Men's Basketball Hosts No. 2 Stanford

Feb. 9, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. -

SCHEDULE: The Oregon State University men's basketball team (8-14, 2-8 in Pac-10) concludes the week hosting the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal (21-1, 9-1). The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. There is no television coverage for the contest.

TANNER TO MISS GAME? Senior Deaundra Tanner will miss his second consecutive game Saturday while serving a two-game suspension for violating team rules. The senior is second for the team in scoring (12.0), second for rebounding (4.3), and first for assists (3.7).

BEAVERS SET CAREER MARKS IN OT LOSS: Two players notched new individual career highs for points and one tied a personal high in the loss to Cal Thursday. Jason Heide scored a career best 23 points, and Jimmie Haywood added a career-high 17 points. Adam Masten equaled his career-high with 19 points. Oregon State also shot .545 (24-44) from the field, its best since shooting the exact same figure Nov. 26 vs. Oklahoma in the Big Island Invitational. OSU's 11-for-21 (.524) effort from three-point range is a season-best, and the team's 20 assists also a season-high.

STARTING LINEUPS: Here is the tentative starting lineup for Oregon State:F--3 Brian Jackson, 6-9, So., 9.2 pts, 4.1 rebC--40 Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., 13.3 pts, 5.4 rebG--1 Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, So., 7.5 pts, 2.4 rebG--12 Mike Cokley, 5-8, So., 2.1 pts, 0.6 astG--32 Adam Masten, 6-5, Jr., 8.6 pts, 4.1 reb

Off the Bench:G--2 Emonte Jernigan, 6-3, So., 6.9 pts, 1.8 rebG--25 Josh Steinthal, 6-4, Sr., 6.2 pts, 1.4 reb

Unavailable:G--13 Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., 12.0 pts, 4.3 reb

KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVE? Oregon State enters Saturday's game trying to extend its streak of defeating a top-10 team for the third consecutive season. The Beavers defeated No. 3 Arizona last year at Gill Coliseum (70-69 OT), and posted victories over No. 6 Stanford (59-45), No. 9 Arizona (60-59), and No. 7 UCLA (65-63) during the 1999 campaign.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ROSTER? The 2000-2001 media guide lists 14 players on the roster -- here is a breakdown of what has happened to that 14-man list:

*Mike Cokley -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Tim Euhus -- tight end on the FB team, elected not to play BB.*Jimmie Haywood -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Jason Heide -- missed three games, and played two minutes in the UCLA game, with sprains in both ankles.*Brian Jackson -- playing with an avulsion fracture in his left foot.*Chris Manker -- out two-to-six weeks with a stress reaction in his lower left leg.*Emonte Jernigan -- missed the first seven games with broken toe.*James Jones -- declared ineligible by NCAA.*Brandon Payton -- redshirting due to transferring from UCSB.*Derek Potter -- redshirting after suffering broken toe in preseason.*Phillip Ricci -- redshirting partially due to arthroscopic knee surgery.*Deaundra Tanner -- serving two-game suspension rules violation.

OSU VS. STANFORD SERIES: Oregon State leads the series 65-44, according to conference records. Stanford has won three straight and seven of the last eight. The Cardinal's last three victories in the series have been by an average of 26.7 points. Casey Jacobsen scored 19 points, including hitting 4 of 5 three-point field goals, to lead the then No. 1 Cardinal to a 73-49 victory. Stanford led only 24-23 at halftime, but opened the second half on a 14-4 run to seize control of the game. Adam Masten scored 13 to lead the Beavers. Beaver center Jason Heide suffered the first of two sprained ankles over a four-game span late in the contest.

THE HEAD COACH: Ritchie McKay is the 18th head coach in the program's history, and only the sixth since 1929. McKay has a record of 8-14 at Oregon State and an overall mark of 69-66 in five years as a head coach. He was 37-23 in two years at Colorado State (1999 & 2000), and 24-29 in two years at Portland State (1997 & `98). He has also served as an assistant at Washington, Bradley, Queens College (NC) and his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University. At 35 years of age, McKay is the youngest head coach in the Pac-10 Conference, and among the youngest in all of Division I.

LACK OF DEPTH CAUSING FOUL PROBLEMS: Head Coach Ritchie McKay has been forced to juggle players in and out of games with significant foul problems. Over the last 17 contests, Beaver players have concluded the game disqualified or with four fouls 37 times. Brian Jackson has fouled out seven times during that stretch and Adam Masten three times. At California Jan. 13, OSU ended the game with five available players, and two of them had four fouls.

THREE-POINT THREAT: Oregon State has made 161 of 490 (.329) from behind the arc, including a school record tying 13 vs. Southern Colorado Nov. 20. The Beavers have also attempted a school record tying 30 three-pointers (CSUF, @ USC) twice this season. At this rate, OSU would break the school record for converted threes (206 in 2000) for one year -- the team is on pace to make 220 this season. The Beavers are averaging 22 attempts per game, compared to 18 for their opponents. Incidentally, head coach Ritchie McKay's Colorado State team of last year led the NCAA for three-point field goal percentage at .440 (255-579).

WE'RE NOT SHY: As noted earlier Oregon State is on school record pace for three-point field goals -- in addition OSU entered the week leading the Pac-10 in percentage of three-point field goal attempts compared to overall field goal attempts. Forty-six percent of OSU's field goal attempts have come from behind the three-point arc, followed by Oregon (38%), USC (35%), Stanford (32%), Washington State (31%), Washington (30%), UCLA (29%), California (29%), Arizona (27%), and Arizona State (20%).

REBOUND ISSUES: Oregon State has been outrebounded in 17 of the last 18 games, and for the season is losing the board wars by an average of 32.2-27.0. The minus 5.2 rebounding margin is last in the Pac-10. OSU was a minus-23 vs. Wyoming, minus-19 vs. Arizona, minus-17 vs. Oregon, minus-16 vs. UC Riverside, minus-13 vs. Oklahoma, and minus-12 at USC. The biggest discrepancy in the rebounding numbers has been on the offensive side, where OSU is minus-64 for the season. It should be noted that OSU does not regularly 'crash' the offensive boards due to lack of depth and the potential for creating foul problems.

TURNOVER NUMBERS DOWN, PARTICULARLY IN THE SECOND HALF: Oregon State entered the week second in the Pac-10 for fewest turnovers per game at 13.4. Of the 295 turnovers for the season, 119 or 40% have been committed in the second half. There has been only three games where OSU has had more miscues in the second half.

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS: Sixty percent of OSU's field goals have had a credited assist, tied for the third-highest percentage in the conference with USC entering the week. California leads the Pac-10 with 64%, followed by Stanford with 61%.

BEAVERS INK THREE PLAYERS: Oregon State signed three players during the early signing period. The class is ranked No. 22 by Frank Burlison of Fox Sports, No. 28 by Bob Gibbons Scouting Service, and in the 'top-35' by Joining the program as true-freshmen for the 2001-2002 season:

Floyd North, 6-5, G, San Diego, CA (St. Augustine), 19 pts, 7.5 reb (junior stats)J.S. Nash, 6-3, G, Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde), 28 pts, 9.0 reb (junior stats)Joe See, 6-0, G, Concord, CA (De La Salle), 16.6 pts, 5.5 ast (junior stats)

MIKE COKLEY, SO., G: Cokley has played 295 minutes in 20 games, after playing a total of just eight minutes last season...scored a career-high nine points vs. Southern Colorado...shooting .481 (13-27) from the field, all but three attempts from three-point range...has attempted just two field goals in the last 73 minutes...missed the Denver and Wyoming games while serving a team suspension for violating a team policy.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 3 at San Diego (12/2/00)C-H 3's: 3 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Min: 30 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Stls: 2, twice

JIMMIE HAYWOOD, SO., G: Jimmie has started six games for the season...scored a career-high 17 points vs. California Feb. 8, playing all 45 minutes of an overtime game...scored 16 points vs. Washington Jan. 20...has scored in double figures in five games for the season, and is averaging 7.5 points for the year...has had a trio of games where he has made three three-pointers...separated his right shoulder at San Diego, his first start of the season...suffered a sprained ankle that limited his participation the first two weeks of practice...Ritchie McKay has tabbed him one of the quickest players he has ever coached...missed the Bay Area games while serving a team suspension.

C-H Pts: 17 vs.  Cal (2/8/01)		C-H Ast: 6, twiceS-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 4, twiceC-H 3's: 4 at Arizona (2/5/00)		C-H Min: 45 vs. Cal (2/8/01)S-H 3's: 3, three times			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 3 vs. Arizona (2/3/01)	S-H Stls: Same

JASON HEIDE, SR., C: Jason is playing with sprains in both ankles, suffered one Jan. 11 at Stanford, and the second Jan. 20 vs. Washington...averaging a team-high 13.3 points and a team-high 5.4 rebounds...shooting .585 (96-164) from the field, fifth in the Pac-10 Conference entering the week...for his career he is shooting .530 (342-645)...averaging 19.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists over the last three games...has made 3 of 9 three-point field goal attempts this season...has 51 career blocked shots, tied for 10th all-time at OSU...scored a career-high 23 points in the Feb. 8 Cal game...fouls have been an issue for him, in 10 of his last 14 games he has either been disqualified or ended the contest with four fouls...scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards in the earlier meeting with Stanford...has 897 career points, and needs to average 12.9 points over the remainder of the season to beome the 29th individual in OSU history to reach the 1,000-point plateau...played all 45 minutes in the overtime game vs. Cal.

C-H Pts: 23 vs. Cal (2/8/01)		C-H Reb: 11 at Cal (1/4/99)S-H Pts: Same				S-H Reb: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Blks: 3, four times			C-H Ast: 6 vs. Cal (2/8/01)S-H Blks: 3 vs. App. State (11/24/00)	S-H Ast: SameC-H Min: 45 vs. Cal (2/8/01)S-H Min: Same

BRIAN JACKSON, SO., F: Brian will play the rest of the season with an avulsion fracture in his left foot, suffered against Washington Jan. 20...he was a member of the conference's all-freshmen team last year...earned all-tournament honors at the Big Island Invitational, where he averaged 14.7 points...third for the team for scoring (9.4)...made his college debut against Ritchie McKay and Colorado State last season...fouled out of seven games for the season...scored 21 points at Cal Jan. 13, a career-high within conference action and a 2001 season high...over the last six games he has shot just 10-for-34 (.294) from the field, including 1 of 12 in the last two contests...had a streak of making 18 consecutive free throws through the Jan. 25 game vs. UCLA, but since has gone 8-for-19 (.421) of two Beavers to start every game...failed to make a field goal vs. Arizona Feb. 3, the first time in his OSU career...averaging 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds vs. Stanford.

C-H Pts: 32 vs. Tex. A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 12 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)S-H Pts: 21 at Cal (1/13/01)		S-H Reb: SameC-H Blks: 3, twice			C-H Ast: 5, twiceS-H Blks: 3, twice			S-H Ast: 5, twiceC-H Min: 43 vs. Cal (2/8/01)		S-H Min: Same

EMONTE JERNIGAN, SO., G: Emonte missed the first seven games while recovering from a broken 'little' toe on his left foot...scored a career-high 20 points at Cal, hitting 8 of 11 field goal attempts, including 4 of 7 from three-point range...averaging 6.9 points for the season...arguably OSU's best long range shooter...has attempted six or more three-point field goals in six of his last eight games...has shot just 3 of 16 (.188) from the field over his last two games...did not play Thursday vs. Cal -- coaches decision.

C-H Pts: 20 at Cal (1/11/01)		C-H Ast: 1, many timesC-H 3's: 4, twice			C-H Min: 34 at USC (1/27/01)C-H Stls: 1 at USC (1/27/01)		C-H Reb: 4, twice

CHRIS MANKER, FR., F: While Chris is one of the tallest players on the team, he plays facing the basket a majority of the time...out for possibly the rest of the season with a stress reaction injury in his left leg...averaging 1.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game...averaging 12.8 minutes per game...made his first collegiate start against Wyoming Dec. 16 -- responding with nine points and four rebounds...buried 3 of 8 from three-point range vs. Wyoming...matched his season-high with five rebounds at Cal.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Ast: 2, twiceC-H 3's: 3 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Min: 31 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 1, many times		        C-H Reb: 5, twice

ADAM MASTEN, JR., G: Adam is the most improved player on the team...shooting .545 (60-110) from the field, including 28-65 (.431) from three-point range -- he entered the season with a career shooting percentage of .399...also has hit 41 of 54 (.759) free throw attempts...has hit 9 of 12 (.750) from three-point range over the last three contests...second for the team in assists with 57...scored a career-high 19 points vs. Southern Colorado (11/20/00) and vs. California (2/8/01)...his 189 points for the season is his highest one-year total ever...has had four games with seven rebounds this season...he and Brian Jackson are the only players to start every game...played a career-high 44 minutes vs. Cal on Feb. 8...scored 13 points at Stanford last month.

C-H Pts: 19 vs. S. Colo (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 7 vs. South Car. St. (11/26/99)S-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 6 vs. App. State (11/24/00)C-H 3's: 3, three times			C-H Min: 40 at USC (1/27/01)S-H 3's: 3, twice			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 4 vs. Texas A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 7, four  timesS-H Stls: 3, twice			S-H Reb: 7, three times

JOSH STEINTHAL, SR., G: Josh has 147 career threes at OSU, fourth in school history...mired in a shooting slump, hitting just 10 of 51 (.196) from the field over the last 10 games, including 7 of 39 from three-point range...scored a season-high 16 points in the opener vs. Cal State-Fullerton...attempted 10 three-point field goals in games vs. Cal State-Fullerton and Wyoming...failed to score in games vs. Cal and Stanford last month.

C-H Pts: 23 at Arizona (2/18/99)	C-H Ast: 7 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Pts: 16 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)	S-H Ast: 3, twiceC-H 3's: 7 at Arizona (3/2/00)		C-H Min: 40 vs. Stanford (3/6/99)S-H 3's: 4 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	S-H Min: 39 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 2, many times		        S-H Stls: 2 at Oregon (1/6/00)

Steinthal in the OSU Record Book:

Three-Point Field Goals			Three-Point Field Goals Attempted1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	178		1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	4822. D. Tanner (1998-Pres.)	174		2. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)	4753. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	160		3. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	4004. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres.)	147		4. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres)	398

DEAUNDRA TANNER, SR., G: In terms of numbers, Deaundra Tanner is the best guard at Oregon State since Gary Payton (1987-90)...scored a season-high 25 points vs. LSU, and had a 22-point effort vs. Long Beach State at the Big Island Invitational, where he was named to the all-tournament team...he is ninth for all-time scoring at OSU with 1,347 points...needs 44 points to move past Mark Radford (1978-81) into eighth...fourth all-time at OSU for career assists with 437...fifth for career steals with 172 and is second for career three-point field goals with 174...has hit just 2 of his last 17 (.118) from beyond the arc...started 72 of the last 76 games and 87 of 106 career contests...averaging a team-high 34.4 minutes per game...averaging 12.0 points for the season...second for the team in rebounding at 4.3 per game...corralled 10 rebounds in two of the last three games...scored 16 points vs. Cal in the earlier meeting, and for his career averages 14.1 vs. the Bears...scored eight points vs. Stanford last season, and for his career averages 10.9 points vs. the Cardinal...notched his third double-double for his career and first of the season with a 11-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Washington...had a streak of 23 consecutive free throws before missing vs. LSU...he made 10 of 10 charity stripe attempts vs. Eastern Washington -- matching a school record for percentage (Steve Johnson 14-14 vs. UW in `81/Scott Haskin 10-10 vs. Stanford in `92)...selected to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-America Team...named to the Pac-10 Conference's second team by preseason publications Athlon's Magazine and Basketball of the top 15 guards in the nation, according to Dick Vitale's College Basketball.

C-H Pts: 28 vs. California (1/15/00)S-H Pts: 25 vs. LSU (12/28/00)C-H 3's: 5 vs. USC (1/9/99)S-H 3's: 4, twiceC-H Reb: 12, twiceS-H Reb: 10, twiceC-H Stls: 7 at Hawaii-Hilo (12/28/97)S-H Stls: 4 vs. EWU (12/19/00)C-H Ast: 10 vs. Wyoming (12/20/99)S-H Ast: 7, twiceC-H Min: 41 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Min: 40, twice

Tanner in the OSU Record Book:

Scoring8. Mark Radford (1978-81) 1,3909. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 1,347

Three-Point Field Goals1. Gary Payton (1987-90) 1782. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 174

Steals3. Ray Blume (1978-81) 1804. Eric Knox (1985-89) 1785. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 172

Assists3. Darryl Flowers (1983-86) 4574. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 437

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