The Beavers are better this season. No one is arguing that point. However, can they win a big home game against a Top 15 team? We find out tonight at Gill in a game that will be on FS1 and of course on 1190 KEX. 5:30 the pregame coverage with the Voice of the Beavers Mike Parker.
Check out the highlights from the first encounter January 11th at Tucson. Oregon State held their own and look in prime shape to potentially pull off the upset., But Deandre Ayton and the Wildcats stepped up when they had to slow down the Beavs.
Vegas is calling this one 5.5 [point favorites for Arizona. If Tres Tinkle can dominate in the paint like he did in the epic overtime win over Washington recently the Beavs can avoid a drop below .500. Right now they sit at 13-13. Also, check out these nifty stats courtesy of the OSU Sports Information Department.
Oregon State is second in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.469), scoring defense (70.3) and steals (6.9) ... Tres Tinkle is the only Pac-12 player to score in double figures in every game this season; his streak is up to 29 consecutive games dating back to last season ... Stephen Thompson Jr. has played all 40 minutes in each of the last two games ... Thompson Jr. has multiple steals in six consecutive games ... Drew Eubanks leads the Pac-12 in blocked shots in conference games (2.4) ... Alfred Hollins is averaging 16.3 points in the last four games as a starter, while shooting 65.7 percent (23-for-35) from the field and 58.3 percent (7-for-12) from beyond the arc ... Kendal Manuel (6-for-13) and Zach Reichle (6-for-15) have combined to shoot 42.9 percent from deep in Pac-12 play ... Wayne Tinkle has two wins over top-25 opposition (58-56 over No. 7 Arizona on Jan. 11, 2015 and 85-70 over No. 21 USC on Jan. 24, 2016); Oregon State had one win over a Top 25 team in the eight years before Tinkle became the head coach.