Women's Basketball Visits Washington Friday Night

March 3, 2010

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Oregon State (9-18, 1-15)
vs.
Washington (10-16, 5-11)

March 5, 2010 • 7 p.m. PT
Seattle, Wash.
Bank of America Arena (10,000)

Radio: KLOO 1340-AM (Ron Callan)
TV: None

The Game
Oregon State starts its last road trip of the 2009-10 regular season Friday night when the Beavers visit Washington. Tip at Bank of America Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

Washington holds a 45-25 series lead and is 26-9 in games played in Seattle.

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, via Gametracker, will be available on osubeavers.com. Check osubeavers.com after the game for a full recap and box score.

Last Game
Talisa Rhea and Haiden Palmer posted 11 points apiece, but the Beavers dropped a 53-50 decision to USC Saturday on Senior Day.

Anita Burdick, one of the three seniors honored, set a career-best with nine rebounds to go along with nine points. She was just shy of her first career double double.

OSU missed two three-pointers in the final seconds in an attempt to tie the game.

Next Up
Oregon State concludes its 2009-10 regular season Sunday when the Beavers visit Washington State. Tip for that game is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT.

Scouting Washington
Washington comes into the last weekend of the regular season after defeating rival Washington State last week. That improved the Huskies to 5-11 in conference play and guaranteed that UW would finish no worse than eighth in the league standings.

Sami Whitcomb has proven to be Washington’s most valuable player this season as she leads the Huskies in both rebounding and scoring. She’s pacing the club with 6.0 rebounds per game and 13.5 points on average, which is good for 13th in the Pac-10.

Washington’s head coach is Tia Jackson, who is in her third year in Seattle.

All-Time vs. USC
Washington holds a 45-22 advantage in the all-time series and is 17-14 in games played at legendary Gill Coliseum.
Washington holds a 26-9 all-time lead in games played in Seattle, but the Beavers were victorious there last season.

Last Time vs. UW - 1/3/10
Talisa Rhea scored 22 points, but the Oregon State women’s basketball team lost to Washington, 69-64, at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Rhea was a perfect 11-of-11 from the free-throw line and sank a three-pointer to pace her to 22 points, which was her fourth consecutive game in double figures, and in six of her last seven. Rhea has led or tied for the team lead in each of the Beavers’ last four games.

The game was a back-and-forth battle the entire way, with neither team able to build a lead of more than eight points, and that came with 28 seconds left for the Huskies. Oregon State’s last lead came by three at the 13:52 mark of the second half.

All told, the score was tied 13 times and the lead changed hands eight times.

Last Time Out - February 27
It came down to the last possession of the game, but the Oregon State women’s basketball game fell to the Trojans of USC, 53-50, Saturday afternoon on senior day at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State had the ball down by three with 15 seconds to play when junior guard Talisa Rhea fired a three-pointer from the far side of the court and the ball was half way in the basket before it bounced back out. Julie Futch came down with the offensive rebound and bounced it back outside to Brittany Kennedy who shot the would-be game tying three-pointer at the buzzer but it did not go down and the game ended, 53-50.

The Beavers scored the first basket of the game on a Haiden Palmer three-pointer from the corner and found themselves down 28-19 at the end of the first half.

Senior Anita Burdick nearly recorded a double-double but finished the game with nine points and a career high nine rebounds in her last home game for the Beavers. She finished the game 2-of-4 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line while recording two blocks.

Three-Pointers Getting Close
Talisa Rhea has 172 career three-pointers, which is six off tying the school record 178 by Felicia Ragland.

For Rhea, That’s 1,000 And Climbing
Junior guard Talisa Rhea became the 16th member of Oregon State’s 1,000 points club when she finished with 26 points against Stanford on Jan. 21. She hit her 1,000th career point on a free throw at the 14:23 mark of the first half.
She now has 1,180 career points. The 1,180 career points places Rhea eighth in school history. Her next move up would replace Tina Lelas (1,313 points from 1993-97) as the seventh-best in school history.

So Close On Senior Day
Anita Burdick played her last regular season game at Gill Coliseum Saturday and nearly posted her first career double double, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds against USC.
Burdick is averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game during Pac-10 play. She’s doing so on an average of 11.2 minutes per game.

Palmer’s Seven In a Row
Haiden Palmer has scored in double figures in seven straight games, the second-longest on the team this season, behind the 16 straight Talisa Rhea had earlier.

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