Beavers Struggle Against Bears

After seeing eight-seed UCLA take out one-seed Arizona, five-seed Oregon knockoff four-seed Arizona State, and seven-seed USC shock two-seed Stanford, the Beavers were smelling upset.

However, after a close first half the California Golden Bears prevented the Oregon State Beavers from completing a lower-seed sweep at the Pac-10 tournament in the City of Angels at the Staples Center.

When the first 20 minutes were concluded, it looked like OSU could continue the trend as they were going into halftime down only 25 to 23.

The Beavers shot terrible from the field on the night, hitting only 18-of-66 for 27.3%, compared to Cal's 42.6 shooting percentage. OSU was even worse from the arc, hitting a dismal 4-of-24 three-point attempts. Not a single Beaver hit more than three shots from the field.

Brian Jackson led OSU in scoring with 12, even though he shot just 3-of-12 from the floor on the night.

Cal used a 20-to-3 run in a ten minute three second span to pull away for good in the second half.

Freshman point guard, Richard Midgley hit 4-of-7 from behind the arc en route to 12 points to lead Cal in scoring. Seniors Brian Wethers and Joe Shipp added 11 and 10 respectively, and Amit Tamir chipped in with nine, as Cal was very balanced on the night.

Shipp and Tamir also had ten rebounds a piece.

For the Beavers, other contributors were Philip Ricci with seven points and five rebounds, David Lucas with six points and seven rebounds, while Lamar Hurd added four points and four rebounds.

This was officially the final college game for seniors Ricci, Jackson, Jimmie Haywood, and Mike Cokley.


Box Score

NCAA BB  PAC 10 TOURNAMENT

         FINAL                   1ST  2ND  TOTAL
                                 ---  ---  -----
         OREGON ST               23   23    46
         CALIFORNIA (23)         25   44    69     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   OREGON ST - BRIAN JACKSON 12, PHILIP RICCI 7, DAVID LUCAS
                6
                CALIFORNIA - RICHARD MIDGLEY 12, BRIAN WETHERS 11, JOE 
                SHIPP 10
HIGH REBOUND:   OREGON ST - BRIAN JACKSON 9, DAVID LUCAS 7, PHILIP RICCI 
                5
                CALIFORNIA - JOE SHIPP 10, AMIT TAMIR 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH
                5
HIGH ASSISTS:   OREGON ST - JIMMIE HAYWOOD 2, PHILIP RICCI 2, THREE 
                PLAYERS WITH 1
                CALIFORNIA - BRIAN WETHERS 4, JOE SHIPP 3, THREE PLAYERS 
                WITH 2

         ATT:   15,048
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Box Score
 

PAC 10 TOURNAMENT

OREGON ST (46)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
B Jackson           35  3-12   4-6   4-9   1   3   12
D Lucas             29   3-7   0-0   3-7   0   2    6
P Ricci             28   3-6   1-2   2-5   2   2    7
L Hurd              33   2-6   0-0   0-4   1   1    4
J Haywood           22   1-7   0-0   0-2   2   3    3
F N Iii             15   2-7   1-2   1-2   0   0    5
V Remmers            4   0-3   0-0   0-0   0   0    0
S Vance              1   0-1   0-0   1-1   0   0    0
M Cokley             4   1-5   0-0   0-1   0   1    2
C Stephens           8   0-5   0-0   0-0   0   1    0
J Nash              19   2-6   0-0   0-2   1   0    5
D Potter             1   1-1   0-0   1-1   0   1    2
K Field              1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0    0
  
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TOTALS             200 18-66  6-10 12-34   7  14   46
__________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.273, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals:
4-24, .167 (B Jackson 2-7, L Hurd 0-1, J 
Haywood 1-4, F N Iii 0-2, V Remmers 0-2, M 
Cokley 0-3, C Stephens 0-3, J Nash 1-2). Team
Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 5 (B Jackson 3, P
Ricci, D Lucas). Turnovers: 9 (B Jackson 2, P
Ricci 2, J Nash 2, M Cokley, D Lucas, L 
Hurd). Steals: 4 (M Cokley, J Haywood, P 
Ricci, J Nash).

CALIFORNIA (69)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
A Tamir             26   4-9   1-2  2-10   1   2    9
J Shipp             29  5-11   0-1  0-10   3   1   10
G Hughes            20   2-5   0-1   2-4   1   4    4
R Midgley           28   4-9   0-0   0-0   2   2   12
B Wethers           26  5-13   1-2   1-4   4   1   11
R Benson             4   3-5   1-1   0-1   0   0    7
T Forehan-Kelly      1   0-0   0-0   0-1   1   0    0
A Diggs             15   1-2   2-2   1-2   2   1    4
D Smith              9   0-2   0-0   1-1   1   0    0
J Vilardell          1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   0    0
M Smith              8   2-2   0-0   1-1   2   0    4
E Bond               6   1-1   0-0   1-3   0   1    3
C Famulener         19   2-4   0-2   1-5   0   1    5
D Paris              8   0-5   0-0   4-5   0   0    0
  
__________________________________________________
TOTALS             200 29-68  5-11 14-47  17  13   69
__________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.426, FT-.455. 3-Point Goals:
6-12, .500 (A Tamir 0-1, J Shipp 0-1, R 
Midgley 4-7, E Bond 1-1, C Famulener 1-2). 
Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 4 (G Hughes,
J Shipp, E Bond, R Midgley). Turnovers: 9 (A 
Tamir 3, J Shipp 2, R Benson 2, G Hughes, B 
Wethers). Steals: 5 (J Shipp 2, A Tamir, R 
Benson, R Midgley).


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OREGON ST            23  23   -  46
CALIFORNIA           25  44   -  69
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Technical fouls: None. A: 15,048. Officials: Bobby
Mcroy, David Libbey, Tom Wood


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