The Beavers and Huskies have player two exciting close games during the regular season. Remember the incredible finish on February 10th at Gill. I included a recap of that game because it was the most exciting win of the season for OSU. 97-94 in Doublt OT and Stevie Thompson Jr. did it again at the Buzzer. Then on March first.....another close one....but this time Washington evens the score with a close 79-77 victory. The post-season is here....pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm Wednesday on the Beaver Sports Network and 1190 KEX with Mike Parker the Voice of the Beavers. Below...some Pac-12 tourney note provided by the OSU Sports Information department.
PAC-12 TOURNAMENT NOTES: Oregon State is the No. 10 seed and opens the tournament against No. 7-seed Washington at 6 p.m. on Wednesday:
· Oregon State is 9-18 all-time in the Pac-12 Tournament; Washington is 18-16.
· Oregon State is 2-1 all-time against Washington in the Pac-12 Tournament:
o March 11, 1988: No. 2 Oregon State 80, No. 10 Washington 61
o March 11, 2010: No. 3 Washington 59, No. 6 Oregon State 52
o March 8, 2012: No. 9 Oregon State 86, No. 1 Washington 84
· The Beavers were the No. 9 seed in 2012 and defeated No. 1-seed Washington, 86-84, in the quarterfinals on March 8, which was the biggest upset in tournament history at the time.
· The No. 10 seed is 4-11 all-time against the No. 7 seed.
· Oregon State was the No. 10 seed two previous times:
o March 12, 2008: No. 7 Arizona 87, No. 10 Oregon State 56
o March 12, 2014: No. 7 Oregon 88, No. 10 Oregon State 74
· Five of Oregon State’s last six wins in the Pac-12 Tournament came as the lower seed.
· Oregon State and Washington split the series this season with each winning at home.
o Feb. 10 in Corvallis: Oregon State 97, Washington 94 (2 OT)
o March 1 in Seattle: Washington 79, Oregon State 77
· Stephen Thompson Jr. hit two game-winning 3-pointers against Washington:
o Feb. 24, 2016: 3-pointer at the buzzer for an 82-81 win
o Feb. 10, 2018: 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds to play in double-overtime for a 97-94 win
· The Oregon State-Washington winner will play No. 2-seed USC at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the quarterfinals.
THREE 1,000-POINT SCORERS: Stephen Thompson Jr., Drew Eubanks and Tres Tinkle all joined the 1,000-point club this season. It’s just the third time in program history an Oregon State team had three 1,000-point scorers:
2017-18: Stephen Thompson Jr. 1,243; Drew Eubanks 1,097; Tres Tinkle 1,014
2012-13: Roberto Nelson 1,745; Devon Collier 1,489; Joe Burton 1,009
1980-81: Steve Johnson 2,035; Mark Radford 1,390; Ray Blume 1,288