Beavers win final home game

A Desmond Farmer three-pointer just before the final buzzer wasn't enough as four Oregon State seniors rode off into the sunset with a one-point victory in their final home game.

Brian Jackson's two free throws with 9.6 seconds left sealed the game for the home team Saturday evening in front of 6,509 fans at Gill Coliseum.

"Thank goodness poor free throw shooting and a seven minute stretch with no field goals didn't cost us this game," said Beaver Dam member Alex Snowden.

Philip Ricci led the Beavers with 15 points and eight rebounds, despite hitting only 5-of-11 free throws. Jackson was the only other OSU player in double figures with 12.

The game was tight throughout, with the Trojans holding the largest lead of the game at seven on two occasions.

At 13:28 to go in the second half a Jerry Dupree put-back-dunk gave USC a 42-35 lead.

OSU answered back with six straight points from David Lucas, and Ricci hit a long two to give the Beavers a 43-42 lead with 10:44 on the clock.

Errick Craven had two of his four turnovers in the final two minutes to help Oregon State pull out the win.

Lamar Hurd had a strong all-around game with eight points, six rebounds, and team-high six assists.

Lucas, a walk-on, had nine huge points off the bench, again playing well in the post.

USC had four players in double figures, led by Errick Craven's 15 points. Other Trojans in double figures include Gregg Guenther and Farmer with 12 a piece, and Dupree with 10.

Derrick Craven added three points and six points before fouling out with just over 13 minutes on the clock.

The Beavers travel to the Arizona schools next weekend to closeout the regular season before traveling to Los Angeles for the Pac-10 Tournament in two weeks.


Box Score

NCAA BB  FINAL                   1ST  2ND  TOTAL
                                 ---  ---  -----
         USC                     26   34    60
         OREGON ST               27   34    61     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   USC - ERRICK CRAVEN 15, DESMON FARMER 12, GREGG 
                GUENTHER JR 12
                OREGON ST - PHILIP RICCI 15, BRIAN JACKSON 12, DAVID 
                LUCAS 9
HIGH REBOUND:   USC - GREGG GUENTHER JR 10, JERRY DUPREE 9, DERRICK
                CRAVEN 6
                OREGON ST - PHILIP RICCI 8, LAMAR HURD 6, TWO PLAYERS 
                WITH 5
HIGH ASSISTS:   USC - DESMON FARMER 2, ERRICK CRAVEN 2, DERRICK 
                CRAVEN 2
                OREGON ST - LAMAR HURD 6, BRIAN JACKSON 2, THREE PLAYERS 
                WITH 1

         ATT:   6,509
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Box Score
 

USC (60)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
G Guenther Jr       33   5-8   2-4  3-10   0   4   12
N Curtis             8   0-3   0-0   1-1   1   1    0
E Craven            36  6-13   1-2   3-5   2   4   15
D Craven            27   1-6   1-1   0-6   2   5    3
D Farmer            30  4-12   2-2   1-3   2   4   12
R Smiley            27   2-9   2-2   0-4   1   3    6
R O'Neil            15   0-5   2-2   0-0   0   2    2
J Dupree            24   5-9   0-0   2-9   1   4   10
  
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TOTALS             200 23-65 10-13 10-38   9  27   60
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Percentages: FG-.354, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals:
4-17, .235 (E Craven 2-6, D Farmer 2-5, R 
Smiley 0-4, R O'Neil 0-1, J Dupree 0-1). Team
Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 1 (G Guenther 
Jr). Turnovers: 20 (E Craven 6, D Craven 5, D
Farmer 4, G Guenther Jr 2, R Smiley 2, R 
O'Neil). Steals: 15 (E Craven 4, D Craven 4, 
G Guenther Jr 3, J Dupree 2, R O'Neil, R 
Smiley).

OREGON ST (61)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
B Jackson           30   2-8   7-8   2-5   2   4   12
P Ricci             35  5-12  5-11   0-8   1   0   15
L Hurd              40   4-8   0-2   0-6   6   1    8
M Cokley             9   1-3   0-0   0-0   0   1    3
J Haywood           32   2-7   1-2   1-5   1   3    6
F N Iii             16   1-3   0-0   0-3   0   1    2
C Stephens          23   2-5   2-2   0-2   0   2    6
D Lucas             15   3-4   3-4   0-1   1   3    9
  
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TOTALS             200 20-50 18-29  3-30  11  15   61
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Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.621. 3-Point Goals:
3-12, .250 (B Jackson 1-3, L Hurd 0-1, M 
Cokley 1-3, J Haywood 1-3, C Stephens 0-2). 
Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 1 (L Hurd). 
Turnovers: 20 (B Jackson 7, L Hurd 5, J 
Haywood 3, P Ricci 2, D Lucas 2, C Stephens).
Steals: 8 (M Cokley 2, D Lucas 2, J Haywood, 
C Stephens, B Jackson, P Ricci).


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USC                  26  34   -  60
OREGON ST            27  34   -  61
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Technical fouls: None. A: 6,509. Officials: 
Charles Range, Frank Harvey, Terry Christman


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