LIKE SO MANY that came before it, the game was not close. Arizona strode out to a Pac-10 Tournament record for points in the first half and OSU never threatened, with the Wildcats winning 87-56 in a contest that wasn't that close. The task now at hand is for Athletics Director Bob De Carolis to decide on a coach who can lead Oregon State back from the Pac-10 cellar.
March 13, 2008
OREGON STATE put together one of their better efforts of the season against ASU at home on Saturday, as Lathen Wallace lit up from downtown for a career-high 22 points and the Beavs were knocking on the door inside of five minutes to go in the game. But cold shooting and some defensive breakdowns late resulted in another loss as OSU became the first Pac-10 team to go winless in the league.
March 8, 2008
OREGON STATE came out against Oregon with a new lineup Sunday night that included walk-on junior Joey McConnell. And the underdog Beavs more than held their own in the first half, trailing by the narrowest of margins at 33-32 following the first 20 minutes. The second half was similarly contested but in the end, a leaky OSU defense resulted in another loss for the black and orange.
March 2, 2008
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES has already decreed the OSU-USC game not one worth playing, with their Trojan blog calling it the "Last Gimme' of the Season" and wondering if the Beavers will be able to score 40 points. And that's just one of the storylines that will play out when the Beavers meet USC Saturday night in a televised matchup.
February 23, 2008
FEW EXPECTED OSU to give UCLA much trouble on Thursday night and with a short bench, it wasn't much of a contest. UCLA raced to a double digit lead and was never seriously challenged as they drubbed the Beavers, who sat two of their top players for disciplinary reasons, by a score of 84-49 in Los Angeles. Oregon State (6-20, 0-14) shot 34 percent in extending a school-record losing streak to 16.
February 22, 2008
A FAMILIAR STORYLINE since Pac-10 play began played out for the Beavers on Thursday night. Oregon State played well against Washington State in stretches, but cold shooting ultimately kept them from seizing the upper hand and the Beavs dropped to 0-12 in Pac-10 play with a 70-57 loss at home. Redshirt frosh Lathan Wallace led OSU with 13 points.
February 15, 2008
PERHAPS OREGON STATE's best chance for their first conference win comes in the next two games, if the Pac-10 standings are any indication. OSU goes up against the two teams directly above them in the conference standings -- No. 8 Oregon and No. 9 Cal -- the next two times out on the hardcourt. The big question is this: Can the Beavs finish what they start in the first half?
January 28, 2008
SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies expected a difficult game against Oregon State, but they almost got more than they bargained for as it took until the final minute for the home team to finally put the Beavers away 83-74, moving to 11-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
January 19, 2008