The inside strength and outside shooting of Oregon State enabled the Beavers to record a 90-79 upset victory over Boise State last night at Taco Bell Arena. After a great first 10 minutes, when the teams went back and forth for a tie game at 17, Oregon State took control inside, with Nick Dewitz plowing inside on moves to the basket and muscling in for offensive rebounds on his way to 17 points. Dewitz could afford to be aggressive as he was called for just one foul on the night. Chris Stevens hurt the Broncos dearly when they didn't keep an eye on him, burying 3 key 3-pointers and finishing with 21 points.
Stephens was 6-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range and went 6-for-6 from the line. Sasa Cuic scored 15 and Jason Fontenet added 14 points for the Beavers.
The Broncos were led by Jermaine Blackburn with 22 points and Coby Karl scored 14. Franco Harris added 12 points
and Seth Robinson scored 11 for
Shooting was very good for both
The Broncos will take on Elon Tuesday night at in the Arena. Prior to the game, fans can send off the 2004 WAC Champion football team to the Liberty Bowl with a pep rally in the Arena that begins at . Highlights of the 2004 season will be shown and Coach Dan Hawkins as well as Team Captains Andy Avalos, Chris Carr and Daryn Colledge will give speeches. Fans attending the pep rally will be able to attend the basketball game free of charge.