Women's Basketball Visits Oregon In The Civil War Saturday

Feb. 4, 2010

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Oregon State (9-11, 1-8)
Oregon (13-8, 4-5)

February 6, 2010 • 5:30 p.m. PT
Eugene, Ore.
McArthur Court (9,087)

Radio: KTHH 990-AM (Ron Callan)
TV: Comcast SportsNet (OSN)

The Game
Oregon State opens up the second half of Pacific-10 Conference play Saturday at Oregon. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. PT and can be seen live in the state of Oregon on Comcast SportsNet.

Oregon won the first matchup between the teams this season, 86-71, at Gill Coliseum in early January.

The game will be carried live on the radio by tuning into KTHH 990-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).

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

Last Game
Talisa Rhea scored 17 points and Julie Futch posted 14 but the Beavers dropped a 57-54 decision to Cal State Bakersfield in California Tuesday night.

Futch nailed a career-best four three-pointers, while Rhea hit double figures for the 12th-straight game.

Next Up
Oregon State returns home for the first time in more than two weeks when hosting Arizona State Thursday night and Arizona Saturday night at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Scouting Oregon
Oregon comes into Saturday’s game with a 13-8 overall record and 4-5 mark in Pacific-10 Conference play. The Ducks snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating USC, 85-77, in their last game on Saturday.

Taylor Lilley leads the team with 17.2 points per game, and has 77 three-pointers already, a school record. Amanda Johnson is tops on the team with 9.1 rebounds per game.

Paul Westhead is in his first season as a women’s basketball head coach at the collegiate level.

All-Time vs. Oregon
Oregon holds the all-time series lead, 54-21, and UO holds a 28-5 advantage in Eugene.

Oregon won the first matchup between the teams this season, 86-71, on Jan. 9.

The game will mark the last for the Beavers at McArthur Court, as UO is set to move into a new facility next season.

Last Time vs. UO - 1/9/10
Talisa Rhea scored 30 points on the strength of seven three-pointers, but the Oregon State women’s basketball team lost to Oregon, 86-71, in the Civil War at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Rhea was 7-for-8 from beyond the three-point line and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. The junior added an assist and steal to her stat line.

For Rhea, the 30 points was the second-most she has scored in a game during her tenure at OSU. It’s surpassed by only the 42 she scored against Sacramento State to open the 2008-09 season.

Haiden Palmer tied her season-best with 19 points. The freshman, who had previously scored 19 against Washington State to open Pac-10 play Jan. 1, had a big game after going 7-of-14 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.

She also had a team-leading four assists in a season-long 35 minutes.

Last Time Out - February 2
Talisa Rhea scored 17 points and Julie Futch posted a career-best with four three-pointers en route to 14 points, but the Oregon State women’s basketball team lost to Cal State Bakersfield, 57-54, Tuesday night at the Icardo Center.

The teams matched each other closely for most of the game, and a three-point attempt by Rhea with a second remaining would have sent the game into overtime, but the shot hit the backboard and the rim, giving the Roadrunners the final advantage.

For Rhea, it was her 12th consecutive game with at least 10 points. She has 53 such games for her career. The junior also hit on two three-pointers, giving her 165 for her career, placing her 13 behind tying the program’s record-holder Felicia Ragland.

Rhea knocked down six shots from the field overall and three free throws.
Futch’s four three-pointers came on five attempts and the guard surpassed her previous best of two, set multiple times, most recently against UC Irvine earlier this season.

Oregon State held a distinct rebounding advantage throughout the game, finishing with 54 to Cal State Bakersfield’s 26. The Beavers turned those rebounds into 16 second-chance points as 18 came offensively.

‘Pink Zone’
Oregon State’s game against Arizona on Feb. 13 has been designated as its “Pink Zone” game for 2009-10.

Buy a specially designed OS pink pin for $5 from Beaver Authentics and receive $2 admission to the game. Beaver Authentics is also selling a pink mini basketball. A portion of the proceeds from the pin and mini basketball will go to Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund and the Corvallis Clinic’s Project H.E.R.

It is the third straight year the Beavers will participate in the event. For more information, visit osubeavers.com.

That’s 1,000
Junior guard Talisa Rhea became the 16th member of Oregon State’s 1,000 points club when she finished with 26 points against Stanford on Jan. 21. She hit her 1,000th career point on a free throw at the 14:23 mark of the first half.

She now has 1,093 career points.

Talisa Rhea also has 165 career three-pointers, which is 13 off tying the school record 178 by Felicia Ragland.
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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