Women's Basketball Visits Arizona State Saturday Night On FSN

Jan. 15, 2010

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Oregon State (9-5, 1-3)
vs.
Arizona State (10-6, 2-3)

January 16, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. PT
Tempe, Ariz.
Wells Fargo Arena (14,198)

Radio: KLOO 1340-AM (Ron Callan)
TV: FSN (Paul Sunderland, Tracy Warren)

The Game
Oregon State and Arizona State square off Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in a game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. PT.

Arizona State holds a 30-19 advantage in the series.

TV
The game is the second in as many weeks for the Beavers to air on FSN. The game will be shown nationally with Paul Sunderland and Tracy Warren calling the action.

Media
The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KLOO 1340-AM in Corvallis, and by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).

Ron Callan will call the action.

Live audio of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com).

Live stats will be available on osubeavers.com. Check osubeavers.com after the game for a full recap and box score.

Last Game
Haiden Palmer paced three Beavers who scored in double figures, but Oregon State lost to Arizona, 62-53, Thursday night in Tucson.

Talisa Rhea had 13 points and Anita Burdick posted a career-high 10 in the loss.

Next Up
Oregon State returns home next week to host Stanford Thursday night and then California on Saturday.

Scouting Arizona State
Charlie Turner Thorne is in her 14th season at the helm of the Sun Devils and has Arizona State at 10-6 overall this season and 2-3 in Pacific-10 Conference games.

Arizona State is led offensively by Danielle Orsillo, who is scoring at a 13.6 points per game clip. Becca Tobin, meanwhile, is leading the team in rebounding at 6.4 per game.

Arizona State is coming off a 73-68 victory over Oregon Thursday night in Tempe.

All-Time vs. Arizona State
Arizona State holds a 30-19 series lead, and the Sun Devils are 17-7 in games played at Wells Fargo Arena.

A win by the Beavers Saturday night would snap an Arizona State 13-game winning streak in the series. OSU’s last win came at Gill Coliseum in 2003.

Last Time vs. ASU - 2/7/09
Brittney Davis led the Oregon State women’s basketball team with 17 points, but the Beavers lost to Arizona State, 65-54, at Wells Fargo Arena.

Davis ended the game shooting 4-for-12 from the field, knocking down the team’s only three-pointer. She was also 8-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Mercedes Fox-Griffin and Talisa Rhea also reached double figures for the Beavers. Fox-Griffin posted 12 points after hitting on four shots and four free throws. Rhea, meanwhile, ended the game with 10 points after five buckets.

Oregon State shot 36.5 percent from the field, while Arizona State was a little less than 53 percent. The Beavers had 20 attempts from the charity stripe, hitting on 15 (75 percent).

The Beavers got to within eight, 60-52, with 2:25 remaining in the second half after Davis knocked down one of her eight free throws. But the Sun Devils were able to hold the Beavers to just four points the rest of the way to hold on to the lead and pull out the win.
 
Last Time Out - January 14
Three players scored in double figures for the Oregon State women’s basketball team, but the Beavers dropped a 62-53 decision to Arizona Thursday night at the McKale Center.

Haiden Palmer led the Beavers with 15 points, posting double figures for the fifth straight game. She was 7-for-8 from the field and hit on one of two free throws.

Talisa Rhea finished in double figures for the 10th time this season and for the 47th time in her career. She posted 13 points against the Wildcats Thursday night and inched closer to 1,000 career points as she now has 973 for her career.

Anita Burdick finished with a career-best 10 points, surpassing her previous high of seven set against Sacramento State in the 2008-09 season opener. Burdick was 5-for-7 from the field and grabbed three rebounds in eight minutes.

El Sara Greer had a big night on the boards for Oregon State (9-5 overall, 1-3 Pacific-10 Conference) finishing with 14, with 10 coming offensively.

The Beavers led in the rebounding category, posting 38 to Arizona’s 27. Greer’s 14 led OSU, while Kirsten Tilleman had eight. Ify Ibekwe led Arizona with seven.

Creeping Up On 1,000
Junior guard Talisa Rhea is aiming to become the 16th member of Oregon State’s 1,000-point club as the Juneau, Alaska, native has 973 points for her career. She is averaging 16.6 points per game this season.

Palmer Strong In Pac-10 Play
Freshman Haiden Palmer has made an impact in Pac-10 play despite the fact she had never played in a league game prior to this season. She has scored 19 twice during league games, and enters Thursday night averaging 15.8 points per game.

She led the Beavers with 15 points Thursday night and was 7-of-8 from the field.

Big-Time Rebounds
El Sara Greer has four games of 10 or more rebounds this season, and has had three of them during the Pac-10 play.

Greer grabbed 14 rebounds in Thursday night’s game, and through the first four Pac-10 games, is averaging a team-leading 10.5 boards per game.

Greer is averaging 7.4 overall this season, second to Kirsten Tilleman’s 7.7.
Career Lists

Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 157 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 21. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.

Strong Academics
Eight of the team’s 14 student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall term as figures for the athletic department were released earlier this week.

Additionally, Kirsten Tilleman and Kate Lanz both earned OSU Honor Roll honors as they had a GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 12 graded credits.

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