Women's Basketball Faces Tulane On Tuesday
Nov. 25, 2003
NEW ORLEANS -
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003
OSU at Tulane
4 p.m. PST, New Orleans, LA
RADIO BROADCAST ON INTERNET ONLY
G #10 Leilani Estavan, 5-7, Sr.,(14.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.0 apg.)
G #24 Mandy Close, 5-11, So., (7.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg.)
G #14 Jessica Jones, 5-8, Jr., (4.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5.5 apg.)
F #45 Hollye Chapman, 6-2, Sr., (9.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.0 apg.)
C #42 Brina Chaney, 6-5, Sr., (11.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.5 bpg.)
TULANE UNIVERSITY (0-1 overall)
G #12 Kelly Nadeau, 5-6, Sr.,(12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.0 apg.)
G #23 D'Aundra Henry, 5-8, So., (6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apg.)
G #24 Tymeka Moore, 5-9, Jr., (6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.0 apg.)
F #15 Tiffany Wilson, 5-11, Sr., (12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg.)
F #32 Lakethia Hampton, 6-0, Jr., (14.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.0 bpg.)
A GLANCE AT TULANE: Tulane University enters Tuesday's home opener against Oregon State looking to rebound from a 70-67 loss against the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 21. The Green Wave had four players reach double figures in scoring against the Indians, led by 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting from Kinya Lennix. Post Lakethia Hampton added 14 points and eight rebounds. Tulane shot 49-percent from the field compared to a 37-percent clip from ULM, but the Green Wave capitalized on only 9-of-24 free throw attempts. Tulane returns eight players from its 2002-03 squad that finished the season with a 19-11 overall record and competed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
BEAVERS AND GREEN WAVE SERIES NUMBERS: Oregon State holds a 1-0 series advantage against Tulane University. The Beavers topped the Green Wave by a 56-51 margin on Nov. 29, 2002 at Gill Coliseum. Tulane scored the first seven points of the game and jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the opening three minutes, before going ice-cold from the floor. Brina Chaney led OSU with 14 points and six rebounds, while Leilani Estavan added 13 points and five steals. Muci Haris had 12 points for Tulane. Neither team shot well from the field, with Oregon State hitting just 38-percent from the floor and Tulane managing a meager 26-percent shooting.
LOOKING BACK AT UTAH VALLEY STATE: Oregon State picked up its 400th victory in program history and earned its sixth consecutive season opening win when the Beavers rolled past Utah Valley State College by a 72-38 margin on Nov. 21. Senior post Brina Chaney finished with 12 points and five blocked shots, while Leilani Estavan added 12 points and six assists for the Beavers. Chaney's five swats moved her into second place on the OSU all-time blocked shots list with a career total of 145. OSU buried 11-of-20 3-point field goal attempts and held a 41-29 rebounding edge for the game. UVSC's Miriam Palkki had a game-high15 points. Oregon State improved to 9-0 in home openers with Judy Spoelstra at the helm.
LOOKING BACK AT TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI: A big second half propelled Oregon State to a 68-53 victory against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Sunday morning. Senior guard Leilani Estavan scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the final 20 minutes and Hollye Chapman finished with her eighth career double-double on 11 points and 10 rebounds. Brina Chaney reached double figures in scoring for the second straight game, contributing 10 points and four blocked shots. TAMCC led by as many as seven points (15-8) but the Beavers rallied back for the victory behind 46-percent shooting, compared to a 29-percent clip by the Islanders.
BIG WIN: Oregon State's 72-38 season opening victory against Utah Valley State College marked the 400th win in OSU program history. The 34-point margin of victory for the Beavers was their largest since knocking off UCLA by a score of 77-36 on Jan. 24, 2002.
QUICK START: After a pair of victories on the opening weekend of the season, Oregon State improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season when the Beavers opened the year with a 6-0 mark.
HOME WINNING STREAK: Oregon State currently holds a nine-game home winning streak - its longest since winning 10 straight games in Gill Coliseum at the end of the 1984-85 season and beginning of the 1985-86 season. The Beavers' last loss in Gill Coliseum came at the hands of the No. 6 ranked Stanford Cardinal on Jan. 9, 2003.
IT'S A NEW YEAR: Oregon State enters Tuesday's game at Tulane University looking to break an eight-game road losing streak. The Beavers dropped eight in a row away from Gill Coliseum to close out the 2002-03 season. OSU's last victory away from Corvallis was a 65-62 win against Washington State in Pullman on Jan. 23, 2003.
FIVE IN EIGHT: Oregon State will play a total of five games over an eight-day span to open the year.
MOVIN' ON UP: Senior post Brina Chaney has nine blocked shots over the first two games of the season. Chaney's five swats in the season opener against Utah Valley State College moved her past Carol Menken (1979-81) into second place on the OSU career blocked shots list. Chaney has 149 total stuffs - just 28 blocks away from surpassing Sissel Pierce (1997-00) for the all-time lead.
THE BIG THREE: Seniors Leilani Estavan, Hollye Chapman and Brina Chaney will be the go-to players for Oregon State on the season. All three athletes have seen action in 93 games for the Beavers. The trio needs to play in 28 games (OSU will play 27 regular season games before seeing action in the State Farm Pacific-10 Conference Tournament) to break the all-time Oregon State games played mark. Here is a quick look at records that could be broken this season by the big three:
*Leilani Estavan needs just 81 assists to break the Oregon State all-time career record.
1. Boky Vidic (1994-96) - 548 assists
2. Leilani Estavan (2001-present) - 468 assists
*Hollye Chapman currently has 835 points scored and looks to become just the 13th player in Oregon State program history to surpass the 1,000-point barrier.
1. Tanja Kostic (1993-96) - 2,349
2. Carol Menken (1979-81) - 2,243
3. Chelle Flamoe (1986-89) - 1,851
4. Juli Coleman (1982-85) - 1,840
5. Felicia Ragland (1999-02) - 1,803
6. Annette Mollerstrom (1993-95) - 1,582
7. Tina Lelas (1994-97) - 1,313
8. Judy Shannon (1991-92) - 1,148
9. Jan Martin (1980-83) - 1,145
10. Brenda Arbuckle (1984-87) - 1,085
11. Sonjiha Fleming (1990-93) - 1,060
12. Robyn Clark (1980-83) - 1,009
Hollye Chapman (2001-present) - 835
PRESEASON PAC-10 POLLS: Oregon State was tabbed to finish in eighth place in both the Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll and Media Poll. Stanford was picked to repeat as conference champion. The Beavers have finished in the Pac-10's top-5 the past two years - despite being picked to finish seventh in the preseason polls. OSU has finished higher than selected in the preseason polls the past four seasons.
STREAKS TO WATCH: Senior guard Leilani Estavan has started every game for the Beavers over the last two seasons. Estavan closed out the 2000-01 campaign with eight straight starts, giving her a current streak of 72 consecutive appearances in the starting five.
IN GILL: The Beavers have won 80 of their last 121 (.661) games played at Gill Coliseum. Over the last 10 seasons OSU is 96-45 in the friendly confines of Gill.
NON-CONFERENCE RECORD: Oregon State has an all-time non-conference record of 240-125 dating back to the 1976-77 season for a .658 percentage.
GAMETRACKER: The Oregon State athletics homepage - www.osubeavers.com - will feature Gametracker for every home women's basketball game during the season (including exhibition games). Gametracker allows fans to view up-to-the minute statistics for each contest.
ON THE BENCH: Assistant coach Todd Corman enters his third year on the Beaver bench after spending 10 seasons as the head coach at Loyola Marymount University and more recently, six years at the helm of Albertson College. Jualeah Woods holds the longest tenure on staff, returning for her fourth year at OSU and serving as director of recruiting. Heath Alexander enters his second year as an assistant coach after spending the 2001-02 season as director of operations. Mary Kincaid, a 14-year coaching veteran, returns for her second year as operations director.
HEAD COACH Judy Spoelstra: Judy Spoelstra has a record of 112-120 in her nine seasons at the helm for Oregon State. Spoelstra has recorded a 210-188 overall record in 15 seasons as a collegiate head coach, her first six being at Montana State. She picked up career win No. 200 against USC on Dec. 27, 2002. Spoelstra has led the Beavers to three consecutive postseason tournament appearances in the WNIT. At the conclusion of the 1999-00 season, Spoelstra was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year. In September, Spoelstra was inducted into the Montana State University Hall of Fame as part of the 1992-93 MSU women's basketball team that won the Big Sky Championship.