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Women's Basketball Challenges No. 24/25 Oregon this Wednesday in Beasley

Feb 7, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women's basketball team kicks off its final home stand of the 2021-22 season this Wednesday, Feb. 9, when the Cougars host No. 24 Oregon for a rescheduled Pac-12 Conference contest. Tip-off against the Ducks is set for 12 p.m. PT and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.

WASHINGTON STATE (14-7, 6-4 Pac-12) vs. No. 24 Oregon (14-7, 7-3 Pac-12) | Wednesday, Feb. 9  | 12 p.m. PT | Pullman, Wash. (Beasley Coliseum)
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STARTING FIVE
>> Wednesday's contest against Oregon was originally scheduled to be played on Jan. 23, however the game was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the Cougs' program.

>> Washington State heads into Wednesday looking to get back on the winning side of the scoreboard after falling at Utah, 72-66, on Sunday. WSU currently stands at 14-7 overall on the year and is 6-4 in Pac-12 action.

>> Washington State has been on one of the best stretches in program history at Beasley Coliseum, as the Cougars have won nine of their last ten games at home dating back to last season. The lone loss in that stretch came against the defending national champions Stanford on Jan. 2 of this year.

>> The Cougars and the Ducks will be meeting for the 91st time on the hardwood, which is the third-most games WSU has played against one opponent. The series dates back to 1974 and has been played on an annual basis since the 1976. Oregon leads the all-time series 71-19 and have won seven-straight against Washington State.

>> Washington State heads into Wednesday's contest in fourth place in the Pac-12 at 6-4. The Cougs will be looking to leap over the Ducks in the conference standings, as a win over Oregon move WSU into third place in the conference standings.

Oregon Game Tickets
Fan that purchased tickets for the originally scheduled game against Oregon on Jan. 23 can still use that game ticket to get into Wednesday's contest against the Beavers. Fan can purchase tickets for Wednesday's game by clicking the link here.

A Rare 30-Point Outing on the Road
Sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker became the ninth player in WSU history to record 30-or-more points in a road game when she scored an even 30 points in last Friday's win at Colorado. Leger-Walker became the 16th player in program history to record 30-or-more points in a game. She also is the first player since Tia Presley scored 32 points at Colorado on Feb. 16, 2014.

Taking Care of the Ball
Washington State has limited its miscues this season, as the Cougars currently rank 45th in the NCAA in turnovers at 13.7 per game. WSU has committed the third-fewest turnovers in the Pac-12 this season.

Kiwi Domination
Washington State's New Zealand sister duo has once again taken the Pac-12 by storm this season. Sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker currently leads the conference in points scored with 361, which is the 62nd-most points scored in the NCAA this season. Meanwhile, redshirt fifth-year senior Krystal Leger-Walker paces the Pac in assists with 97. Her 97 assists is the 47th-most collected by a player in NCAA Division I this season.

Letting It Fly
Guards Charlisse Leger-Walker and Johanna Teder have been throwing up shots from behind the arc at a rapid rate this season. Leger-Walker currently leads the Pac-12, and ranks 47th in the NCAA, in 3-point field goal attempts at 142. Teder heads into the week with the third-most 3-point attempts with 118. Teder is fourth in the Pac-12 in 3-point field goals made per game at 2.1, while Leger-Walker is eighth in league in 3-pointers made per game at 1.9.

Scouting the Ducks
Oregon comes to Pullman ranked No. 24 in the nation in this week's Associate Press Poll and No. 22 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll. The Ducks have lost two-straight games heading into Wednesday after going winless in the desert at Arizona and Arizona State. Oregon currently stands at 14-7 overall and 7-3 in Pac-12 play.

Redshirt junior Nyara Sabally leads Oregon in scoring and rebounding, as the 6-5 forward is averaging 15.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. The Ducks feature five players that average 9.4 points or higher. Junior Endyia Rogers is putting up 14.3 points per game and sophomore Te-Hina Paopao is averaging 12.5 points per contest.

As a team, Oregon is averaging 72.4 points per game and is shooting 45.3 percent from the floor. The Ducks are also shooting 35.2 percent from behind the arc. On defense, Oregon is giving up 60.3 points per game. Teams are shooting 37.1 percent from the field against the Ducks, while connecting on 31.4 percent from behind the arc.

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