Jan. 23, 2009
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Saturday, Jan. 24
Oregon State at Stanford, 7:06 PM
Radio: Beaver Sports Radio Network; Mike Parker (play-by-play)
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Television: FSN Bay Area/FSN NW; Todd Mansfield (play-by-play); Lamar Hurd (color)
Oregon State vs. Stanford: Oregon State leads 66-58
Corvallis, Ore.: Oregon State leads 34-23
Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford leads 34-27
Neutral: Oregon State leads 5-1
Fresh of its upset victory over Cal, the Oregon State men's basketball team returns to action this weekend as the Beavers travel to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on Stanford in a Pac-10 Conference contest on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7:06 p.m. The game will be televised by FSN NW.
Oregon State enters the contest with a record of 7-10 on the season, 2-5 in league play, as the Beavers handed Cal, which came into the game No. 14 in the latest RPI, its first home loss of the season with a 69-65 victory on Thursday. Roeland Schaftenaar led the way with a career-high 21 points while adding six assists as Calvin Haynes poured in 21 points with a career-high seven rebounds in the victory.
Haynes continues to lead the Oregon State attack as the sophomore guard leads the team with 15.2 points per game. Omari Johnson ranks second on the squad with 9.4 points per contest.
Stanford enters with a record of 13-3 on the season, 3-3 in league play, as the Cardinal claimed a 77-55 win over Oregon on Thursday.
Oregon State leads the all-time series, 66-58; however, Stanford owns a 34-27 mark against the Beavers in games played in Palo Alto. Stanford has won six straight in the series.
SCOUTING THE STANFORD CARDINAL
Stanford, led by first year head coach Johnny Dawkins, enters the contest with a record of 13-3 on the season, 3-3 in league play, after defeating Oregon, 77-55, on Thursday. The Cardinal enter the contest in a three-way tie for fifth place.
Anthony Goods leads the Stanford attack with 17.4 points per game as three Cardinal players enter the contest in double figures. Lawrence Hill averages 14.3 points per game while Landry Fields averages 11.7 points per contest for the Cardinal.
Stanford is shooting 46.3 percent from the field while holding opponents to 46.4 percent from the floor.
THE STANFORD SERIES
The contest with the Cardinal marks the 125th meeting in the series as Oregon State holds a 66-58 advantage over the Cardinal. Stanford has won six straight in the series.
Rickey Claitt PLAYING WELL
Senior Rickey Claitt has had a solid senior season as the guard as stepped into a leadership role for the Beavers. Heading into Saturday, Claitt ranks third on the team with 7.0 points per game. The workhorse has played nearly every minute for the Beavers this season as he ranks sixth in the Pac-10 Conference at 34.7 minutes per game.
One area in which Claitt has dramatically improved has been from the field, where the senior is currently hitting 59.2 percent of his shots including an impressive 46.2 percent from behind the arc (18-of-39).
The senior has already established numerous career highs as Claitt scored a career-high 21 points against Montana State. Claitt surpassed his previous career best of 11 points in the first half alone, scoring 13. Claitt followed it up by going a perfect 5-of-5 from the field in the win against Fresno State, including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc.
Calvin Haynes OFF TO A FAST START
Sophomore Calvin Haynes has had a fast start since returning to the Oregon State line-up in the win against Nebraska as the guard has averaged 15.2 points through 11 games. After scoring 14 in the win against Nebraska, Haynes came off the bench to score 20 points against Seattle Pacific while playing a career-high 33 minutes. In reaching double figures in every game but three since his return, Haynes registered a career high with 24 points against Seattle. Through 11 games, Haynes has shot 48.0 percent (59-of-123) from the field while hitting 36.8 percent (21-of-57) from behind the three-point arc.
Haynes leads the team with eight games in double figures and has scored 20-plus points three times this season.
NOTES IN THE WIN OVER CAL
Led by Roeland Schaftenaar and Calvin Haynes, the Oregon State men's basketball snapped a six-game losing streak to Cal with a 69-65 victory over the Bears. Below are some notes for the Beavers win.
The win over Cal broke an 18-game conference road losing streak dating back to Jan. 13, 2007, when the Beavers defeated Arizona State, 67-59.
The last time Oregon State defeated Cal was Jan. 7, 2006. The win broke a six-game losing streak against the Golden Bears.
Oregon State shot 53.1 percent on the game (26-for-49) and was 52.9 percent from 3-point range (9-for17). It marked the seventh time this season Oregon State shot better than 50.0 percent from the field.
Oregon State committed only three second half turnovers and held Cal to only two second chance points over the final 20 minutes.
The Beavers held the Golden Bears to just 22 second half points on 8-of-23 shooting (34.8%).
Junior Roeland Schaftenaar scored a career-high 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting and hit all four of his 3-point attempts.
Sophomore Calvin Haynes pitched in 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Schaftenaar and Haynes effort marked the first time two Beaver players have scored 20-plus points in a contest since Nov. 12, 2006, against Cal Poly when Marcel Jones and Sasa Cuic scored 21 and 20 points, respectively.
Schaftenaar tied a career best six assists.
Haynes grabbed a career best seven rebounds.
Junior Seth Tarver tied his career high four steals.
OREGON STATE RANKS AMONG NATION'S BEST IN FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
After struggling from the field last season, early indicators show the new offensive system in place has allowed Oregon State to dramatically improve its shooting numbers as the Beavers rank among the nation's best through 17 games. Entering this contest against Stanford, Oregon State is shooting 46.6 percent and ranks sixth in the Pac-10 and 53rd in the NCAA.
Oregon State is especially efficient within the three-point arc as the Beavers are hitting 54.3 percent of their two-point shots to rank 20th in the country according to kenpom.com.
The Beavers shot 53.1 percent (26-of-49) from the field in the victory over Cal, marking the seventh time this season Oregon State has shot 50 percent or better from the field. In fact, the Beavers have shot 58 percent or better from the floor on three occasions this season. Last year, Oregon State shot 50 percent or better on only two occasions.
Oregon State returns to action for its third game in five days as the Beavers step out of conference play to host Cal State Bakersfield on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7:00 p.m. The game will not be televised.