Channing Frye scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting and added 12 rebounds and a block.
Hassan Adams had a steal and dunk with 7:33. Adams swiped the ball and threw down a backboard shaking dunk that brought the crowd to its feet and gave the Cats a 64-54 lead. Oregon State would get the game no closer than six after that.
OSU Head Coach Jay John was a former UA assistant before taking the Beaver job last year. John is a graduate of Salpointe High and the UofA
NOT SO POTENT OFFENSE
The Wildcats had just two scorers in double figures, Frye and Luke Walton. It is the first time this season that at least three players failed to reach double figures.
NOT SO GOOD
The Beavers have lost 20 straight games to ranked opponents. Their last win was a 70-69 overtime victory over No. 3 Arizona on March 2, 2000 in Corvallis. They are now 2-22 against No. 1 ranked teams. They beat Indiana in 1954 and UCLA in 1974. On two occasions they have played a top-ranked Wildcat squad. They lost 70-48 in the 1988 Pac-10 Tournament and then beat them the next year 98-87.
The Beavers are 0-8 when they shoot under 40%. Against the Wildcats they shot 39.7%.
Arizona has now won eight of the last nine games in the series and 19 in a row in Tucson.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
For the fifth time in seven seasons the Beavers will finish the regular season on the road. They do host the LA schools to conclude the 2003-04 season.
|Oregon State 60|
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|TEAM REBS: 4|
TURNOVERS: 15 (B Jackson 4, P Ricci 4, J Haywood 2, L Hurd 2, D Potter, J Nash, C Stephens)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 0
STEALS: 4 (J Haywood 2, P Ricci, J Nash)
3-PT FGS: 5-16, .313 (B Jackson 3-6, P Ricci 0-2, L Hurd 0-1, J Haywood 2-5, C Stephens 0-2)
|TEAM REBS: 3|
TURNOVERS: 11 (J Gardner 4, S Stoudamire 2, A Iguodala 2, L Walton, C Frye, C Rodgers)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 5 (H Adams 2, L Walton, C Rodgers, C Frye)
STEALS: 10 (H Adams 3, R Anderson 2, J Gardner 2, A Iguodala 2, L Walton)
3-PT FGS: 5-19, .263 (L Walton 1-5, R Anderson 0-2, S Stoudamire 0-3, J Gardner 3-8, C Rodgers 1-1)