Oregon State has won 15 of the last 17 Civil War matchups; Tonight, at 7 PM on the PAC-12 Network, the No. 7 Beavers will look to dethrone the No. 4 Ducks at Matt Knight Arena, and then defend Gill Coliseum on Sunday at 1 PM on ESPN2.
SEASON THUS FAR
RECORD: 16-2, 4-2 (11-1 Home, 2-1 Away)
BEST WINS: Depaul, Missouri State, @ Arizona,
WORST LOSSES: @ Arizona State, Stanford
COMMON OPPONENTS: Utah State, Cal, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado
LAST 5 GAMES:
- W (1/5) Colorado, 72-60
- W (1/10) @ Arizona, 63-61
- L (1/12) @ Arizona State, 47-55
- W (1/17) California, 81-44
- L (1/19) Stanford, 58-61
- BEAVERS score 74.1 PPG
- DUCKS allow 56.5
- BEAVERS shoot .473% from the floor
- DUCKS allow .360%
- BEAVERS shoot .356% from three
- DUCKS allow .271%
- BEAVERS average 45.6 rebounds
- DUCKS allow 30.3
- BEAVERS allow 53.4 PPG
- DUCKS score 87.6
- BEAVERS allow .328% from the floor
- DUCKS shoot .507%
- BEAVERS allow .265% from three
- DUCKS shoot .367%
- BEAVERS allow 32.1 rebounds
- DUCKS average 41.6
- BEAVERS average 10.6 assists/ 10.7 turnovers
The Beavers started off the season by winning the Preseason WNIT tournament; dominant victories over UC Irvine, Pacific, Depaul and Missouri State gave OSU some real momentum to go along with a top ten ranking.
A 50-point win over Southern Utah got the home crowd fired up at Gill Coliseum, and a road trip against Miami also proved hardly a test for the Beavers who ultimately won 75 to 53. A win over Liberty earned coach Scott Rueck his 500th career win, as freshman Kennedy Brown scored a team-high 16 points.
Oregon State outscored their next two opponents, Hawai’i and Utah State, 139 to 78 in Corvallis; Freshmen Brown and Jones scored a combined 28 points against the Rainbow Warriors, and then the team beat the Aggies 75 to 46 (the very same Aggies that the Ducks beat 109 to 52.)
The Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona were also no match for Oregon State, and the following win over BYU earned them their best start in program history, 11-0. A 69-50 victory at home against CSU Bakersfield ended non-conference play without a blemish for the then No. 3 Beavers.
Oregon State started off PAC-12 play strongly by beating both mountain schools in Corvallis. But after a nail-biter against No. 18 Arizona, the Beavers finally met their match against ASU, who were fresh off a victory over the Mighty Ducks.
California was unable to keep up with Oregon State’s firepower, but even with the full support of their fans, the Beavers were unable to outlast the Cardinal, dropping their second game of the season, 58 to 61.
OREGON STATE STARTERS
- #24 Destiny Slocum - Redshirt Junior - Guard - 5’7
18/18 GP/GS - .481% FG - .384% 3PT - .800% FT - 3.4 REB - 4.83 AST - 15.1 PPG
- #00 Mikayla Pivec - Senior - Guard - 5’10
18/18 GP/GS - .538% FG - .395% 3PT - .680% FT - 9.5 REB - 5.05 AST - 14.7 PPG
- #44 Taylor Jones - Freshman - Forward - 6’4
18/18 GP/GS - .592% FG - .000% 3PT - .672% FT - 7.9 REB - 13.4 PPG
- #01 Aleah Goodman - Junior - Guard - 5’9
18/18 GP/GS - .387% FG - .379% 3PT - .842% FT - 2.6 REB - 4.61 AST - 7.3 PPG
- #42 Kennedy Brown - Freshman - Forward - 6’6
18/18 GP/GS - .378% FG - .250% 3PT - .606% FT - 7.5 REB - 1.11 AST - 7.2 PPG
20 out of 22 Triple-Doubles
Throw the records off the dam, because this could go either way. The Beavers aren’t far removed from their 14-game win streak over the Ducks, and just because Oregon is ranked higher doesn’t mean Oregon State will be at all intimidated. Both teams have the potential to win a shootout; will the Beavers once again dominate, will it be a home-and-home split, or can the Ducks sweep the series for the first time since 2010? We’ll find out!
DUCKS 87 - BEAVERS 64