-Lawson at 12.4 points and Devanei Hampton at 6.0 rebounds.
Offensively, Cal shoots .449 from the field and holds its opponents to a .357 clip. The Bears also out-rebound their opponents by 5.8 per game.
The teams head into Saturday's game with an even 28-28 tie, with Cal posting a 16-10 lead in games played in Berkeley. The Golden Bears have won the last five games played in the series.
Last Game vs. Cal - January 22, 2009
The Oregon State women's basketball team fought hard throughout the game but could not pull off an upset of No. 6 California, losing 77-72 at legendary Gill Coliseum.
Talisa Rhea's layup with 0:36 left on the clock pulled the Beavers to within three points but they could not overcome California as it made its free throw shots down the stretch to claim the victory. The Golden Bears knocked down six free throws with less than 30 seconds, while the Beavers managed two layups for four points.
Oregon State (11-6 overall, 2-5 Pacific-10 Conference) was led by senior point guard Brittney Davis with 24 points on the night, six of which came off two three-pointers. She ended the night a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line and added four assists along with two steals.
Rhea added 20 points of her own and also was a perfect 3-for-3 from the line.
The Beavers shot just fewer than 44 percent from the field in the game and better than 78 percent from the line. Both teams hit 18-of-23 shots from the charity stripe.
Game 24 Recap - Feb. 19
The Oregon State women's basketball team dropped a 72-43 decision to fourth-ranked Stanford Thursday night at Maples Pavilion.
Brittney Davis led the Beavers with 12 points after connecting on five baskets from the field, including two three-pointers. The senior has now finished in double figures in her last nine games, a streak that started Jan. 17 against Washington.
Talisa Rhea also had 10 points in the loss. Rhea hit on a three-pointer, her team-leading 54th of the season.
The Beavers shot 30.4 percent from the field compared to 53.3 percent for Stanford.
The Cardinal grabbed 39 rebounds to Oregon State's 30. Of the 30 rebounds for theBeavers, 16 were offensively, which matched the Cardinal's.
Stanford, did dominate, however, in points in the paint. Led by 15 apiece from Jayne Appel and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, the Cardinal scored 48 points in the paint compared to 12 for the Beavers. Stanford also got 27 points from its bench compared to 13 for OSU.
Oregon State fell to 15-9 overall this season and 6-8 in Pacific-10 Conference play. Stanford, meanwhile, improved to 21-4 overall and 12-1 in league games.
Saturday's game marks Oregon State's second on television this season. The Beavers played on an FSN Arizona regional broadcast against Arizona State on Feb. 7.OSU is scheduled for at least one more TV game, on Feb. 28, against Oregon on FSN Northwest.
Fox-Griffin Is Third
Mercedes Fox-Griffin has made her mark on the Oregon State program, and it shows in the record books. The senior has 462 assists, which is third in OSU history. She now trails only No. 1 Leilani Estavan (577 assists) and Boky Vidic (548).
Davis, Last Nine
Brittney Davis is averaging 17.3 points over her last nine games.