HOOPS: Beavs lose ugly one in Chicago

IT'S BEEN HARD figuring out, as the non-conference part of the slate winds down, these hardcourt Beavs thus far. Turnovers devastated the men's basketball team in the Windy City last night, as Illinois-Chicago picked up its first ever win against a Pac-10 school defeating Oregon State 63-61 Wednesday. It was, as indicated by head man Craig Robinson's post game comments, as ugly as ugly gets.

GAME RECAP

Oregon State's struggles continued on the road as Robo Kreps hit a lay up with 5.6 seconds to play as Illinois-Chicago defeated OSU 63-61.  It was UIC's first win over a Pac-10 team.

The Flames improved to 2-6 while OSU fell to 4-5.

G Seth Tarver paced the Beavers with 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting, but also had five turnovers.

Box Score

 

GAME NOTES

  • Josh Tarver had back to back inbound passes stolen to end the game

     
  • The largest lead of the game for Oregon State was 10 with 8:33 left in the first half

     
  • OSU scored 23 points off of turnovers, UIC 24

     
  • Neither team had any fast break points

     
  • The Beavers had 30 points from the bench, UIC 6

 

KEY QUOTE

Coach Craig Robinson - "It was a complete collapse.  You can't win games like this when you turn the ball over, especially at critical times."

 

NEXT UP

vs. Mississippi Valley State on Sat, Dec. 19 with tipoff at 7:00 PM.

 

PREVIOUS GAME

Lost to Nebraska on the road 50-44.

 

TOP PERFORMERS
Oregon State Opponent

Scoring - 17, S. Tarver

Rebounding - 6, D. Deane

Assists - 5, R. Schaftenaar

Scoring - 19, R. Kreps

Rebounding - 5, J. Buttell

Assists - 8, S. Stewart

 

INJURY REPORT
  • FR G Rhys Murphy - out for four weeks with a foot injury

 

RECORD WATCH
  • The basketball program is just two wins away from its 1600 victory.  Only 14 programs have reached the historic milestone.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS AND NOTES
  • The Beavers lead the Pac-10 at 9.1 steals per game .

     
  • OSU ranks second in the league in field goal percentage defense at 38.2 percent.

     
  • Seth Tarver ranks second in the NCAA at 3.4 steals per game   

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