Women's Basketball Visits Washington Saturday Afternoon

Jan. 16, 2009

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Oregon State (10-5, 1-4)
Washington (5-9, 1-3)

January 17, 2009
2 p.m. PT
Seattle, Wash.
Bank Of America Arena (10,000)

Radio Broadcast: KTHH 990-AM,osubeavers.com
Todd Mansfield

The Game
Oregon State plays in its second of two games this weekend when the Beavers visit Seattle to play Washington on Saturday. The game at Bank of America Arena is scheduled for a 2 p.m. PT start.

The game will be carried live on KTHH 990-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 be behind the mic doing the play-by-play.

The game will be available on a tape delay basis on Comcast SportsNet. The game will air at 9 p.m. PT Saturday night and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Last Game
Talisa Rhea finished in double-figures for the ninth time this season, leading the Beavers with 19 points, but Oregon State fell to Washington State, 65-52, on Thursday night.

Rhea connected on three three-pointers, giving her 105 for her career, which ties her for third in Oregon State history. Rhea also had eight rebounds, tying her with Tiffany Ducker for the most in the game. Ducker and Brittney Davis had nine points apiece.

On The Horizon
Oregon State returns home for a two-game stand with California and Stanford. The Beavers host the Golden Bears Thursday night at 7 p.m., with the Cardinal visiting Saturday at 7 p.m.

Scouting Washington
Washington comes into Saturday's game with a 5-9 overall record and 1-3 mark in Pacific-10 Conference games. The Huskies are currently on a three-game win streak and have gone 2-5 in their last seven games. That includes a 75-55 defeat at the hands of Oregon on Thursday night.

Washington is led by Laura McLellan's 10.4 points per game this season, while Sami Whitcomb is scoring at a 10.1 per game clip. Heidi McNeill is the leading rebounder at 4.4 boards per game, while Lydia Young, despite starting in just two games, is second with 4.1 rebounds per game.

Tia Jackson is in her second season as the head coach at Washington.

Washington Series
Washington holds the all-time series lead, 44-23, including a 26-8 mark in games played in Seattle. The teams both won at their home courts last season - the Beavers won 68-64 at Gill Coliseum and the Huskies were victories, 58-53, at Bank of America Arena.

Last Game vs. UW - February 17, 2008
Sophomore guard Julie Futch scored a career-high 13 points and the Oregon State women's basketball team nearly came back from a 20-point second-half deficit, losing to Washington, 58-53, at Bank of America Arena.

The Beavers held Washington to just one point in the final four minutes to make the game close after being down by 20 at the 14:24 mark. A methodical comeback saw the Beavers break down the Huskies defense, and pull to within four with as much as two minutes remaining. But Oregon State could not score from that point on.Mercedes Fox-Griffin scored 11 points to go along with 10 from Talisa Rhea to back up Futch, who was 5-for-9 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.

Fox-Griffin also had seven rebounds for the Beavers (10-16 overall, 3-12 Pacific-10 Conference), who finished with 32 on the game. The Huskies, meanwhile, had 36 with Emily Florence leading the team with 10.

Game 15 Recap - Jan. 15
Talisa Rhea finished with 19 points, but the Oregon State women's basketball team dropped a 65-52 decision to Washington State at Beasley Coliseum.

For Rhea, it was her team-leading ninth effort this season in double-figures, giving her 25 for her career. Rhea connected on six baskets from the field, including three from beyond the three-point arc. The three from downtown gave her 105 for her career, tying her with Leilani Estavan for third-most in school history.

Rhea also had eight rebounds to tie for the team lead.Tiffany Ducker and Brittney Davis followed up Rhea with nine points apiece. Ducker added eight rebounds while Davis had four boards and four assists.

That's Third Place, Thank You
Talisa Rhea hit three three-pointers Thursday night, giving her 105 for her career, which ties her for third in school history with Leilani Estavan.Next up for Rhea is second place and Annette Mollerstrom, who made 113 three-pointers from 1992-96.

Halftime Lead
Oregon State is 10-0 this season when taking a lead into halftime. Conversely, when the Beavers are trailing at the half, Oregon State is 0-5.

And Free Throws, Too
Oregon State made 10 free throws Thursday, and for the first time this season, made less than its opponent. Washington State made 12 thre-pointers.

Ducker Close To Double Double
Senior Tiffany Ducker has been close to her first double-double of the season in her last two games. She posted 12 points and nine rebounds against Arizona on Jan. 10, then had nine points and eight rebounds against Washington State on Thursday night.

The Beavers are still looking for their first double-double of the season.

On The Tube
Saturday's game is the first this season in which the Beavers will play on television, tape delayed or not. It is one of five games this season Oregon State will be featured on TV. They will play at Cal on FSN, host Oregon on FSN Northwest, and be featured on Comcast twice.

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