Oregon State

Beavers get wiped out by Stanford, 103-101

A four-overtime loss leaves OSU with a split of weekend series
Jan. 7, 2012

Oregon State missed an opportunity for a huge upset win when a last-second three-point attempt bounced away at the buzzer and allowed Stanford to exit Gill Coliseum with a 103-101 victory after four overtimes in Pac-12 Conference men's basketball play Saturday.

Jared Cunningham scored 19 points and Devon Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Beavers. Joe Burton added 18 points and Eric Morland had six of the team's 11 blocked shots, which set a team record for a single game.

OSU had never before played four overtimes, and matched its highest point total in a conference game.

Cunningham played 54 of the game's 60 minutes.

"Well, that was one to remember, even though we didn't win," Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson told media afterward. "I couldn't be happier with my team. I thought they fought hard. Tonight they realized that they can play with anybody in the country."

The Beavers, who beat Cal on Thursday, dropped to 11-5 overall and 1-3 in conference action. Stanford is 13-3, 3-1.



Oregon State won its first Pac-12 Confernce men's basketball game behind dual 24-point games from Jared Cunningham and Ahmad Starks Thursday night.

The Beavers surpassed 90 points for the seventh time this season - a school record - and beat California 92-85 at Gill Coliseum.

OSU led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but needed a 9-3 run to pull away after the Bears had rallied to with 77-73.

"I couldn't be more proud of our team and our effort, especially coming off a weekend (losses to UW and WSU) like we had," Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson told media after the game. "I knew that if we could take care of the start, and it almost didn't look like we were going to down 5-0, that we would play well and go toe-to-toe with them."

The Beavers (11-4, 1-2) play host to Stanford Saturday night.


Oregon, OSU women hit the road for weekend

No. 4 Stanford is the heart of the weekend series for Ducks, Beavers
Jan. 3, 2012

After a weekend with the Washington schools, Oregon and Oregon State travel to the Bay Area to face Cal and No. 4 Stanford beginning Thursday in Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball action.

The Ducks and Beavers both beat Washington and lost to Washington State.

Oregon scored a season-low 47 points in a 28-point loss to Washington State and were on their way to a second consecutive blowout loss, trailing Washington by 16 midway through the second half. The Ducks rallied to win 88-86.

OSU lost to WSU, 61-54, in double overtime.

The Beavers head into weekend play at 10-3 overall, while Oregon is 9-5.

Stanford leads the conference at 11-1 overall after a weekend sweep of UCLA and USC.

Cal is 9-5 after dropping both weekend games.

The Ducks face Stanford Thursday, while OSU is at Cal.


Beavers shoot past PSU, Virginia wins in Eugene

ROUND-UP: Oregon State rolls past Howard, closes homestand Sunday

Oregon State closed a five-game homestand with a 101-68 thumping of Portland State in anon-conference men's basketball game Sunday at Gill Coliseum.

Six Beavers scored in double figures led by Ahmad Starks with 17, and the team hit 13 of 21 three-point shots in the win.

OSU improved to 9-2 with the victory, just two wins short of their win total from last year.

Portland State got 19 points from Lateef McMullen in the loss and fell to 6-5.

In Eugene, the Ducks led Virginia 30-28 at the half, but an 18-3 run midway through the second half earned the Cavaliers a 67-54 win at Matthew Knight Arena Sunday.

Oregon trailed just 45-43 with 10:14 left when the Cavs went to work on Oregon's defense and scored six times during the remainder of the game on a lay-up or dunk, and also made seven free throws to improve to 9-1 overall. Oregon, which made just five of 14 free throws, got 16 points from Devoe Joseph, but dropped to 6-3 on the season.

Oregon's reserves outscored the starters 29-25.



Oregon State got career nights from three playes and a monster dunk from Jared Cunningham on the way to a 93-72 win over Howard Thursday night at Gill Coliseum.

Sophomore guard Ahmad Starks had personal bests of 22 points and five three-point field goals, junior forward Angus Brandt made 9-of-11 shots on his way to a career-high 21 points and sophomore guard Roberto Nelson added a season-high 20 points on 7-of-12 from the field. It was the first time Oregon State has had three players score at least 20 points in the same game since Dec. 4, 2004 against Colorado.

Junior Jared Cunningham had a reverse alley-oop dunk in the first half on a pass from junior Joe Burton that had people on Twitter comparing it to last season's "Kiss the Sky" dunk. Cunningham returned the favor in the second half after a pass from Starks when he tossed up an alley-oop to sophomore Devon Collier for a thunder dunk.

The Beavers improved to 8-2 on the season heading into Sunday's home game with Portland State, which closes a five-game homestand. OSU is off to its best start in 14 years.


Oregon improved to 6-2 and remained unbeaten at home with a 79-70 win over stubborn Portland State Monday night.

EJ Singler scored a game-high 19 points and Devoe Joseph, in his second game since transferring from Minnesota, added 13 points, including six free throws in the closing minute after the Vikings had cut a 14-point deficit to three - 71-68 - with 1:29 left.

Portland State got 16 points from Chehales Tapscott, but dropped to 5-4.

Oregon will play host to Virginia Sunday.



Garret Sim hit all of his attempts from the field and free-throw line, EJ Singler had a solid outing and transfer Devoe Joseph scored a team high 18 points in his first game to lead Oregon past Fresno State 74-70 to highlight college basketball action on Saturday.

Sim hit all five of his shots from the field and four free throws to finish with 17 points, while Singler went for 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in the win. The big news was Joseph, who played his first game since transferring from Minnesota. The 6-foot-4 guard, who averaged 11.3 points per game at Minnesota last season, hit 6 of 13 shots from the field and dished out four assists in the win.

Oregon improved to 5-2 on the season heading into a home game with Portland State Monday.

The rest of the state didn't fare so well.

Visiting Idaho pounded Oregon State 74-60 on Friday, dropping the Beavers to 6-2 as they prep for a home game with Illinois-Chicago Tuesday.

Portland State dropped a free-throw filled game at Utah Valley, 93-87, and will head for Eugene at 5-3. The Vikings made just 1 of 14 three-point attempts, while Utah Valley hit 33 of 35 free throws in the game.

Portland got drilled by Ohio University 72-54 at the Chiles Center and fell to 3-7.

Around the nation, Oregon's top three standouts all lost, beginning with Terrence Jones and Kentucky.

The top-rated Wildcats lost 73-72 at Indiana on a last-second shot that caused the crowd to erupt onto the floor. Jones, who has been leading Kentucky in points per game, had 4 points and 1 rebound in the loss.

At Duke, Washington sophomore Terrence Ross had 16 points and 7 rebounds and the Huskies narrowly missed beating No. 5 Duke. The Blue Devils won 86-80.

And Michael Moser, national player of the week just two weeks ago, had 4 points and 11 rebounds in UNLV's 62-51 loss at Wisconsin.



OSU vs. WSU: Pregame Prefunk

Sat, 11/13/2010 - 1:53pm
Wanna Be Like Mike

Saturday, November 13, 12:30 pm

A few random stats and thoughts to get you ready for today's game...

Bowling for Beavers: Following tough losses to Washington and UCLA -- teams Oregon State should have beat -- the Beavs find themselves in a precarious situation: 4 games remaining, 2 wins needed to be bowl eligible (for a total of 6), and 3 of those games against undeniably better teams. All signs point to OSU dominating WSU today to get win #5, but where does #6 come from? USC next weekend? Maybe. Stanford on the road the week after. Not likely. Oregon in the Civil War? Please. This team has always closed out the season strong, but this year, that will be a tougher task than ever.

Under fire: Oregon State has already faced three top-20 offense this season in Boise State, TCU and Arizona, and will face three more to close the season. It's no surprise, then, that the once stout Beavs defense ranks just 88th in the country.

His brother's keeper: It's no secret that OSU is feeling the loss of James Rodgers, who was only able to play four games this season before succumbing to injury. Fortunately, his brother Jacquizz has more than picked up his share of the slack. Quizz is averaging nearly 140 all purpose yards and has scored 9 TDs in those four games that James has missed.

Believe it or not: Washington State has had a rough go of it in recent years, but the school still holds a 47-44-3 alltime record against Oregon State dating back to 1903. The Beavs have redeemed themselves of late, however, averaging a 53-13 scoring advantage over the Cougs in their last three contests.

In it to win it: Beavers coach Mike Riley won't be able to lay claim to the school's alltime win record for a coach this year, but it's almost a lock to happen next season. With 68 wins, Riley currently sits just six games back of Lon Stiner, who coached the team from 1933-48. What's more, among active coaches in the Pac-10, Riley trails only Jeff Tedford 72 total wins.



Oregon State vs. Louisville Photo Gallery

Sun, 09/19/2010 - 12:55am
Wanna Be Like Mike

Took a break from being overly critical of the Beavers' perfomance vs. Louisville to post a photo gallery from today's game. Check it out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53082641@N08/sets/72157624986546418/


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