Women's Basketball Takes On UCLA In The Pac-10 Quarterfinals Friday Night

March 12, 2010

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Oregon State (11-19)
UCLA (22-7)

March 12, 2010 • 7:15 p.m. PT
Los Angeles, Calif.
Galen Center (10,258)

Radio: KTHH 990-AM (Ron Callan)
TV: None

The Game
Oregon State plays in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament on Friday night. Tipoff against second-seeded UCLA is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. PT at the Galen Center.

UCLA holds a 38-17 all-time advantage in the series, and the Bruins are 3-1 in games played at neutral sites.

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). Other streaming info of the game can be found by visiting www.pac-10.org.

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
Julie Futch scored a career-best 17 points as the Beavers defeated Washington, 52-42, in the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament on Thursday night.

Next Up
The winner of Friday night's quarterfinal matchup between the Beavers and Bruins will play the winner of No. 3 USC and No. 6 Oregon on Saturday in the semifinals. That game will tip at 5 p.m. PT.

Scouting UCLA
UCLA is the No. 2 seed in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament and comes into Friday night's game with a 22-7 record. The Bruins finished Pac-10 play with a 15-3 record.

UCLA is led both offensively and on the boards by Jasmine Dixon. She paces the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game. She also paces UCLA in rebounds with 7.9 on average.

The Bruins are outscoring their opponents by 11.9 points per game, and outrebound clubs by seven on average. UCLA is shooting .441 from the field, and is at a .344 clip beyond the three-point line.

Nikki Caldwell is in her second season as UCLA's head coach, her first stop as a head coach.

All-Time vs. UCLA
UCLA enters Friday's game with a 38-17 advantage in the all-time series, and leads this season's series with a 2-0 record, taking both regular season matchups.

The Bruins also have a 3-1 all-time advantage in neutral site games. The last neutral site game was last year at the Pac-10 Tournament, in which UCLA won, 62-56.

Last Time vs. UCLA - 2/25/10
The Oregon State women's basketball team had three players finish in double figures, but the Beavers dropped a 74-53 decision to UCLA at legendary Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State was paced by Talisa Rhea, who totaled 15 points on Thursday night. She was joined by Haiden Palmer, who posted her sixth consecutive double-digit scoring effort with 11 points, as well as Kirsten Tilleman, who also finished with 11.

Rhea shot 6-for-13 from the field, while Palmer connected on four shots from the floor and three from the charity stripe.

Tilleman added a team-best eight rebounds as Oregon State finished with 30 on the night. Tilleman also had 11 points in the loss.

Kennedy finished the game with seven of the team's 11 assists. Her seven assists tied for the single-season best by an OSU player with Rhea, who also had seven earlier this season against Northern Arizona.

Last Time Out - March 11
Julie Futch scored a career-best 17 points and Haiden Palmer chipped in with 14 as the Oregon State women's basketball team defeated Washington, 52-42, in the first round of the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament Thursday night at the Galen Center.

On Thursday night, Futch surpassed her previous high of 15 by scoring 10 points in the second half for a total of 17. She was 5-for-11 from the field and sank three three-pointers.

Futch now has six double figure games this season, and the Auburn, Wash., native has at least 10 points in eight career games.

Palmer, meanwhile, posted a double double for the 18th time this season and for the ninth time in her last 10 games.

The Moreno Valley, Calif., native tallied six baskets from the field in the win.

Talisa Rhea added nine points in the win.

Oregon State outscored Washington, 32-18, in the second half after a low-scoring first half for both teams. The Beavers ended the game shooting 41.9 percent from the field, and hit on five three-pointers, paced by Futch's three.

Oregon State narrowly controlled the boards, grabbing 34 to 30 for Washington. Kirsten Tilleman led the team with 11 rebounds, including two on the offensive glass. All told, the Beavers finished with 11 offensive rebounds and utilized them to 11 second-chance points.

OSU In The Pac-10 Tournament
The 2010 Pac-10 Tournament will be held for the ninth time, and the second year in Los Angeles. The Beavers are a combined 5-8 in the nine tournaments, including the 52-42 win Thursday night.

Vs. UCLA In The Pac-10 Tournament
Oregon State and UCLA will be meeting for just the second time in the Pac-10 Tournament, and for the second consecutive year. UCLA, as the fourth seed, won 62-56, over No. 5 Oregon State last year.

Three-Pointers Getting Close
Talisa Rhea has 174 career three-pointers after sinking two Thursday night against Washington, which is six off tying the school record 178 by Felicia Ragland.

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