Beavers Return Home To Host Stanford On Thursday
Feb. 22, 2011
THE GAME: The Oregon State men's basketball team (9-16, 4-10 Pac-10) returns to legendary Gill Coliseum after three straight road games to host the Stanford Cardinal (13-13, 6-9 Pac-10) at 6 p.m. on Thursday in a game televised on FSN Northwest.
RADIO: The game will air live on the Beaver Sports Network and Beaver Nation Online (www.osubeavers.com) with Mike Parker calling the action.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on FSN Northwest with Rich Burk and Lamar Hurd calling the action.
ONLINE: The game will be available via a live audio stream on Beaver Nation Online for a fee. Live updates are also available by visiting www.osubeavers.com and clicking on Gametracker.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Live updates will be available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/oregonstatembb and Twitter at http://twitter.com/oregonstatembb.
THE SERIES: Oregon State and Stanford meet for the 132nd time in history with the Beavers holding a 69-62 advantage. Oregon State holds a 36-24 advantage in Corvallis and a 34-22 record in games at Gill Coliseum.
QUICKLY: Oregon State is the only team to defeat both No. 10 Arizona and Washington this season ... The Beavers are second in the nation in steals at 9.88 per game ... Oregon State has used nine different starting lineups this season ... Freshman Devon Collier is averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds and shooting 64 percent (16-of-25) over the past four games ... Collier has 18 blocked shots on the season, just two shy of tying Oregon State's freshmen blocked shots record ... Senior Lathen Wallace moved into seventh place on OSU's three-point field goals made list with 131 in his career ... Sophomore Jared Cunningham leads the Pac-10 and is fifth in the nation in steals at 2.84 per game ... Cunningham is one steal away from tying Gary Payton's Oregon State sophomore steals record of 72 set in 1987-88.
vs. STANFORD: Oregon State has lost three straight games to Stanford after winning three of four. The Cardinal won the first meeting this season, 70-56, on Jan. 29 at The Farm. The Beavers erased an early 13-2 deficit to take a lead in the first half before Stanford pulled away in the second half for the win. Freshman Ahmad Starks had a career-high 17 points, while Jared Cunningham and Lathen Wallace each had nine to lead the Beavers.
TEAM FAST BREAK NOTES: Oregon State's win over No. 20 Washington was its first over a Top 25 team since beating No. 24 Arizona, 75-65, on Jan. 12, 2006, at Gill Coliseum. It snapped a 28-game losing streak to ranked teams ... Nine players are averaging 15 or more minutes per game ... The Beavers lead the Pac-10 in offensive rebounds (14.0 per game) and offensive rebound percentage (.360) in conference games ... Head coach Craig Robinson got his first career wins against Arizona State and Washington this season and has wins against every team in the Pac-10 but UCLA.
INDIVIDUAL FAST BREAK NOTES: Sophomore Jared Cunningham already holds three school records, including steals in a game (8), consecutive free throws made (34) and most free throws made in a game without a miss (15) ... Freshman Ahmad Starks has made a three-pointer in 15 games this season and leads the team in three-pointers made (26) and attempted (94) ... Sophomore Joe Burton has made 50 percent of his shots or better in 15 games ... Sophomore Angus Brandt missed two games earlier in the season with a left foot sprain ... Junior walk-on and team captain Kevin McShane has played in all 25 games and has made 8-of-10 field goals in Pac-10 games ... Freshman Roberto Nelson sat out the first seven games due to being a half-credit short per NCAA rules and has scored in double-figures in seven of the 18 games he has played ... Freshman Chris Brown scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting in only nine minutes of play in the games against USC and UCLA ... Senior Lathen Wallace scored a season-high 17 points against Oregon and scored 32 points in the two games against the Ducks this year ... Senior Daniel Deane had season-highs in points (5), rebounds (5) and minutes (8) against Oregon.
OFFENSIVELY: Oregon State is averaging 68.8 points per game this season after averaging 60.3 points per game last season. The Beavers have scored 80 or more points in six games this season after scoring 80 or more in only one of their 32 games last season. They have also scored more first-half points (44 vs. Charlotte) and second-half points (52 at Howard) than they did in any game last season.
DEFENSIVELY: Oregon State is second in the nation in steals at 9.88 per game and has more steals than their opponent in 19 of its 25 games. The Beavers have committed fewer turnovers than their opponent in 15 of their 25 games and forced 26 turnovers at UCLA and 25 turnovers in three games this season (at Seattle, at Howard, Texas-Pan American).
NCAA Steals Per Game
SPREADING THE SCORING AROUND: Four players have scored in double-figures in 11 games this season and the Beavers are 8-3 in those contests. Oregon State had four players score in double-figures in four of its 32 games last season. The Beavers were 3-1 in those games. Five players scored in double figures in the loss to Utah Valley.
HOME vs. ROAD: The Beavers are scoring about the same no matter where they play this season, averaging 71.4 points at home and 65.6 points on the road per game. The big difference is the scoring of their opponents, which are averaging 65.9 points at Gill Coliseum and 79.2 points per game on their respective home courts.
SPECIALTY STATISTICS: The Beavers are outscoring their opponents in several specialty statistics, including points off turnovers (471-418), second chance points (298-274), points in the paint (794-716), fast break points (181-131) and bench scoring (662-475).
CUNNINGHAM STEALING: Sophomore Jared Cunningham leads the Pac-10 and is fifth in the nation in steals at 2.84 per game (71 steals total). At his current pace, he would finish with 85 steals through 30 games, which would be the fourth highest single-season total in Oregon State history. Cunningham already holds the Oregon State record for most steals in a game with eight against Washington State on March 4, 2010 (tied with Brent Barry and Seth Tarver).
OSU Single-Season Steals Record
OSU Sophomore Steals Record
COLLIER STEPPING UP: Freshman Devon Collier is averaging 7.8 points and 5.1 rebounds and shooting 55.3 percent (42-of-76) in Pac-10 games. He also has 15 blocked shots in conference games and has 18 blocked shots on the season, which is just two shy of tying the Oregon State freshmen record of 20 set by Gary Payton in 1986-87 (blocked shots were kept as an official statistic in 1977-78).
OSU Freshmen Blocked Shots Record
OMARI BOARDING: Senior forward Omari Johnson has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 15 games this season and is averaging 6.1 rebounds per game. He led the team in rebounding in just three of the 32 games last season. He also has three double-doubles this season after posting only one previously during his sophomore campaign.
Omari Career Double-Doubles
STARTING LINEUPS: The Beavers have used nine different starting lineups this season, including the current starting lineup of Jared Cunningham and Ahmad Starks at guard, Omari Johnson and Devon Collier at forward and Angus Brandt at center.
Starting Lineup (Record)
CAREER-HIGH POINTS-REBOUNDS WATCH: Angus Brandt in points (13) at Montana and rebounds (6) against Illinois-Chicago ... Chris Brown in points (5) at Colorado and rebounds (4) in two games ... Joe Burton in points (17) against Arizona State ... Devon Collier in points (16) and rebounds (10) against Washington State ... Jared Cunningham in points (24) against USC and rebounds (8) against Washington State ... Calvin Haynes in points (27) against Charlotte and rebounds (7) against Washington ... Omari Johnson in rebounds (13) at Seattle ... Daniel Jones in points (3) against Arizona State and rebounds (1) against Texas-Pan American ... Kevin McShane in points (4) in two games and rebounds (6) at Washington ... Roberto Nelson in points (15) at Washington and rebounds (7) against Arizona State ... Ahmad Starks in points (17) at Stanford and rebounds (3) at UCLA.
HAYNES SCORING WATCH: Senior Calvin Haynes has moved into 19th on Oregon State's career scoring list with 1,194 points.
OSU Career Scoring List
CAREER GAMES WATCH: Seniors Calvin Haynes, Lathen Wallace and Omari Johnson all hit the century mark for career games played at Oregon State this season. Haynes moved into 10th place for career games at Oregon State, passing Charlie Sitton and Steve Woodside, with 118. Wallace has played in 116 games and Johnson has played in 114.
INJURY UPDATE: Freshman Eric Moreland is out for the season with a dislocated left shoulder that required surgery. Freshman Rhys Murphy is out for the season with a broken bone in his left wrist that required surgery.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE PAC-12: Colorado and Utah will join the conference next season and the Beavers will face both teams at home and on the road. Here is a look at the Pac-12 schedule for Oregon State in 2011-12:
Thursday, Dec. 29 - at Washington
BEAVER SPORTS TALK: "Beaver Sports Talk", a weekly statewide call-in show, begins on Tuesday, December 7, and will feature Oregon State men's basketball head coach Craig Robinson and Mike Parker. The show is live from McMenamins Brewpub on Monroe Street in Corvallis and airs on most of the Beaver Sports Radio Network stations and is streamed live on Beaver Nation Online at www.osubeavers.com.
BEAVERS ALL-ACCESS: FSN Northwest, the regional television partner for Oregon State athletics, will again air the popular magazine show on Wednesday nights during the season. The 30-minute show runs for 24 weeks during the academic year and is replayed several times a week. FSN Northwest is part of DirecTV that comprises three regional sports networks that reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, DirecTV serves more than 18.4 million households.
BEAVER NATION ONLINE: The subscription-based site within www.osubeavers.com offers exclusive interviews, highlights, webcasts and special features from Oregon State coaches and players during the year. More than 500 videos are added to Beaver Nation Online during the year, including more than 40 live baseball games, game replays, weekly and postgame press conferences, special features, highlights, classic games and much more.
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