Oregon Women Lose to UCLA 103-83, Alleyne Breaks Rebounding Records


February 24, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks forward Jillian Alleyne (14) drives to the basket against the Stanford Cardinal during the first half at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough stretch for the Oregon Women’s Basketball team. After a promising start in non-conference Paul Westhead’s team can’t seem to get it together in Pac-12 Conference play. Oregon(13-11, 4-9 Pac-12) has lost three in a row, including a close game against USC  earlier this week and now a 20 point loss to the Bruins, both games at home. There is one silver lining to their most recent setback. The play of Sophomore Jillian Alleyne, who this season already broken the Oregon and Pac-12 rebounding records. She has the chance to shatter both with four games to go, plus the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Seattle.

Alleyne finished the game vs UCLA with 12 rebounds and now has 388 on the season. She broke former Oregon player and Coach Bev Smith’s 33 year old record, as well as former Stanford player Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s conference record of 376. The road ahead for the Women does not get any easier as they now hit the road against Washington and Washington State who are both 8-6 in Conference play.

The Ducks return home to wrap up the regular season against Arizona State, the third best team in the Conference currently sitting at 20-6 and the final game of the regular season against Arizona who is dead last in the Pac-12.

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