Women's Basketball Returns Home To Host Stanford Thursday Night

Jan. 19, 2010

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Oregon State (9-6, 1-4)
Stanford (15-1, 5-0)

January 21, 2010 • 7 p.m. PT
Corvallis, Ore.
Gill Coliseum (10,400)

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

The Game
Oregon State returns to legendary Gill Coliseum to square off against No. 2 Stanford Thursday night. The scheduled tipoff time for the game is 7 p.m. PT.

Stanford holds a 43-6 all-time record in the series.

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). A full video stream will also be available on the Web site.

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 scored 20 points, including 14 in the second half, but Oregon State could not overcome Arizona State in Tempe, losing to the Sun Devils, 56-47, Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

The game was broadcast nationally on, OSU’s second in as many weeks.

Next Up
The Beavers stay at home for the second Pac-10 game of the weekend when Oregon State hosts California Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.

Scouting Stanford
Stanford brings a 15-1 record and 5-0 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play into Thursday night’s game with the Beavers.

The Cardinal is currently ranked second in the nation in both major polls.

Stanford is led offensively and on the boards by Nnemkadi Ogwumike. She paces the Pac-10 with 19.3 points per game and is averaging 10 rebounds per contest.

Stanford is coached by Tara Vanderveer, who is in her 24th season at The Farm and 31st overall as a collegiate head coach.

All-Time vs. Stanford
Stanford holds a 43-6 advantage in the series, and is 17-6 in games played at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Stanford also has a 19-game winning streak versus the Beavers.

Last Time vs. Stanford - 2/19/09
The Oregon State women’s basketball team dropped a 72-43 decision to fourth-ranked Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

Brittney Davis led the Beavers with 12 points after connecting on five baskets from the field, including two three-pointers.

Talisa Rhea also had 10 points in the loss. Rhea hit on a three-pointer, her team-leading 54th of the season.

The Beavers shot 30.4 percent from the field compared to 53.3 percent for Stanford. The Cardinal grabbed 39 rebounds to Oregon State’s 30. Of the 30 rebounds for the Beavers, 16 were offensively, which matched the Cardinal’s.

Last Time Out - January 16
Talisa Rhea finished with 20 points, but the Oregon State women’s basketball team could not overcome Arizona State and lost to the Sun Devils, 56-47, Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Rhea hit on eight shots from the field and was 4-of-6 from the free-throw to hit the 20-point plateau for the 10th time this season and 15th time in her career. Her 20 points also inched her closer to 1,000 points for her career, putting her at 993 overall.

Of her 20 points, 14 came in the second half. Oregon State and Arizona State stayed close for most of the half, but the Sun Devils were able to hold off a strong attack from the Beavers.
Rhea now has 48 double-figure scoring efforts for her career and 11 this season.

Oregon State shot 45.5 percent from the field for the game, and grabbed 31 rebounds to 29 for Arizona State. The Sun Devils posted a 41.2 percent clip from the floor.

Kirsten Tilleman had a team-leading eight rebounds for the Beavers (9-6 overall, 1-4 Pacific-10 Conference). She had two offensive boards.

Rhea also added seven rebounds to her effort, while Julie led the Beavers with five assists. Futch also had four rebounds and four points.

Anita Burdick had six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes for the Beavers.

Creeping Up On 1,000
Junior guard Talisa Rhea is aiming to become the 16th member of Oregon State’s 1,000-point club as the Juneau, Alaska, native has 993 points for her career. She is averaging 16.8 points per game this season.

Career Lists
Talisa Rhea currently stands in second place in school history with 157 three-pointers made despite having played just two-plus seasons with the Beavers. She trails first-place holder Felicia Ragland (1999-02) by 21. Ragland finished with 178 over her four seasons.

On The Boards
El Sara Greer and Kirsten Tilleman have teamed together to dominate the boards this season. The duo combine to average 14.8 rebounds per game, pacing the way for the Beavers to finish with 40.3 a game.

OSU has a plus-8.9 rebounding margin this season, good for second in the Pacific-10 Conference.

Additionally, Greer leads the Pac-10 with 4.1 offensive rebounds a game. She has 61 in 15 games.

Futch And The Start
Julie Futch has started the last nine consecutive games for the Beavers, and is averaging nearly two assists and 6.1 points per game this season.

The senior guard had five assists in Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

Strong Academics
Eight of the team’s 14 student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall term as figures for the athletic department were released earlier this week.

Additionally, Kirsten Tilleman and Kate Lanz both earned OSU Honor Roll honors as they had a GPA of 3.5 or better and at least 12 graded credits.

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