Women's Basketball Stays Home, Hosts UC Irvine Tuesday Night

Dec. 13, 2009

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Oregon State (5-2)
UC Irvine (2-6)

December 15, 2009 • 7 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

Radio Broadcast: KEJO 1240-AM, KKAD 1550-AM, osubeavers.com
Play-By-Play: Ron Callan

The Game
Oregon State plays its third straight game at legendary Gill Coliseum Tuesday night. Tip between Oregon State and UC Irvine is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

The meeting is the seventh all-time between the teams. OSU has a 5-1 advantage.

The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KEJO 1240-AM in Corvallis, KKAD 1550-AM in Portland and by visiting Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com.).

Ron Callan will call the action.

Live audio and video of the game will be available on Beaver Nation Online (osubeavers.com) via a subscription fee.

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

Last Game
Four Beavers scored in double figures in OSU’s 76-64 victory over Weber State Saturday night. Kirsten Tilleman posted her second double double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Next Time Out
Oregon State has one game remaining before the Beavers take off for the holiday break. The Beavers host Seattle University Friday night at 7 p.m.

That game is the team’s last before an 11-day break that ends with a game Dec. 29 at Portland State.

Scouting UC Irvine
UC Irvine comes into Tuesday night’s game with a 2-6 record and has not played since Dec. 5 when defeating Seattle University, 60-59. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Anteaters, who will play their first game in 10 days because of finals.

Jade Smith-Williams comes into Tuesday’s game as UC Irvine’s leading scorer at 13.9 points per game. Jazmyne White, meanwhile, paces the team in rebounding at 7.5 per game.

Molly Goodenbauer is in her second season with UC Irvine and has a 9-29 record after going 7-23 in her first year. Prior to coming to Irvine, she was 52-11 in two years at Chico State.

After the game against OSU, UC Irvine hosts Eastern Washington on Saturday night.

All-Time vs. UC Irvine
The matchup is the seventh all-time between the teams. OSU leads the all-time series, 5-1, and is 2-0 at Gill. The Beavers last hosted UC Irvine in 1998, winning 62-53.

Last Time vs. UC Irvine - Dec. 18, 2008
Brittney Davis had 18 points to pace the Beavers as the Oregon State women’s basketball team defeated UC Irvine, 71-42, at the Bren Events Center.

The win pushed Oregon State’s win streak to four games, the Beavers’ longest since a five-game streak toward the end of the 2000-01 season.

For Davis, it was her fifth game in double figures. The senior guard was 6-for-13 from the floor and had a career-high four three pointers in eight attempts. Davis also had six assists to pace Oregon State.

Mercedes Fox-Griffin posted 12 points in the win to go along with four assists. As a team, the Beavers finished with 18 assists to just five for UC Irvine.

Oregon State forced UC Irvine to turn the ball over 18 times while the Beavers finished with 12 steals. Kirsten Tilleman led Oregon State with three steals in 28 minutes of play.

The Beavers shot 46.3 percent from the floor compared to just 35.7 for UC Irvine. Oregon State improved to 7-0 thisseason when finishing with a better shooting percentage than its opponent.

Last Time Out - Dec. 12
Four players scored in double figures, and Kirsten Tilleman posted her second career double double, as the Oregon State women’s basketball team defeated Weber State, 76-64, Saturday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Talisa Rhea led the Beavers in scoring with 20 points, finishing in double figures for the fourth time this season and the third time with 20 or more points. She was 7-of-15 from the field and knocked down three three-pointers.
Rhea also tied for the Oregon State team lead with six assists and added two of the team’s season-high 14 steals.

Tilleman grabbed 10 rebounds in addition to 12 points for her second double double this season – her first came Nov. 22 against Houston Baptist.

Haiden Palmer and Julie Futch finished with 15 points apiece in the victory. Palmer hit on five shots from the field and knocked down five free throws, and contributed with five steals.

Futch, meanwhile, hit on two three-pointers and was 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. She also had six assists as the Beavers racked up 17 on 25 baskets made. The 17 assists marked a team high for the Beavers this season, surpassing the 16 reached against Belmont on Nov. 27.

Futch’s First Start
Julie Futch made his first start of the 2009-10 season, and second of her career, on Saturday night. She scored a career-best 15 points and had a personal-best six assists in 24 minutes in the victory.

Score 70, Get A Win
OSU scored 76 points Saturday night, tying a season-high, and with reaching the 70-point plateau, improved to 4-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points.

41 Times
Talisa Rhea has now played in 70 career games at Oregon State and has reached double figures in scoring 41 times after posting 20 points against Weber State.

That means Rhea has scored in double figures in 58.5 percent of her games at Oregon State. She has reached 20 points in 11 of those 41 games.

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