Notes: Ducks Host Cougars Sunday
EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's basketball team will look to snap a three-game skid when Washington State visits Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday.
The Ducks and Cougars tip at 1 p.m. on Sunday in a Pac-12 Networks televised game.
OREGON BREAKDOWN (8-8, 1-4 Pac-12)
FG%: 38.8 | 3FG%: 36.2 | FT%: 62.3 | PPG: 65.4
Notable: The Ducks have lost three straight for the first time this season, falling to No. 11 Oregon State twice and Washington on Friday night. UO shot over 40% in Pac-12 play for the first time vs. UW and hit 10 three-pointers but still lost, 91-69. After being held without a double-double in a win at UCLA and in Corvallis, forward Jillian Alleyne is back to her normal self with double-doubles against OSU in Eugene and versus UW. Alleyne leads the Pac-12 with 14 double-doubles and 15.0 rebounds per game and ranks fifth in scoring (16.4 ppg).
WSU BREAKDOWN (10-6, 1-4 Pac-12)
FG%: 40.0 | 3FG%: 30.0 | FT%: 71.0 | PPG: 73.3
WSU Series: UO leads, 61-16 (30-6 at home)
Last Meeting: UO lost, 107-100 at Pac-12 Tourney (3/6/14)
Notable: Washington State fell at Oregon State on Friday night, 73-70. The Cougars led by as much as 16 points before the Beavers rallied to win. WSU also took Stanford to overtime before losing, 86-76, on Jan. 11 in Pullman. WSU’s backcourt of Lia Galdeira (19.3) and Tia Presley (18.8) average a combined 38.1 points per game while the Cougars average 73.7 ppg overall. The duo rank second and third, respectively, in the Pac-12 in scoring.
TV AND RADIO BROADCAST INFO
Oregon’s game on Sunday against Washington State will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks. Fans can also follow along with the radio broadcast on KUGN 590 AM in Eugene or worldwide on the TuneIn app (search for channel Oregon IMG). A live stats link is available on the women’s basketball schedule page at GoDucks.com.
LAST TIME OUT
Washington burst out of the halftime break by making eight of its first 10 shots to pull away from the Oregon women’s basketball team and win 91-69 on Friday night in Matthew Knight Arena. The Huskies showed signs of things to come by making their first four three-point attempts to lead 18-5 out of the gates. Oregon got hot from long range to pull within 22-18, but Washington rallied to lead 40-31 at halftime. The Huskies were shooting 44.1 percent at that point, then made 58.8 percent after halftime. Kelsey Plum — younger sister of former UO volleyball player Lauren Plum — led the way by making 7-of-9 after halftime to finish with 35 points. Washington’s 8-of-10 start to the second half pushed the lead to 20 points for the first time, and it ultimately built to as much as 27. Jillian Alleyne posted her second straight double-double and 14th of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Lexi Bando and Amanda Delgado added 11 points apiece, and Delgado had six assists, double her previous career high.
WHEN PLAYING WASHINGTON STATE
- Of all Pac-12 opponents, Oregon has had the most success against Washington State, boasting 61 wins in the all-time series. Second best is Oregon State, as the Ducks own 59 wins all-time against the rival Beavers.
- Oregon’s longest winning streak in the series is 17 games, spanning a decade from 1978-1988.
- Washington State’s longest winning streak in the series is just two games, coming on three occasions. Most recently was last season, with a regular season win in Pullman and a Pac-12 Tournament victory in Seattle.
NOTABLE PERFORMANCES VS. WSU
2013-14: Jillian Alleyne broke the Pac-12 single-season rebound record against Washington State last year in the Pac-12 Tournament opening round. Her 12th of 21 rebounds broke Chiney Ogwumike’s previous record of 466 boards. Alleyne’s 21 rebounds in the contest tied Ogwumike’s Pac-12 Tournament record as well. In that same game, the Ducks and Cougars combined to score a Pac-12 Tournament record 207 points (L, 107-100). Ariel Thomas had a career-high 12 rebounds and posted a double-double with 16 points.
2012-13: Jordan Loera posted 21 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season in a 65-60 win over the Cougars on Feb. 17, 2013. That was Oregon’s second win over Washington State last year. In the first, on Jan. 25, 2013, Amanda Delgado scored a career-high 21 points on a career-best seven three-pointers.
2011-12: On Feb. 11, 2012, Oregon defeated Washington State, 67-62, behind Amanda Johnson’s 23 points. The Cougars led the entire game until Johnson hit a three-pointer with 4:05 to play and the Ducks held on by hitting free throws down the stretch.
2010-11: Nia Jackson scored the Ducks’ final eight points as Oregon defeated Washington State, 77-72, on Jan. 6, 2011. Jackson finished with 22 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and five steals.
2009-10: Micaela Cocks scored a team-best 22 points as the Ducks won a high-scoring affair, 98-92, on Jan. 3, 2010. Cocks’ three-pointer with 5:14 gave Oregon an 82-80 lead and the Ducks held on in the final minutes.
2008-09: Taylor scored 20 points as the Ducks swept the state of Washington for the first time in nine years with a 57-41 win in Pullman on Jan. 17, 2009.
2007-08: Oregon held Washington State to just 45 points on March 7, 2008, at the Pac-12 Tournament in a 66-45 win. It is still the fewest points allowed by the Ducks in a Pac-12 Tournament game.