- Youth. For the first time since the1978-79 season the
Beavers are playing without a senior on the roster. Despite their lack of
experience, their young legs allow them to run up and down the floor creating
a fast paced, exciting game.
- Witness a rebirth. The OSU basketball program is in a
transition stage. With a new attitude, head coach Jay John has the program
headed in the right direction. Just a few years down the road the Beavers
could be making a run at the tournament.
- Get out of the rain. With the weather turning gray and
stormy, the glossy black and orange confines of Gill Coliseum provide a perfect
opportunity to escape the cold and bond with your fellow Beaver fans.
- Cheap tickets. For just $75 bucks you can see 14 home
games. Beaver basketball is the cheapest, most affordable ticket in town.
Plus, you can't beat the atmosphere of a college basketball game.
- A chance to support OSU. With a young team it is important
to fill the stands and give the home team confidence. After the Beavers win
over Kansas State in triple overtime last Saturday head coach Jay John commented,
“The fans got into it and helped us out. [They] gave us some extra energy.”
- Better than watching the Blazers. No need to explain this
- Shooters. Only three players (forward Kyle Jeffers, forward
Michael Johnson, and center Derek Potter) on the Beaver roster have yet to
attempt a three-point field goal. Oregon State is not afraid to launch the
ball from downtown as they have attempted ninety-two three-pointers in five
games. That is almost 20 attempts per game.
"Chubs" tries as hard as he can to distract the opposing team's players at the free throw line.
- 8. Overtime. In five games the Beavers have played
five overtime periods. Currently, Oregon State and Kansas State are the only
programs in Division I to have participated in a triple-overtime contest.
- 9. Good defense. The men in black have forced an
average of 22.6 turnovers per game, while averaging 14.6. That’s a plus
eight advantage. OSU has forced all of their opponents to turnover the ball
at least 21 times.
- Chubs. Chants of "Chubs" rise
the rafters when an opposing team's player lines up to shoot free throws.
This fan favorite and band member puts his whole body into distracting the
shooter as he lifts his shirt and shakes his belly to the amusement of the
crowd on hand.
Ten reasons to watch Oregon State men's basketball
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