Women's Basketball Takes On Washington Thursday Night At Gill

Feb. 10, 2009

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Oregon State (13-8, 4-7)
Washington (5-16, 1-10)

February 12, 2009
7 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

Radio Broadcast: KTHH 990-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
Todd Mansfield

The Game
Oregon State plays in its first home game of the Pac-10's second half when the Beavers host Washington Thursday night at legendary Gill Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

The game will be carried live on KTHH-990 AM in the Corvallis area and KKAD 1550-AM in Portland. 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 Gill Coliseum.

Last Game
Brittney Davis scored in double figures for the sixth straight game and the Beavers closed to within eight points in the final five minutes, but fell to Arizona State, 65-54, Saturday in Tempe.

Davis posted 17 points for the Beavers, while Mercedes Fox-Griffin had 12 and Talisa Rhea finished with 10.

On The Horizon
Oregon State turns its attention to Washington State Saturday when the teams square off at Gill Coliseum at 7 p.m.

The contest is a 'Pink Zone' game for the Beavers. All fans who purchase the official Pink Zone t-shirt from Beaver Authentics and wear it to the game, will receive a free general admission ticket to the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.

Scouting Washington
Since opening Pacific-10 Conference play with a win over in-state rival Washington State, the Huskies have gone on to a 10-game losing streak, most recently falling to Stanford and California in Seattle. Washington has lost by at least eight points in each of the 10 games, and fell by as much as 77 points, 112-35, to Stanford on Jan. 8.

Sami Whitcomb leads Washington with 12.3 points per game and is the only player in double figures this season. Kristi Kingma comes in second with 9.0 per game. Laura McLellan, who is third in scoring at 8.8 points per game, leads the team in rebounding with 4.1 boards per game.

Tia Jackson is in her second season as Washington's head coach and takes an 18-34 record into Thursday night's game.

Washington Series
Washington takes a 44-24 lead in the all-time series into Thursday night's game. The Huskies lead the series in Corvallis, however, but by a slim margin, 17-13. The Beavers have won two of the last three games in the series matchup.

Last Game vs. UW - January 17, 2009
Brittney Davis finished with a career-best five three-pointers to total a season-best 25 points as the Oregon State women's basketball team defeated Washington, 69-55, at Bank of America Arena.

Prior to the game, Davis' career-high from beyond the three-point line came against UC Irvine earlier this season. The 25 points surpassed her previous season high of 22 points achieved twice this season, most recently against UNLV on Dec. 15.

The senior was 8-for-12 from the field, highlighted by the five three-pointers. She was also 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.

Talisa Rhea also had a big game for the Beavers, totaling 15 points on the strength of three three-pointers.

Alex Mitchell came off the bench to finish with 10 points. Tiffany Ducker led Oregon State with seven rebounds.

Oregon State maintained the advantage in shooting and tied Washington in rebounding. The Beavers shot 45.7 percent to the Huskies' 42.9 percent. On the boards, the Beavers and Huskies both finished with 30 rebounds, with each teams grabbing 12.

Game 21 Recap - Feb. 7
Brittney Davis led the Oregon State women's basketball team with 17 points, but the Beavers lost to Arizona State, 65-54, Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.

For Davis, it was her sixth straight games in double figures and has now led the team in scoring in the last three games and five of the last six. During the last six games, Davis is averaging 18.7 points per game.

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 (13-8 overall, 4-7 Pacific-10 Conference) 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 (17-6, 9-2) 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.

First-Half Lead
Oregon State has been almost unbeatable this season when taking a lead into halftime. The Beavers are 13-1 when leading at the half this year, and 0-7 when trailing.

Rhea Against Washington
Talisa Rhea has played just three games against Washington but appears to like shooting against the Huskies. In those three games, she is averaging 14.3 points and has connected on eight three-pointers.

Not So Close Games
Of Oregon State's 21 games this season, just five have been decided by 10 points or less. In those five, OSU is 2-3.

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