After two tough losses at St.Louis and at the Moda Center the Beavers are back home tonight. The Pepperdine Waves come to Corvallis with a 6-5 record and do have an impressive win over Miami of Ohio. Their last game, an overtime loss at Southern Utah. Pregame coverage on 1190 KEX begins at 6:30 with Mike Parker. The tip a little after 7:pm. I have included highlights from Saturday's game against Texas A and M. The Beavers have shown some flashes of brilliance this season but the last two games have shown difficulty in finishing against good oppoents. Here is the official release on tonight's game thanks to the OSU Athletic Department.
The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network with Rick Burk and Eldridge Recasner calling the action. For information on how to watch the game online or on a mobile device, click on this link. If you live overseas and want to watch the game, it is available via YouTube at this link.
LIVE STATS: There will be live stats at this link.
TICKETS: Fans can secure Oregon State men's basketball single-game tickets by visiting this link or calling 541-737-2050.
QUICKLY: Oregon State is 5-0 when scoring more than 70 points; 1-3 when scoring less than 70 ... Ethan Thompson is averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds over the last four games ... Ethan Thompson has scored 20-plus points in three consecutive games; he scored 20-plus in three of the 32 games last season ... Stephen Thompson Jr. moved into 10th on Oregon State's career scoring list with 1,403 points ... Tres Tinkle is the only player in the Pac-12 in the top 10 in the league in scoring (fourth, 19.7), rebounding (fifth, 9.3) and assists (eighth, 4.2) ... Kylor Kelley tied Scott Haskin for the Oregon State record with multiple blocked shots in nine consecutive games ... Kylor Kelley leads the Pac-12 and is third in the nation in blocked shots per game (3.4) ... Alfred Hollins grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against Texas A&M ... Zach Reichle dished out 15 assists the last five games, the second-highest total on the team during that stretch (Stephen Thompson Jr.18) ... Antoine Vernon is 5-for-5 from beyond the arc this season ... Gligorije Rakocevic is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot.
vs. PEPPERDINE: Oregon State and Pepperdine are meeting for the fifth time in history with the Beavers leading the series, 4-0, with two of the wins coming in the NCAA Tournament. The teams first met on March 16, 1962 in Provo, Utah in the NCAA West Regional Semifinals. Oregon State won the game 69-67, as Mel Counts, Terry Baker and Steve Pauly scored 15 points apiece. Counts also grabbed 21 rebounds. The Beavers lost to UCLA the following night in the NCAA West Regional Final, 88-69. The teams had a home-and-home series in 1980 and 1981. Oregon State won 82-76 on Dec. 6, 1980 in Malibu, Calif., and 84-69 on Dec. 12, 1981 in Corvallis. The last meeting came on March 14, 1982 in Pullman, Wash., in the NCAA West Regional Second Round. Oregon State won 70-51 behind 18 points from Danny Evans, 16 from Lester Conner and 14 from Charlie Sitton. The Beavers defeated Idaho, 60-42, in the NCAA West Regional Semifinals in Provo, Utah before falling two nights later to No. 1-seed Georgetown, 69-45, in the NCAA West Regional Final.