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Notes: UO Hosts UCLA on Monday Evening

Feb 15, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team will look to even up the season series with UCLA on Monday evening when the Ducks host the Bruins at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Ducks (13-11, 4-9 Pac-12) and the Bruins (11-14, 5-8) will tip at 4 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.

Monday night’s game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks, with Ann Schatz and Mary Murphy on the call. A live stream for Pac-12 Networks subscribers is available at Live stats and audio can be found at Fans can listen to Terry Jonz’s call on the radio at KUGN 590 (Eugene), KUIK 1360 (Portland) and on TuneIn Radio.

This weekend in Pac-12 play, in addition to the SoCal school heading to Oregon and Oregon State, the Washington schools visit Utah and Colorado while they Bay Area schools head to Arizona and Arizona State.

With 24 boards on Friday night, Jillian Alleyne moved into a tie for both the Oregon and Pac-12 single-season rebounds records. Bev Smith holds the school’s total rebounds record with 376, set  during the 1980-81 season. The Pac-12 record is also 376, set by Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike during the 2009-10 season. (Oregon women’s basketball played in the Northwest Basketball Leauge until 1982). Alleyne had 370 boards last season.

If the season ended today, Jillian Alleyne’s 15.7 rebounds per game average would smash the single-season school record of 13.6, held by Bev Smith during the 1979-80 season. The Pac-12 record is 13.8, set by UCLA’s Natalie Williams during the 1991-92 campaign.

Jillian Alleyne leads the nation in rebounding at 15.7 per game. She has grabbed 10+ rebounds in 21 of 24 games this season, only coming up short when she went out with a rolled ankle against Sacramento State and when she grabbed nine boards against both No. 1 ranked UConn and on Feb. 10 against Colorado. Alleyne had 16 rebounds at halftime against USC on Friday night, besting her NCAA-best average in the opening 20 minutes alone. It was Alleyne’s fourth 20+ rebound game of the season.

- UCLA rallied back from a 13-point deficit to beat the Ducks, 88-83, earlier this season at Pauley Pavilion.
- The Ducks and Bruins played just once last season, to open the conference slate, at Matthew Knight Arena.
- The teams also met just once during the 2011-12 season, as the Ducks won, 83-62, at UCLA on Jan. 21, 2012.
- Oregon is 1-6 against UCLA under head coach Paul Westhead. The Ducks’ lone win against the Bruins under Westhead came on the road, but not at Pauley Pavilion. When the arena was being renovated, the Ducks and Bruins played at the John Wooden Center.
- Oregon’s most points in a game against UCLA under Westhead is 83, coming in the Ducks’ 83-92 win and the 88-83 loss earlier this year.
- Oregon’s longest win streak against UCLA is six games, coming from 1993-96.
- UCLA’s longest win streak in the series is also six games, coming just before Oregon’s six-game run (1990-93).
- UCLA won the first meeting between the teams, 92-88, on Dec. 6, 1980, in Los Angeles.

2012-13: Jillian Alleyne posted 15 points and 20 rebounds in the Ducks’ loss to the Bruins earlier this season on Jan. 17.
2011-12: In the Ducks’ last win over the Bruins on Jan. 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, Jasmin Holliday had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Liz Brenner also recorded her first ever double-double in the game, grabbing 11 rebounds to go with 15 points.
2008-09: Oregon snapped a four-game losing streak at Pauley Pavilion with a 73-56 win on Jan. 4, 2009. The Ducks led for the entire game as Taylor Lilley paced the Ducks with 21 points, five assists and four steals.
2006-07: The Ducks defeated UCLA, 76-60, in Eugene on Feb. 1, 2007. Tamika Nurse scored 22 points to lead the Ducks as Carolyn Ganes chipped in 14 points.
2003-04: Oregon knocked off UCLA in Pauley Pavilion Jan. 29, 2004. The Ducks won, 61-55, as Andrea Bills recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The Oregon women’s basketball team saw it’s double-digit lead slip away late at UCLA as the Ducks lost, 88-83, to the Bruins on Jan. 17 inside Pauley Pavilion. The Ducks shot 36 percent from the field while the Bruins shot 50.8 percent in the game. Katelyn Loper finished with 19 points to lead the Ducks while Ariel Thomas chipped in 15. Jillian Alleyne had another big night for the Ducks, scoring 15 points to go with a season-high 20 rebounds. Alleyne has posted 12 straight double-doubles and 14 this season for the Ducks. The sophomore has 26 in her career. Danielle Love had eight points, four rebounds and five assists in her return from a concussion suffered against Oregon State last Saturday. UCLA’s Atonye Nyingifa had 34 points to pace the Bruins. Corinne Costa had a team-high 13 rebounds. The Ducks were up 13, at 77-64, with 6:27 left before UCLA scored 13 unanswered points to tie it up, 77-77, with 4:07 left to play. Following a layup by Rowe, UCLA’s Thea Lemberger hit a three-pointer to give the Bruins their first lead of the second half, 80-79, with 3:44 on the clock. After a couple free throws, Nyingifa hit a runner in the lane to give UCLA an 84-81 lead with 1:10 remaining. Thomas came up with a clutch steal and score to make it an 84-83 UCLA lead with 40 seconds left. The Ducks fouled on the ensuing possession and Nyingifa hit both free throws to put the Bruins back up three, 86-83, with 31.9 seconds on the clock. After a contested missed layup, the Ducks fouled again, putting Lemberger at the line. She hit both to ice the game and the comeback win for UCLA. Lemberger finished with 25 points, including six three-pointers.

Oregon continues to lead the NCAA in scoring at 93.6 points per game. If the season ended today, Oregon’s 93.6 points per game average would be the fifth highest in NCAA history. The Pac-12 record is 92.8 points per game, set by Stanford during the 1991-92 season. The Oregon program record is 84.6 points per game, set during the 1978-79 season. Oregon has reached 100+ points eight times this season. Oregon was held under the century mark in its first seven Pac-12 games before a 101-88 win over Washington on Jan. 26. The Ducks’ 131 points against Bakersfield in the season-opener on Nov. 9 is the second most in any NCAA game this season (behind Kentucky’s 133-130 4OT output against Baylor) and set new Pac-12 and school records. The Ducks’ 130 points against Southern would have set both school and conference marks as well, if not for the 131 points scored against Bakersfield.

Oregon is third in the nation in made three-pointers, averaging 9.33 per game. Sacramento State, which defeated the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 17, leads the nation at 12.9 made threes per game. The Ducks and Hornets combined to attempt an NCAA record 86 threes in thier game. Oregon would have tied the NCAA record for a team with 52 three-point attempts against Southern on Dec. 18, but Sacramento State took 55 four days prior on Dec. 14 against UC Irvine.

Jillian Alleyne is second in the nation this season with 21 double-doubles. She had a string of 18 straight before coming up just short of a double-double on Feb. 10 against Colorado. The sophomore grabbed nine boards to go with 15 points against the Buffs, snapping her streak. She has 21 this season, while Joy Adams of Iona has an NCAA-leading 22. Alleyne was tied for third in the Pac-12 last year as a freshman with 12 double-doubles, when she was selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in the media vote. Right now Alleyne is fifth all-time at Oregon in career double-doubles with 33 (in 55 games played), with Debbie Sporcich’s 40 career double-doubles in fourth. The school record is 88, set by Bev Smith from 1978-82. Smith also holds the single-season record, with 24 double-doubles during the 1981-82 season. Alleyne needs three more double-doubles to match Smith’s single-season record with five games remaining in the regular season.

Just a freshman, Chrishae Rowe has already tied Oregon legend Bev Smith for the most 35+ point games in program history with three. Smith recorded 35 points against both Kentucky (March 12, 1980) and Boise State (Jan. 13, 1979) and set a career-high with 38 points at Montana (Feb. 5, 1981). This year, Rowe tallied a school record 41 points at Seattle U on Deec. 4, 2013, 39 points at Arizona State on Feb. 2, 2014 and 38 points versus Utah on Feb. 8, 2014.

Chrishae Rowe leads all freshman in the nation, scoring 23.3 points per game. She ranks 10th in the NCAA overall and second in the Pac-12. Rowe, plus Washington’s Kelsey Plum and Delaware State’s Raven Bankston are the only freshmen ranked in the top-50 in the nation in scoring.

Last year Jillian Alleyne shot 53.8 percent from the free throw line in her otherwise stellar freshman campaign. This year, the sophomore now ranks ninth in the Pac-12 at 73.4 percent, an improvement of 19.6 percent.

Oregon leads the Pac-12, averaging 51.4 rebounds per game. That number is set to smash the Oregon and Pac-12 record. The Ducks currently hold the Pac-12 record with 46.6 rebounds per game, set during the 1986-87 season. The Ducks have been outrebounded by an opponent in just seven games this year, with a 0-7 record in those games.

This season Oregon is 9-1 when shooting better than 40 percent from the field but is 4-10 when shooting less than 40 percent. Oregon picked up its first loss when shooting better than 40 percent on Feb. 2 at No. 15 ranked Arizona State. The Ducks defeated Pepperdine, Southern, Washington and Utah when shooting less than 40 percen.

Oregon is 47-16 under head coach Paul Westhead when scoring 80-or-more points. The Ducks went 17-5 when reaching 80 points in 2009-10, Westhead’s first and most successful season. Since then, Oregon has gone 9-3 in 2010-11 when scoring 80+, a perfect 8-0 in 2011-12 and 0-2 last season. This year, Oregon is 13-6 when reaching the 80-point mark.

Oregon not only leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 93.6 points per game, the Ducks lead the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (72.5 percent), rebounds (51.4 per game), steals (11.38 per game) and turnover margin (+3.79 per game). Oregon also leads the Pac-12 in made three-pointers (9.33 per game) plus offensive rebounds (21.25)
Oregon is No. 72 in the NCAA RPI but is up to No. 61 in the Jeff Sagarin RPI. The Ducks come in at No. 90 in the RealTime RPI.

In the NCAA, a team has taken 100 or more field goal attempts in a game this year just four times. Oregon accounts for three of those instances. Baylor attempted a NCAA-high 105 shots against Duke in a four-overtime game, while the Ducks attempted 102 shots on Dec. 18 against Southern plus 101 shots against both No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5 (OT) and Bakersfield on Nov. 9.

Under head coach Paul Westhead, Oregon has reached the century mark 15 times, winning all but one of those games (14-1). Oregon has reached 100+ points eight times this season. The Ducks scored a Pac-12 record 131 points in their season-opening win over Bakersfield and 113 points in a victory versus Portland. The Ducks scored 100+ points in five straight games, including 130 on Dec. 18 in a 40-point win over Southern and 124 points on Dec. 20 against Cal Poly. The Ducks failed to reach 100 in Pac-12 play until hitting 101 against Washington in the eighth conference game of the year.

With the new 10-second backcourt violation rule in place this season, Oregon’s press-and-run style should benefit. Thus far, Oregon has forced four 10-second backcourt violations, with one against Portland on Nov. 12, one versus Sacramento State on Nov. 17, one against Portland State on Dec. 14 and one at No. 23 ranked California on Jan. 5. That does not take into account the numerous times teams have rushed to beat the clock and turned the ball over in the process.

Oregon is 47-37 at home under head coach Paul Westhead. The Ducks averaged 11 home wins per season under Westhead before last year, when Oregon won three games at Matthew Knight Arena. His best record was in his first season, 2009-10, when the Ducks boasted a 14-6 home mark, which included six Pac-12 victories. Oregon is 11-4 at Matthew Knight Arena this season overall and 3-3 in Pac-12 play.

Oregon is 1-8 in televised games this season. The Ducks won, 101-85, over Washington in a Pac-12 Networks game on Jan. 26. However, the Ducks are 1-7 on the Pac-12 Networks this year and lost, 114-68, at No. 1 ranked UConn in a SNY and broadcasted game. The Ducks have three more TV games on the schedule - at home against UCLA on Monday night plus the Washington game on Feb. 21 and the regular-season finale against Arizona on March 2. Oregon is 12-3 in non-televised games this year.