Oregon State Opens Season on Monday
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State opens the 2022-23 women's basketball season on Monday at 5:30 p.m. when Hawai'i visits Gill Coliseum.
The Beavers and Rainbow Wahine tip at 5:30 p.m. with the game broadcast on the Beaver Sports Radio Network and the Oregon State Livestream.
The eight-minute mingle will continue with a twist due to the season-opening doubleheader. Fans can mingle with the team in the lobby of Gill Coliseum to allow staff and players to prepare for the ensuing men's basketball game at 9 p.m.
Watch: Oregon State Livestream
Listen: Beaver Sports Radio Network
Live Stats: oregonstate.statbroadcast.com
Social Media: @BeaverWBB
MEET THE VISITORS
The Rainbow Wahine come into 2022-23 as the favorites to win the Big West for the second year in a row. Hawai'i won the conference regular season and tournament titles last season en route to an NCAA Tournament appearance. UH returns 11 players from the championship season, including four starters. They lost Big West Player of the Year Amy Atwell to graduation but picked up league freshman of the year Lily Wahinekapu in the transfer portal.
The Beavers have been known for their lockdown D under Scott Rueck. Oregon State has allowed 58.7 points per game over the course of his tenure and has held opponents under 65 points in 70% of its games. The Beavs are 220-49 (.817) when holding the opponent to 65 points or fewer and 176-28 (.863) when holding opponents under 60 in the Rueck Era.
I TALIA YOU WHAT
Talia von Oelhoffen came to Corvallis with high expectations as a three-time Adidas All-American and Naismith High School Player of the Year Top-25 choice. With a year and a half of college ball under her belt, the sophomore has delivered, ranking in the top-10 in the Pac-12 in points (426), assists (94), three-point makes (59) and field goals (144) in addition to several pre and postseason honors.
- Two-time preseason All-Pac-12 (2021-22 & 22-23)
- All-Pac-12 (2021-22)
- Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention (2020-21) - Joined team in January
Scott Rueck and company reeled in the best recruiting class in school history to bolster the Beavs in 2022-23 and beyond. McDonald's All-Americans Timea Gardiner (espnW No. 6) and Reagan Beers (espnW No. 10) headline a class that ESPN ranked third nationally. Four-star sharpshooters Adlee Blacklock and Lily Hansford augment the 2022 class while late-signee Martha Pietsch brings a strong international pedigree after playing on the German U-20 team.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).