Men's basketball win third in a row

Oregon State defeats Texas Pan America 78-54 in their final non-conference matchup.

Game recap.
Oregon State 78, Texas Pan America 54.
In their final game before the start of conference play the Beavers took care of the ball and business as they crushed Texas Pan America by over 20 points.  It was Oregon State's third straight win, their longest streak of the season, as 11 players on the roster played 10 minutes or more.

Sasa Cuic led all scores with 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting.  Marcel Jones added 11 while Nick DeWitz chipped in 13 points. Gazette Times | Box Score


Key quote.
Coach Jay John - "We've prepared ourselves, and we've made progress as a team through 11 games. We haven't played a team like that in respect to changing defenses all the time. To recognize defenses all the time and play a game with only eight turnovers, I thought we did a good job with our patience."


Next up.
At Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 31. Tipoff is at 1:00 p.m.


Previous Beaver game.
Defeated Western Michigan 73-68.


Top performers for Oregon State. Top performers for Texas Pan-Am.

Scoring - Sasa Cuic, 20 points

Rebounding - Sasa Cuic, 6 rebounds

Assists - Three with three assists

Scoring - C Lien, 18 points

Rebounding - C Gaither, 7 rebounds

Assists -  L Sheppard, 4 assists


Injury Report.

  • Junior forward Kyle Jeffers is playing through a sprained knee.
  • Junior forward Michael Johnson is out 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his right foot.  As of late December, he has started to practice with the team.
  • Freshman point guard Josh Tarver is out six weeks with a broken right foot.  As of late December, he has started to practice with the team.


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

Guard Chris Stephens
Needs one point to become OSU’s 32nd player with 1,000 points ... Needs 22 three-pointers to break OSU’s career record (Deaundra Tanner had 179).

Guard Lamar Hurd
Needs 11 assists to break into OSU’s career top 10 ... Needs to play in 18 games to move into OSU’s career top 10.

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


News and notes.

  • The Beavers turned the ball over just 8 times compared to the Broncos 16.
  • Jack McGillis shot a perfect 2 of 2 from the field, including 1 of 1 from three point range.  He also was 4 of 4 from the free throw line.
  • Nick DeWitz tied a team record by blocking six shots against Texas Pan America.
  • For the first time this season Chris Stephens did not score a point. In 20 minutes of play he only attempted three shots.
  • OSU led 40-26 at halftime.

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