Beavs fall to Tennessee Tech, 90-62

News, notes and a recap from Oregon State's men's basketball 2005 season opener.

Game recap.
Tennessee Tech 90, Oregon State 62
Poor shooting by Oregon State and hot shooting by Tennessee Tech doomed the Beavers in their 2005 opener as the Golden Eagles defeated OSU 90-62. Tennessee Tech hit a school record 9 of 10 from three point range while shooting 60.7 percent from the floor.

The Golden Eagles evened their record to 1-1 while OSU feel to 0-1. Full recap | Box score


Top performers for Oregon State. Top performers for Tennessee Tech.

Scoring - Sasa Cuic, 11 points

Rebounding - Sasa Cuic and M Jones, 5 rebounds

Assists - Sasa Cuic and Lamar Hurd, 3 assists

Scoring - Belton Rivers, 22 points

Rebounding - Three with four rebounds

Assists - Anthony Fisher, 6 assists


Injury Report.

  • Freshman point guard Josh Tarver is out six weeks with a broken right foot.


Beaver record watch.
Coach Jay John
Needs eight wins for 50 as head coach at Oregon State ... Needs 10 wins for 400 in his 23-year coaching career (both head and assistant jobs).

Guard Chris Stephens
Needs 136 points to become OSU’s 32nd player with 1,000 points ... Needs 37 three-pointers to break OSU’s career record (Stephens is sixth with 142, Deaundra Tanner had 179).

Guard Lamar Hurd
Needs 29 assists to break into OSU’s career top 10 ... Needs 10 starts to move into OSU’s career top five ... Needs to play in 27 games to move into OSU’s career top 10.

Forward Nick DeWitz
Needs seven blocked shots to break into OSU’s career top 10.

Gill Coliseum
OSU needs eight home wins for 500 all-time at Gill Coliseum.


News and notes.

  • Nine OSU players played at least 10 minutes.
  • Guard Jason Fontenet shot just 1 of 9 from the field, including 0-5 from three point range.
  • Guard Chris Stephens attempted just six shots
  • Guard Lamar Hurd played 35 minutes, 12 minutes more than the next highest OSU player.
  • The Golden Eagles won the Ohio Valley Conference championship last year.
  • In 104 seasons of basketball, OSU is 80-25 (.769) in season openers.
  • The Beavers have only opened with an away game once in the last 18 seasons (1994-95 at Bradley).

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