Beavers Set for Sunday Matchup with Seminoles
THE GAME: The Oregon State women's basketball team will open its NCAA Tournament run Sunday when the eighth-seeded Beavers take on nine-seeded Florida State in San Marcos, Texas. The game is slated to tip at 4:30 p.m. PT.
FOLLOW ALONG: Sunday's game can be viewed live on ESPN2 with Jenn Hildreth and Kelly Gramlich on the call. The game will air live on KEJO 1240 in Corvallis with Ron Callan on the call, and live stats will be available at OSUBeavers.com. Live updates for all Oregon State women's basketball games can be found on twitter @BeaverWBB.
WHAT'S UP NEXT: With a win on Sunday, the Beavers would advance to the second round the NCAA Tournament and would face the winner of Sunday's matchup between South Carolina and Mercer.
THE OPPONENT: Oregon State is 1-1 all-time against Florida State. The two sides last met in the 2017 Sweet 16, when the Seminoles took a 66-53 win in Stockton, Calif. The Beavers' win over FSU came in the final of the 1982 WNIT, when Oregon State took a 76-60 victory in Amarillo, Texas.
- Oregon State has scored first in 12 of its 18 games this season.
- Over its last 10 games, Oregon State has shot 47.8 percent from the floor, while holding its opponents to 38.0 percent shooting.
- Sunday's game will mark Oregon State's first game in the state of Texas since the Beavers beat Baylor in the 2016 Elite Eight in Dallas.
- The Beavers are shooting a blistering 46.0 percent from beyond the arc over their last 10 games.
- Oregon State has won eight of its last 10 games, with three of those victories coming over ranked opponents. Both of OSU's losses during that stretch came against Stanford.
- The Beavers have three wins over ranked opponents in their last five contests
- Oregon State is 176-47 since the start of the 2014-15 season, the ninth highest win total in the nation over that span, trailing only UConn, Notre Dame, Baylor, Maryland, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Stanford and Louisville.
- The Beavers have made their seventh-straight NCAA Tournament. Oregon State would have made the NCAA Tournament in eight consecutive years had last season's tournament not been cancelled. OSU was slated as a likely top-four seed for the 2020 Tourney.
- Oregon State finished fifth in the Pac-12
- The Beavers are one of eight teams in the nation to make each of the last four Sweet 16's, joining UConn, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford, UCLA and Mississippi State.
- Oregon State is second in the nation in 3-point percentage.
- The Beavers are 19th in the nation and second in the Pac-12 in blocked shots per game this season.
- Oregon State is also 11th nationally in defensive rebounds per game, and 20th nationally in field goal percentage.
- OSU's 23 wins last season was tied for the eighth-best total in program history, despite the NCAA Tournament being cancelled.
- The 2020-21 campaign will snap a streak of seven-straight 20-win seasons for the Beavers. Oregon State notched the 15th 20-win season in program history last season, and the eighth Scott Rueck's 11 seasons as head coach.
- The Beavers have earned 11 wins over top-10 opponents since the start of 2014-15.
- Oregon State has been selected to host an NCAA Regional at Moda Center in Portland in 2024. The Beavers also hosted a 2019 Regional, and were slated to host another in 2020 prior to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament.
- On Jan. 15, Oregon State announced that freshman Talia von Oelhoffen had graduated high school early and would join the team for a portion of the 2020-21 season.
- Oregon State alum Sydney Wiese was selected to join USA Basketball for February camp in South Carolina.
- Oregon State signee Greta Kampschroeder was selected as a McDonald's All-American. The Beavers have now had a McDonald's All-American in their last three signing classes (Kennedy Brown - 2019; Sasha Goforth - 2020; Greta Kampschroeder - 2021).
GREAT SCOTT: Scott Rueck Quick Hitters
- Was chosen as a semifinalist for Naismith Coach of the Year last season.
- Inked a contract extension last offseason that runs through the 2027-28 season.
- 2017 John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year, becoming one of five coaches in conference history to win the honor multiple times.
- Record at Oregon State is 239-113 making him the second-winningest coach in Oregon State history. Aki Hill holds the Oregon State wins record with 274.
- Rueck engineered an accelerated turnaround at Oregon State, bringing the program into national prominence during his eight seasons as head coach.
- Prior to joining Oregon State, Rueck served as head coach at George Fox in Newberg, Ore., where he built the program into a Division III national power, winning an NCAA title in 2009.
- Rueck's teams have consistently been known for outstanding defense. The Beavers have allowed 58.2 points per game over the course of his tenure. George Fox allowed just 48.3 points per contest in 2009-10, Rueck's final year there, and set a school record with 45.4 points allowed under Rueck in 2007-08.
- Graduated from Oregon State in 1991.
#AL3AH: Aleah Goodman Quick Hitters
- Earned ESPNW National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week on Feb. 22
- Preseason All-Pac-12 Selection
- Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention the last two seasons
- Is currently 19th on Oregon State's career scoring list.
- Is averaging 17.3 points per game and has shot 51.0 percent from 3-point range over her last 11 games.
- Is currently first on Oregon State's career 3-point percentage list at 43.7 percent.
- Is second among active Division I players in career 3-point percentage.
- Leads the Pac-12 and is second in the nation in 3-point percentage at 49.4 percent.
- Has 23 steals this season, notching at least one in 12 of Oregon State's 18 games.
- Is first in the Pac-12 with 4.8 assists per game.
- Has made 31-straight free throws.
- 2018-19 Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year, the first one in conference history.
- Represented the USA Basketball 3x3 team at numerous tour stops in the summer of 2019, including tournaments in China, Russia, Italy, France and Canada.
- ESPNW National Player of the Week on Feb. 25, 2019
- Father played baseball at George Fox under former Oregon State head coach Pat Casey
- Played the final game of her high school career at Gill Coliseum, leading La Salle to a state title.
- Two-time Oregon state 5A champion.
- Three-time Oregon 5A Player of the Year
TAYLOR MADE: Taylor Jones Quick Hitters
- All-Pac-12 honoree and Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention
- Has at least two blocks in 11 of the Beavers' 18 games this season.
- Has scored in double-figures in four of the Beavers' last five games.
- Has 82 rebounds over the Beavers' last seven games.
- Is second in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage at 56.3 percent and third in blocks per game with 1.8 this season.
- Wingspan is 6-foot-10
- McClain Award Early Season Watch List, honoring the top power forwards in the nation.
- Preseason All-Pac-12 selection
- Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, and was Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Defensive last season
- Earned three Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors last season, making her the only player in OSU history to take the honor three times. Jamie Weisner, Sydney Wiese, Mikayla Pivec and Sasha Goforth are the only other Oregon State players to take the honor twice.
- Also named U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Week on Jan. 7.
- Led the Pac-12 in blocks with 60 in 2019-20
- Holds the OSU freshman record for blocks and is second on the Beavers' freshman rebounds list.
- Three-time All-Texas honoree
- Tallied a double-double in all 25 games her senior year of high school
GOFORTH AND CONQUER: Sasha Goforth Quick Hitters
- Pac-12 All-Freshman honoree, and Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention
- Earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors twice this season. She joins Jamie Weisner, Sydney Wiese, Mikalya Pivec and Taylor Jones as Beavers to win that award multiple times since it was instated (2012-13)
- Scored in double-figures in each of her first four collegiate games, the first freshman in the Scott Rueck era to accomplish that feat.
- McDonald's All-American
- Invited to Jordan Brand Classic
- Five-star recruit and the No. 7 rated player in the nation according to Blue Star Basketball at time of signing.
- Naismith Trophy High School Watch List.
- Four-time All-Arkansas honoree
- Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year in 2019
I TALIA YOU WHAT: Talia von Oelhoffen Quick Hitters
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention
- Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Feb. 22.
- Has scored at least six points in all 11 of her games with the Beavers, including eight double-figure scoring games.
- Set the Pac-12 Tournament record for points off the bench
- Oregon State is shooting 47.0 percent from the floor since von Oelhoffen joined the team.
- Is shooting 47.5 percent on the season
- Joined the Beavers in January after graduating high school early and signing a National Letter of Intent in November.
- Naismith High School Player of the Year Midseason Top-25
- Three-time Adidas All-American
- Scored 2,392 points in three season of high school basketball, placing her on pace to become the leading scorer in Washington history had she been able to play a senior season.
SAY TAY KID: Taya Corosdale Quick Hitters
- Has scored at least seven points in three of her last four games.
- Returned to the starting lineup this year, after missing almost all of the 2019-20 campaign due to injury.
- 58 of her 85 shots this season have come from beyond the arc.
- Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention last season
- Averaged 7.8 rebounds per game during Pac-12 play as sophomore
- Played all 125 minutes in the Beavers' 2019 NCAA Tournament run.
- The Beavers are 37-10 in games where Corosdale hits a 3-pointer, and 20-4 when she hits two or more.
- Jordan Brand Classic All-American in high school.
- Two-time King County League MVP
- Earned a five-star rating from ESPN, and was ranked the No. 6 forward in her signing class.
- Two-time All-State selection in Washington.
MACK ATTACK: Ellie Mack Quick Hitters
- Came to the Beavers as a graduate transfer from Bucknell and was eligible to play immediately
- Has made 13 of her last 23 3-point attempts
- Has 24 assists over her last nine games
- Started her first 18 games as a Beaver.
- Was the Patriot League Player of the Year in 2019-20
- Two-time All-Patriot League selection
- Averaged 15.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season at Bucknell
- Shot 43.2 percent from 3-point range last season, good for second in the Patriot League
- Shot 50.7 percent from the floor last season, good for fifth in the conference
- Is a career 40.2 percent shooter from beyond the arc.
SERBIAN SURGE: Jelena Mitrovic Quick Hitters
- Has appeared in all 18 games this season after missing all of 2019-20 due to injury.
- Had arguably her best game as a Beaver vs. Oregon at the Pac-12 Tournament, finishing with eight points on 4-for-5 shooting to go with six rebounds.
- Is 14-for-28 from the floor over the Beavers' last 10 games.
- Is shooting 55.0 percent from 2-point range this season
- No. 3 rated European prospect in her age group
- Top Scorer and Team MVP of the U18 national champions in Serbia
- Averaged 11.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game at the 2018 European Championships
- Brother Luka is a professional basketball player.
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE: Jasmine Simmons Quick Hitters
- Started the season with back-to-back double-figure scoring games.
- Is averaging 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds through the first 18 games of the season, after posting 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest in 2019-20
- Played a career-high 32 minutes vs. Washington State on Jan. 24.
- Is shooting 48.6 percent from the floor this season.
- Is 7-for-16 from beyond the arc on the season.
- Helped Australia win the World University Games in 2019
- Led Australia to a FIBA U-17 World Championship, serving as team captain. She made the All-Star Starting Five at the event.
- Earned a silver medal representing Australia at the 3x3 Championships.
- Was the No. 7 rated international recruit in her signing class.
- Enjoys playing guitar.
YO JO: Jovana Subasic Quick Hitters
- Joined the Beavers as a graduate transfer from Washington State is immediately eligible to play
- Has seen action in three of the Beavers' last 12 games.
- Played in 31 games for the Cougars last season, making eight starts over the final 10 games of the season.
- Led WSU in blocks (30) and 3-point field goal percentage (40.0%)
- Scored 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting in her one game at Gill Coliseum last season.
- Competed for Serbia in the European Championships at the U-20, U-18 and U-16 levels, as well as the U-19 World Championships
24-SAVANNAH: Savannah Samuel Quick Hitters
- Has scored in double-figures twice in her last 13 games.
- Has played in 17 of the Beavers' 18 games this season
- Blocked three shots vs. Oregon in December.
- Helped lead FBC United to a Prime Event 17U National Championship and a Girls Under Armour 17U National title
- Was 6A Regional Player of the Year her sophomore year of high school
- First Team Atlanta Tip Off her junior season
- Led her team to state final four appearances in her freshman and junior seasons
- Made the honor roll in each of her high school years.
SHE'S THE MANNEN: Noelle Mannen Quick Hitters
- Walked on at Oregon State last summer, after attending the University of San Francisco in 2018-19 (did not play basketball)
- Has appeared seven games this season.
- Scored her first points of the season vs. Arizona on Jan. 17
- Scored 10 points on 3-for-4 shooting vs. Southern Utah last season.
- First Team All-Oregon her senior season at Valley Catholic High School
- Hold's Valley Catholic's career records for points, rebounds, assists and steals.
- Also earned All-League honors in soccer and softball, and finished as high as fifth in the state in javelin
UPSIDE BROWN: Kennedy Brown Quick Hitters
- Preseason All-Pac-12 selection
- Missed the last part of the 2019-20 season due to an ACL injury suffered Feb. 7 vs. Arizona State.
- At the time of her injury, she was second in the Pac-12 in blocks.
- Is tied for fifth on Oregon State's freshman blocks list.
- 2019 McDonalds All-American
- Played in the Jordan Brand Classic
- Two-time Kansas Player of the Year
- Enjoys photography
IN THE PAC:
- The Beavers are 93-28 in Pac-12 play since the start of the 2014-15 season, and 101-29 in their last 130 conference games.
- Beaver players have earned 13 All-Pac-12 First-Team nods over the last six seasons.
- Head coach Scott Rueck is one of five coaches in Pac-12 history to win the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year Award multiple times.
- Oregon State has a home record of 95-15 since the start of the 2014-15 season.
- The Beavers are 41-10 in their last 51 Pac-12 home games, and 57-11 in their last 68.
- Opponents are shooting 33.8 percent at Gill Coliseum since the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Oregon State set it record for total attendance last season.
- Seven of the top-10 crowds in Oregon State history have come over the last four seasons, including a record-setting attendance of 9,604 vs. Stanford, two sell out crowds of 9,301 vs. Oregon and a capacity Beavers Beyond the Classroom crowd this season.
STILL AnDREa: Andrea Aquino Quick Hitters
- Has yet to see action for the Beavers.
- Joined Oregon State as the No. 7 rated recruit in the nation, the highest rated signee in program history.
- Averaged 17.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game during her 2016-17 high school season
- Didn't start playing basketball until the age of 15.
THE STAFF: Oregon State Assistant Coaches and Support Staff Quick Hitters
- Associate Head Coach Jonas Chatterton enters his seventh season with the Beavers after spending four seasons at Colorado.
- Associate Head Coach Brian Holsinger served as an assistant coach on the Washington State staff for eight seasons.
- Assistant Coach Katie Faulkner was an All-Big Sky honoree at Montana
- Assistant to the Head Coach Kendall Knotz served as a manager for Oregon State for four seasons before taking on her new role three years ago.
- DOBO Olivia Murphy graduated from Oregon State, and is in her first year with the OSU staff
- Associate Athletic Trainer Jason Lieuw (code name Mr. Swab) is the longest serving member of the Oregon State staff, currently in his 12th year with the team
- Voice of the Beavers Ron Callan has called 419 Oregon State women's basketball games since joining the program in the 2007-08 season, holding a record of 264-155 during that span.